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Area 9 Competitions

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 criteria for 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.

For more information on British Riding Clubs, BRC health and safety, Flu Vaccinations, eligibility and downgrading your horse and the 2024 rule book please have a look at our “Useful Info” page.

Our entry terms and conditions are at the bottom of this page, please check these before you enter.

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Summer Dressage

Area 9 Summer Dressage Qualifier

Date:  Saturday 15th June 2024

Venue:  Rectory Farm, Duntisbourne Abbots, GL7 7JW

Individual/Teams entries from Intro to Advanced Medium

Schedule on Area 9 website

Contact Jo on if you would like to compete

Entry fee £19.50 per test

BACS ref:  Dressage150624

Entries close Friday 24th May!

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Intro Dressage

Area 9 Intro Dressage Qualifier

Date:  Sunday 20th August 2024

Venue:  Burrows Court

More details to follow!


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Horse Trials 

Area 9 Horse Trials Qualifier

Date:  29th and 30th June 2024 

Venue:  Howick 

Schedule is on the BE website

Classes at 70cm, 80cm, 90cm (Sunday) and 100cm and 110cm (Saturday)

This is being run alongside the BE event, all riders and horses must be registered with BE. Go to the BE website and register as an Associate Member - this is Free!

Flu vaccinations in line with BRC rules, not BE.

Contact Emma on if you would like to compete

Entry fee is £102 per class plus £5 towards BRC pre-entry 



Combined Challenge

Area 9 Combined Challenge Qualifier

Date:  25th August 2024

Venue:  West Wilts

More details to follow!

Contact Penny King on if you would like to compete


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Summer Show Jumping

Area 9 Summer Show Jumping Qualifier

Date:  Saturday 6th July 2024

Venue:  Rectory Farm, Duntisbourne Abbots, GL7 7JW

Individual/Team Classes at 70cm, 80cm, 90cm, 100cm and 105cm, Jumping with Style classes at 75cm and 85cm

Schedule on Area 9 website

Contact Judith on if you would like to compete

Entry fee £25 per class

BACS Ref:  SummerSJ


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Arena Eventing

Area 9 Arena Eventing Qualifier

Date:  Sunday 13th October 2024 

Venue:  West Wilts

More details to follow!


Terms & Conditions of Entry:

As a club when we enter Area qualifier events there are two sets of entries:  1) Pre-Entry Fees which are payable direct to BRC and then, 2) Club Entry Fees which are payable to the competition organiser.

As a member of VWH RC, the Pre-Entry fees have been subsidised in full by the club to help keep events affordable (generally by the club paying the prelim entry fees to BRC at no cost to the member).  From 2024, VWH RC are asking for a £5 contribution per entry towards the BRC Pre-Entry fees with the remaining balance still to be subsidised by the club.

However, once Pre-Entry fees are made we are liable for the whole cost of entry even if no-one fills the space. Unfortunately for RC, vet and doctor’s 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:

  • Once you commit to a team manager that you wish to enter a competition you must ensure your entry reaches the club account (VWH Riding Club, sort code: 30-92-06, account number: 00028639) by the close of prelim entries (21 days prior to the competition). Only once payment is received will your entry be processed.

  • If the member cancels their entry outside of 21 days before the event, the member will receive a full refund.

  • 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.

  • If the member cancels their entry after the close of Pre-Entry and their place cannot be filled they will not receive any refund.

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