Tuesday September 29, 2020
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Winter League Show Jumping

Page updated 16 Sep

Please contact Louise Cairns for entries & all other information – cairns_a1@sky.com – 07779 242029

Area 5 Winter League Show Jumping Series

The Area 5 Winter League Competition runs throughout the Winter with members competing for their branch as teams and individuals. Points are achieved over the duration of the league and there are awards for the top 6 branch teams and the top 6 individuals in each class at the end of the league.

The current standard class heights are as follows:

Class 1a (9 & under*) – 60cm
Class 1b (11 & under*) – 70cm
Class 2 – 80cm
Class 3 – 90cm
Class 4 – 1m
* NB age of a rider will be taken as at the 1st Jan of the year in which the season in question commences

There may be other non-league classes offered at the competitions, in addition to the national Spring FestivalQualifiers, depending on the branch. Branches take it in turns to hosts legs of the Area 5 Winter League Series.

Please see below for the full rules:

Area 5 Winter League Show Jumping Rules – Amended 2020/21

If you are interested in representing East Cheshire at any of these competitions, please contact Louise. 


The Pony Club Spring Festival Competition

The Pony Club Spring Festival Competition replaces the former Dengie and Winter Series Competitions.

There are three different levels of Spring Festival Qualifiers with finals held at Arena UK Equestrian Centre on 9th-11th April 2020

The levels are:

Debut – 80cm
Pony Club Challenge – 90cm
Open Grand Prix – 1.10m

Prelim rounds for the debut and winter league classes are held throughout the country from: 1st October – end of February. Members and non Members may compete at Prelim Rounds in any Area. All Prelim Qualifiers will go forward to an Area Qualifier held in March with the final being held at Arena UK Equestrian Centre – 9th -11th of April 2020.

The Grand Prix competition qualifies directly from the area final – there are no prelim rounds prior to area final.

Spring Festival Show Jumping Rules 2020/21


East Cheshire Winter League Show Jumping – Sunday 4 October

Please do come and join us at our leg of the Winter League Show Jumping at Somerford Park on Sunday 4 October

Please note this is effectively two competitions in one.

  1. The Area 5 Winter League Competition for which amended Rules can be found below. Note – the principal change from previous years is that this is now a SINGLE PHASE competition.  
  2. The Pony Club Spring Festival Qualifying Competition replaces the former Dengie/Winter Series Competition and a copy of the 2020/21 Rules can be found below.

Please see documents below for schedule, current rules and social distancing guidelines:

East Cheshire Winter League Schedule
Notes re East Cheshire Competition – Safety & Organisation

Area 5 Winter League Rules 2020/21
Pony Club Spring Festival Qualifying Rules 2020/21


Winter League Dates 2020/21

Sep 5th – Anglesey/Gwynedd – Pen y Craig

Sep 20th – Dwyfor/Dolgellau – Pen y Craig

Oct 4th – East Cheshire – Somerford

Oct 17th/18th – Aberconwy – tbc

Oct 24th – Flint & Denbigh – Maelor

Nov 15th – Berwyn & Dee/Tanatside – Southview

Dec 5th/6th – Burton Cheshire Forest/Cheshire Hunt North – tbc

Jan 17th – Cheshire Hunt South – Southview 

Feb 6th/7th – Sir WWW/Waen Y Llyn – tbc

Mar 13th/14th – FINAL – Cheshire Hunt North – Kelsall Hill


All entries to Louise/East Cheshire entrymaster NOT directly to the hosting branch.