NOMINATIONS CLOSE:
MONDAY, 25 JUNE 2018
LATE NOMINATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
NOMINATION FEES: $30 per horse per Group, $15 per special class (excluding World Cup)
Online Entries Only.

ACCEPTANCE FEES:

GROUP A
NON RASV MEMBERS $200 RASV MEMBERS $140.

GROUP B
NON RASV MEMBERS $170 RASV MEMBERS $125.

GROUP C
NON RASV MEMBERS $170 RASV MEMBERS $125.

GROUP D
NON RASV MEMBERS $155 RASV MEMBERS $110.

WORLD CUP QUALIFYING EVENT
$150 (INC. $50 WORLD CUP TRAVEL LEVY).

SPECIAL EVENT – SHOW JUMPING SPEED DERBY
NON RASV MEMBERS $30 RASV MEMBERS $20.

SPECIAL EVENT - MINI PRIX
NON RASV MEMBERS $75 RASV MEMBERS $55.

SPECIAL EVENT - PRINCE OF WALES CUP
NON RASV MEMBERS $80 RASV MEMBERS $60.
(Included in the Group A Acceptance Fees)

Affiliated with Equestrian Australia.

The classes in this section are arranged in groups to accommodate the various gradings of horses, types of events and age of riders.

For Exhibits entered in jumping competitions are conducted under F.E.I. Rules.

All Jumping entries must be accompanied by a list of current performances gained in the previous 12 months from 26th June 2017 to closing of entries for RMS 2018. Incomplete Entries will be automatically rejected without right of appeal.

After the close of nominations, the RASV will determine which entries will be accepted and for which animals accommodation will be provided. All entrants will be notified of the RASV's decision. The Nomination Fee for unaccepted entries will not be refunded.

Successful nominations will be notified by 1 August and will be subject to Acceptance Fees and Facilities Fees payable in August.

A maximum of 25 horses will be accepted per group. The RASV reserves the right to reject or transfer any entry.

Riders may not ride more than two horses in any group.

All Exhibits must be registered with Equestrian Australia. For particulars of registration apply to Equestrian Australia in the state concerned. Riders of Exhibits in Group A, B, C and D must be financial members of Equestrian Australia. 

Where the owner of the Exhibit and rider are not the same person any prize money will be awarded to the registered owner unless otherwise stated.

The RASV shall appoint a Ground Jury and a Jury of Appeal in accordance with F.E.I. Regulations.

The steward in charge is authorised to scratch any horse if it is not ready to compete at the time directed by the stewards.

Owners desiring to scratch their Exhibits for any event must do so with the Horse Superintendent at least two hours before the advertised time of starting.

Owners entering their Exhibits do so entirely at their own risk, and it is the condition of entry that no liability of any kind attaches itself to the RASV, its officers, officials or members in any respect whatsoever, other than the liability for refund of Entry Fees in the event of abandonment of the competition.

All events to be run over courses and obstacles as the RASV may decide.

Riders of horses in the event about to be contested are only permitted to walk the course. Group D riders may be accompanied by their coach but they must be appropriately attired.

SELECTION CRITERIA
Riders will be entered for their preferred group, however the final placement will be made by a selection panel established by the RASV Horses in Action Committee. Performances will be considered from the 12 months prior to close of nominations for the 2017 Royal Melbourne Show. Current Performance Cards must be submitted with entries. The following may be taken into consideration:

A) Where points are gained B) Performances as a combination C) Age of horse D) Total points (Group A, B & C)

DRESS
Ladies 15 years and over (excluding Group D):
(a) Approved safety helmet, riding jacket, stock or collar and tie, white or light beige breeches and black or tan top boots; or(b) Hunting costume and approved safety helmet.

Gentlemen 15 years and over (excluding Group D):
Gentlemen must wear approved safety helmet and:
(a) hunting livery of a recognised hunt club; or
(b) black jacket with stock, white breeches, black top boots; or
(c) riding jacket with tie, white or light beige breeches, black or tan top boots.

Group D:
Riders must wear approved safety helmet, riding jacket, tie, white or light beige jodhpurs, black or tan boots (riders 12 years and over are allowed to wear top boots).

Spurs other than dummy spurs not exceeding 3/4" in length are prohibited.

DEFINITION OF A JUMPING AREA
The jumping arena will, when practicable, be entirely enclosed, but if not, will be clearly marked with flags or some other easily recognised indicator. It will be the responsibility of all competitors to acquaint themselves with the extent of the arena and its markings before competing.

The RASV reserves the right to introduce a standard at any time.

Cruelty to Exhibits is forbidden either in the arena, exercise area or elsewhere. A competitor found guilty of committing a definite act of cruelty will be disallowed from taking part in any further competitions at the show where the offence was committed.