We would like to say a massive well done to Beatle for qualifying! and hoping her lucky Pink Comp socks serve her well!
"Every university is put into a League with 3 others (4 in a league) and then there are four competitions to get points. The competition consists of a dressage test and style jumping. Each rider is drawn a horse which 3 others will ride. The winner on each horse gets 0, and then the others get a score which is the distance they are away from the winner e.g winner on 60, 2nd on 55, 2nd person get 5 points. The person with the lowest points overall wins. The team with the highest points plus two highest individuals qualify from the points a gained in the league matches qualifies for the Regionals. At the Regionals there are four team and 8 individuals and the winning team and top three individuals qualify for the Nationals. At the Nationals there are 6 teams and 21 individuals (45 total competitors). The nationals is a knock out style competition, so you are drawn against three other people, if you win you go to the next round. There are 4 rounds in the dressage and 4 rounds in the show jumping. The show jumping is judged on style for the first round, and then faults for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th rounds. The winner gets 1 point, 2nd gets 2 points and so on, and the person with the lowest points is the winner.
If you do well at the Nationals, and have done 2 GB Student Riders training sessions then you could be in contention for the GB Student Riders Team.
Due to coming 3rd at the Nationals, I have been selected to ride on the GB Student Riders Team in Jerez, Spain, in August!
The Student Riders Nations Cup (SRNC) works the same as the Nationals, a knock out style competition. The final round of the dressage is similar to Advanced Medium, and the final show jumping is 1m30."