Baileys Winter Series (Jump Training & JAS)
British Eventing run two fantastic pre-season competitions to help both Members and Non-Members both prepare for the season ahead but also give those just starting out a flavour of what BE has to offer.
Sponsored by Baileys Horse Feeds, both series culminate in a Championship with great prizes on offer including training vouchers to redeem with BE Accredited Coaches and also generous vouchers from Baileys.
The Baileys Jump Training series runs from January through to the Series Championship at the end of March where riders gain invaluable feedback from BE Accredited Coaches on their show jumping skills in a training competition:
Phase 1 involves a course walk in small groups with a Coach
Phase 2 is where riders receive a guided warming up session
Phase 3 the first part of the competition, whereby riders jump one round
Phase 4 riders get feedback from the coach
Phase 5 combinations get to jump again taking on board the feedback from their first round!
NEW this year is the introduction of Teams for Jump Training. This involves 3 combinations, who are entering the competition as normal, nominating themselves as a team.
Britain's Olympic Chef d'Equipe Yogi Breisner joins BE's National U-18 coach to judge the Championship at Solihull on the 10th March 2013.
Click here to view this year's Jump Training fixtures and to download a schedule.
Jumping & Style 'JAS'
Both established eventers and grassroots riders alike use this indoor cross country and showjumping 'arena' event to get their competitive edge before the season starts.
This series, often known as ‘JAS’ is an indoor arena eventing experience with a combination of show jumps and cross country fences with classes held at BE90 (90cm), BE100 (100cm), Novice (I.10m) and Open (1. 15m) levels and is held at events around the country and judged by BE Accredited Coaches.
Horse and rider combinations are judged on style as well as technique and jumping penalties; the style mark is then converted to penalty points and added to any cross country or jumping penalties for the final score.
Tor Heard was the 2012 JAS Open Champion and says of the series: “Competing in a JAS competition means you are focused before your season even starts, rather than using your first outings as a warm up.”
Click here to view this year's JAS fixtures and to download a schedule.