Wednesday June 19, 2019
Dressage

Want to get involved in dressage? Contact Lisa Smith or Ann Addington and put your name on the list for one of the popular dressage rallies. Team Training takes place in the lead up to Area Competitions.

DRESSAGE    

Dressage rallies are focusing on long lists for Area Dressage to hopefully take us through to National Championships. 

All the Dressage rallies are open to all not just for team selection –  all rallies work  towards  improving the  horse and rider for a better partnership together,  encouraging you to realise your full potential  and of course the fun of riding with your friends under the instruction of fantastic Coaches. 

   SARAH CHARLES assisted by CAROL STARKEY are our new REGIONAL TEAM TRAINERS   

 SHAUN MANDY  and ROB LUMB  are the  Novice to Open Team Trainers 

All OBHPC Coaches work as a team so all rallies be it Combined Training, Eventing Clinics, Polework Rallies, other Dressage rallies count  etc, as  all coaches happy to assess and provide information to the Team Trainers and Managers   

The long list is mainly based on interest expressed, ability demonstrated over the Winter and Spring rallies and the results achieved. 

If you are interested in Teams : Please let Ann Addington  know and also inform Ann  of any results you achieve.   You will need to be available for: 

 

REGIONAL COMPETITORS 

 

REGIONAL AREA DRESSAGE COMPETITON: 26TH July 2019 at Langley Farm, Radcot, Oxon.    (We are running this Event  – we would be delighted with any help or sponsorship) 

 

REGIONAL PONY CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS: 24th – 26 Aug 2019 at Rectory Farm, Wilts.   (Dressage day to be advised.) 

NOVICE, INTERMEDIATE AND OIPEN COMPETITORS 

AREA DRESSAGE COMPETITON: Friday 26TH July 2019 at Langley Farm, Clanfield, Bampton, Oxon, OX18 2RZ.    (We are running this Event  and  would be delighted with any help or sponsorship) 

NATIONAL  CHAMPIONSHIPS at CHOLMONDELEY CASTLE, CHESHIRE  From Friday 16th August to Monday 18th (day depends on Dressage  Level)  

   

ACTION TO BE TAKEN 

  1. Let Ann Addington know you are interested in the Dressage Team and at what level– addington.ann@googlemail.com 
  1. See below and also go onto link and check rules/eligibility https://www.pcuk.org/uploads/dcs/Eligibility_Rules_2019_-_for_web.pdf 

3.      Book into rallies 

4.      Check flu jabs within 6 months – see OBHPC website 

5.      Let Ann have Competition results 

 

Best wishes Lisa and Ann   

lisasmith@bensmithandsons.co.ukand  addington.ann@googlemail.com 

 

 

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Rebecca Bell on Sunny

OBHPC Member Rebecca Bell on Sunny

PONY CLUB DRESSAGE 2019

Area and Championships 

All Levels 

 

Area Competition:Friday, 26th July 2019  

Radcot, Oxon 

 

Championships:Open / Intermediate / Novice 

16th – 20th August 2019 (exact day TBC) 

Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire 

 

Regionals 

24th August 2019 

Rectory Farm, Glos  

TESTS– available to download http://www.pcuk.org/index.php/sports/dressage/dressage_tests 

Open:Areas:PC Open Dressage Test 2019   

National Champs:PC Open Dressage Championships Test 2018 

 

Intermediate:Areas:PC Intermediate Dressage Test 2013 

National Champs:PC Intermediate Championships Dressage Test 2014  

 

Novice:Areas:PC Novice Dressage Test 2019 

National Champs:PC Novice Championships Dressage Test 2017 

 

Regional:Areas:PC Grassroots Dressage Test 2018  

Regional Champs:PC Grassroots Dressage Test 2018  

 

Manager:Ann Addington (addington.ann@googlemail.com) 

Lisa Smith (lisasmith@bensmithandsons.co.uk) 

 

PLEASE NOTE: 

 

Valid Equine Influenza vaccinations are now required for all the above competitions. 

Equine Passports:Must accompany the horse to all events 

Must be available for inspection 

Must be produced on request 

 

Equine Influenza:Must have current equine influenza vaccination 

Minimum of two valid injections required  

 

Concussion / Head Injury / Any medical Suspension (Regardless of which sport) 

If a member suffers a head injury, suspected concussion or a medical suspension regardless of the circumstances or sport within 21 days of any rally / training / competition, please notify Ann / Lisa so they can check compliance with the rules. 

 

Spurs 

Spur cards are no longer required, however, any misuse will be reported. 

 

ELIGIBILITY 

Please read the following in full and contact Ann / Lisa immediately with any questions. 

 

ALL LEVELS [except where stated] 

 

Rider: 

  1. Membership renewed by 28th February 2019 (DR38.6) 

Or 

New member by 31st March 2019 (DR38.6) 

 

Please note: Members who have transferred from another Branch within the past 14 months should check with Ann / Lisa or Alison that they are eligible to compete. 

 

EXCEPT:Regional Champs: Riders must be fully paid up members of the OBHPC but with no restrictions with time of joining. (DR38.7) 

 

  1. Be an active member of the OBHPC. (DR38.6) 

 

  1. Attended a minimum of x3 working rallies since 1st July 2018 with the OBHPC (or previous PC), excluding team practices and coaching. Rallies must be advertised at least 7 days prior to the date of the rally.  The District Commissioner has discretion in the case of those who are working or in further education. (DR38.6) 

 

Horse (or Pony) 

  1. Must NOT have won 10 points or more at Advanced Medium level or above during the current year.  This included Hors Concours entries.(DR38.1) 

 

  1. Must be 4 years of age or over and there is no height limit. (DR38.2) 

 

  1. Stallions may only be ridden by Members if written permission is obtained from the DC and they must wear identifying discs on their bridles in the interest of safety. (DR38.4) 

 

  1. Must have genuinely participated in a minimum of x3 working rallies since 1st July 2018. One of which MUST be in 2019, excluding team practices and coaching. Rallies must be advertised at least 7 days prior to the date of the rally. The District Commissioner has discretion in the case of those who are working or in further education. (DR38.5) 

 

Combinations: 

  1. No combinations can ride at two different levels of the same sport but can ride at different levels in different sports subject to all other eligibility criteria. (DR38.3) 

 

 

OBHPC Qualification Requirements: 

  1. Horse and rider combination to have been seen by Ann / Lisadressage manager, in the current year in order to be added to the long-list. 

 

  1. Combinations should demonstrate their ability at the required level in competitions and/or at relevant rallies before 5th June when the final squad will be selected.  

 

  1. The final squad are strongly encouraged to attend the squad training sessions, at which point Teams and Individuals will be finalized.  

 

 

LEVEL SPECIFIC ELIGIBILITY 

Please note the following are in ADDITION to the above. 

 

Open: 

No further restrictions. 

 

Intermediate: 

Horse & rider combination: 

  1. Not to have competed at Open Area dressage or above in previous years. (DR38Inti) 

 

  1. Not to have won any BD or DI points at Elementary level or above. (DR38Intii) 

 

  1. Not to have competed at BD or DI Medium level or above.  (BD Team / My Quest competitions do not count for the purposes of this rule) (BD38IntAii) 

 

EXCEPT:  After Areas & before Championships ONLY 

Combinations are permitted to have: 

  1. Won BD (or DI) points at Elementary level (DR38IntChi) 
  1. Competed up to BD (or DI) Medium level (DR38IntChii) 

 

 

Novice: 

Rider: 

  1. Not to have competed at Open Area level in Dressage in the current year or to have done so previously .(BD38Novi) 

 

  1. Not to have won any BD or DI points (not including BD Preliminary points). (BD38Novii) 

 

  1. Not to have competed at BD or DI Elementary level or above.  (BD Team / My Quest competitions do not count for the purposes of this rule. (DR38Noviii) 

 

EXCEPT:  After Areas & before Championships ONLY 

Combinations are permitted to have: 

  1. Won BD (or DI) points at Novice level (DR38NovChi) 
  1. Competed up to BD (or DI) Elementary level (DR38NovChii) 

 

 

Open Novice: 

Rider: 

  1. Open to all members who are not eligible for the Novice. (DR38ONi) 

 

  1. Must comply with all other eligibility requirements. (DR38ONiii) 

 

Horse: 

  1. Open to any horse. (DR38ONii) 

 

  1. Must comply with all other eligibility requirements. (DR38ONiii) 

 

 

Regional: 

Rider: 

  1. Not to have competed at Novice level or above in any Dressage or Eventing Area Competition. (DR38RegAi).  

 

Horse & rider combination: 

  1. Not to have competed above Prelim level with BD or DI (DR38RegBi) 

 

  1. Not to have previously competed in their Dengie Winter League Area Competition. (DR38RegBii) 

 

EXCEPT:  After Areas & before Championships ONLY 

Combinations are permitted to have: 

  1. Competed up to BD (or DI) Novice level (DR38RegChi) 

 

 

IT IS THE PARENT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT BOTH RIDER AND HORSE ARE ELIGIBLE AND QUALIFIED FOR SELECTION, AND REMAIN SO THROUGH TO THE CHAMPIONSHIPS.  

 

THE ABOVE IS A GUIDE ONLY AND FULL RULES ARE AVAILABLE ON THE PONY CLUB WEBSITE. 

 

https://www.pcuk.org/uploads/dcs/Eligibility_Rules_2019_-_for_web.pdf 

ELIGIBILITY RULES 

PC Dressage 2019 Eligibility Rules

 

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