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Planned December competitions

We’re planning to run dressage on December 13th (one arena so limited entries; enter via horsemonkey here) and show jumping on December 20th (entries here)

Obviously all contingent on restrictions but fingers crossed!

November competitions cancelled

Competitions due to take place in November have been cancelled due to the lockdown form 5th November. If you have already made an entry, this can be carried over to the next competition you are available for. Stay safe!

Novice Winter Dressage Qualifier

Congratulations to all those who have qualified in the Area Winter Dressage as a team or as an individual. Also many thanks to the other teams for their effort and support.

Our Club had three teams in the first six! The results are on the Area 20 website. Alison has all the appropriate dressage sheets and rosettes and she will take them to the next competition!!!

Novice Winter Dressage Qualifier

SOMERFORD NOVEMBER 1st 2020

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

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!!