British Show Jumping Association has launched a new initiative
in 2003 for Junior members in the form of a training scholarship.
The scholarship in its inaugural year has been kindly sponsored
by the Pony of the Year Show.
profits from POYS have been reinvested to offer generous prize
money and prizes in kind year on year. Such is the strength of
the show it can now support new Junior initiatives and the BSJA
is delighted to welcome their support.
scholarship will be in the form of two days training with a BSJA
accredited trainer and will be awarded to winning riders at the
following major competitions. If the winning rider has already
qualified for the scholarship, the scholarship will be awarded
to the next highest placed rider not to have already qualified.
All Grand Prix classes*
BSJA Festival of Show Jumping All Junior Championship classes
Royal International Horse Show All Junior Championship classes
Horse of the Year Show All Junior Championship classes
POYS there will be one scholarship awarded in each Section. However,
in the 11 and under Grand Prix, if more than one rider shares
first place all riders placed equal first, not to have already
qualified, will qualify for the scholarship. Competitors should
see individual schedules to identify relevant championships.
Wood Chief Executive of the BSJA said "Any initiative that
encourages training is a step in the right direction. Sponsorship
from successful shows such as the Pony of the Year Show is indicative
of the strength of pony show jumping in Great Britain and emulates
BSJA ponies success both at home and abroad. This BSJA scholarship
is set to help continue the line of success"