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Halloween Hunter Trial

Sunday 29th October 2017

For TIMES Please click on above box (Times) scroll down the spreadsheet for next class. The course is OPEN all day Saturday to walk - the course map is in the caravan where you park your car first field on the LEFT coming up Thornton Lodge Farm road. WE have spend time decorating the course PLEASE do not remove any fence decoration.Thanks for coming and enjoy your day.

The Hunter Trial this autumn will begin at approximately 9 am with all competitor start times being published on the website from 6pm the preceding Friday. The Nanny and Novice is the first class to go followed by the minimus, Junior Novice, Senior Novice, Pairs, Open.

THIS HUNTER TRIAL IS A QUALIFIER FOR THE HORSEWARE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES - THE FINAL IS HELD AT ELAND LODGE IN OCTOBER 2018. THE FIRST 3 PLACES IN THE NOVICE, PAIRS AND OPEN WILL QUALIFY. We adhere to the rules of Eland Lodge and BE rules. THERE WILL BE AN UNDISCLOSED OPTIMUM TIME.

NO WATCHES OR WEB CAMS ALLOWED

 

Nanny and Novice (class 1). We have introduced this class at the request of previous competitors as a means of introducing very young children or young horses to a hunter trial and because of this it is not a competitive event. All child riders will receive a rosette and a small chocolate/sweet prize regardless of faults or failure to complete. It will be based on the minimus course, which the child rider must jump, the accompanying adult may choose from the equivalent minimus or novice obstacle. The class size will be limited and we recommend entering as soon as possible to secure a place. Entry Fee £35 per combination.


 

Minimus (class 2). Fence heights up to approximately 1’6” over a 1.5 mile course, which may incorporate combination fences and a water splash (sloping bank walk in and out no jumping required) along with natural brush and some more solid obstacles. Subject to entry levels the class may be split into adult and child competitors with rosettes and small prizes to 6th place in both. Entry Fee £25. Please state age of rider on entry form.


 

Junior Novice/ Senior Novice (class 3a or 3b). These 2 classes will be run over the same course of approximately 2 miles with fences up to 2’6”. They will include a water complex with jump, solid and brush fences and at least one combination. Junior Novice riders must be 16 years and under on the day of the event, there is no restriction on horse/pony size.There will be an UNDISCLOSED optimum time. Meters per minute will be approx 420-435 depending on ground conditions. Rosettes and prizes to 6th place in both classes. Entry Fee £25. Please state the age/or (jun or sen) of the rider on the entry form.


 

Pairs (class 4). This will be run over the novice course, details above, pairs may be any combination of ages and horse or pony size. There will be an UNDISCLOSED optimum time. Meters per minute will be approx 420-435 depending on ground conditions. Rosettes and prizes to 6th place.  Entry Fee £35.


 

Open (class 5). The open class will include fences up to 3’3” (hedges are higher but soft) and will be approximately 2.5 miles long, it will definitely incorporate a water complex and ditches along with solid single and combination fences, some brush and narrow more demanding obstacles. There is no age restriction. There will be and UNDISCLOSED optimum time but the speed will be between 450 - 475 depending on ground conditions. Rosettes and prizes to 6th place. Entry Fee £25.

Bib Hire and Paramedic contribution for all competitors £5 – hire fee of £2 returnable on receipt of the bib. The whole course is timed with the winner being decided by ridden penalties and accuracy to the optimum time. This varies by class and is not published; leaving you to calculate the most likely optimum speed.

Riders aged 16 and under MUST wear an approved body protector and hat, both securely fastened. Adult riders must wear a securely fastened hat of the appropriate safety level and we recommend the use of a body protector. Competitors and spectators must AT ALL TIMES obey the directions of the fence judges and officials,rudness and bad manners will not be accepted failure to abide  will result in you being asked to leave the course and may compromise future entries.

RIDERS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO CARRY CAM RECORDERS or WATCHES OF ANY KIND - AS OF BE RULES any riders found with them will be eliminated and asked to leave the course. THE JUDGES DECISION IS FINAL!

There will be a duty paramedic on site - catering facilities available in addition to a course photographer (Chris Lax) from who prints can be ordered. Every year we do donate money to Yorkshire Air Ambulance and a collection box will be available in the secretaries tent.

Please note that we do not take entries on the day and our events last year were oversubscribed which resulted in us closing entries EARLY. ALL ENTRIES CLOSE a week before the competition date. Please enter as early as possible using the downloadable form from the website! Entries are not refundable other than event being cancelled to which we may hold a 20% admin fee.

Entries can be done on line – please enter your details i.e. name, address, class no, senior or junior, horse name, ANY OTHER INFOMATION USE the box saying INSTRUCTIONS TO VENDOR

By receiving your entries either by post or online means you have agreed to adhere to the rules and disclaimers.

PLEASE DO NOT FORGET THERE IS SPECIAL PRIZES FOR THE BEST DRESSED HALLOWEEN JOCKEY!!