Beachborough Eventers Challenge

Beachborough Eventers Challenge

Where: Foxhill Farm
When: 15/10/17

Event Information

Beachborough Eventers Challenge

By kind permission of The Smith Family

The competition is open to all school NSEA members and Pony Club members.

Classes 40cm to 90cm.
Open to Schools and Pony Club Teams and Individuals.
An exciting competition comprising a continuous course of SJ and XC fences.
Includes 70, 80 & 90cm qualifiers for the NSEA Eventers Challenge Championships at Hickstead.

Clear Round on the day


Beachborough School
T: 01280 709445
(queries on the day only)
Event Secretary
T: +44 (0)7962 251 696
(not after 7pm) Entry Queries

Event Classes

The following classes are available for the Beachborough Eventers Challenge

Class 1A Individual
40cm- 9 years & under (Lead rein permitted)
C T Walters Mini Jumps in a large enclosed field
Class 1B Individual
40cm- 10-13 years
C T Walters Mini Jumps in a large enclosed field
Class 2 Individual
60cm- 13 years & under
Class 3A Individual
NSEA (Hickstead Qualifier)
Linnell Brothers Novice Jumps approx. 70-75cm
Class 3B Individual
Pony Club
Linnell Brothers Novice Jumps approx. 70-75cm
Class 4A Individual
NSEA (Hickstead Qualifier)
Stowe Intermediate Jumps approx. 80-85cm
Class 4B Individual
Pony Club
Stowe Intermediate Jumps approx. 80-85cm
Class 5A Individual
NSEA (Hickstead Qualifier)
Bloxham Open Jumps approx. 90-95cm
Class 5B Individual
Pony Club
Bloxham Open Jumps approx. 90-95cm


Entries online at and will close on Tuesday 10th October 2017.

A non refundable booking fee of £1.25 is charged per rider per entry.
If you have any queries regarding online entries please contact Horse-Events on:

• 07962 251696 (not after 7pm) •

*Teams of 3 or 4 (top 3 scores to count). Team entry results in automatic entry as an individual. Individual entries are welcome from Schools or Pony Clubs unable to field a team.

Times & Course Walk

TIMES AVAILABLE- 13th October 2017 on Horse Events website or

COURSE WALKING- 14th October from 2.30pm

Rosettes & Prizes

Individual Rosettes: 1st – 6th place in each section of the Mini, Novice, Intermediate and Open classes

Team Rosettes: 1st – 3rd place in each Class section Prizes: Individual Winners in each section

Trophies: For the overall Team Winners of each Class (NSEA and Pony Club combined)
Souvenir Rosettes: Presented to all Mini Class competitors.

About the Competition

The Mini course is a single phase made up of SJ and XC fences and all competitors will not be timed but will be placed according to Style Marks awarded for the following:

General riding position- 25 marks
Control and pace- 25 marks
Use of correct jumping lines- 25 marks

The Novice, Intermediate and Open course is made up of SJ and XC fences with an optimum time & no style marks. Riders will jump a series of show jumps and then proceed immediately into the XC phase which is run on an optimum time. Jumping penalties have priority over time faults – so ideally, you need to go clear to win! Top two Teams and Individuals to qualify for the Eventers Challenge Championship 2018, at the All England Jumping Course, Hickstead.

Jumping penalties are awarded as follows….

Knockdown (to include SJ fences)- 4 penalties
1st Refusal- 4 penalties
2nd Refusal- 8 penalties
3rd Refusal- Elimination

1st Rider Fall- Elimination
Horse Fall- Retirement
Starting before the bell /Error of course- Elimination
Retaking an obstacle already jumped- Elimination
Every commenced second over or under the optimum time- 1 Penalty

Exceeding time limit (3 times the time allowed)- Elimination

In the event of a tie, the competitor closest to the optimum time will be the winner. If teams are tied, the times of the 3 best scores closest to the optimum time will be the winner.

Team and Individual Classes

Teams of 3 or 4, best 3 scores to count. All riders automatically count as individuals. Horse/Pony & Rider combination must never have been placed 1st in any BE, Riding Club, Pony Club or similar event at the fence heights for the class. Riders competing in the Novice, Intermediate and Open Classes can not compete in any of the Mini Classes.

Optimum Time

The Novice, Intermediate and Open classes will be run under an optimum time, Speed 325-375 metres / minute. Times and distances will be published on the day of course walking.

The Mini course is not timed.

Timing Devices

No timing equipment (including watches) may be worn, carried or used by riders during their round.


NSEA General & Competition Rules 2017-18

Dress Code

NSEA / BE Eventing Rules for tack and rider equipment for XC. It is the responsibility of all parents/riders to ensure riders are wearing the correctly named and lled out medical armbands whilst competing.



Body protectors are compulsory. Hair must be above collar length, long hair to be kept in place in a hair net. Rider must wear BE approved skull caps, no xed peak SJ hats.

Stabling and Accommodation

Overnight stabling and accomodation are available on site by prior arrangement; for bookings and further details, please contact Lesley Smith at

The Event Village

There will be a vet in attendance along with a tack shop, selection of hot refreshments and of cial photographs available for purchase on the day. Dogs must be kept on a short lead and under control.

Event Booking Information

This event is being organised by Beachborough School. Equine Bookings is acting as the booking agent for this event, enabling you to book online, for which you will be charged a booking fee per space which will be added to your cart.

As booking agents, we accept no responsibility for the actual provision of any event for which you purchase event tickets for. Our responsibilities are limited to providing the online platform to enable you to purchase tickets. The booking fee is the separate non-refundable charge we make to you for facilitating the booking. Your contract is held with the Promoter/event organiser.

Venue Information

Foxhill Farm is located in the unspoilt countryside of South Northants midway between Banbury, Brackley and Towcester. Owned and run by Lesley Smith, this family business offers the perfect environment for you to ride to your full potential.

Set in beautiful countryside, livery owners have the opportunity to hack down endless bridleways, byways and quiet country lanes, as well as having the perfect setting to prepare for competitions throughout the year.

Instruction on your own horse can be provided by Lesley Smith; a qualified and highly experienced instructor. Group and individual lessons are available in all disciplines for every age and ability.

Foxhill offers a wide variety of equestrian facilities and services, including:

  • 70m x 40m all weather menage
  • Full set of competition showjumps
  • XC schooling course designed and built by Hugh Lochore
  • Regular training days, clinics and competitions
  • A purpose built American barn housing stabling for 23
  • Over 120 acres of turnout
  • Claydon Horse Walker
  • Holiday/short term and schooling livery.

The cross country course is open for schooling throughout the year. The location of the course is on well draining permanent pasture and will only be closed in very severe weather.

The course was built and designed by Hugh Lochore, one of the UK’s leading course designers. It includes a wide variety of fences from 2ft to 3ft 6ins. The design incorporates many of the types of fences often used in British Eventing courses. These include corners, arrow heads, sunken road, bank complex, training ditches, trakehner, and a water complex with a wide variety of options to both enter and exit the water.

The permanent fences have all weather take off and landings.


Foxhill Farm, Eydon, Daventry, NN11 3QB
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