VWH Team Events


Competing for your Club 

 If you would like to have a go at competing for the club at an Area qualifier, details of upcoming competitions can be found below. Please read the details for each competition, including level, eligibility of horse and rider, costs, venues and who to contact.

We are a friendly club and want to encourage all members to compete for us in a sociable yet competitive atmosphere with the intention of having fun.

We don't have team selection nor do you have to wait to be invited on to a team - if you want to have a go we would love to hear from you! Usually there is a lovely picnic and often a glass of wine or G&T in the lorry park during the day!

To compete for our club at an Area Qualifier, you must be a fully paid-up member of our club, your horse's passport and vaccinations must be correct and up to date, and your entry fees have to have been received by the event team manager by the close of entry.  

More information on British Riding clubs, BRC health and safety, Flu Vacc record checking, downgrading your horse and the 2017 rule book can be found on our British Riding Clubs Page.

VWH Entry terms and conditions are at the bottom of this page.


 

BRC 'Horselyx' Festival of the Horse Championship

The Festival of the Horse Championships are held at Aston Le Walls at the beginning of June each year. Competitions include the Eventers Challenge competition (SJ and XC) and a Combined Training Competition (D & SJ) and some individual showing classes that can be entered directly. 

Area 9 FOTH Eventers Challenge - SPACES

Date: 23rd March 2019

Venue: Yeovil Show Ground, Barwick, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 9TA. (Former host to Aldon BE Event)

The Competition:

Teams and or individuals dressed for cross country complete a round of show jumps followed immediately by a round of fixed cross-country fences.

The qualifier is being run on a surface however the Championships is held on grass
Classes:
Class One - Challenge 100 - Show Jumps and XC max 1m, with a speed of 375mpm
Eligibility: Horses can hold a maximum of 20BE points

Class Two - Challenge 80 - Show Jumps and XC Max 80cm, with a speed of 350mpm,
Eligibility: Horses can't hold any BE points. Can be registered with BE but not to have been placed in the top six at BE90 or to have completed a BE100 or above in the current or previous calendar year at the close of prelim entries. Riders can't have completed a BE100 or BRC100 or above in the current competition year.
 Class Three - Challenge 90 - Show Jumps and XC Max 90cm, with s speed of 360mpm
Eligibility: Horses can hold up to 1BE point, horses can be registered with BE but not have been placed in the first six at BE100 or completed a BE105 or higher in the current or previous calendar year at the close of prelim entries.
Entry fee: £35
This is the new date after being postponed in February. We have two 80cm and one 90cm team spaces available for the new date - please let me know if you would like to compete. 

If you would like to have a go and compete for the club or any further information please contact Pip Taylor 07971249418 or email pippychick@hotmail.com

Area 9 FOH Combined Training Qualifier

Date: Saturday 5th January 2019

Venue: Hartpury College

This competition involves teams of four riders.

Prelim / 75cm Section - Two team members ride BRC HT90Q (2013) and jump a round of show jumps at 75cm.
Novice / 85cm Section - Two team members ride BRC HT100Q and jump a round of show jumps at 85cm.

Eligibility: Those riding prelim section may not hold any BE or BS winnings but unlimited BD prelim points only. They can be registered with BE but not have been placed 1st-6th in a BE90 or completed a BE100 in the current or previous calendar year.

Those riding the Novice test may hold unlimited BD Novice points and a max of 35 Elementary points, 10 BE points and up to 225 BS points.

Results: The VWH Lions WON so head to the championships in May. Individual Win for Jude, 2nd for Penny H, 5th for Penny K and Helena Miller, 6th for Megan, Annitta and Becky

 

BRC 'Horse Quest' Arena Eventing Championships 

Area 9 Arena Eventing Challenge Qualifier 

Date: 17th November 2018

Venue: West Wilts Equestrian Centre 

This is a new competition for 2018. A course of 9 show jumps followed by 10 cross country fences and a joker show jumping fence to finish. The joker fence can be up to 10cm higher than rest of course. Speed 375mpm, optimum time with 0.4 time penalty for every second over the optimum.

Classes:

70cm:

Riders - not to have completed a BE / BRC 90 or above in the current year. 

Horses - may be registered with BE but hold no points, not placed 1-6th at BE80 or completed a BE90 or above in current or previous calendar year

80cm: 

Riders - not to have completed a BE / BRC 100 or above in current competition year. 

Horses can be registered with BE but hold no points, not placed 1-6th at BE90 or completed a BE100 or above in current or previous calendar year

90cm

Horses can hold 1BE point, not have completed at BRC HT100 in same year. Can be registered with BE but not placed 1-6th in any BE100 or completed a BE105 or above in the current or previous calendar year 

1m - Max 20 BE points

Results: Our 80cm finished 5th and 90cm team 4th with a Win for Sharon and individual 3rd for Lynda in the 1m

BRC 'Equi-Threme' Winter Intermediate

Championships

The Intermediate Winter Championships are held at Bury Farm, Bedfordshire at the end of April each year. This includes Team only intermediate show jumping and both team and individual dressage with Prelim, Novice and Elementary tests

Area 9 Winter Intermediate Dressage Qualifier 

Date: 24th February 2019

Venue: Leyland Court Equestrian Centre

A team competition whereby four members form a team, with each member riding one of the following tests: Prelim 13 (2006), Novice 28 (2008), Novice 34 (2009) and Elementary 42 (2008)

You can also enter any of the above tests as an individual if you fancy having a go but don't wish to be on the teams.

NEW: Individual Medium Competition - PYO Medium 71 (2002) or Advanced Medium 90 (2012)

(Riders may enter both if they wish)

Eligibility:

Prelim test - unlimited prelim points, max 35 novice points and none elementary or above

Novice tests - unlimited novice points, max 35 elementary points and none medium or above

Elementary tests - unlimited elementary points, max 35 medium points and none at advanced medium or above

Medium tests - unlimited medium points, max 35 advanced medium and none at PSG or above

Advanced Medium tests - unlimited advanced medium points, max 35 PSG points and none at inter1 or above

Team manager: Jo Thornton. 01666 577429 or joandtonyontour@live.co.uk

Entries Close: 31st January 2019

Entry Fee: £17.50

Entries - Cheques payable to 'VWH Riding Club' Sent to Fiona Russell-Brown, Kenarah House, 2 Churn Hill, North Cerney, Cirencester. Or by BACS VWH Riding Club, Sort code: 30-92-06 Account number: 00028639 BACS reference: AD240219 

Area 9 Winter Intermediate Show Jumping Qualifier

Date: 13th January 2019

Venue: West Wilts Equestrian Centre

Three classes:

90cm: Teams of four riders all compete in two rounds of show jumping. First round at 90cm and the second round at 95cm and the best three scores from each round count. Eligibility: Horses can hold up to 20 BE points and have won up to 500 points at BS and not done the Novice SJ.

1m: Teams of four all complete two rounds, first round 1m and second 1.05m. Eligibility: Maximum 60BE points and 999BS points

1.10m: Teams of four riders all compete in two rounds of show jumping. First round 1.10m and second 1.15m, no eligibility restrictions

Results: The 90cm team finished 4th with individual 2nd for Janine

BRC 'KBIS' Winter Novice Championship 

The Winter Novice Championships are to be held 14th / 15th April 2018 at Arena UK, Grantham, NG32 2EF. Qualifiers include Novice Show Jumping and Novice (Prelim and Novice) Dressage.

Area 9 Winter Novice Dressage Qualifier

Date: Sunday 11th November 2018

Venue: Summerhouse Equestrian Centre

This competition includes teams and individuals competing at Prelim and Novice level dressage. Teams are made up of two members riding Prelim and two members riding Novice.

Prelim - Prelim 2 (2016) and Prelim 7 (2002). Eligibility - Horses can have unlimited BD prelim points but no Novice points. The horse also can't have competed at Elementary or above (BD or BRC) in the same competition year.

Novice - Novice 24 (2010) and Novice 27 (2007). Eligibility - Horses can have unlimited Novice BD points, and unto 35 Elementary points but 0 for Medium or above.

Results: Sadly no team placing but individual 4th for Annitta

Area 9 Winter Novice Show Jumping Qualifier

Date: 13th January 2019

Venue: West Wilts Equestrian Centre

This is a team only competition, whereby four members form a team, each member jumping two rounds of show jumps. The first at 80cm and the second at 85cm with the best three scores from each round forming the team result. The second round is timed to decide placings if equal team jumping faults.

Horses can have 1BE point but no BS winnings. The horse can't do the intermediate SJ. Can be registered with BE but not placed 1st-6th at BE100 in current or previous calendar year. As a rider you can't have completed a BE100, BRC100 or above in the current competition year.

Results: Sadly no team score due to a navigational error and a tumble but some super second rounds to be proud of.

 

BRC 'NAF' Summer National Championships

The NAF National Championships are held at Lincoln in September each year. Qualifiers are held for all levels of Show Jumping and Dressage through-out the Summer .

Area 9 Summer Show Jumping Qualifier

Date: 21st July 2019

Venue: Rectory Farm

Teams of four members can enter any one of six classes and everybody get to jump two rounds (even if the first is a disaster) and any double clears go through to the jump off. Hence plenty of time for a good pic-nic.

Class 1: Style Jumping: This is a one round competition of 7-9 fences to include a skinny and a double and you are judged like a dressage test on rhythm, style and position through-out.
Two team members ride a course at 75cm, these horses can't hold any BE points or have any BS winnings, they can be registered with BE but not have been placed 1st-6th in a BE90 or completed a BE100 in the current or previous calendar year.

Whilst two team members jump a course at 85cm, these horses can hold up to 10 BE points and have up to 225 BS points.

Class 2: 70cm: 1st round 70cm, 2nd round max 75cm - Jump-off for double clear individuals will run as 2 phase with 2 fences set at 80cm

Horses can't hold any BE or BE foundation points or any BS club points

Class 3: 80cm: 1st round 80cm, 2nd round max 85cm - Jump-off for double clear individuals will run as 2 phase with 2 fences set at 90cm

Horses can have 1BE but no BS points. They can be BE registered but not placed 1st-6th at BE100 or completed a BE105 in current or previous calendar year.

Class 4: 90cm: 1st round 90cm, 2nd round 95cm. Jump-off for double clear individuals will run as 2 phase with 2 fences set at 1m

Horses can have unto 20 BE points and 500 BS points

Class 5: 1m: 1st round 1m, 2nd round 1m 5cm. Jump-off for double clear individuals will run as 2 phase with 2 fences set at 1.10m

Horses can have up to 60 BE points and 999 BS points

Class 6: 1m10: 1st round 1.10m, 2nd round 1.15m. Jump-off for double clear individuals will run as 2 phase with 2 fences set at 1.20m

Horses - no restrictions

Entries Close:   

Entry fee: 

Entries - Cheques payable to 'VWH Riding Club' Sent to Fiona Russell-Brown, Kenarah House, 2 Churn Hill, North Cerney, Cirencester. Or by BACS VWH Riding Club, Sort code: 30-92-06 Account number: 00028639 BACS reference: 

Team manager: Pip Taylor pippychick@hotmail.com or 07971249418

 

Area 9 Summer Dressage Qualifiers

Date: 26th May 2019

Venue: Rabson Manor

This competition has the following classes:

Intro - Individual competition new for 2019. Intro B (2009).

Horses can have up to 35 Prelim points but no points at Novice or above. And not competed at Novice or above in the current / previous competition year at BD or BRC

Riders can't hold FBHS, BHSI, BHSII (qualifications gained in last 10 years), BD Group 1-7 (active members of BD in past 3 calendar years) or ridden BE Novice or above in past 3 years. 

Senior Prelim dressage - teams of four riders all riding a different test each, with the best three scores counting.

Prelim 12 (2005), Prelim 13 (2006), Prelim 14 (2006), 

Horses can have unlimited BD Prelim points but no Novice BD points or above.They can't have competed at Elementary or above in the current or previous calendar year.

Riders can't hold FBHS, BHSI, BHSII (qualifications gained in last 10 years), BD Group 1-6 (active members of BD in past 3 calendar years) or ridden BE Intermediate or above in past 3 years.

Prelim 15 (2008).

Horses can hold unlimited BD Prelim points and Max 35 Novice Points, can't have competed at Elementary of above in same BD / BRC competition year.

Riders can't have ridden under FEI rules in relevant discipline for the previous five years 

Senior Riding test- ie, they judge your riding not what the horse is doing! Again teams of four with the best three scores counting. two members ride prelim and two ride novice.

Riding Test Prelim - Prelim 2 (2016) Unlimited BD Prelim points, Max 35 BD Novice points, Riders can't hold FBHS, BHSI, BHSII (qualifications gained in last 10 years), BD Group 1-6 (active members of BD in past 3 calendar years) or ridden BE Intermediate or above in past 3 years.
Riding Test Novice - Novice 30 (2006) Unlimited BD Novice points, Max 35 Elementary points

Senior Pairs dressage - find a friend, dress the same and choreograph your own test riding side by side! BRC Pairs 5 (2014) stipulates the moves to be included. Unlimited Novice BD points but Max 35 Elementary points.

Senior Open Dressage - teams of four riders, one rides Novice 24 (2010), one rides Novice 34 (2009), one rides Novice 38 (2005) and one rides Elementary 43 (2006).

Novice team horses - unlimited Novice BD points but max 35 Elementary BD points.

Elementary horses - Unlimited Elementary BD points and max 35 Medium BD points.

Senior Medium Dressage - Individuals.

Medium 61 (2002) - Horses holding unlimited Medium BD points but Max 35 Ad. Med points Advanced Medium 91 (2016) - Horses holding Unlimited Ad. Med points but Max 35 PSG points.

Team manager: Jo Thornton joandtonyontour@live.co.uk or 07966883383

Entries Close: 

Entry Fees: 

Payment: Cheques payable to 'VWH Riding Club' Sent to Fiona Russell-Brown, Kenarah House, 2 Churn Hill, North Cerney, Cirencester. Or by BACS VWH Riding Club, Sort code: 30-92-06 Account number: 00028639 BACS reference: 

BRC 'Animalife' Horse Trials Championship

The BRC National Horse Trials Championship are held at the beginning of August each year at Swailcliffe Equestrian Centre.

The Championships for the 80cm is a One day format. The BRC90 is a Two day long format (including roads and tracks and steeplechase) and for the BRC 100 and BRC100+ they are a 3-day long format (including two veterinary inspections, roads and tracks and steeple chase, and reverse order SJ on the last day).

Area 9 Horse Trials Qualifier

Date: 16th June 2019

Venue: West Wilts Equestrian Centre

This event is always popular with members. You can be part of a team or compete as an individual for the club and tackle any of four classes:

BRC 80 - (SJ &XC Max 80cm) Dressage test: BE90 Dressage 91 (2009) 

Horses may be registered with BE but can't hold any BE points or have been placed 1st-6th at BE90 level and can't have completed a BE100 or above in the current or previous calendar year. Riders are not to have completed a BE100 or BRC100 level in the current or previous calendar year.

BRC 80 OPEN -  (SJ &XC Max 80cm) Dressage test: BE90 Dressage 91 (2009)

No restrictions to horse and rider.

BRC 90 - (SJ & XC Max 90cm) Dressage test: BE90 Dressage 95 (2012)

Horses may be registered with BE but only hold a maximum of 1BE point, not to have been placed 1st-6th in any BE100 in the current or previous year.

BRC 100 - (SJ &XC Max 1m) Dressage Test: BE100 Dressage 101 (2009)

Horses can hold unto 20 BE points, but not have completed a BE Novice or above competition in the current or previous competition year.

BRC 100+. (Show Jumping max 1.1m and XC Max 1m but longer and more technical than BRC100) Dressage Test: BE Nov Dressage 110 (2012) Horses can hold an unlimited number of BE points.

Entry Fee:

Entries Close: 

Entries: Cheques payable to 'VWH Riding Club' Sent to Fiona Russell-Brown, Kenarah House, 2 Churn Hill, North Cerney, Cirencester. Or by BACS VWH Riding Club, Sort code: 30-92-06 Account number: 00028639. BACS Reference 

Team manager: Janine Collishaw: 07595658491 janine@stepsahead.co.uk

ENTRY INFORMATION  

 

Terms of Entry: As a club when we enter Area qualifier events there are two sets of entries. Prelim entries are payable direct to the BRC and then club entries are payable to who-ever is organising the competition.

As a member all the entry fees charged to you are subsidised by the club to help keep events affordable (generally by the club paying the prelim entry fees).

However once prelim entries are made we are liable for the whole cost of entry even. Sadly for riding clubs vet and doctors certificates do not get any return of entry fees.

As a consequence the following terms of entry have been discussed and agreed by the VWH committee: 

1. Once you commit to a team manager that you wish to enter a competition you must ensure your entry reaches the team manager (by cheque in the post) or the club account ( VWH Riding Club, Sort code: 30-92-06Account number: 00028639) by the close of prelim entries (24 days prior to the competition). Only once payment is received will your entry be processed.

2. If the member cancels their entry outside of 24 days before the event, the member will receive a full refund.

3. If the member cancels their entry after the close of entries and their place can be filled with another member they will receive a refund and the replacement will cover the cost of the entry.

4. If a member cancels their entry after the close of prelim entries and their place can not be filled they will receive no refund from the club.