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ARENA EVENTING COMPETITION – 23rd February 2020

Following the success of  our first Arena Eventing competition, East Cheshire Branch have decided to repeat the experience for 2020, so, if you already enjoy or would like to try ARENA EVENTING, please make a note in your diary that we will be holding an

ARENA EVENTING COMPETITION at

KELSALL HILL EQUESTRIAN CENTRE on

SUNDAY the 23rd FEBRUARY 2020

The format and rules will be as the previous competition, viz:

  • Pony Club (PC) Arena Eventing is a two-phase competition run at PC70, PC80, PC 90 & PC100 level.
  • Competitors will jump a course of show jumps immediately followed by cross-country fences* and will finish with a last fence as a show jump, the Joker fence. The Joker fence will be approximately 5cm (PC70) or 10cm (PC80,90 & 100) higher than the rest of the course and if knocked down will incur 6 penalties.
  • At PC70 the Joker fence maybe omitted incurring additional penalties.
  • The show jumping phase will not be timed but the cross-country phase will be timed to include the Joker fence. All competitors will proceed to the cross-country phase unless previously eliminated. 
  • The winner of each class will be the rider with the least number of faults over the whole course. In the event of a tie, the rider(s) with fastest time over phase two will take precedence.

Further information, including rules and entry details, will be in the schedule which will be published nearer the date on the EC and Area 5 websites.

*Please note the XC fences will be SOLID but NOT FIXED to the surface.

Geoff Bell … District Commissioner

Cheshire Shield 2019 – RESULTS

We again had a very large number of entries, similar to last year, with 272 dressage tests performed, 271 show jump rounds and 256 riders going Cross Country and some difficult conditions in the morning due to the weather. However, we still managed to finish within about 30 minutes of planned time.  For that I am grateful to all of you, the competitors, and to our army of volunteers. You were also most generous with your donations to the NW Air Ambulance, over £300 raised, and I am sure we will be adding to that substantially once all the accounts are finalised. Continue reading Cheshire Shield 2019 – RESULTS

Three Rallies Rule

The basic rule under PC Rules as per the Handbook (Rule 10.9 page 45) is that for Area Competitions and above, Members must have been to a minimum of three working rallies since the previous 1st July, to be eligible to represent their Branch. Camp counts as one Working Rally.

However the various sports have specific rules that elaborate on this and the rules also have rules for riders and horses/ponies in some cases different or more prescriptive

For 2019 Areas see below :

Continue reading Three Rallies Rule

WELL DONE ….

In the absence of a Branch Open Event team qualifying, an Area 5 Team was put together – Tessa Hemming (Ch H.N ) who qualified at Area, Henry Church Huxley (B.Ch.F) and Brier Leahy (FnD) who both qualified via their BE results.

They did extremely well on the day – all having double clears (except for one pole !) and ended up FIRST Area team out of 7 but also FOURTH out of the total of 19 teams (Branch, Combined and Area).

Tessa was also placed 3rd in her Section and Brier was 6th in hers.

Great riding and thank you for representing Area 5.

Areas 4 and 5 Horse Trials results 24th July 2016

Many thanks to Emily Barnes, our Chief HT scorer, for preparing these so quickly despite being away from the competition for most of the day – helping to run our Mini-Camp – and also for drafting in most of the rest of her family to ensure it all went without a hitch.

Many thanks also to all other officials, volunteers, helpers etc. for ensuring that we had a splendid day and to the King family for making sure the infrastructure was so well presented and worked.

Thanks also to all you competitors, your parents, branch officials, family and friends for taking part so cheerfully – despite the 1.2 mile trip to the XC course.

We were glad to see you all and look forward to inviting you back to Somerford again – should we ever get the chance.

Regards … Geoff