Cheshire Shield SATURDAY 1st July 2017 – Third Bulletin

Times

The times for the competition are attached and will soon be published on the East Cheshire BPC website. The document attached is a Microsoft Excel document divided into sheets. Each sheet contains a single Class and Sections. The Class/Section you are interested in can be accessed by clicking on the tab in the bottom left hand corner of the document.

If you discover any errors or omissions, please let me know immediately.

We have tried to accommodate as many requests as possible but a few which came in very late in the day we have not been able to deal with before the allocation of times. There may be an opportunity to address any outstanding requests on the day but if not, my apologies.

It is very important that the event runs to time and I would ask that all competitors ensure that they are at their allotted  arena or course start point in good time – if you arrive early we will try to slot you in if there is a natural gap but priority will be given to those presenting on time.

Declaration

As you know, we have incorporated the Start Fee into the entry fee this year so on arrival on site you most of you will only need to pay £10 for the bib-deposit. It is most important that you declare and you will not be allowed to commence any phase of the competition until you have done so.

Results

We will try to get scores & results out as quickly as possible after the conclusion of each class but we would ask to understand how complex the scoring is for this competition. There are, in fact 7 separate competitions in each class. We have an overall Cheshire Shield Team and Individual competition for PC members and a CS individual competition for non-PC riders. Additionally there are separate qualifying team and individual competitions for Area 4 and Area 5 members. I am, as ever, very grateful to our team of scorers who have been closely involved in the build up to the event to try to ensure things run smoothly on the day.

Weather

We have had a good amount of rain today which should help to soften the going a little. The weather for the weekend is likely to be fair – no rain forecast when I last checked. Nevertheless, please prepare yourselves and your horses for the possibility of some sunshine – plenty of sunscreen and water.

XC Courses

The whole course, which is looking superb as usual, will have a final inspection on Friday morning and will be available for walking from 2 p.m. on Friday. When walking, please be considerate of others AND KEEP DOGS ON A LEAD, park considerately and prettily on the right hand side of the track to ensure you do not block space or access for trade stands and infrastructure.

The course times and distances are attached as are course maps.

Please note, there are no ‘L’ fences on any of the courses but there is one ‘Black Flag’ alternative fence on the PC100 at fence 17 – approaching the water

I hope you have a wonderful and successful day.

Good Luck …Geoff