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Area 5 Dates 2021 (UPDATED 17/09/21)

AREA 5 DATES 2021/2022


2021 – DATES as of September 17th

Let me know about any additions please asap.

  • Sept 18thth. WLSJ Dwyfor/Dolgellau.  Pen y Graig, Gwalchmai.
  • Oct 3rd.         WLSJ East Ch.Somerford.
  • Oct 16th.       Dressage Qualifier. Aberconwy.
  • Oct 23/24th.  H and P Care Final in Lutterworth, Leicestershire.
  • Oct 27th.     Area 5 tetrathlon Training day. Christleton leisure centre.
  • Oct 31st.     Area 5 Triathlon. First of a trio.  Mold.  Contact davidbarrow8@aol.com
  • Nov 14th.    WLSJ. Tan/BnDee. Southview.
  • Nov 21st.    Dressage Qual. FnD. Northop.
  • Nov 28th.    WLSJ Flint n Den. Maelor
  • Dec 5th.      WLSJ. BChF/ CHN.
  • Dec 30th.    Fun Show Anglesey. Contact jillrugs@uwclub.net

 2022 *** HAPPY NEW YEAR *** 2022

  • Jan 9th.      Dressage Qualifier. Anglesey.
  • Jan 23rd.   Triathlon. Mold.
  • Jan 30th.    WLSJ.  ChHS.
  • Feb 6th.     ARENA EVENTING Qualifier. East Ch.
  • Feb 12th.   WLSJ Waun Y LL/Wynnstay. Northop.
  • Feb 20th.  Dressage Qualifier. Northop. B Ch F.
  • March 6th. Area 5 WL SJ FINAL.  Kelsall.
  • March 13th.   Triathlon Qualifier. Mold.
  • March 20th.  Dressage FINAL. Northop. B Ch F.
  • March 27th.  Triathlon Winter Champs.(Date changed from last dates list)
  • April 8-10th. “Barrier Animal Health” Spring Fest Final.  Arena Eventing, SJumping and Dressage.
  • Jun 3/4/5th. Junior Regional Tetrathlon.  Moreton Morrell.
  • June 18/19th AREA 5 Tetrathlon . Mostyn.   
  • July 11/15th AREA 5 Senior Camp. Somerford.
  • Nov 2nd. Annual Conference. Belfast.

PLEASE NOTE – Class numbers for WLSJ are, 1, 2, 3, 3Q, 4, 4Q, 5 –   for ALL competitions.  The ‘Q’ classes are the Qualifiers for the Spring Festival. The schedule is now standardised.  Any questions, please contact danitanton@aol.com Waun Y Llyn Branch.

 

TWO TETRATHLONS

On August 7/8th and August 13/14/15th two major Tetrathlons Championships took place.

The first was the Senior Regional Championship which took place in Melton Mowbray.  For this competition, the best in the various regions are invited to be in Regional Teams and compete against one another.  So, although competitor numbers are relatively low, the quality is high as they are the cream of their particular region.  The XC was full of questions but the bogey fence was the skinny in the water and was very influential.

Wales and the Borders did particularly well as both the Girls and the Boys Welsh teams came 3rd out of 10 regional teams. Unfortunately, Ireland could not be with us this year because of Coronavirus.

The Boys team was –

  •  Morgan Thompson (LLangeinor)
  • Jack and Kitt Stevens (Brecon)
  • Rhys Smart and Morgan Edwards

 Jack Stevens from Brecon was overall Senior Champion with an amazing and rare 1000 in the one-handed, 10m shoot.  A Welsh Champion.   MorganThompson was 5th.

The Wales and Borders Girls team was – 

  • Beatrice Taylor (Cheshire Hunt South)
  • Ella Booth (Cheshire Hunt North)
  • Annabel James (East Cheshire)
  • Anniken Stythe (East Cheshire)
  • Megan Jones.

The second Competition was the National Championship which took place at Offchurch Bury.  This is the first year that Tetrathlon has been held at the same venue/time as the main Championship and the atmosphere was quite special.  This Tetrathlon Championship is when Branch teams compete against one another but the 19 Areas are invited to enter teams as well into a separate Area competition.

The only Branch Team Area 5 had was Cheshire Hunt South Junior Team who did very well to come 6th with a team of Thomas Johnson, Abigael Mulcaster and Polly Johnson.  Thomas also shot 1000 (2 hands, 7 m).  Great shooting.

Area 5 were well represented at this competition for which they had to qualify from the Area competition in June.  Members were from ChHS, ChHN, E.Ch., FnD and Tanatside.

There were 29 Area teams in all – Area 5 had 3 forward. The “Oaks” team (Beatrice and Harry Taylor, Lana Booth and Freddie James) came 5th. It was extremely close – their final score was 12832 – only 81 points behind the winning team.  Every second on the run and every metre in the swim was fought for.  Individually, LANA BOOTH (CHN) won the Junior class with a 980 shoot and a clear XC –  so is the Junior Champion. This was by far the biggest Class of the day with 88 competitors.

The Area 5 “Beech” team (Annabel James (E.Ch), Rufus Taylor (CHS), Oliver Loud (WWW) and Leah Lamb (FnD) came a respectable 10th. Individually, Rufus came 5th in the Intermediate boys with an amazing 9.9 swim. Oliver Loud (WWW) came 7th in the Junior boys competing in his first big competition.  Leah Lamb (FnD) did well in the Junior Girls going clear on the biggest course she had ever done in her life !

The Grassroots is a mixed age/gender class for which you don’t need to qualify. It is there to encourage youngsters or beginners.  Archie Evans from Tanatside competed in the Grassroots as did Lochie and Finton White (E.Ch).  Well done to Sophie Mulcaster(CHS) who came 2nd.  This class did not go XC but did a small course of Sjumps instead.

The XC course at this venue caused huge problems for the Seniors – there were a number of falls,  stops and riders walking home in the first half hour but things improved as the day progressed.

Apologies for not mentioning everyone and for any factual mistakes!

NOTE – Area 5 Tet Committee is holding a Triathlon in Mold Sunday Oct 31st.

Lana Booth (Cheshire Hunt North) wins Junior International Tetrathlon competition!

Four competitors from Area 5 were invited to represent Wales and Borders at the Junior International Tetrathlon competition, which was held at Moreton Morrell College, Warwickshire, on June 5th and 6th 2021.

Throughout the lockdown Lana Booth (Cheshire Hunt North), has trained intensely and it certainly paid off! Lana, our Wales and Borders Girls Captain, came in 1st place out of a whopping class of 69 Junior Girls! She did fantastically well coming in 2nd place in the shoot (940 out of 1000), joint 3rd in the run, and 2nd in the swim. She topped this off with a clear ride! Well done Lana!!

It was Leah Lamb’s (Flint and Denbigh Hunt) first time competing at this level and she did so well, with a particularly good shoot (860).

Our two Junior Boys both had a fantastic weekend, with both placing in the top 10, out of 27 boys! Freddie James (East Cheshire) came in 5th place overall with an impressive shoot (900) and the 4th best swim in his class.

Harry Taylor (Cheshire Hunt South) was close behind in 8th place. Harry was one of only 8 boys to ride clear over a very technical cross-country course.

This year there was also an additional class for the 15 year olds who had unfortunately as a result of COVID, missed last years competition. Area 5 had 3 competitors eligible to take part.

Beatrice Taylor (Cheshire Hunt South) did brilliantly, coming in 2nd place out of the 16 girls, and achieving the best swim. She was only 91 points behind first place!

Archie Peffers (Waen-y-Llyn) had a great run (coming in 4th place) and swim (6th place). Our final competitor, Rufus Taylor (Cheshire Hunt South) had a superb swim, achieving 8th place overall.

Well done Area 5 competitors! You all did so well. 

Junior Regional Tetrathlon Championships

This is a team competition between the four nations and was held in beautiful weather in Moreton Morrell College.  The Welsh had a team of 5 girls and a team of 5 boys selected from all over Wales.  Area 5 was well represented by B Leah Lamb (Flint & Denbigh) and Lana Booth (Ch H North)in the girls team and Harry Taylor(Ch H South) and Freddie James (East Ch) for the boys.  

The XC was up to height, unforgiving and really tested the rider rather than the horse.  All competitors did extremely well in such good company.  The Welsh Girls’ Team came 2nd and Lana Booth won Individually with a great shoot of 940 and clear XC.  Freddie James competing in his first big competition came fifth with a shoot of 900 and 1362 XC. Harry taylor was 8th.  Leah lamb doing her first big competition ever, swam exceptionally well and tackled the XC with her sual focus scoring a creditable 1000 points. 

Well done All.