Category Archives: Festival of the Horse Qualifiers

Times for Combined Training Qualifier This Saturday !!

Hi All,

I have received all the changes this evening and altered the running order accordingly.

BRC AREA 4 CT Times 2017 GA30.3.17

Please have a look at the first worksheet with the timetable to remind your competitors of SJ course walk times etc.

Please ensure that your DECLARATIONS SHEETS are fully complete and ready to hand in to the secretary’s desk at least ½ hour before your first competitor of the day.  If you/your Chef d’Equipe can not be there in person, it is your responsibility to ensure that the sheet is complete, if it is not, your competitors can be prevented from competing.  Please HIGHLIGHT changes clearly on the form.

Wishing you all good luck for the day,

Kind Regards, Georgina

Course Walk Times for Sunday

Hi All,

I have had confirmation from the OS on the day and the organiser that the course can be walked at the following times:

SATURDAY – from 2-6pm (the gates will be closed at 6pm)

SUNDAY – from 7.30am

On Sunday, I have built in a 10 minute break approximately every hour so you will be able to walk the SJ between and during the classes.

Wishing you all a good safe ride,


Area 4 Competition Secretary


Hi All,

Please find attached your FINAL times for the Showcross this Sunday at Epworth.

TIMES for BRC Area 4 Showcross 2017 FINAL 14.3.17

SX Running Order


Unfortunately, these times have changed considerably from those sent out last Friday.  Each Organiser has to follow the BRC Rulebook to the letter.  Area 4 is the largest area by far in the country and covers a huge geographical area, this is especially challenging when organising the times for a qualifier to an event venue that is very much to the south of our Area and not strictly speaking in Area 4 country.  The Official Steward for the day has an important job to make sure that organisers, officials, stewards, scorers etc run each qualifying event within the realms of the BRC Rulebook.  To this end, the times have had to change to accommodate their ideals of the running of the day.  Due to factors beyond my control, this has had an impact on the running order, especially for those senior teams in the 80 and 90 class respectively.

I have not had the time in the past 24 hours to have due consideration for those travelling together, although I have tried to consider all the multiple riders.

If you do foresee any problems, as always, please let me know asap.

I wish you all the very best of luck for Sunday.  Hopefully the weather will stay dry.


Please remember, there are no “emergency changes forms” anymore.  Instead, please write any changes different to the attached on your DECLARATIONS SHEET that needs to be submitted in FULL, to the Secretary’s desk at least 30 minutes, prior to your first rider of the day.  Please ensure that this is fully completed including passport numbers, full names of horse and rider etc.  It is not the responsibility of the competitor handing this over to make sure it is complete – if you are a team manager and cannot make Sunday, ensure the form is fully complete so that it is not handed back to your club.



Kind Regards,






Area 4 Competition Secretary

Area 4 Showcross times, info and other forms for Saturday 14th May 2016

Hi All,

Here are the times for Saturday no more changes can now be made until the day on the changes form (attached)

14th May 2016 Area 4 SX TIMES by CLUB

The Showcross course (SJ and XC) will be available for walking this Friday 13th May from 4-8pm at Epworth.

 Please find attached the “emergency changes form” which is for use ON THE DAY of the competition in case of any last minute changes. Don’t forget this needs to be completed in quadruplicate.

 Also, a suggestion from Sam at York & District at the last Area 4 Committee Meeting was to create a generic “spare declarations form” for use ON THE MORNING of the competition.  You will have been sent these for your entries once you have registered your prelim entries with HQ.  Just in case you don’t have one, there are some spares available at the secretary’s desk on the day.  Alternatively, please complete the attached “generic” spare declarations form in advance of the competition (ONLY if you have don’t have the correct documentation from HQ). 

Both these forms need to be completed in FULL and handed to the secretary’s desk AT LEAST 30 MINUTES before your first rider competes.

Good Luck to everyone and I look forward to seeing you all compete on Saturday,

If you have any queries before the day, please give me a call.

Kind Regards,


Area 4 Competition Secretary


01937 557701

Area 4 FOTH Show Cross qualifier will now take place on SATURDAY 14th MAY 2016 at Epworth Equestrian Centre

Hi All,

After some busy work behind the scenes over the last few days. We are pleased to announce that the Area 4 FOTH Show Cross qualifier will now take place on

SATURDAY 14th MAY 2016 at Epworth Equestrian Centre

Prelim entries to HQ is this Saturday 23rd April, and deadline to Area 4 is next Tuesday 26th April for numbers, no of teams, pairs, individuals etc.  The classes and subdivisions WILL remain exactly the same.  Closing date for FULL entries will be next Friday 29th April.

This NEW entries window is open to ALL clubs regardless of whether you had entries for the original date.

However, all previous entries will stand IF as a club you so wish.  Please RE-CONFIRM via email and let me have any changes you may have due to the change in date.  If the new date does not accommodate your competitors than you will in due course receive a refund from Area 4 along with a CREDIT NOTE from HQ for your prelim entry.

Any questions please email or call on 07795071741. Alternatively call Margaret, Area 4 Chair on

Kind Regards

Competition Secretary



Morning all,

Unfortunately the Show Cross at Epworth tomorrow has been postponed due to the wet conditions to Saturday 14th MAY

The decision this morning was not made lightly and alternative dates are being looked at.

Such a lot of work and commitment goes into organising these events but the one thing we have no control over is the weather☔️

Thank you

Kindest regards


CANCELLED The Show jumping and XC course for Area 4 Show Cross at Epworth 17th April 2016 will be available to walk between 12.00 and 6pm on SATURDAY 16th APRIL.

CANCELLED  The Show jumping and XC course for Area 4 Show Cross at Epworth 17th April 2016 will be available to walk between

12.00 and 6pm on SATURDAY 16th APRIL.

The gates will be locked at 6pm. Please park on the competition field only in the singed parking.




There will be a one way system for all competition traffic on the day, and the organisers ask all members and associates to adhere  to this as the lane is single track in a lot of places.

Signs will be out so please lookout for them. Please do not enter from the Epworth end.


Any questions do not hesitate to contact Georgina, Denise or myself.

Fingers crossed for good weather! If there is any doubt about the weather on the day and there is a change, information will be put on the area 4 website and FB or call Margaret : 07905692423

Denise: 07837811409 or Epworth: 01427 872293

CANCELLED Area 4 Show Cross – Sunday 17th April 2016 – Times and Timetable of the day

CANCELLED Area 4 Show Cross – Sunday 17th April 2016 – Times ShowCross Entries 6.4.16 MASTER

Timetable of the day

10am START
(1) 100 Seniors
(2) followed by 100 Juniors (Teams and Individuals)
BREAK – 10.40-11AM (Change of course for the 90s)
(3) 90 Juniors Individuals
(4) 90 Junior Pairs
(5) 90 Seniors
BREAK – 12.30PM-1.20PM LUNCH
(5) 90 Seniors cont’d
BREAK 2.04PM-2.13PM
(6) 90 Seniors Pairs

FINISH – Last Horse of the day due to finish at 2.43pm