To be held at:
The Red Cat Field, Wheelton. PR6 8LL
Sunday 16th September 2018
OPEN TO OTHER BRANCHES, CENTRES AND NON MEMBERS

Thank You to everybody that came along and supported our Hunter Trials this year
Information about the 2019 event will appear here closer to the day

Class 1: True Beginners
Fences approx. 30-45cm.
This class will run over a shortened course of 8-10 inviting fences, and will not include water. Lead Rein and Assistance Permitted. Horse/rider combination must be genuine beginners and not to have placed at any Hunter Trials or ODE (excluding True Beginners).

Horse/rider combination not eligible to enter any other class on this day – rider under 12 as 1/1/18

Class 2: Starters
Fences approx. 50-60cm.
This class will run over a course of around 14 inviting fences, and will not include water. Assistance Permitted. 
Horse/rider combination not to have placed in any Hunter Trials or ODE 65cm or above.
Horse/rider combination not eligible for any other class on this day.

Class 3: Novice
Fences approx. 65-75cm.
This class will include a walk in/out water. This course will be timed, with a generous optimum time. Horse/rider combinations not to have completed a PC90 or BE90, and are not eligible to enter Class 5 (Open) on this day.
Open to riders all ages including non members.

Class 4: Intermediate
Fences approx. 75-85cm.
This class will run over a variety of different cross country fences including water, steps, ditches and combinations. This course will be timed, with penalties given to any combination under or over the optimum time.

Open to all combinations (except those taking part on Class 1 & 2) riders of all ages including non members.

Class 5: Open
Fences approx. 90cm-1m.
This class will run over a variety of different cross country fences including water, steps, ditches and combinations. This course will be timed, with penalties given to any combination under or over the optimum time.

Open to all combinations (except those taking part in Class 1, 2 & 3) riders of all ages including non members.

It is the responsibility of the rider/owner to ensure the horse is fit enough to jump the classes entered. Any horses deemed to be dangerously tired may be pulled up on course (at the jump judges discretion) and asked to retire.

Entries close 23:00 on Friday 14th September 2018
Times will be available on the Wheelton & District website on Friday 14th September 2018

Entry:
Class 1 £8.00 
Class 2, 3, 4 and 5 £15.00 per class
£5 refundable deposit required on the day for number bib

Competition will be run in accordance to Pony Club Hunter Trials Rules 2018

All non Pony Club Members MUST be able to provide details of their insurance

A horse or pony may compete in a MAXIMUM of two different classes

Refreshments & Toilet will be available on site

Dress Code
Cross country dress – all colours permitted but dress must comply with pony club safety standards; no jewellery, long hair secured in a hairnet, and long sleeves are compulsory!  Riding hats must comply with current Pony Club standards, and jockey skull caps must be worn for classes 4 & 5.  Back protectors are compulsory for all classes

Whips & Spurs
Overuse of the whip and/or spurs is forbidden; any rider judged to have misused the whip or spurs may be eliminated. Pony Club members; spurs permitted in classes 3, 4 and 5, with the permission of your District Commissioner. Non-members; spurs permitted in classes 3, 4 and 5.

Judging
The winners will be determined on a combination of penalties for faults (such as falls, refusals and knocking down unfixed obstacles).  In the event of two or more competitors having the same score the time taken to complete the timed section (which is a test of skill) shall determine the winners.

Note:
Riders must ensure that they WALK to the Starting Box and away from the Finish Line.  This is to ensure that competitors on the course are not impeded in anyway. If anyone is deemed to be riding recklessly through the gateway, either before or after completing the course, they will be disqualified.

Competitors eliminated or retiring from any part of the Course shall leave the course at a WALK and shall take every precaution to avoid disturbing other competitors.

**It is the responsibility of the rider/owner to ensure the horse is fit enough to jump the classes entered**
Any horses deemed to be dangerously tired may be pulled up on course (at the jump judge’s discretion) and asked to retire

If an official feels that the horse/pony or rider is unfit to continue after a fall the competitor will be asked to retire.

A rider must not be allowed to remount after a fall if there is any element of doubt as to their fitness, irrespective of the wishes of their parents, trainers etc. Further participation may be possible following medical examination.

If a rider has a second fall, they must retire