Friday October 18, 2019

Eventing Training 2019/20

At the beginning of the year it is hard to know how you will perform in the three disciplines, Dressage, Show Jumping and Cross-Country and so it can be hard to say whether you want to be part of an Eventing team later in the season.

We will run specialist training sessions in each discipline and if you want to be considered for an Eventing team we recommend that you come to some of these specialist rallies.

Our chief instructor is Sarah Ward who has trained riders at the highest level.  Sophie Pope is the committee member responsible for Eventing.

In the summer we will also run training sessions for members of our teams competing in the Area competitions

We also enter teams for inter-branch shows throughout the year which are open to any of our members keen to join in. Look on the website for details of opportunities to take part. And search on the calendar for one day events. These are a very good introduction to Eventing and will help you decide whether it is for you.

If you want to be considered for Craven teams for the Area competition we have certain expectations of you, and we make some commitments to you in return.

The Craven will provide training sessions with good instructors to give members the very best chance of gaining selection for a Craven team. We will be clear about the selection criteria for teams so that members know what they need to do to give themselves the best chance of selection.

You will gain competition experience and keep us informed of your performance. To be eligible for Area team selection at the end of June you need to have competed in at least 2 events at a standard appropriate to the team you are aiming for. And you must have attended at least 3 mounted rallies for all ages between 1st July 2019 and the date for preliminary entries for the 2020 Areas in June. Camp or Clinic count as one rally. Attendance at cross country rallies is highly recommended.

The very best of luck.

As the season progresses we will post results and reports on the News page.