Cross Countries

Sunday 18th April 2021, 10am start – sponsored by Chelford Farm Supplies

Sunday 19th September 2021, 10am start – sponsored by A&M Catering

To be held at The Club Field, Castle Hill Farm, Mill Lane, Ashley

Please note: Competitors may only enter one class plus pairs (BRC Rule). Starters may only enter starters pairs.

NEW for 2021 Pairs:  Rosettes for the best matched pair in the Novice and Starters classes at both events.

The schedule and entry fees may be subject to change.

All classes, apart from the Starters Pairs, will qualify for the ElandLodge.com National Hunter Trial Championships 2021 – Eland Lodge.

Class 1A – Junior Intermediate  Eland Lodge Qualifier 90
Riders not to have attained 18th birthday on 1st January in the current year.
Combination not to have represented a Riding Club or Pony Club at Intermediate or Open Cross Country/Horse Trials and not to have completed at BE Horse Trials at a level greater than BE90.
Approximately 90cm-1m in height.

Class 1B – Senior Intermediate  Eland Lodge Qualifier 90
Riders 18 and over on 1st January in the current year. Combination and heights as for Class 1A.

Class 2A – Junior OPEN Intermediate  Eland Lodge Qualifier 90
Riders not to have attained 18th birthday on 1st January in the current year. This class is aimed at Riders not eligible for Class 1A but still wishing to compete at that level.

Class 2B – Senior OPEN Intermediate  Eland Lodge Qualifier 90
Riders 18 and over on 1st January in the current year. Rules as Class 2A.

Class 3 – Pairs – Juniors & Seniors may compete together.Eland Lodge Qualifier 80
Competitors in this class may only compete in Novice, Intermediate or Open classes as well. May not compete in Pairs Starters Class 6 as a combination. May not enter Starters classes 7A or 7B. Approximately 75cm-85cm in height.

This class will be held over the Novice course. There will be a ‘dressing’ fence ie Pairs will jump the dressing fence side by side (no penalties) – the distance between the Pairs will incur penalties (5, 10 or 20 if the pair is not together). Contact cross country secretary for further information.

Class 4A Junior Novice Eland Lodge Qualifier 80
Riders not to have attained 18th birthday on 1st January in the current year. Combination not to have been placed in any Cross Country/Horse Trials competition other than Novice or Starters and not to have won a Novice competition. Combination not to have represented and completed a Riding Club or Pony Club at Cross Country/Horse Trials and not to have completed a BE Horse Trials at a level greater than BE80. Approximately 75cm-85cm in height.

Class 4B – Senior Novice Eland Lodge Qualifier 80
Riders 18 and over on 1st January in the current year. Combination and heights as for Class 4A.

Class 5A – Junior OPEN Novice Eland Lodge Qualifier 80
Riders not to have attained 18th birthday on 1st January in the current year. This class is aimed at Riders not eligible for Class 4A but still wishing to compete at that level.

Class 5B – Senior OPEN Novice Eland Lodge Qualifier 80
Riders 18 and over on 1st January in the current year. Rules as Class 5A.

The rider’s style in Classes 4A, 4B, 5A and 5B at the April Cross Country will be judged and a trophy will be awarded to the highest placed, if a member of W.R.C.

Class 6 – Pairs (Starters). Juniors and Seniors may compete together. This class is aimed at getting the Starters, who may not be confident to compete on their own, round the course. The lead rider may compete in any other class, maximum two classes, the second rider only in the Starters. No dressing fence. Approximately 60cm-70cm in height.

Class 7A – Junior Starters  Eland Lodge Qualifier 50
Riders not to have attained 18th birthday on 1st January in the current year. Combination not to have been placed in any Cross Country/Horse Trials competition. Combination not to have represented a Riding Club or Pony Club at Cross Country or Horse Trials and not to have competed at BE in any class. Approximately 60cm-70cm in height.

Class 7B – Senior Starters Eland Lodge Qualifier 50
Riders 18 and over on 1st January in the current year. Combination and heights as for Class 7A.

Class 8A – Junior OPEN Starters Eland Lodge Qualifier 50
Riders not to have attained 18th birthday on 1st January in the current year. This class is aimed at Riders not eligible for Class 7A, but still wish to compete at that level.

Class 8B – Senior OPEN Starters Eland Lodge Qualifier 50
Riders 18 and over on 1st January in the current year. Combination as for Class 8A.

Entry fee is £15 for members and £25 for non-members plus £5 for first aid cover. Class 3 & 6 Pairs: £20 if both members and if one member/one non-member, £30 if both non-members. For the foreseeable future all entries will be made on Horse Monkey, or payment by Paypal/BACS followed up by an email to the Cross Country Secretary (hazelwest1@gmail.com). We will review this on an ongoing basis.

Or for paper entries click HERE for Cross Country Entry Form.

Entries close Wednesday prior to the event.  Times will be available on Friday night, prior to the event, on Facebook or on our website. Alternatively please call 01565 723976 between 7pm-9pm. The course will be available to walk from 2pm on the Saturday before the event.

Number of fences, length of course and optimum times for all classes will be on display on the noticeboard. No stopwatches allowed.

THERE WILL BE NO WILMSLOW RIDING CLUB BIBS AVAILABLE FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE – PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN

Please note that you will have to provide your own number also – printed in bold, large type on A4 size paper.

No fixed peak hats to be worn on the Cross Country and Medical Armbands are highly recommended. Course will be ‘open flagged’ (with the exception of the Starters), i.e. if you wish to jump the larger fences, providing you are between the red and white flags, you will not incur any penalties. RULE – Competitors having a fall may not remount until they have been checked by a First Aider.

Click HERE for additional Notes for Cross Countries & One Day Events

All classes are open to Non-Members.

Secretary:
Hazel West, Spinney View, Boots Green Lane, Allostock, Cheshire, WA16 9NQ
Tel: 01565 723976
Number on the day: 07774 204284