It was a long but very exciting day and the rain in the afternoon did not dampen spirits or spoil the day.
The venue – Hadley Moss, near Winsford was superb and the ground perfect. Thank you to Mr & Mrs Brookes for allowing the competition to be held there. A huge THANK YOU must go to Chris Kirby DC of Cheshire Hunt South and her team of helpers as well as volunteers from Waen Y Llyn who co-organised this competition.
There was a new competition this year – Regional Qualifier. There were 9 teams competing and they will all qualify to go to the Regional Championships at Eland Lodge August 27/28th between Areas 3, 4, 5 and 6.
The winning team was Tanatside and the winning Individual was Hannah Jones (WWW)riding Dun Gold.
The winning Novice team, and qualifying for the Championships in Cholmondeley was East Cheshire and the four Individuals to qualify were:
Jodie Carswell (B and D),
Emily O’Brien (F and D),
Amber Wilkinson (Tan) and
Heidi Palin (F and D).
This was a very strong class.
The winning Intermediate Team was East Cheshire and the winning Individual was Beth Clegg.
The show jump Team Champions 2015 won the Open class and will be defending their title at the Championships :
Heidi O Brien,
Brier Leahy and
Sophie was the winner of the open class as an individual.
GOOD LUCK to you all at the Championships in Cholmondeley August 19 to 23rd.
As previously indicated, we are very full in all classes and still have a waiting list for some. Altogether we have about 260 entries which are divided as follows:
Class 1 (PC90) – 90 – 3 sections with 6 Area 5 teams and 9 Area 4 teams;
Class 2 (PC100) – 60 – 2 sections with 6 Area 5 teams and 3 Area 4 teams;
Class 3 (PC Open) – 30 – 1 section; with 3 Area 5 teams and 1 Area 4 team;
Class 4 (PC80) – 78 – 3 sections.
We will run the classes in that order and sections in the following order:
Class 1, sections A & B: Area 5 teams, followed by Area 4 teams, Area 5 individuals and Area 4 individuals;
Class 1, section C: Pony Club non-Area 4/5 qualifiers and non-PC individuals;
Class 2, sections A & B: Area 5 teams, followed by Area 4 teams, Area 5 individuals and Area 4 individuals;
Class 3: Area 5 teams, followed by Area 4 teams, Area 5 individuals and Area 4 individuals and non-PC individuals;
Class 4, sections A & B: Pony Club individuals divided by age;
Class 4, section C: Non-PC individuals.
Within those divisions, riders will generally be listed geographically, with those travelling furthest going toward the end of the grouping except in Class 4 where the reverse will apply – those travelling furthest being listed toward the beginning of their section.
The draft timetable below will perhaps help you to structure your day.
Draft Timetable (approximate and subject to change)
A & B 8.00 a.m.– 11.30 a.m.
C 8.30 a.m. – 11.12 a.m.
10.00 a.m.–1.12 p.m.
11.00 a.m. – 2.30 p.m.
1.30 p.m. – 4.20 p.m.
9.00 a.m. – 12 noon.
12.15 p.m.– 1.45 p.m.
2.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m.
3.00 p.m. – 5.10 p.m.
10.00 a.m.– 12.40 p.m.
1.00 p.m.- 2.30 p.m.
2.45 p.m. – 3.45 p.m.
4.00 p.m. – 6.10 p.m.
1 – 90
201 – 260
301 – 330
401 – 478
The full timetable will be published on the East Cheshire website at 6 p.m. on Wednesday the 29th and will be emailed to all those receiving this email.
This year we will have available commemorative Cheshire Shield 2016 Hoodies and Polo shirts which can be customised with your name. A donation from each item sold will go to our nominated charity the North West Air Ambulance..