Category Archives: Dressage



Sunday 18th November 2018

Novice, Intermediate & Open Class

Sponsored by Dengie


Coleg Cambria

Entries Close Wednesday 14th Nov 2018

Times Thurs 9th Nov 7.00pm-9.00pm

Will be emailed out to all & put on Area 5 web page

Entry Fee £15

Dressage Tests:

  • Novice Class: The Pony Club Novice Dressage Test 2018
  • Intermediate Class: Pony Club Intermediate Dressage Test 2013
  • Open Class: The Pony Club Open Dressage Test 2015

Rosettes to 6th place


  • Novice Class: The Pony Club Novice Dressage Test 2018
  • Intermediate Class: Pony Club Intermediate Dressage Test 2013
  • Open Class: The Pony Club Open Dressage Test 2015

Tests to be used at Preliminary Rounds can be downloaded from the Dressage Testspage on the Pony Club website..

Commanders are permitted at Prelim Rounds only.

The Novice class will be split according to age, 12 years & under and 13 years & over. Age as of 1st Jan 2018.

The qualifying places will be taken from the class as a whole.

Dressage – Cheshire South PC Open Competition

Cheshire Hunt South PC Open Competition

Incorporating: Combined Training, Dengie Dressage Qualifier

And Stepping Stones Show Jumping

Sunday 4th November 2018 At Southview Arena

Classes as follows:

  • Class 1LR – Lead Rein Show Jumping only – max height 40cm, over 2 rounds
  • Class 1 FR – First Ridden Show Jumping – max height 40cm, over 2 rounds, assistance allowed

For 8 years and under. Lead rein riders must remain on lead rein at all times whilst on the show ground.

  • Class 2CT – Show Jumping 50cm max, PC D Level Test Walk and Trot 2012
  • Class 2SJ – For those wishing to only do the show jumping 
  • Class 2D – For those wishing to only do the dressage test

Riders age 9 years and under

  • Class 3CT – Show Jumping 60cm max, PC Introductory Dressage Test 2007
  • Class 3SJ for those wishing to only do Show Jumping
  • Class 3D for those wishing to only do the dressage test.

For riders aged 10 and under.

  • Class 4CT – Show Jumping 70cm max, PC Grassroots Dressage Test 2018 
  • Class 4SJ – For those wishing to only Show Jump
  • Class 4D – for those wishing to only do a dressage test.

For riders age 11 and under

  • Class 5CT – Show Jumping 80cm max, PC Novice Dressage Test 2018
  • Class 5SJ – For those wishing to only show jump
  • Class 5DDengie Novice Dressage Qualifier

The highest placed CHSCP member in Class 5CT will receive the Salmon Trophy

  • Class 6CT – Show jumping 90cm max, PC Intermediate Dressage Test 2013
  • Class 6SJ – For those wishing to only show jump
  • Class 6DDengie Intermediate Dressage Qualifier

The Highest placed CHSPC Member in class 6CT will receive the Toler Trophy.

  • Class 7DDengie Open Dressage Qualifier – PC Open Dressage Test 2015

Dengie Dressage – East Cheshire PC – November and February Competitions

Please be aware of and make a diary note of these two forthcoming competitions, the Dengie classes of which are open to all – whether or not PC members.

If you are NOT an ECBPC member, please use the relevant entry form attached.

ECBPC members enter via EC website.

    This Dengie competition was originally planned for the 3rd so please ensure you have amended any prior diary entry.



MOBILE – 07788 496587

Cheshire Shield SATURDAY 7th July 2018

Second Bulletin –29th June 2018

Receipt of this email confirms that – YOUR ENTRY HAS BEEN ACCEPTED

We have experienced an unprecedented number of entries this year which has resulted in us having to take the decision not to run a Non-Pony Club section in Class 2 – the 90. In doing so we have had to disappoint over 30 riders, many of whom have been coming to the Cheshire Shield competition for several years. We are very grateful to our friends running the Area 3 Riding Club event the following day, Sunday the 8th, for agreeing to take all those who chose to transfer.

Nevertheless we have a very busy day ahead of us with over 280 entries– our largest to date – and all Pony Club entries received have been accommodated. They are divided as follows:

  • Class 1        (PC80) – 4 Pony Cub Arenas and one non-PC Arena – about 130 riders;
  • Class 2        (PC90) – 4 Pony Club Arenas – about 80 riders;
  • Class 3      (PC100) –2 Pony Club Arenas and one non-PC Arena – about 46 riders;
  • Class 4       (PCOpen-110)  – 1 Arena accommodating a total of 25 entries.

We will run the classes in that order and sections in the following order:


  • Class 1, sections A, B, C & D: Area 5 teams, followed by Area 4 teams, Area 5 individuals, Area 4 individuals and other PC individuals;
  • Class 1, section E: non-PC individuals;
  • Class 2, sections A, B, C & D:  Area 5 teams, followed by Area 4 teams, Area 5 individuals, Area 4 individuals, other PC individuals and Open90 individuals;
  • Class 3, sections A & B  Area 5 teams, followed by Area 4 teams, Area 5 individuals and Area 4 individuals and non-PC individuals;
  • Class 3, section C: non-PC individuals;
  • Class 4, sections A, B, C & D: Area 4 teams & individuals; Area 3 teams & individuals; Area 5 individuals;
  • Class 4, section E: Non-PC individuals.

Within those divisions, riders will generally be listed geographically, with those travelling furthest going toward the end of the grouping. The draft timetable below will perhaps help you to structure your day.

DRAFT T I M E T A B L E (approximate and subject to change)

  Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Class 4
Dressage 8.00 a.m.– 11.00 a.m. 11.00 a.m. – 1.30 p.m. 1.30 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. 2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Show Jumping 8.40 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. 12.30 p.m.– 3.00 p.m. 3.00 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. 4.30 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Cross Country 9.50 a.m.– 1.10 p.m. 1.40 p.m. – 3.40 p.m. 4.00 p.m. – 5.05 p.m. 5.30 p.m. – 6.10 p.m.
Numbers 1 – 140 201 – 290 301 – 350 401 – 450


The full timetable will be published on the East Cheshire website at 6 p.m. on Wednesday the 4th July and will be emailed to all those receiving this email.

A note about the weather and ground conditions

The current hot and sunny weather seems set to continue until at least after the weekend of the competition. Unsurprisingly the ground conditions might be described as firm to hard. In order to address this and present the best conditions achievable in the circumstances, the XC course is already being watered. Furthermore, we have been liaising with Somerford Park Farm and Area 3 of the Riding Club who will use the same course the following day, and agreed that we will jointly finance the application of 15,000 cubic metres of water (at 1000 litres per cubic metre that is a lot of water)  onto the XC course on Friday 6th alone. This will involve the hiring of three tankers, tractors and drivers to deliver about 110 loads during a 12 -14 hour day. Needless to say, the total cost will run into the thousands of pounds. I am sure you will understand if we decide that it is necessary to impose a starting levy per rider which will not exceed £5.

We would also ask that you take sensible precautions for riders, spectators and horses. There will be a water tank at the XC start – finish for cooling off horses. Please use sensibly and sparingly. Also, please ensure you have plenty of water and sunscreen for riders, grooms and supoorters.

For further advice – see

Reminder about clothing and tack

Pony Club members: Please ensure you have a correctly tagged hat and ensure you comply with all dress/tack rules/requirements.

Non-PC members: there will be no formal tack check but please ensure all your tack, hats and equipment are in good order and comply with safety requirements.

Pony Club HQ have offered the following advice:

In exceptionally hot weather members do not have to wear jackets to compete in show jumping. However, they MUST wear long sleeves, and either a PC tie or stock. No short sleeved shirts/stock tops will be allowed. Parents are requested to please make sure that all children and ponies are kept well hydrated throughout the day.

Transport issues – Congleton Carnival

For those approaching Somerford from the direction of Congleton, please be aware that roads in and around the town centre will be closed between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday the 7th – see


Geoff (Bell)
District Commissioner