IN the light of the escalating foot-and-mouth epidemic, there will be no qualifications/double clears awarded for any British Show Jumping Association (BSJA) qualifying competition held from March 13-29 at any affiliated shows.

The policy, which will be reviewed following these dates, has been put in place to ensure that championship qualification is fair to all members of the association.

The BSJA are strongly recommending that show organisers seriously consider whether they should be holding affiliated shows while the crisis continues.