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Dressage Training Sunday 25th

Times for Richard Long’s lesson at his yard are here

There is one space left at 4.15 if anyone wants to add on; contact Corrie to book and then Brook can open horsemonkey for payment!

Team ECCTG – summer qualifiers!

We are approaching summer qualifier season so anyone wanting to represent the club please get in touch with your Chef d’Equipes – details below! Entries for all areas will be via Horse Monkey and payment must be made before close of entries; the committee has agreed to subsidise members by paying the horsemonkey fee on all area entries.

Show and style jumping – Sunday 10 July   – Radfords (Llanymynech) – Gwen Robinson

Individual and team competitions, 70cm-110cm. The 70cm, 80cm and 90cm are all split in to juniors and seniors with the 100cm and 110cm being mixed classes.

Style jumping is similar to show jumping, but marks are based on the rider’s performance and effectiveness rather than the horse’s. There is a 75cm class and an 85cm class for this competition and is split into juniors and seniors. Individuals and teams may compete in this class; teams must have two riders ride at 75cm and two ride at 85cm.

The championships is held at Lincoln Showground, 3-4th September

Eventing – Sunday 17 July   – Somerford – Abi Unwin 

Classes for teams and individuals for 80cm (including an open 80 class), 90cm, 100cm and Open (100+). The championships are run at Swalcliffe, Banbury 5-7th August and are a one day event for the 80cm, two day event for 90cm and three day event for 100/100+, including roads and tracks and steeplechase phases.

Dressage and riding test – Sunday 24 July   – Radfords (Llanymynech) – Corrie McLellan

The Championships include a wide range of dressage classes ranging from intro (new this year) right the way up to Advanced Medium. Classes for teams and individuals, as well as pairs sections!

The riding test is similar to a dressage test, but marks are awarded according to the rider’s performance (effectiveness and presentation of the test), and the horse’s paces are not considered. This competition can be ridden as an individual or as part of a team; For senior teams, two members ride the Prelim RT and the other two ride the Novice RT. Junior team members all ride Prelim RT.

The championships is held at Lincoln Showground, 3-4th September


The Area 20 Qualifier for the BRC 2023 Arena Eventing Championship will be held on October 2nd, 2022, at Kelsall Hill Equestrian. This year you may enter more than one class (definitely this time!!!) if you wish. Libby intends to organise some AE Training sessions which will be subsidised by the Club. They will be for ECCTG members only and will take place during September 2022; she’d like expressions of interest in either the training or the competition;

Upcoming competitions

Our next competitions are SJ on 29th May and dressage on 5th June; both at Arclid. Entries open now on horse monkey!

AGM and next SJ competition

SOCIAL! The club AGM and Presentation Evening is back! 8th April in Smallwood Primary School.

The AGM is free and starts at 7pm. The presentation social is £10 each to include supper (available here)

Next show jumping is on 17th April at Somerford (entries here)

Area qualifiers and national championship dates

For all members interested in being on teams this year, please note dates of the 2022 qualifiers and championships;

Dressage (new Chef d’equipe Corrie McClellan)

Combined Training Area Qualifier @ Bold Heath, Sat 2nd April

Combined Training Championships @ Aston Le Walls, Sat/Sun 21st/22nd May        

Dressage and Riding Test Area Qualifier @ Radfords Llanymynech, Sun 24th July

Dressage and riding test championships @ Lincoln, Sat/Sun 3rd & 4th Sept

Show jumping (Chef d’equipe Gwen Robinson)

Area Qualifier show jumping and style @ Llanymynech, Sun 10th July

Championship @ Lincoln, Sat/Sun 3rd & 4th Sept

Horse trials (Chef d’equipes Abi Unwin and Becky Bush)

Area Qualifier @ Somerford, Sunday 17th July

Championship @ Swalcliffe Fri 5th-Sun 7th August

Intermediate Winter Dressage Qualifier

Sunday 6th March, at Radfords, Llanymynech

A)     Classes non qualifiers, individuals only £15
Prelim no 7 (2002)     Novice 24 (2010)      Elem 42 (2008)

B)      Team £23 and/or individual £25) qualifying tests
Prelim 14 (2007)     Novice 27  (2007)      Novice 34 (2009)    Elem 44 (2002)

C)       Entries to be made by 4th Feb 

Please let Juliet Foden know if you would like to represent the club, sending her the following info:

  1. Rider’s name, BRC membership no
  2. Rider’s number of BD points if any
  3. Horse’s name and microchip no on passport
  4. Date of last flu’ vax (now 12 monthly)
  5. Horse’s number of BD points at what level, if any
  6. Specify tests you wish to ride, either in a team or as an individual.

Happy New Year! Competitions coming up;

16th January – Show jumping (70cm-120cm) Enter here

23rd January – Dressage (tests from prelim to advanced medium) Test details and entries here

13th February – Dressage ( tests from prelim to medium) Test details and entries here

27th February – Show jumping (70cm-120cm) Enter here

Membership renewals were due on 31st December – anyone who hasn’t paid, or wishes to become a member now to avoid the paying an additional fee at each competition can join here