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DBS In Hand Champion Donkey Award. Donkeys qualify by winning four championships at Champion Donkey status shows under four different judges.  There is no time limit.   Two of the four shows must have at least 12 donkeys forward in the breed classes to be valid. If you consider your donkey has qualified, please contact the Chairman of the Shows & Judges Committee.  (For a list of the relevant qualifying shows please contact the DBS Secretary).


In-Hand Champions at all affiliated shows prior to 31 July 2018 will qualify for the relevant championships at the DBS Annual Supreme Championship Show to be held on 18/19 August 2018 at Moreton Morrell.  Champions qualifying after this date will be eligible for the relevant championship at the 2019 show.


Showing Points can only be accrued from the first ten shows entered in a season, and even if one, or more, of those shows is not attended, it still counts within the first ten.


In Hand points are earned in breed classes only: 4 points for 1st, 3 for 2nd, 2 for 3rd at Champion Donkey status shows (indicated below by underlining), and 3 points for 1st,  2 for 2nd and 1 for 3rd at other affiliated shows. No additional points for Champion or Reserve Champion, or for classes at the DBS Annual Championship Show.


Driving points are earned per turnout from one of the following classes per affiliated show: Private, Exercise and Open;  3 points for 1st, 2 for 2nd, 1 for 3rd.  If the same donkey is driven both singly and in a multiple turnout  by the same Whip, this counts as two separate turnouts.


Juniors earn points in all classes except breed classes in the first ten shows entered as follows: 6 = 1st, 5 = 2nd, 4 = 3rd etc.  Only three classes per show will count.

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