Equimillion New Star Thoroughbred Classes

The aim of the Equimillion New Star Thoroughbred Classes (ENST) is to showcase the versatility and trainability of the Thoroughbred. The format of each discipline will vary from traditional class structures to accommodate for the experience level of these green horses and highlight potential star quality of upcoming Thoroughbreds across the 4 disciplines.

All horses must meet the Equimillion NSW eligibility.

In addition, to be eligible to nominate for the ENST the retired Thoroughbred racehorse is to have been recently retired from racing and within the year of the Equimillion annual competition, being the period 1st September 2023 – 30th September 2024.

JUDGING REQUIREMENTS

The judges will be looking for potential for the future: an athletic, loose moving horse with a promising technique and attitude, which with correct training which will develop physically and mentally into a top performing sport horse for any chosen discipline. Horses will be judged on conformation, walk, trot, canter, rideability and overall impression as a future Thoroughbred competition horse.

* DRESSAGE*

Displays three correct, elastic and regular gaits through a swinging back are the qualities. Green horses will not be marked down for displaying a little exuberance. Pace: regularity of speed and rhythm of stride, adjustability, relaxation, balance throughout moves.

* SHOW THOROUGHBRED*

Conformation and movement should enable them to present sound rideability, positive demeanour and manners, confidence in the class environment, willingness to perform the task at hand, acceptance of aids, relaxation in responses, softness in the bridle whilst on the ground (Led) or under saddle (Ridden)

*JUMPING*

An athletic horse with good technique style over fences: correct and efficient jumping form and carefulness. Performance between fences: consistent rhythm, appropriate pace, desire to go forward, ability to adjust balance before fence. A horse should not necessarily be penalised for knocking down one fence, providing they learns from his mistake. However, a fall of horse or rider or three cumulative refusals will result in elimination.

* EVENTING *

Three correct, elastic, and regular gaits through a swinging back are the qualities that judges will be seeking. Green horses will not be marked down for displaying a little exuberance.

Performance between fences: consistent rhythm, appropriate pace, desire to go forward, ability to adjust balance before fence, and jumping out of stride.

The horse will be required to show the ability to open up the canter after jumping where the conformation and movement enables them to withstand the demands of the sport in terms of soundness, speed and stamina.