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CHESHIRE SHIELD HORSE TRIALS INCORPORATING
THE AREA 4/5 EVENTING CHAMPIONSHIP AND REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER
AND THE AREA 3 PC110 OPEN QUALIFIER
SATURDAY 7TH JULY 2018 – SOMERFORD PARK FARM
Please find attached the schedule and entry form for the above event. I have also attached some information regarding 3rd party/public liability insurance which I trust you will find helpful together with a Frequently Asked Questions sheet.
This year the event includes not only the 2018 Area 4 and Area 5 Championship and Regional Championship qualifiers but also, for the first time, the Area 3 PC110 (Open) qualifier.
We are very pleased to be asked to host this qualifying competition especially since we already see many Area 3 riders entering the Cheshire Shield event.
We are also incorporating a new section into Class 2 – this is the Open PC90 for individual PC members. This competition has been brought in for those PC members who have worked their way up to competing at PC110 level but who have a novice/younger horse with which they wish to compete at PC90 level.
For this reason we expect entries from Pony Club members to be significantly higher. Inevitably this means that capacity for non-Pony Club members may be reduced.
However, we are still accepting entries from non-Pony Club riders and we will do our very best to accommodate as many as possible. It is therefore expected that the demand for places will be even higher this year and entries will need to be submitted as early as possible.
This year we are proposing to start the competition day with the PC80 class and work through the classes in ascending height order thus finishing the day with the PC110. This will represent a considerable change for us and especially for our volunteers organiser, Sally Harris, who will have to completely re-think the arrangements for XC fence judges. We will also need to make extra provision for judge’s/steward briefings during the day. Please bear with us whilst we work through the implications.
Once again, those Pony Club Branches wishing to enter teams are able to leave team selection almost until the last minute. All riders/branches should submit entries for individuals by the closing date of FRIDAY 22nd JUNE and team selection from those individual entries does not need to be notified (by email would be preferred) until FRIDAY the 29th JUNE.
It is important, however, that ALL RIDERS HAVE ENTERED BY THE 22nd JUNE REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT THEY ARE TO BE INCLUDED IN A TEAM.
We are pleased to confirm that the entry fee, which includes the start fee and medical cover, has been held at the same rate as last year – just £75 for all classes. I think you will agree that this represents excellent value for money given the superb quality of facilities that Somerford Park Farm offers.
Please ensure you use a separate entry form for each rider/horse combination entry.
I do hope to be able to communicate with all competitors by email and keep them up-dated with event information from time to time, so please try to include a LEGIBLE (to me!) email address. If you don’t have a personal email address, try to arrange to use that of a friend who will pass on news.
Volunteers – we are always grateful for offers of help toward running the competition on the day – this is especially the case when it comes to finding XC fence judges. If you – or anyone you know, is willing to help in any capacity, please get in touch with our volunteers organiser, Sally Harris, at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org