Qualifier: 24th & 25th April 2021 Richmond E.C.
Champs: 22-23 May 2021 Aston-Le-Walls
Qualifier: 3rd July 2021 Richmond E.C.
Champs: 4-5 September 2021 Lincoln Showground
Dressage to Music
Qualifier: 11th July 2021 Manor Grange
Champs: TBC TBC Addington Manor
Qualifier: 18th July 2021 Breckenbrough
Champs: 6-9 August 2021 Swalcliffe Park
Qualifier: 14th-15th August 2021 Richmond E.C.
Champs: 4-5 September 2021 Lincoln Showground
Qualifier: 2nd-3rd October 2021 Richmond E.C.
Qualifier: TBC October
25th-27th August 2021 Manor Grange details to follow
27th-29th August 2021 Manor Grange details to follow
Area 4 Camp
22th-24th October 2021 Somerford Park details to follow TBC
Our stance is that it’s up to the individuals to interpret the government guidance and decide what activities they feel they should or should not be doing, but the advice on our website says arenas can be used for exercising horses which are stabled at the venue, livery yard or riding school. Ultimately, they need to make their own decision on whether it’s ‘essential’
ARENA EVENTING UPDATE – Sadly due to further restrictions within area 4, the decision has been made to postpone the competition 14th & 15th November. We will try to set a new date but again this will depend on the restrictions in place at the time. Stay Safe Everyone. Margaret
: Area 4 Winter Nov & Int Dressage Qualifier 2020
Good evening all,
Sadly due the escalating Corona Virus situation within our area, the collective decision has been made to postpone the planned qualifier at Bishop Burton 17/10/2020 for BRC Novice & Intermediate Dressage Championships.
The decision has not been made lightly, and has taken into consideration all of the following factors.
We have a duty of care to the safety and well being to all involved. The restrictions facing the organisation of the event, to keep within the law and guidelines, has in turn imposed difficult restrictions on the numbers of entries ( bums on seats) we are able to run during the day.
Historic entries were much lower than the entries received for 2020. We did ask clubs to reduce their numbers, however the returns were still very high so sadly we had to suggest an acceptable number. We know this didn’t suit some clubs but there was no other way.
Because of the way the split/options of am and pm test were offered, it made selection of teams difficult, and this has been acknowledged.
No one has a crystal ball as to the where the Coronavirus will be in the months ahead, but hopefully we will have a clearer picture once into the new year.
We propose to run a qualifier for both the Novice & Intermediate Championships in the new year 2021. A date and venue will be published ASAP.
A new entry form will be sent out to the clubs and the proposal is to run on 1 or 2 days to accommodate entries.
We fully and completely appreciate all the cooperation, support and patience shown from all the clubs, which we hope you will pass onto all your members. These decisions may seem last minute, however the goal posts change at short notice.
BRC have the Winter Dressage Championships in place in 2021, but who knows what is around the corner. Rest assured area 4 will provide a qualifier for the WD 2021 Championships.
If any club has payed area entry fees ( not due until tomorrow), these will either be refunded or carried over. If anyone has payed prelim fees to BRC, these will be refunded, but must be requested by clubs.
We know that many members have been doing extra training, organised 6 month vaccinations and made plans, but we are in unprecedented times where it is difficult to predict or have set rules.
If anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
We all miss meeting up and hopefully it won’t be too long before we can get back together. In the mean time stay safe and look after each other.
Area 4 Chair
club chairs, committee members and club members,
re the SX entry fee…..
discussed the Showcross entry fee at the last committee meeting and I expressed
my concern that we continually run this event at a deficit, even when it runs
on schedule. The main reason for this is that Epworth charge us an amount
per horse and then have to charge us VAT on top of this. This means that
we have fixed element of £22.20 per combination. In addition, we then
have to recover the cost of the Vets, Paramedics, Course Builder, Judges,
Radios, timing team, helpers and organisers. As you can see below, these
additional costs total approximately £1,660.
we have 100 competitors, this cost is £16.60 on top of the £22.20 per
combination, giving a total entry fee of £38.80. We have therefore set
the Area 4 fee at least £37.50 to keep the overall cost (including the BRC
Prelim fees) to £50 or less. We appreciate this is a significant increase
on previous years, however, if we have to run with less than 100 competitors,
we will not recover the full cost of running the event. If we run with more
than 100, there is a opportunity to reduce the entry fee.
are therefore proposing that once we have the pre-prelim entries from the
clubs, we will review the entry fee and if possible, will reduce it, so we
break-even or at least minimise the deficit on the event. The maximum
Area 4 entry fee will therefore be £37.50 or £150 per team.
estimated costs are scheduled below:-
Based on 100 competitors
Venue – Epworth
Charge £18.50+VAT per horse
Paramedics (inc Expenses)
SJ Course Builder
Clubs – Fence Judges etc
18 Pairs FJ/8 others
Surplus/(Deficit) per Horse
Area 4 Liaison Committee
Here are the results from Sunday’s SJ qualifier:
Please note the Winter Showjumping was Jumped Single Phase but scored 2 phase due to teams.
It is with regret the decision has been made to cancel Sunday’s SJ Qualifier competition at Bishop Burton due to the risk of high winds and storms. As soon as we have an alternative venue and date we will let you know.
After careful consideration, the decision has been made to move the winter Dressage Qualifier to Bishop Burton 20th October 2019.
Please note Bishop Burton are still requiring 6 month vaccination cover for the foreseeable future. 😁
Important information and changes for Official Stewards
Format for Show Jumping
In order to assist areas with running show jumping (SJ) qualifiers and
also due to repeated requests to allow competitors to compete at more
than one height; the format will change. From the start of the winter
season 2019, the format of SJ will be shortened at qualifiers, which will
allow competitors to enter consecutive heights (excluding 70cm). We
hope this will help with falling numbers in some areas, but not
overburden the busier areas with even longer days. The Championship
format will remain the same. This change will come into effect from 1
October and will be inserted into the Handbook as follows:
SJ1: QUALIFIER FORMAT
Riders jump two rounds. Riders will jump the first round and then the second round
separately. The second round will be run as a single phase competition, which will
combine the second round and the jump-off. The first half of the course should be set
at the second round height, with the second part of the course set at jump-off height.
The course should be timed in two parts, with the second half being recorded as the
jump-off. If necessary the first half of the round can be timed manually depending on
the availability of timing equipment. The jump-off will follow straight on from the first
part of the course without stopping. All team and individual members (unless the
individual is eliminated in first round) will go forward to the second part of the second
round (jump-off) unless eliminated in the first half. The second half of the second
round (the jump-off) will be classed as both the team and individual jump-off. An area
may choose to run a separate jump-off at the end of the class for individuals and use
the second part of the second round as the jump-off for teams only (this will be at the
areas discretion and must be relayed to competitors on the schedule).
Should a team member be eliminated before reaching the jump-off phase in the
second round they will not continue forward to the jump-off section and the team will
continue as a team of three. The Official Steward reserves the right to stop anyone
who is in multiple classes if BRC feel the horse’s welfare is compromised.
SJ1: CHAMPIONSHIP FORMAT
Riders jump two rounds. Riders will jump the first round and then a separate second
round. If equality exists for first place then there will be a jump-off for teams and a
separate jump-off for individuals. All team members will be required to jump-off. The
Official Steward reserves the right to stop anyone who is in multiple classes if BRC
feel the horse’s welfare is compromised.
SJ1.4.1: Single Phase Course for Qualifiers
For qualifiers the second round will be split into a combined second round and jumpoff.
The first half of the course should be set at 5cm higher than the first round height.