Fernie Team Chase
Fernie Team Chase
PLEASE BRING YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS – TO ENJOY THE THRILLS, SPILLS AND ACTION
Licensed Bar, Good Food, Trade Stands, ‘fun-rides’ and TERRIER RACING
The Roger Helmer MEP Terrier Racing will take place during the lunch interval.
Entries Secretary: Horse-Events, Lower House, Kelmscott, Lechlad, GL7 3HG Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: 07962 252696 (not after 7pm)
Organiser/ Event Secretary: Mrs Victoria Cowen, Telephone: 01536 712774 or 07710 094805 Email: email@example.com
Any other enquiries about the event (not relating to entries) should be made to: Philip Cowen (Chairman) – 07887 838231
THE WELLAND VALLEY FEEDS NOVICE CLASS – ‘SPEED’ or ‘BOGEY TIME’
- to start at approx. 9.30am. The course is 1¼ miles long, about 17 inviting and well-built natural cross country fences, height 2’9” – 3’0”. There will be two sections: Speed & Bogey Time, both sections will run concurrently. Riders must be aged 16 or over to compete in the Speed section. Teams are required to nominate beforehand which section they are entering.
Entry charge: £105 per team, or where payment is received after Sunday 26th March £115 per team
Prizes: Prizes in kind and Rosettes to 6th place in each section. The Fernie Puppy Cup to the winner of the Bogey Time section
THE SKINNER’S PET FOODS OPEN CLASS
- to start at approx. 12 noon. The course is 2½ miles long with about 27 inviting & well-built fences. This class is a qualifier for the Skinner’s Pet Foods British National Team Chase Championship, hosted by the Heythrop, on Saturday 15th April 2017.
Entry charge: £150 per team
Prizes: 1st – £400, 2nd – £200, 3rd – £150, 4th – £100 – subject to 8 or more teams starting. Rosettes to 10th A Challenge Cup to the winner
THE 17th ANNUAL UK HUNT TEAM CHASE
- to start at approx. 2.00pm. The course is 1¾ miles long, about 25 inviting and well-built natural cross country fences, height approximately 3’3” – 3’6’’. This class will be judged on a timed section over about ¾ mile, which includes a hunting gate to be opened and shut. Eligible teams must consist of three or four riders, with no more than 1 team member having ridden in the Team Chase National Championship in the last 3 years. All riders must be subscribers from one Hunt only and must provide a certificate to that effect from the Master of their Hunt. (Please see entry form for further details). Riders must be aged 16 or over.
For more detail, please refer to the ‘Special Rules’ for UK Hunt Class .
A travel allowance will be returned to competing teams, on return of number cloths to the Secretary’s Tent on day of the event only, based on £20 per team for those teams from Hunts whose kennels are more than 50 miles away and £30 per team for those Hunts whose kennels are situated over 80 miles from the course. All distances will be measured as the crow flies from the venue of the event to that hunt’s kennels. The Organiser’s decision on amount of allowance to be paid to a team shall be final.
Entry charge: £125 per team, or where payment is received after Sunday 26th March £135 per team
Prizes: 1st – £750, 2nd – £350, 3rd – £250, 4th – £150 – subject to 18 or more teams starting (paid directly to the team’s Hunt). Rosettes to 6th place.
The Admiral Hill Founders Cup to the overall winner and The Henry Beeby Cup to the Best Fernie Team with special prizes.
THE ROR FERNIE INTERMEDIATE
- to start at approx. 3.15pm. The course is 1¾ miles long, over 26 fences height approximately 3’6”. The FERNIE INTERMEDIATE is an Allcomers open class for teams of 3 or 4 riders judged against the clock. Riders must be aged 16 or over.
Entry charge: £125 per team, or where payment is received after Sunday 26th March £135 per team
Prizes: 1st – £200, 2nd – £100, 3rd – £80, 4th – £50 – subject to 10 or more teams starting. Rosettes to 6th place. The Fernie Cup to the overall winner.
Voucher Prizes in kind, donated by Retraining of Racehorses (RoR), to all competitors in this class riding a RoR registered horse running under its former racing name, subject to the team successfully registering a time in the competition. Riders must state their horse’s ‘Racing Name’ at point of entry. Vouchers will NOT be awarded to ROR registered horses if Organisers are not notified in advance of their ‘Racing Name’.
Enter online via the team chasing website: www.teamchasing.co.uk
Alternatively, complete the Entry form, which must be returned with the correct entry fee ( by post, or by email with cheque following by 1st class post) all to arrive with the Entries Secretary, Horse-Events, no later than 8pm on MONDAY 27th MARCH, 2017
Entries received after this date will be accepted at the discretion of the Event Organisers, and will be subject to a late entry fee.
Team times will be advertised on www.teamchasing.co.uk by 9pm Wednesday 29th March.
Please forward an SAE if you wish to receive your complimentary car pass(es).
The courses may not be walked without the Organiser’s consent at any time before 8.30am on Saturday 26th March.
Number Cloths & Equipment Checks:- A £10 deposit will be required for Number Cloths on declaration at the Secretary’s Tent, which will be refunded in full when a complete set of Cloths are returned. All team members must bring their tagged crash hats and body protectors to the Secretary’s Tent for spot checking when their Team declaration is made. BTC tags will be available for approved & kite-marked hats at £2 per tag.
Catering, Refreshments & Tradestands:- There will be a licensed bar with hot and cold refreshments.
Trade stands will also be present, for which bookings should be made in advance.
Weather:- In case of poor weather conditions please check website.
Fernie Team Chase – Administrative Guidelines
THESE MATTERS ARE FOR THE INFORMATION OF ALL COMPETITORS AND SPECTATORS AT THE EVENT
In addition to their role in respect of the MFHA Cross Country Team Chase rules, the Stewards will be responsible for ensuring fair play at the event, with the best interests of Team Chasing at heart, and in particular with regard to:
- MARKING OF COURSE – The Novice Class course will be marked by white numbers on a blue background, the Open will be marked by white numbers on a red background and The UK Hunt & Intermediate Team Chase courses will be marked by white numbers on a black background.
- WINNING TIME – In the Open, ROR Fernie Intermediate and Novice “Speed section”, the fastest team to complete the course will win.In the UK Hunt Team Chase, the fastest team to complete the special timed section of the course (to be known as ‘The Hunting Zone’) will win, so long as the 3 counting Members of the team do not incur any rider or horse fills on the entire course and the time they take to complete the entire course is not be more than 20 seconds slower than the total time of the fastest team’s entire round.In the Novice “Bogey” Class ‘the team nearest the ‘bogey’ time will win. The ‘Bogey’ time will be determined by the organisers in advance of the event, and will be equivalent to a standard hunting pace around the course in the prevalent conditions. Falls will be penalised by time only. In the event of a dead heat between teams, the time of the fourth horse will count.
- DAMAGE TO FENCES – When damage occurs to a fence, the event will continue at the discretion of the Organisers with that part of the fence damaged marked with white crossed sticks which must not be jumped by the competitors.
- DRESS - Competitors in the Novice, Intermediate and Open Classes must wear standard cross country dress. All teams in the UK Hunt Team Chase will be required to wear either standard Hunt dress or a black, blue or red jersey to match normal hunting attire. Body protectors may be worn either under or over Hunt Dress or Black/Blue/Red Jerseys.
- NUMBER CLOTHS – The deposit for the 4 number cloths (MFHA rule 26) will only be refundable when ALL 4 cloths are returned. These must be worn by all team members in accordance with the colours declared in the event Programme. Failure to do so will incur elimination from the competition.
- TEAM CAPTAINS – It is the Team Captain’s responsibility to ensure that each member of the team has read and adheres to all the rules.
- EXERCISING OF HORSES – Horses may only be exercised in the area provided. No competitor may ride on, or over, or near the course or nominated car parking areas, except when actually competing.
- CUPS – All cups must be returned to the Hon. Secretary at least 7 days prior to the following year’s event – any damage or loss must be reimbursed at cost of replacement. The holder shall be responsible for insurance of the cup.
- DOGS ON LEADS – All dogs must be kept on leads at all times.
- COMPLIANCE WITH OFFICIAL DIRECTIONS – Riders and Owners of competing horses and their grooms must obey any order or direction given to them by a responsible official and in particular they shall not do anything liable to upset or hinder the smooth running of the Event.
- PRIZEGIVING – All competitors are encouraged to attend the prizegiving. The winning teams shall be required to attend photocalls and give interviews to journalists where requested by the organisers.
- CAR PASSES – Admission to the event in any vehicle other than a horsebox will only be permitted where a valid car pass can be displayed to the gateman or on payment of the appropriate admission price. Car passes will be circulated to all officials in advance. In addition each team competing in the Novice Class will be eligible for one £10 car pass on receipt of an s.a.e. by the Hon Secretary. Each Inter-Hunt/Intermediate team will be eligible for two £10 car passes & each Open team will be eligible for three £10 car passes. No further car passes will be available prior to the event, and a team’s car pass(es) will not be sent out other than where an s.a.e. is received by the Secretary in sufficient time prior to the event.
- OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION - If help is required with overnight accommodation and/or stabling for team members and their horses (which can be provided locally), please contact the Secretary as early as possible for details of appropriate contacts. The Team Captain shall be held responsible for any unsatisfactory late cancellations of confirmed bookings. All requests must be made before Saturday 25th March.
The 17th Annual UK Hunt Team Chase, and The ROR Fernie Intermediate
This class will be run under the MFHA Cross-Country Team Chase Rules, and in accordance with the Administrative Guidelines for the Fernie Team Chase. The following special rules will also apply:
- Entries will only be accepted for The UK Hunt Team Chase from teams of three or four subscribers or hunt servants from one Hunt only, with the name of the Hunt in front of the Team name (eg. Fernie Friendlies, Warwickshire Wobblies, Puckeridge Punters, Tiverton Tigers, Tynedale Thrusters etc). The competition is open to subscribers and hunt servants of all properly recognized packs of hounds in the United Kingdom and Ireland, including any drag or bloodhounds providing they are properly registered with their relevant hunt association.
- Entries for The ROR Fernie Intermediate and The UK Hunt Team Chase will be accepted from teams of three or four riders who are sufficiently competent to tackle an Intermediate Team Chase course.
- No team in the UK Hunt Team Chase may consist of more than one rider who has previously competed in the National Team Chase Championship during the preceding three years.
- Each Hunt may enter as many teams as it wishes. In the event of over-subscription, entries will be limited and it may be necessary to restrict the number of teams per Hunt.
- Each UK Hunt Team Chase team must have confirmation from a Master of their Hunt that EVERY member of the team is a subscriber to, or Hunt Servant of, the Hunt they are representing and has hunted on at least four occasions with that hunt during the current season, in order to make their entry valid (the signature of the Master is required on the entry form). The organisers reserve the right to seek further clarification if required.
- Late substitutions will be allowed, but the additional Master’s Certificate in respect of any late substitute must be lodged with the Secretary in advance of the competition.
- In the UK Hunt Team Chase (only), at least 3 members of every team will be required to pass through a hunting gate which must be opened, passed through and properly shut by at least three members of that team and the gateshutter must have remounted before any members of the team jump the next fence in the timed zone. A steward will indicate when the gate has been satisfactorily shut. Any team failing to do so will incur a 15 second time penalty.
- Teams will only be eligible for prize money if the 3 counting members of the team complete the entire course without a horse or rider fall.
- Any team completing the UK Hunt Team Chase course in a slower time than the “Maximum Available Time” posted on the day of the event will not be eligible for any prizes within that competition. This time will be calculated on the basis of a slow hunting pace around the entire course in the prevalent conditions. Teams will only be eligible for prize money where they complete the entire course in a time which is within 30 seconds of the fastest team around the entire course during the class.
- In the UK Hunt Team Chase (only) a travel allowance will be returned to competing teams, on return of number cloths to the Secretary’s Tent on day of the event, based on £20 per team for those teams from Hunts whose kennels are more than 50 miles away and £30 per team for those Hunts whose kennels are situated over 80 miles from the course. All distances will be measured as the crow flies from the venue of the event to that hunt’s kennels. The Organiser’s decision on amount of allowance to be paid to a team shall be final.
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