The BCPS is extremely excited to launch a new eventing league for 2018 in conjunction with Horse Events.
The series is open to registered pure and part-bred Connemara ponies. Qualifiers will be run at 80cm, 90cm and 100cm at a variety of events during the season. A combination will qualify for the championship in September if they post a top 10 placing or a double clear. If competitors wish to do so, they can compete at one level above what they qualified at. However, dropping down a level is not permitted.
In order to qualify for and compete at the championship, riders must be either full or performance members of the BCPS. There will be a box to tick on each entry form to indicate your eligibility for this series.
“We believe that this is a really exciting opportunity to showcase the Connemara pony as a performance animal,” says BCPS Chairman Henrietta Knight. “We hope that it will appeal to current members as well as encouraging new people to join the Society.”
There are currently 15 qualifying events, culminating in the championship at Swalcliffe Park, Oxfordshire, on Sunday 30th September. Please keep an eye on the BCPS and Horse Events websites, as more qualifying events may be added throughout the season.
Eventing league qualifiers:
· Calmsden, Gloucestershire — 21st-22nd April
· Swalcliffe Park, Oxfordshire — 28th-29th April
· Eland Lodge, Derbyshire — 6th May
· Moreton, Dorset — 19th-20th May
· Elmwood Equestrian, Oxfordshire — 19th-20th May
· Bovington, Dorset (Wessex Connemaras) — 3rd June
· Crown Farm, Oxfordshire — 9th-10th June
· Eland Lodge, Derbyshire — 9th June
· Broadway, Worcestershire — 23rd-24th June
· Crown Farm, Oxfordshire — 14th-15th July
· Keysoe, Bedfordshire — 29th July
· Oxstalls, Gloucestershire, 12th August
· Elmwood Equestrian, Oxfordshire — 26th August
· Eland Lodge, Derbyshire — 27th August
· Chilham Park, Kent (BCPS Performance Day) — 9th September
· CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT — SWALCLIFFE PARK — 30th September
For Events in Dorset - please contact Kate Walters - firstname.lastname@example.org
For Events at Eland Lodge - please contact the venue direct.
For all other Events please contact Horse Events - www.horse-events.co.uk/contact/