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Novice Winter Dressage Qualifier


Prelim 2 – Prelim 7   unlimited prelim points; no novice pointsNovice 24 – Novice 27  unlimited novice points; only up to 35 elementary points

Let Juliet know ASAP as entries close October  9th  if you wish to be on a team or compete as an individual giving:

  • Horse’s name and BD points if any
  • Rider’s name and BRC membership number

We will send an update re the entry fee as soon as the Area schedule is finalised.

The Championship is at Arena UK on March 26th-29th 2021. Last year’s championships will also be run at the same time. The qualifying team was: Lauren Moss, Ciara and Corrie Mclellan and Juliet Foden, with Ciara, Corrie and Yvette Harrison qualifying as individuals.


Membership for the remainder of the year is just £10! Click here!!.

Competitions are back!

Thank you everyone for your patience and understanding.

ECCTG Competitions will resume on 11th October with single phase show jumping at Somerford. Clear round and then classes 70cm-120cm. All entries to be made in advance here.

Open to non-members (15yrs+ on horses 14.2hh+) on purchase of a £5 day ticket (one per rider per show; available on horsemonkey under ‘special products’). Membership for the remainder of the year is £10; payable here.

It will be a little different and we’re new to running events under covid rules so please bear with us and respect the ECCTG team’s instructions:

  • Please wash hands frequently and cover mouth/nose when coughing/sneezing
  • Anyone with any covid symptoms should not be attending as a competitor or supporter
  • One rider and one support person only horse.
  • One owner per horse / Two owners per horse if from the same household, no further spectators.
  • Dogs NOT permitted at this time
  • The collecting ring will be limited to 10 horses and 6 people on foot (including ECCTG team on poo picking duty).
  • Gloves to be worn by anyone altering the jumps in the warm up and SJ main arena

We ask that competitors maintain social distancing when riding and, once you have finished competing, you leave the site as promptly as possible.

Note that Somerford’s current vaccination policy is 12 months – no lapses

Competition and training update

We hope all of our members are staying safe and well, and that you are able to enjoy time on your horses to relax and exercise.

We are working towards restarting training and competitions but regret that with current restrictions and with our organisation being wholly volunteer run and supported we will not be able to have any fixtures at this time.

Proper preparation prevents poor performance so we recommend that you contact our regular trainers (Richard Long, Tyler Cassells, Jack Leese, Caroline Basnett) for some sessions – they are all running training and happy to help you get that centre line polished and leaving all the poles up, so you’re extra ready once we restart!!

**Calendar suspended**

Following a committee meeting on Tuesday 17th March (held virtually!), we have taken the decision to follow BRC/BD/BS guidance and suspend all training and competitions until further notice. We hope that all our members stay safe during this difficult time and look forward to being able to get back out riding as a club soon.

March 1st Dressage

Prelim 17a
1stRobyn GrayMonty74.31(NM)
2ndRichard CarruthersRadar69.48(NM)
3rdJane AshmoreTodd67.76
4thKath TruemanGame Over67.59
5thNikki MoffaCarnakily Cassanova66.9(NM)
6thJosh HaynesFangio WD64.31
Novice 28
1stJosh HaynesVoights Hanky Panky74.58
2ndClaire PhillipsCody73.13
3rdTyler CassellsBelle72.92
4thYvette HarrisonBlainroe Bindy72.71
5thJosh HaynesColby Kate71.46
6thJosh HaynesQuack71.24
Novice 38
1stClaire PhillipsCody70.99
2ndYvette HarrisonBlainrie Bindy70.16
3rdClaire PhillipsDunleckney Lark69.35
4thTerri DanisevichHumdinger HBC68.39
5thJosh HaynesColby Kate66.45
6thMatilda WadesonBeau65.48(NM)
Elementary 57
1stRobyn GrayGelukkig71.61(NM)
2ndBrook HowellsCorey65
3rdClaire PhillipsDunleckney Lark63.93
4thMichelle WalkerDaphne62.68(NM)
5th Sarah Spearing Timberwolf60.89
Medium 75
1stBrook HowellsCorey59.73

Show jumping postponed

SJ Competition planned for 8th March is postponed to 22nd March to avoid a clash with an area qualifier