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 following classes will be run:
This HUNTER TRIAL IS NOW A QUALIFIER FOR HORSEWARE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES HELD AT ELAND LODGE IN OCTOBER. THE FIRST 3 PLACES IN THE NOVICE PAIRS AND OPEN WILL QUALIFY.
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 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 £36 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 £26. Please state age of rider on entry form.
Junior Novice/ Senior Novice (class 3). 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. Rosettes and prizes to 6th place in both classes. Entry Fee £26. Please state the age 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. Rosettes and prizes to 6th place. Entry Fee £36.
Open (class 5). The open class will include fences up to 3’3” 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. Rosettes and prizes to 6th place. Entry Fee £26.
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; however the course lengths and maximum and minimum metres per minute are, 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 must AT ALL TIMES obey the directions of the fence judges and officials, failure to do so will result in them being asked to leave the course and may compromise future entries.
There will be a duty paramedic and on site catering facilities available in addition to a course photographer from who prints can be ordered.
Please note that we do not take entries on the day and our events last year were oversubscribed which resulted in us closing entries a week before the competition date. Please enter as early as possible using the downloadable form from the website!
Entries can be done on line – please enter your details i.e. name, address, class no, horse name, into the box saying INSTUCTIONS TO VENDOR
By receiving your entries either by post or online means you have agreed to adhere to the rules and disclaimers.