Wednesday December 12, 2018
Cross Country/Eventing

Mini & Junior/Grassroots Eventing  – training & competing from 50cm – 80cm Billa Duff

Senior Eventing  Julia


Eventer Training Rally with Sarah Verney 
at Hillview Arena, Welland, Malvern WR13 6NN 
on Saturday 22nd December from approximately 11am
£20 per rider 
Book in with Julia Annable & on confirmation of your place please make payment to the branch account promptly 
using reference Eventer22
This was an extremely popular, effective & well attended rally last year to so don’t delay!
This rally is aimed at members competing at 80 cm & above – Please state height at which you’re competing on booking in to help with appropriate groupings 
A little Christmassy addition to tack & turnout is encouraged!
Sarah is the technical advisor for PC Area 9 Horse Trials as well as sitting on the Pony Club eventing committee, not to mention her involvement in the training of British Olympic team prospects & her own professional riding record. She also makes training loads of fun!
NHHPC Junior Arena Eventing Rally, Sunday 30th December 2018 with Georgie Dickinson at her yard. This is aimed at those jumping 50 – 80cm and is especially useful for those hoping to represent the branch in next year’s Grassroots eventing team.

Come and learn all the techniques for this discipline (jumping skinnies, corners etc) which can then be put to use out on a more open cross country course next summer.

Please express an interest with Billa Duff

More information to follow on instructors, groups, times, cost etc


Eventing combines dressage, show jumping and cross-country. Members should attend the General Working Rallies to practice flatwork and jumping as well as discipline specific training to improve their riding.

We have a thriving mini and junior group of members taking part in training and competitions regularly and these young riders feed into our senior teams.  

Competitions are held throughout the spring, summer and autumn. Some members will be working towards selection for the Area & Grassroots Eventing Teams; others towards other eventing competitions and Hunter Trails or just for fun and to improve riding.

In winter there are regular Arena Eventing competitions locally at Lincomb Equestrian & Summerhouse and a little further afield at Wickstead Horseplay to name but three.

For younger members dressage tests may be called and lead rein/assisted riders are allowed at many competitions for all phases.

***  Please keep looking out for dates of dressage training organised by Rachel Barrett  and show jumping training organised by Emma Scholes & Tara McMaster as well as XC or Arena Eventing sessions organised by Billa Duff & Julia Annable. *** 

Please note that members will be alerted via the NHHPC Facebook page to rallies and training that is coming up and spaces can go quickly. So get ahead and book in advance as directed when the newsletters come out via e-mail if you don’t use the NHHPC Facebook page.

You will need to meet the eligibility criteria for Area Eventing in order to be considered for entry either as an individual or as part of a team.

  • Horse/Pony and rider combination must have attended at least 3 Working Rallies since 1st July in the previous year and at least one in the current year, as for the other disciplines, in order to be considered to represent the Branch at Novice, Intermediate or Open level.
  • In addition, they are required to attend XC Training sessions.


 For XC training and events you will need:

Neck strap or martingale (with stopper)
Body protector
Long sleeved top
No fixed peaks on hat
Hair net
Jodhpur boots with chaps or long riding boots