To be held at:
The Red Cat Field, Wheelton, Chorley. PR6 8LL
Sunday 1st October 2023
OPEN TO OTHER BRANCHES, CENTRES AND NON MEMBERS
Schedule and entry will be available shortly
Class 1: Starters
Fences approx. 30-50cm.
This class will run over a course of around 8 to 10 inviting fences, and will not include water. Assistance Permitted. Horse/rider combination must be a genuine beginner and not to have placed in any Hunter Trials above this level.
Horse/rider combination not permitted to enter any other class on this day.
Open to riders all ages invluding non members.
Class 2: Novice
Fences approx. 60-75cm.
This class will run over a course of around 14 inviting fences and will not include water. Assistance Permitted. Horse/rider combinations 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.
Open to riders all ages including non members.
Class 3: Intermediate
Fences approx. 75-85cm.
This class will include a walk in/out water. This course will be timed, with penalties given to any combination under or over the optimum time.
Open to 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 Thursday 28th September 2023
Times will be available on the Wheelton & District website & Facebook Group on Friday 29th September 2023
Class 1 £18.00
Class 2, and 3 £20.00 per class
Wheelton Branch Members
CLas 1 £15.00
Class 2 and 3 £18.00
£5 refundable deposit required on the day for number bib
Competition will be run in accordance to current Pony Club Hunter Trials Rules
All non Pony Club Members MUST be able to provide details of their insurance
Refreshments & Toilet will be available on site
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 2 and 3 with the permission of your District Commissioner. Non-members; spurs permitted in classes 2 and 3.
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.
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