top of page

Equestrian Competition Rules.

Rules 2022/23

Please be aware of the following equestrian competition Rules & Guidelines:

  • All riders MUST wear appropriate body protectors and skull caps per British Eventing Rules

  • Please ‘check in’ to the collecting ring stewards so that we know you are warming up & ready to compete

  • Please arrive with sufficient time to warm up and compete on your allocated time.  We do try to run to time.

  • Please be respectful to others warming up.  All go in the same direction and limit the number of ponies/horses to 6.

  • The Judges decision is Final. Any Objections will only be considered in person during the competition times.

  • Faults are given as per BE Show Jumping and Cross Country

  • Each class is judged to an Optimum Time set at the start of the class based on approx 325mpm Show Jumping and from 435 Cross Country rising as the classes progress

  • The winner is the combination on or closest to the optimum time, where priorty is given to riders under the set time.

Refund Policy.

No refunds will be given for Withdrawals once start times have been published at 8pm on Thursday prior to the event.

In the event of  cancellation for reasons not associated with the weather or access or safety at the venue, ALL entry fees will be refunded less a 15% admin fee.  Entries may however be transfered to another date remaining within the season and for the same competition type at no additional charge.

In the event of abandonment of an event where weather conditions were the cause of the abandonment. (usually between 1 day prior to the fixture date OR during the day of competition) NO REFUND of entry fees will be made.  Entries may however be transfered once to another date remaining within the season and for the same competition type at no additional charge.

Qualifications and competancy

When entering, all competitors must be satisfied they and their horse/pony are competent to jump the type and heights of the fences to be included in the class.  Where a competitor enters a class with recent and consistent success at higher levels, they may be moved by the Organisers up a class or placed as a non competitive Hors Concours entry. 

The Organisers reserve the right to disallow an entry into any particular class for either over qualification or lack of experience.

bottom of page