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Times for Area 4 Winter Dressage Qualifiers 22nd October 2017

Hi All,

FINAL Times for Winter Dressage 22 October 2017

Please find attached the times schedule for the Winter Dressage Qualifier. Apologies in advance for those dozen or so riders who have a 3 hour wait between tests (there shouldn’t be anyone with a longer time frame than this). Unfortunately, with more than 3/4s of the entry been multiple riders/horses, it is very difficult to do it any other way.

As always, any problems / obvious anomalies, please let me know asap.

PLEASE REMEMBER that changes need to be highlighted using the RIDER NUMBER as listed in this spreadsheet, whether this is a horse change or horse and rider combination change.

All changes to me please by Tuesday 17th October at 5pm. After that, you will need to highlight any changes on your declarations forms provided from HQ once your prelim entries have been accepted. These need to presented to the Secretary’s table on the day of the competition, at least 1 hour before your first rider competes.

Just a reminder that the prize giving for this qualifier will take place on Monday 23rd October at the Bridge Inn, Wetherby at the Area 4 AGM – the night AFTER the competition.

Look forward to hearing from you,

Kind Regards,


Hi all some urgent news about Richmond EC if youre planning to compete on Sunday PLEASE SHARE thanks xx


The narrow bridge coming from A6136 IS CLOSED. Do not try to attempt  access to REC from here.

Coming North and South on A1.

Exit A1 sign posted Colburn and Catterick Garrison, at the roundabout follow the signs A1 South. Stay in the left hand lane and take the next exit wich is a temporary exit, sign posted Equestrian centre and or Marne Barracks, at the traffic lights turn left over the bridge, at the T junction turn Right. At the next T junction turn left towards Tunstall. Just before Tunstall village turn right which will take you to REC.

Please print off these directions and I promise you can’t get lost. Have a safe journey.

BRC Area 4 Winter Dressage Qualifier at Richmond Equestrian Centre, Sunday 23rd October 2016 TIMES

Morning All,

Apologies for the short delay in getting the times out to you for the Winter Dressage at Richmond Equestrian Centre on Sunday 23rd October 2016.

Please find attached the times in club order by surname.  area-4-brc-winter-dressage-times-v6final

I apologise in advance to the multiple riders with 2-3 hours between tests.  There are about 7 riders with >2 hour wait for their 2nd test, predominantly these people are doing 2x Novice tests and as such are riding in the morning and the afternoon.  In N30, there are 20 multiple riders out of a class of 27, therefore someone has to go at 9.53am and won’t enter the arena for their 2nd test until after 1pm.  Where possible I have spent time trying to fix this problem the best way I can.

Please let me know if I have transposed the J/S column incorrectly or anything else for that matter, as I have copied and pasted so many times, I think I’ve worn the button out!

Can I ask you to check and double check your entry and if you can see any “quick fixes” to make times more sociable for your riders, please let me know ASAP.  Also please see the attached note from Margaret, Area 4 Chair – re parking on the day.

I look forward to hearing from you, (mobile is 07795071741/landline 01937557701), if you have any queries/changes.

Deadline for any withdrawals is next Tuesday 18th October – 5pm.

Good luck to all competitors on the day,

Kind Regards,


Competition Secretary

Morning all Chairs, competitors and Chef d’Equipes.

This year’s WD has been opened to individual riders as well as teams. This has increased the number or entries so 23rd October is going to be a busy and very long day.

We have 233 riders of which 122 are multiple test riders. You can imagine the problems this has presented trying to allocate times with a reasonable gap between tests.

Georgina has spent hours on this and has given a timetable I consider to be acceptable.

Last year we had major problems with the parking, so this year we are asking ALL riders and members to help.

We had lorries parking on the drive last year and this is not acceptable, as emergency vehicles need a clear access.

Parking stewards will be in place, please respect and observe their directions.

Sadly there is no overflow parking and this is a HS issue which the Official Steward Mary Kay will be keeping a close eye on.

Where ever possible, single test riders have been placed at the beginning of the day, seniors and juniors alike. We ask all riders as soon as you have ridden and collected your test sheet, and checked your score against the main score board, that you vacate the lorry park leaving spaces for people competing later in the day.

Please don’t think we want rid of you but this is the only way we can avoid the problems we had last year😊

If you have any queries regarding your score, please use a ‘query’ form which will be on the secretaries table ASAP.

The results will be ‘going live’ on area 4 FB page ……hopefully throughout the day.

Final results will be completed as usual on the day but presentation of rosettes and trophies will be at the AGM the following evening. (details on area 4 Webb page) Everyone is welcome, so please make sure a representative from your club is there to collect your rosettes.

Hopefully this will eliminate snarling up the parking, members having to ‘hang around’ for prize giving and have a reasonable journey home.

Thank you for your cooperation and hopefully the day will run smoothly.

Good luck to everyone and fingers crossed for good weather.



Area 4 Chair