Information about the structure of the wGP and how to join

Competition setup:

  1. The World Grand Prix consists of three stages, each team (of 9) will have a sub-team of 3 riders compete in each stage; they will compete locally with results entered online
     

  2. Each stage consists of 3 styles (T90, R233, & Skirmish-90).
     

  3. All styles are be run on a 90m track.
     

  4. A rider must ride the same horse throughout the 3 event competition stage. A new horse may be used only if a rider's first mount is retired according to the IHAA’s general and competitions rules #4
     

  5. After the end of the last competition date all teams will be ranked according to their team total (calculated as per HBAE with each result scoring % pts according to their score as a % of the highest score). All 9 teams members results (ie the results for each person from all 3 events) are counted
    [Where someone rides in 2 different stages they will be entered twice]
    The winner will be the team with the highest cumulative %pt score

 


Teams:

  1. An IHAA member country can enter a team. Ideally this should be 9 different riders unless there are serious difficulties in finding enough eligible riders.
    A rider may not ride in more than 2 stages (therefore the minimum number of riders required to form a national team is 5)

     

  2. A country may also enter an age group team, or a team of 2 combined age-groups:
    ie. Young Riders (16 - 21 years old on 31/12/20),
    Juniors (Up to and including 17 years old on 31/12/20),
    Children (Up to and including 13 years old on 31/12/20)

     

  3. An individual may only ride on 1 team (eg. either the 1st IX or an age group team, not both)
     

  4. The application form for entering a national team(s) in the wGP should be completed by the IHAA rep for that country.
    The deadline for returning this form is Tuesday 30th June.
    The entry cost (per team) is E100 and is payable by 30th June.

     

  5. The selection of national teams is the concern of the IHAA member association and should be done with a transparent and correct selection procedure.
     

  6. A team manager should be appointed to liase directly with the IHAA competitions subcommittee on wGP affairs.
    The team manager must ensure that details for all riders (name, nationality, age category etc) have been entered into the IHAA Competitors Register. A link to the register will be provided on confirmation of the team's entry.

     

  7. One or more mixed teams may be made from eligible individuals from IHAA member associations with too few riders to form their own teams (ie. fewer than 5 riders).
    They should apply individually using this application form by Tuesday 30th June.
    The IHAA competitions subcommittee will select participating riders (a multiple of 9) then a nominated subcommittee member (with no personal interest) will pull names out of a hat and allocate each rider to a team

     

  8. One or more mixed teams may be made from eligible individuals from non-IHAA countries.
    They should apply individually using this application form by 
    Tuesday 30th June.
    The IHAA competitions subcommittee will select participating riders (a multiple of 9) then a nominated subcommittee member (with no personal interest) will pull names out of a hat and allocate each rider to a team
     

  9. One or more international iHBA teams may be made from eligible individuals.
    They should apply individually using this application form by 
    Tuesday 30th June.
    The IHAA competitions subcommittee will select participating riders (a multiple of 9) then a nominated subcommittee member (with no personal interest) will pull names out of a hat and allocate each rider to a team.
     

  10. Applicants for the mixed teams (IHAA, non-IHAA and iHBA) will be advised of the success of their application on Thursday 2nd July. In order to secure their place they should both: 1. pay the entry fee of E12, and 2. enter their information onto the IHAA Competitor's register (name, nationality, age group etc), within a week.
     

  11. The list of teams confirmed to participate will be published by the IHAA on Friday 3rd July.
    (It is not necessary to inform the IHAA of individual rider's names at this time - just by at least 2 weeks prior to the date when they will compete) 

Running an event
                

  1. The competition should be run over 2 or 3 days. Events should be run in the same set order in each location.
    ie. 3DE - d1=T90, d2=R223, d3=Skirmish / 2DE: d1=T90, D2=R233 & Skirmish

     

  2. There are set dates for holding wGP competitions to give the competition more of a real competition feel with results from several teams coming in on the same day.
    There are 12 date options (2 weekend and 1 mid-week option each month) from which a team must select 3 dates.
    July:  (Fr) Sa Su  (10) 11 12  ,  (Tu) W Th  (14) 15 16  ,   (Fr) Sa Su  (24) 25 26
    August:  (Fr) Sa Su  (7) 8 9  ,  (Tu) W Th  (18) 19 20  ,  (Fr) Sa Su  (28) 29 30    
    September:  (Fr) Sa Su  (11) 12 13  ,  (Tu) W Th  (15) 16 17  ,  (Fr) Sa Su  (25) 26 27                     
    October:  (Fr) Sa Su  (9) 10 11  ,  (Tu) W Th  (13) 14 15  ,  (Fr) Sa Su  (23) 24 25  

     

  3.  A “stage” is when 3 of a team’s riders are competing.
    Ideally this should happen at the same venue but if geography or travel restrictions dictate then riders can compete at separate venues

     

  4. A team may only be involved in 1 stage on any 1 date
    (eg. the GB IX is split into 3 sets of 3 riders: GBa, GBb & GBc, only one of these can compete on any given date - that competition date/venue is then essentially the GBa (or GBb or GBc) competition stage

     

  5. For countries entering an age group team as well as a 1st IX - they are separate teams - and may therefore compete on the same date (at the same or different venues)
    ie France 1st IX and France juniors can both compete on the same date (but 2 sets of 3xFrench juniors cannot run on the same date)

     

  6. There is no strict rule about the number of riders at a competition involving wGP participants.
    (eg. In country-A there are strict rules re gathering in groups so the 3 wGP riders gather at a venue with 1 judge and 2 scoring/timing assistants and have a mini competition. While in country-B the restrictions are less - they can hold a competition with 30 people, everyone runs the same 3 events (T90, K233, Skirmish90) the scores for the 3 nominated wGP competitors are entered into the official wGP competition scoresheet, the results of all 30 riders are ranked for a local fun competition)

     

  7. Countries must advise the competitions subcommittee of the IHAA 2 weeks before a competition date that they plan to run a stage on that date, and advise us of the name of the team members and the chief judge at the event. 
     

  8. Permission must be sought from the IHAA competitions subcommittee to change a team member after the team list (for a stage) has been submitted.
    If illness or local CV19 restrictions necessitate the postponement of a competition stage then the IHAA competitions subcommittee must be advised as soon as possible.
    Under exceptional circumstances the competitions committee may consider a request from a team's manager to allow a rider to participate on a different date from the rest of their sub-team.

     

  9. As a safeguard to ensure accurate set-up at each local competition spot checks will me made via a request to the chief judge at that venue for photo / video evidence of specific parameters (to include straightness of track, positioning of targets, size of target faces). If these cannot be provided, allowing the correct track set up to be vaidated, then scores from that stage will not be accepted for the wGP competition. 
     

  10. Competition stages are required to log any incident (near miss or accident) that occurs at a competition where a wGP stage is run, as per that IHAA's best practice protocols. The forms will be sent prior to competition.

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