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Ride Safer XC Demo 21st December

Upcoming competitions and training

4th Dec – Grid/SJ Clinic at Richard Long’s (entries closed)

11th December – Show jumping enter here

See sidebar for dates in the new year —->

Show jumping competitions run as clear round and then classes from 70cm to 120cm. Dressage competitions include prelim to medium, with PYO tests at higher levels on request.

Arena Eventing Qualifier

A great day out on Saturday 1st October at Kelsall Hill for Area 20 and ECCTG teams. Keen competition with very close scores – time critical – one or two (or more) of our keener combinations a touch fast (!) but lots of lovely rounds.

Our 70 team were 2nd, 80 teams 2nd and 4th, 90 team 3rd and finishing with a flourish our 100 team were 1st and are off to the Championships early next year!

Individual honours for Ashley Daniels (1st in the 100), Nicki Waddup (3rd in the 100), Jan Freeman (3rd in the 80), Olivia Peck (5th in the 80) and Brook Howells (5th in the 100) – many congrats to all, and thanks to Delamere Riding Club and Area 20 officials for organising before and during the day.

Novice winter dressage

Calling all dressage divas for the area dressage qualifier running at Somerford Park Farm on Sunday 6th November run by ECCTG. Championships at Arena UK on 1st-2nd April 2023.

5 Dressage Tests:

Intro C 2016 (Individual Only)

Prelim 7 2002 (Team or Individual)

Prelim 12 2005 (Team or Individual)

Novice 24 2010 (Team or Individual)

Novice 27 2007 (Team or Individual)

*Each team consists of 4 members with one rider per test – we can have multiple teams!!

*You can enter more than one test 

*Please check yourself and your horse for BD points – let us know if they have any so we can check eligibility

Entry fees:

£25 per team test

£27 per individual test

Entries closing date is 14th October 2022 – but need to know ASAP!

Please contact Corrie and Ciara if you are interested :

Ciara is helping me as she broke her leg on Sunday!  She is bored in the evenings, so she can help me – I now have no time at all! 😊

Just a note to add that there is a helper rota provided to each club so we will spread this out between all riders to make it fair (it normally works out roughly 1 hour per person and we make around your times!).

Flu vaccination policy is per BRC rules; 12 months, except for those due after 1st September 2022, which have an up to 3 month extension due to the vaccine shortage

Area 20 Novice Winter Dressage Qualifier

The novice winter dressage qualifier will be held at Somerford on 6th October – contact Corrie McLellan if you want to represent ECCTG; the schedule is here.

Area Show Jumping – 9th October

Classes from 70cm-110cm, at Kelsall Hill Equestrian Centre

Contact Gwen asap if you would like to represent the club at this area qualifier.

Autumn and Winter Competitions

The schedule for forthcoming competitions is as follows:

18th September – Show jumping

1st October – Area Arena Eventing at Kelsall (entries closed; good luck to all members competing)

9th October – Area Show Jumping at Kelsall (contact Gwen)

16th October – Wendy Ashton Memorial Combined Training (incorporating separate dressage and show jumping classes)

6th November – Area Dressage (Somerford)

13th November – Show jumping

27th November – Dressage

11th December – Show jumping

Show jumping: clear round and then classes from 70cm to 120cm

Dressage: prelim to medium, with PYO tests at higher levels on request. Test details for each competition to be confirmed.

Please note, duty days were suspended during the covid pandemic to support social distancing. We have relied on the committee and keen volunteers to run competitions throughout this time however in order to ensure we can continue offering as many competitions without over-burdening those few people, we are re-introducing duties.

We ask that each member help for half an hour before or after they ride and times will be allocated that allow sufficient time to warm up/put horse away etc. You will be asked to state your preference for helping before or after competing when you enter. Volunteers to support competitions are very much welcomed – contact Alison if you’d like to help.