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Horse & Donkey Schedule

The Halifax Agricultural Show is affiliated to:

  • British Showjumping
  • Open Entry for TSR NAF Five Star
  • Showing Finals 2021
  • Veteran Horse Society – Area Qualifier 2021
  • Equifest – Early Qualifier for Equifest 2022
  • Donkey Breed Society – Supreme
  • Championhip Show Qualifier 2022
  • Heavy Horse/Shires

The Halifax Show Horse Section wishes to thank all sponsors and donors of prizes for their continued interest and support.

Also a big thank you goes to the horse section stewards and ring runners without whom we cannot operate.

Please be aware there will be a lunchbreak in each ring, determined by the relevant judge.

Horse Section Secretary:
Clair Sheppard
horse@halifaxshow.uk
07763 643638

ENTRY FORMS

Download the relevant entry forms here:

For Show Jumping classes, click here

For all other classes, click here

Halifax Agricultural Show Equestrian Rules of Entry

  1. 1st prize money only will be awarded in classes with up to 4 entries. 1st & 2nd prize money will be awarded in classes with 5 – 8 entries. 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize money will be awarded in classes with 9 or more entries. All prize money to be collected on day of the Show.
  2. Entries accepted by post or BACS payment online – see Entry form for full details.
  3. The organisers accept no responsibility for loss or damage, injury or accident to spectators, exhibitors, riders or their property as a result of attending this show. Please take appropriate care to prevent such accident or loss to yourselves and others. All competitors must hold suitable Public Liability insurance and a valid equine passport.
  4. Please make sure your horse has had the relevant Equine Flu and Tetanus vaccinations.
  5. Riders must wear up to date hard hats secured with a chin strap. Hats which bear EN1384 or BSEN1384 along with another accepted standard, will be permitted. For example, BSEN1384 & PAS015 (1998 or 2011) along with the Kitemark or Inspec IC mark will be acceptable, but not BSEN1384 on its own.    This also applies to handlers 15 years and under.
  6. No persons other than the exhibitor, handler, judges and stewards are allowed into the rings.
  7. No horse/pony under 4yrs will be allowed to compete in any ridden class.
  8. No exercising of horses or ponies in the parking area. Please use the designated collecting ring only.  No cantering/galloping outside of the competition rings.  No lunging anywhere on the showground.
  9. Age for horse/pony and rider as at 1st January 2021.
  10. All stallions and colts should be suitably bitted and handled by persons 16 yrs. and over.
  11. The organiser’s reserve the right to divide, amalgamate or cancel any classes should entries warrant it.
  12. If an entry is late for a class, due to competing in another ring, the judge may wait 5 mins, or allow late entry to the ring, entirely at his/her own discretion. No refunds will be made.
  13. The Judge’s decision is final. Any formal objections should be made in writing (official form available from the Secretary’s marquee) and handed to the Secretary, accompanied by a deposit of £20, before leaving the show. The deposit will be refunded if the objection is upheld and you will be notified of the decision by post.
  14. No horse/pony to be left unattended tied outside a horsebox/trailer.
  15. No mucking out on the showground and please take all litter home with you.
  16. Mistreatment of any animal on the Showground will not be tolerated. The organisers reserve the right to ask anyone to leave.
  17. By entering any class you agree to abide by the rules above. The above rules are additional to the general show rules.

AFFILIATION

TSR NAF Five Star Showing Finals

For 2021 the finals will be OPEN ENTRY (no qualification required). For dates go to www.theshowingregister.co.uk

Equifest

This show is affiliated to Equifest taking place at the East of England Showground in August 2022. The two highest placed exhibits not already qualified in each affiliated class will qualify. Visit www.equifest.org.uk for further information.

Veteran Horse Society – AREA QUALIFIER 2021

First round qualifier for the Veteran Horse Society Supreme Final: 

VETERAN HORSE OF THE YEAR 2021

Kindly Sponsored by Allen & Page.

 Open to members and non-members.  All competitors and grooms must adhere to VHS Rules in all circumstances.  Failure to do so may result in immediate disqualification.

 VHS Regional Final qualification. All competitors placed 1st to 4th in each age category will qualify for the corresponding class at VHS Regional Finals. Members must carry their cards in the ring and have their showing card signed by the judge in the ring as proof of qualification. Non-members will receive a red qualification card which can be exchanged for signed showing card when applying for VHS membership. It is the competitors responsibility to present their Showing card to the judge.

Regional Finals are open to members only.

 All competitors are eligible to enter open classes at the National Veteran Championships, to be held at Arena UK Lincolnshire on 1st to 3rd October 2021.  No qualification or membership necessary.  See VHS website for schedule.

 For further information please visit the VHS website www.veteran-horse-society.co.uk  or telephone the VHS Show Office on 01239 881300 or 07789 514004.

CLASSES

UNAFFILATED SHOW JUMPING CLASSES

All unafilliated classes to be run under British Show Jumping Rules

Start: 09:00 – Ring 1
Judges: Ms Hayley Blakemore and Ms Therea Leesley
Course Builder: Mr Barry Goodwin

CLEAR ROUND

1 Hour. Not to exceed 60cm. Have a go on the day, pay at ringside. £5 a round. Special rosettes to all clear rounds.

CLASS 1A & 1B

BS Club Junior/Senior. Unaffiliated 60cm
Club (Single Phase). Speed 300mph. Start Height 60cm. Run as one class but judged separately.

CLASS 2A & 2B

BS Club Junior/Senior. Unaffiliated 70cm
Club (Single Phase). Speed 300mph. Start Height 70cm. Run as one class but judged separately.

CLASS 3A & 3B

BS Club Junior/Senior. Unaffiliated 80cm
Club (Single Phase). Speed 300mph. Start Height 80cm. Run as one class but judged separately.
Kindly sponsored by LG Equestrian

Rules for Club Classes 60cm, 70cm and 80cm

In the event of insufficient entries lower prizes may be withheld. Rule – 76.6

Open to non-registered or British Showjumping Club competitors on horses and ponies. Senior riders should be turning 17 years old or older in the current year. Stallions are not permitted to jump in any Club classes.

Qualifying period: 1st July 2021 to 30th June 2022

Numbers to qualify: The Top 20 from each of the four height category league tables, will qualify for the National Club Championships held at the British Showjumping National Championships. Club registered horse (or pony)/rider combinations are eligible to qualify and in more than one height category.

Points 1st = 12, 2nd = 10, 3rd = 8, 4th = 6, 5th = 4, 6th = 3.          Double Clear Points = 3.

Points are allocated depending on the number of starters; every one in five starters is eligible for points. If you gain a double clear you will receive three points regardless of starters. If a combination competes in more than two consecutive height classes per show day only the points from the bigger classes will be graded.

British Showjumping Boots / Leg Protection Ruling applies to these classes, in accordance with Rule 102.15.  Failure to comply will incur disqualification.

SHOW JUMPING CLASSES

Start: Not before 1pm – Ring 1

CLASS 4A – EQUISSAGE PULSE Senior British Novice  – First Round

Rule 316. Single Phase. Speed: 325mpm. Start Height: 90cm.

Horses may compete in one section only.  In the event of insufficient entries lower prizes may be withheld. Rule – 76.6.  Sections to be split with 2 sets of prize money awarded.

Entry qualifications: To be ridden by Adult, Associate or Junior Members.

a) For Horses in Grade C that have not won a total of 125 points. Four Double Clears will qualify – in accordance with Rule 316.6.

b) For all horses born on or after 1 January 2017 irrespective of points. Horses will only be eligible for double clear qualification to Second Rounds if they reach the age of four years or under in the same calendar year as the British Novice Final – in accordance with Rule 316.6

Qualifies for: Senior British Novice Championship – Second Round.

Qualifying period yearly 1st May – 30th April inclusive.

Numbers to Qualify: Those horses which jump a clear round in the first round, followed by a clear round in the jump off, in at least four British Novice First Round competitions held in any qualifying period will qualify to compete in the British Novice Second Rounds, irrespective of their placings for prize money in those competitions, which will be determined by the normal Table (A) rules (Rule 191).  Horses in the class must go into the jump-off and go clear to gain a double clear round qualification.

Kindly sponsored by Stainland Sandwich Bar

Pre-Entry Fee = £12.00/class      Entries on the day £15.00/class
Prizes: 1st: £30.00, 2nd: £25.00, 3rd: £20.00, 4th: £15.00, 5th: £15.00

CLASS 4B – SENIOR 90CM OPEN

Single Phase. Speed: 325mpm. Start Height: 90cm.

For registered horses in Grades A, B & C.  Ridden by Adult, Associate or Junior Members who will be aged 12 years or over in the current calendar year. Can only compete in one section only.  In the event of insufficient entries lower prizes will be withheld.  Rule – 76.6

Kindly sponsored by Stainland Sandwich Bar

 Pre-Entry Fee = £12.00/class      Entries on the day £15.00/class
Prizes: 1st: £30.00, 2nd: £25.00, 3rd: £20.00, 4th: £15.00, 5th: £15.00

CLASS 5A – Nupafeed Supplements Senior Discovery First Round

Rule 314   Single Phase. Speed 325mpm. Start Height 1.00m.

Horses may compete in one section only.  In the event of insufficient entries lower prizes may be withheld. Rule – 76.6.  Sections to be split with 2 sets of prizemoney awarded.

Entry qualifications: to be ridden by Adult, Associate or Junior Members.

a) For Horses in Grade C that have not won a total of 225 points. Four Double Clears will qualify – in accordance with Rule 314.6.

b) For all horses born on or after 1 January 2016 irrespective of points. Horses will only be eligible for double clear qualification to Second Rounds if they reach the age of five years or under in the same calendar year as the Discovery Final – in accordance with Rule 314.6.

Qualifies for: Nupafeed Supplements Discovery Championship Second Round.

Qualifying period: 1st May-30th April inclusive. Numbers to qualify: (See 4a above for full details).

Pre-Entry Fee = £12.00/class      Entries on the day £15.00/class
Prizes: 1st: £40.00, 2nd: £30.00, 3rd: £20.00, 4th: £15.00, 5th: £15.00

CLASS 5B – Senior 1.00 Open

Single Phase. Speed 325mpm. Start Height 1.00m

For registered horses in Grades A, B & C.  Ridden by Adult, Associate or Junior Members who will be aged 12 years or over in the current calendar year. Can only compete in one section only.  In the event of insufficient entries lower prizes will be withheld.  Rule – 76.6

Pre-Entry Fee = £12.00/class      Entries on the day £15.00/class
Prizes: 1st: £40.00, 2nd: £30.00, 3rd: £20.00, 4th: £15.00, 5th: £15.00

CLASS 6A – LORD & LADY EQUESTRIAN Senior Newcomers – First Round/1.10m Open

Rule 312. Table A7. Speed 325mpm. Start Height 1.10m.

First place rosette kindly sponsored by Lord & Lady Equestrian.

In the event of 30 or more starters the class will be split and two sets of prize money awarded. Horses may compete in one section only. In the event of insufficient entries lower prizes may be withheld. Rule – 76.6

Newcomers:

a) For registered horses in Grade C that have not won a total of 375 points. Four double clears will qualify – in accordance with rule 312.6.

b) For all horses born on or after 1st January 2015, irrespective of points. Horses will only be eligible for double clear qualification to Second Rounds if they each the age of six years or under in the same calendar year as the Newcomers Final – in accordance with Rule 312.6.

Four double clears will qualify for the Senior Newcomers Second Rounds.  Qualifying period 1st June – 31st May inclusive.

CLASS 6B – Senior 1.10m Open

For registered horses ridden by Adult, Associate or Junior Members

Pre-Entry Fee = £12.00/class      Entries on the day £15.00/class
Prizes: 1st: £50.00, 2nd: £35.00, 3rd: £25.00, 4th: £20.00, 5th: £20.00

 

WORKING HUNTER CLASSES

PLEASE NOTE ALL RIDDEN PONIES MUST BE RIDDEN BY RIDER OF CORRECT SIZE AND AGE

Start: 09:30 – Ring 2
Judge: Mr John Lloyd


Pre entries for all Working Hunter Classes: £8.00. Entries on the day: £12.00
Prize Money: 1st Prize – £15, 2nd Prize – £10.00, 3rd Prize – £5.00
Rosettes to 5th Place


Each Competitor can only enter a maximum of 2 working hunter classes

CLASS 7

Lead Rein & First Ridden Working Hunter
Combinations not to have won a working hunter class before 1st January 2021
Leading Rein riders to be 10 year or under as of 1st January 2021. 
First Ridden riders to be 12 or under as of 1st January 2021
Maximum height of fences 30cm.  No fillers. 

Kindly sponsored by Ringstone Royd Livery, Barkisland

CLASS 8

Beginners Working Hunter
Combinations not to have been placed 1st or 2nd in any Working Hunter class prior to 2021. Mare or gelding, 4 years or over. Maximum height of fences 55cm.

CLASS 9

Novice Working Hunter
Mare or gelding, 4 years or over. Maximum height of fences 65cm

Kindly sponsored by Ringstone Royd Livery, Barkisland

CLASS 10

Mountain &Moorland Working Hunter Ponies Small Breeds
Dartmoor, Exmoor, Shetland and Welsh Section A&B.  Riders any age.  Ponies to be shown in a natural state.  Mare or gelding, 4 years or over.
Maximum height of fences 65cm.

Kindly sponsored by Baywood Cabins

CLASS 11

Mountain &Moorland Working Hunter Ponies Large Breeds
Connemara, Dales, Fells, Highland, New Forest and Welsh Section C&D.  Riders any age.  Ponies to be shown in a natural state.  Mare or gelding, 4 years or over.  Maximum height of fences 80cm.

Kindly sponsored by Holly’s Art

CLASS 12

Intermediate Working Hunter
Mare or gelding, 4 years or over.
Maximum height of fences 85cm.

Kindly sponsored by Stainland Sandwich Bar

CLASS 13

Open Working Hunter
Mare or gelding, 4 years or over.
Maximum height of fences 95cm.

CHAMPION & RESERVE

For classes 7-12
1st & 2nd Prize winners – £10 and £5 respectively.

Kindly sponsored by SJA Equestrian Services, Otley

 

IN HAND CLASSES

Start: 09:30 – Ring 3
Judge: Ms Carol Swarbrick

Pre entries for all In Hand Classes: £8.00. Entries on the day: £12.00
Prize Money: 1st Prize – £15.00, 2nd Prize – £10.00, 3rd Prize – £5.00
Rosettes to 5th Place

Equifest

This show is affiliated to Equifest. The 2 highest exhibits not already qualified in each affiliated class will qualify for the relevant Equifest OPEN class to be held at the East of England Showground in August 2022.
Visit www.equifest.org.uk for further information.

CLASS 14

OPEN YOUNG STOCK 3 YEARS & UNDER
Rosettes for best yearling, 2 year old, 3 year old and mare and foal. To be judged on conformation, overall appearance and type.

CLASS 15

OPEN BEST CONDITIONED HORSE OR PONY – TSR QUALIFIER
To be judged on overall health and condition.

CLASS 16

EQUIFEST/BSPA OPEN IN HAND PIEBALD/SKEWBALD – TSR QUALIFIER
Stallion, mare, colt, filly or gelding, any age.  The first three places will also qualify for the BSPA Championships. Subject to their rules & conditions.

CLASS 17

UNUSUAL COLOURED – TSR QUALIFIER
Roans, duns, spotted.

CLASS 18

BEST YOUNG HANDLER
To be run as one class, but judged as separate aged categories: 10 and under, 11-16.

Kindly sponsored by Ringstone Royd Livery

REGISTERED AND UNREGISTERED OPEN MOUNTAIN AND MOORLAND

CLASS 19

EQUIFEST/SPILLERS OPEN TO IN-HAND M&M SMALL BREEDS – TSR QUALIFIER
Ponies registered with their respective pure bred societies of Dartmoor, Exmoor, Shetland, Welsh A&B. Open to unregistered small breeds but only Registered ponies would qualify for Equifest. Stallion, mare, colt, filly or gelding, any age.

CLASS 20

EQUIFEST/SPILLERS OPEN TO IN-HAND M&M LARGE BREEDS – TSR QUALIFIER
Ponies registered with their respective pure bred societies of Connemara, Dales, Fell, Highland, New Forest, Welsh C&D. Open to unregistered large breeds but only Registered ponies would qualify for Equifest. Stallion, mare, colt, filly or gelding, any age.

CHAMPION & RESERVE

For classes 14-20
1st & 2nd Prize winners – £10 and £5 respectively.

Thanks to Burnhills (Equestrian, Pet & Livestock specialists), Cleckheaton.

 

CLASS 21

VETERAN IN-HAND, COMBINED AGE CLASS (15 years and over)
To be run as one class but judged as separate age categories: Diamond Veteran (25 years and over), Veteran (20–24 years) & Pre-Veteran (15–19 years). Open to horses and ponies of any breed and height. 

CLASS 22

VETERAN RIDDEN, COMBINED AGE CLASS (15 years and over)
To be run as one class but judged as separate age categories: Diamond Veteran (25 years and over), Veteran (20–24 years) & Pre-Veteran (15–19 years). Open to horses and ponies of any breed and height.

VETERAN IN HAND & RIDDEN CHAMPIONSHIP

CHAMPION & RESERVE

For classes 21 & 22
1st & 2nd Prize winners – £10 and £5 respectively.

1st & 2nd prizewinners from each category in Veteran classes 21 and 22 will compete for The May Day Memorial Cup.  To be held for one year.

RIDDEN CLASSES

PLEASE NOTE ALL RIDDEN PONIES MUST BE RIDDEN BY RIDER OF CORRECT SIZE AND AGE

Start: 09:00 – Ring 4
Judge: Ms Amanda Booth

Pre entries for all Ridden Classes: £8.00. Entries on the day: £12.00
Prize Money: 1st Prize – £15.00, 2nd Prize – £10.00, 3rd Prize – £5.00
Rosettes to 5th Place

CLASS 23

EQUIFEST JUNE TAYLOR SHOW PONY LEAD REIN & OPEN SHOW HUNTER PONY LEAD REIN  – BOTH TSR QUALIFIERS

To be run as one class.

Please note: the first 2 highest exhibits not already qualified from each section for both Show Pony Lead Rein and Open Show Hunter Pony Lead Rein will qualify for the relevant Equifest Open class to be held at the East of England Showground in August 2022.

Leading Rein Pony – Mare or gelding, 4 years old & over not exceeding 128cm. Riders not to have attained their 8th birthday before 1st January in the current year. To be led by an attendant and shown in a snaffle bridle. Lead rein to be attached to the noseband only

Show Hunter Pony: Lead Rein – Mare or gelding, 4 years old and over, not exceeding 128cm. Riders not to have attained their 9th birthday before 1st January in the current year.

CLASS 24

NOVICE SHOWING – TSR QUALIFIER
Mare or gelding, 4 years and over.  Not to have been placed 1st in any ridden class prior to 2020.  To be shown in a snaffle bridle.

CLASS 25

EQUIFEST OPEN RIDDEN HACKS AND NUPAFEED RIDING HORSES – TSR QUALIFIER

To be run as one class.

Please note: the first 2 highest exhibits not already qualified from each section for both Lead Rein and Show Hunter Pony will qualify for the relevant Equifest Open class to be held at the East of England Showground in August 2022.

Open Show Hacks, mare or gelding, 4 years old and over, exceeding 148cm but not exceeding 160cm.  Riders any age.

Open Riding Horse, mare or gelding, 4 years and over, any height. Riders any age.

CLASS 26

EQUIFEST OPEN RIDDEN HUNTERS – TSR QUALIFIER
Open Ridden Hunter, mare or gelding, 4 years old & over, exceeding 153cms.  Riders any age

Kindly sponsored by Wolfenden & Son Farriers

CLASS 27

OPEN RIDDEN COBS
Mare or gelding, 4 years and over, exceeding 148cm. Riders any age. Open to show cobs, traditional and natives.

CLASS 28

EQUIFEST OPEN RIDDEN PIEBALD/SKEWBALD – TSR QUALIFIER
Open ridden Piebald/Skewbald stallion, mare or gelding, 4 years and over.  Riders any age. 

The first three places will also qualify for the BSPA Championship.  Subject to their show rules and conditions.

CLASS 29

UNUSUAL COLOURED – TSR QUALIFIER
Roans, duns, spotted.

REGISTERED AND UNREGISTERED OPEN MOUNTAIN AND MOORLAND

CLASS 30

EQUIFEST OPEN TO RIDDEN M&M SMALL BREEDS – TSR QUALIFIER
Ponies registered with their respective pure bred societies of Dartmoor, Exmoor, Shetland Welsh A&B. Open to unregistered small breeds but only Registered ponies would qualify for Equifest.

CLASS 31

EQUIFEST OPEN TO RIDDEN M&M LARGE BREEDS – TSR QUALIFIER
Ponies registered with their respective pure bred societies of Connemara, Dales, Fell, Highland, New Forest, Welsh C&D. Open to unregistered large breeds but only Registered ponies would qualify for Equifest.

CHAMPION & RESERVE

For classes 23 – 31
1st & 2nd Prize winners – £10 and £5 respectively.

Kindly sponsored by NSF Rosettes

EQUITATION CLASSES

To be judged on the riders skill in producing the horse or pony, Mares or geldings, 4 yrs or over, any height.
To be shown in a snaffle bridle. Conformation will not be taken into account.

Start: Not before 13:00 – Ring 4

CLASS 32

EQUITATION RIDER – TSR QUALIFIER
16 years and under

Kindly sponsored by LG Equestrian

CLASS 33

EQUITATION RIDER – TSR QUALIFIER
17 years and over

CHAMPION & RESERVE

For classes 32 & 33
1st & 2nd Prize winners – £10 and £5 respectively.

DONKEY CLASSES

Start: 10:00 – Ring 5
Judge: Mrs Helen Singleton-Bell


Pre-Entry Fee – £5/class. Entries on the day – £8/class
Prize Money: 1st Prize £12, 2nd Prize £8, 3rd Prize – £5
Rosettes to 4th Place

 

The ‘In Hand Champion Donkey’ at this show automatically qualifies for the relevant Championship at the DBS Annual Supreme Championship Show in August 2022, provided it is owned by a fully paid up member of the DBS. A donkey may win more than one Championship at shows but will qualify only once for the DBS Championship Show.

Where the In Hand Champion donkey has previously qualified, the Reserve Champion Donkey will be deemed the Qualifier. 

If the Reserve Champion has also previously qualified, the judge will select another donkey from the In Hand Championship line up as the qualifier for the DBS Annual Supreme Championship Show.  Donkeys eligible for the In Hand Donkey Championship are the 1st and 2nd prizewinners from classes 35 – 37.

CLASS 34

BEST CONDITIONED AND TURNED OUT DONKEY

CLASS 35

STALLION AND GELDING 4 YEARS AND OVER

CLASS 36

MARE at least 4 years old, or BROOD MARE at least 5 years with own foal at foot
Foal to be at least 6 weeks old on show date

CLASS 37

YOUNG STOCK 3 years and under

CHAMPION & RESERVE

For classes 35 – 37
1st & 2nd Prize winners – £10 and £5 respectively.

Special DBS Rosette for Best Local Donkey belonging to a DBS member living within a 25 mile radius of the showground.  This will be judged immediately following the Championship. Could all eligible competitors please wear a brightly coloured armband.

CLASS 38

YOUNG HANDLER for children aged 3-15 years
Competitors will be required to complete a short test as required by the judge.
No entire donkeys.

CLASS 39

LONG REINING
Mare or gelding 3 years or over.

OPEN HEAVY HORSE SECTION

Start: Not before 12:00 Noon – Ring 5
Judge: Mr Colin Dawson


An appearance fee of £10 will be paid to each exhibitor
Pre-Entry Fee – £6/class
Prize Money: 1st Prize £30 , 2nd Prize £20, 3rd Prize – £15, 4th Prize – £10
Rosettes to 5th Place

IN HAND

CLASS 40

BROOD MARE WITH FOAL AT FOOT

CLASS 41

BEST COLT OR FILLY FOAL TO BE BORN IN 2021
Must have entered class 40 – Brood mare with foal at foot

CLASS 42

YEARLING FILLY, COLT OR GELDING

CLASS 43

2 YEAR OLD FILLY OR GELDING

CLASS 44

3 YEAR OLD UPWARDS MARE OR GELDING

CLASS 45

4 YEAR OLD UPWARDS MARE OR GELDING

CLASS 46

YOUNG HANDLER – FILLY OR GELDING
Minimum age of handler: 12

RIDDEN

CLASS 47

RIDDEN HEAVY HORSE

CHAMPION & RESERVE

Champion Heavy Horse in Show – £100

Reserve Champion Heavy Horse in Show – £50

CHAMPIONSHIP TO BE JUDGED IN THE MAIN RING

The Perpetual Rose Bowl Trophy will be presented to the winner of the Championship.
To be held for 1 year.