Ella Booth at the Royal Windsor Horse Show Tetrathlon Competition 2018

Ella Booth, Cheshire Hunt North, represented Wales and Borders at the Royal Windsor Horse Show Tetrathlon Competition 2018

Wow! What an amazing weekend at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.

The whole experience was just amazing, the run, swim, ride, shoot and the evening performances and not forgetting the lovely people who were so supportive and helpful!

For me, I probably had one of my best tetrathlon ever. I was so happy with my 10m PB in the swim, my shoot really showed me that I know what I’m doing and I just need to believe in myself! The run was average for me and the ride I was so happy with because bug had never seen so many people in one crowd before and tried so hard even though she was so nervous, I really couldn’t be happier with her!

I would like to thank everyone who helped get down and perform the way I did in every aspect of each event and out and thanks to my amazing team mates that were very kind and made it so much fun, and now I can say I’ve ridden 10m infront of the Queen.

Ella Booth, Cheshire Hunt North

AREA 5 MOUNTED GAMES REPORT

The Area 5 Prince Philip Cup Mounted Games Qualifying competition was held at Hampton, near Malpas, Cheshire on Saturday 5th May 2018.

It was hosted by Sir Watkin Williams Wynn Hunt Branch.

Six senior teams, seven junior teams and one pair competed to qualify for the zone competition in July.

Pony club branches represented were Berwyn and Dee, Cheshire Hunt South, East Cheshire, Flint and Denbigh, Tanatside and Sir Watkin Williams Wynn.

From the senior competition Sir Watkin Williams Wynn A and B team both qualified for zone by being the first and second placed teams.  In the junior competition Cheshire Hunt South qualified in first place and Sir Watkin Williams Wynn qualified in second place.  Tanatside were the only branch that entered a team in the team competition and they also qualified for zone.

The pictures show the Sir W W Wynn’s senior and junior teams.

(Edited 18/05/18) CHESHIRE SHIELD HORSE TRIALS AND AREA 5 QUALIFIER – SATURDAY 7th JULY 2018 – SOMERFORD PARK FARM

Editor: we have received reports of some having difficulty with the Word version of the Entry form. If so please try this .pdf version:

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:                 crispinharris1@gmail.com