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 members to compete for us in a sociable yet competitive atmosphere with the intention of having fun.
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 to have been received by the event team manager by the close of entry.
For further details on terms of entry, vaccinations and horse downgrading opportunities please see the bottom of the page.
More information on British Riding clubs, BRC health and safety and the 2012 rule book can be found on our British Riding Clubs Page.
Festival of the Horse Championships
Qualifiers in Area 9
Eventers Challenge Qualifier
To be held at: Swalcliffe
Date: Sunday 14th April 2013
This competition involves teams and / or individual competitors competing over 7-10 show jumps immediately followed by approximately 15 cross country fences.
The competitors dress for cross country to compete. The show jumping is timed and the XC has an optimum time.
The 90 Challenge: Show Jumps max 85cm and XC max 90cm, horses may be registered with BE but hold no BE points, nor have been placed at BE100 in the past 2 seasons.
The 90 Pairs Challenge: As above but horses may hold a maximum of 20 BE points
The 100 Challenge: Show Jumps max 1m and XC 1m, horses may hold up to 20 BE points.
Entried Closed: We have entered two Challenge 90 teams, a challenge 90 pair and one brave challenge 100 individual.
Team Manager: Pip Roberts
Contact: email@example.com or 07971249418
Results: The VWH Won the Challenge 90 competition and our challenge 90 pair were also victorious!, a fabulous day was had by all. Roll on the championships!
Combined Training Qualifier
To be held at Rabson Manor, Wroughton
Date: 28th April 2013
This competition involves teams of four riders.
Prelim / 75cm Section - Two team members ride Prelim 14 (2006) and jump a round of show jumps at 75cm.
Novice / 85cm Section - Two team members ride Novice 27 (2007) and jump a round of show jumps at 85cm.
Those riding prelim may not hold anyBE or BD points or BS winnings.
Those riding the Novice test may hold up to 124 BD points, 10 BE points and up to £175 BS winnings.
Entries closed: We have entered two teams in this competition.
Team Manager: Fiona Symes 07778103032 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
BRC Summer Championships
Qualifiers in Area 9 2013
Summer Dressage Qualifiers
To be held at Rabson Manor, Wroughton
Date: 16th June 2013
This competition has four classes:
Senior Prelim dressage - teams of four riders all doing Prelim 14 with the best three scores counting. Horses can hold no BD points.
Senior Riding test - ie, they judge your riding not what the horse is doing! Again teams of four with the best three scores counting.
Riding Test Prelim - BRC Prelim RT (2013) Horses holding upto 60 BD points
Riding Test Novice - BRC Novice RT (2013) Horses holding between 60 and 124 BD points.
Senior Pairs dressage - find a friend, dress the same and choreograph your own test riding side by side! BRC Pairs 5 (2013) stipulates the moves to be included. Horses can hold upto 124 BD points.
Senior Open Dressage - teams of four riders, one rides Novice 27 (2007), one rides Novice 28 (2008), one rides Novice 30 (2006) and one rides Elementary 42 (2008). Horses can hold up to 124 BD points for the novice tests and up to 199 BD points for the elementary.
Entry fees: TBC
All entries and entry fees to be received by: Monday 20th May
Team manager - Caroline Harwood 07801 839613 email: email@example.com
Dressage to Music Qualifier
To be held at: West Wilts Equestrian Centre
Date: Sunday 26th May 2013
You can compete as an individual or you can ride as a pair.
Choose your own music and choreograph your own tests and wow us all!!
Horse eligibility depends on section:
Novice DTM - Nil points and DTM Novice upto 124 BD points.(BD Novice freestyle to music (2012)
Pairs DTM allows up to 124 BD points. BRC Pairs dressage to music (2013)
DTM Elementary up to 199 BD points. BD Elementary freestyle to music (2012)
Entry Fees - £20
All entries and entry fees to be received by: Monday 29th April
Entries Co-ordinator: Pip Roberts 07971249418 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Show Jumping Qualifier
To be held at: Leyland Court Equestrian Centre (On grass)
Date: Sunday 7th July 2013
Teams of four members can enter any one of four 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.
Novice class: 1st round 80cm, 2nd round max 85cm - Horses to hold no BE points or BS Winnings.
Intermediate class: 1st round 95cm, 2nd round max 1m. Horses to hold a max £175 BS Winnings.
Open class: 1st round 1.1m, 2nd round 1.15m. Unlimited BS winnings.
Style Jumping: This is one round at 85cm of 7 fences to include a skinny and a double and you are judged like a dressage test on rhythm, style and position through-out. Horses can hold unto 10 BE points and unto £175 BS winnings.
Entry fees - TBC
Entries and entry fees must be received by Monday 10th June
Team manager: Judith Wilson - 07771914447 email: email@example.com
Horse Trials Championship Qualifier
To be held at West Wilts Equestrian Centre
Date: 23rd June 2013
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) 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. Dressage test: BRC HT Q&C (2013).
BRC 90 - (SJ & XC Max 90cm) Horses may be registered with BE but cant hold any BE points or have been placed 1st - 6th at BE100 level in the current or previous season. In addition it can't have completed a BE100 or above in the current year. Dressage test: BRC HT90Q (2013)
BRC 100 - (SJ &XC Max 1m) Horses can hold unto 5 BE points but not have completed a BE Novice this season. Dressage Test: BRC HT100Q (20013)
BRC 100+. (Show Jumping max 1.1m and XC Max 1m but longer and more technical than BRC100) Horses can hold an unlimited number of BE points. BRC HT100+Q (2013)
Entries and entry fees must be received by Monday 27th May
Team manager: Pip Roberts 07971249418 firstname.lastname@example.org
OTHER Summer Riding Club Team EventsAs well as the Area qualifiers we have two other exciting competitive team events:
Hickstead Royal International Riding Clubs
Team of 3 Competition
The Royal International (Hickstead) includes a class for Riding Clubs each year
The team of three jump a round each: Novice 85cm (up to £100 BS winnings), Intermediate 95cm (up to £175 BS winnings) and Open 105cm ( up to £300 BS winnings). You just jump the one round each against the clock and all three scores count towards time and faults incurred. If one person is eliminated then 50 penalties are added to the other members can continue.
You get wrist bands for the day of the competition which will enable you to watch the rest of the show too, should you wish.
The Blenheim Team Event.
At Blenheim horse trials, they run a Riding Club Team Eventers Challenge Competition at BE100 level on the Thursday.
We can only entered one team of four.
Terms of Entry
As a club when we enter Area qualifier events there are two sets of entries. Pre-lim 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 pre-lim entry fees).
However once prelim entries are made we are liable for the whole cost of entry even if the competitor is unable to do so. 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: 30-92-06 Account number: 00028639) by the close of pre-lim 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 with between 7 and 24 days remaining and their place can be filled with another member they will receive a 50% refund of entry and the member taking their place will only be charged 50% of the full entry fee.
4. If the member cancels their entry within 7 days of the event no refund will be given and if another member is able to take their place at this late stage to complete a team they will not be charged by the club.
5. If a member cancels their entry within 24 days of the event and their place can not be filled they will receive no refund from the club.
Horses Passport Information
To compete at a BRC Area qualifier, your horses vaccination history MUST be correct and complete. Horse passports are checked at each AREA qualifier event so as a club and area we hold a database of every-ones horses vaccination history to ensure it's correct before you enter a competition. If your horses details aren't on the database and are found to be incorrect on the day of competition you will eliminated and unable to compete.
To prevent this from happening we recommend all our members send an up to date photocopy of their horses passports to Mrs Fiona Russll-Brown, Kenarah House, 2 Churn Hill, Cirencester. Fiona kindly holds our club database and will check your horses are eligible to compete.To assist Fiona with this we request that you send a copy of your horses Name and Ownership page, the picture page and all vaccinations to date page. Obviously not forgetting to let her know who has sent it - i.e. your details. Once you are on the database each year after your horses annual booster, Fiona just needs an updated copy of the vaccinations page.
If you have seen a competition you would like to enter but your horse is not eligible you can now apply to the BRC directly to downgrade your horse.
From 1 January 2011 BRC changed the rules regarding downgrading for BRC competitions. As a result of feedback from members, BRC has decided that anyone who would like to downgrade their horse for BRC competitions can complete a downgrading form and support it with an accompanying letter explaining why they wish to downgrade their horse.
BRC will be looking at each application on a case by case basis, taking into consideration the horse and riders age, past achievements, injuries and current levels of performance.
You can apply to down grade at any point during the year, however a decision must have been formally made by BRC before prelim entries close for any particular event you wish to compete in.
Forms are available in Word and PDF. For any queries regarding downgrading please contact Rachael email@example.com 02476 840597