BERKS & BUCKS DragHounds – Opening Meet – Brockhurst School – Hermitage 8th Oct
BERKS & BUCKS DragHound Opening Meet – Brockhurst School – Hermitage
Sunday 8th Oct
Meet: Brockhurst School, Marlston Road, Hermitage, RG18 9UU.
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Directions : Brockhurst School is located on the Hermitage to Marlston Road, close to junction 13 of the M4. Parking can be found in car park opposite the school entrance.
From M4 Junc 13 Roundabout, take the A34 North turning, do not get on the A34 but rather take slip road signposted to Hermitage, at the T Junction turn right into Graces Lane/Priors Court Road, follow road and turn left at Roundabout onto B4009 Newbury Road. Then take the first right into Marlston Road. Brockhurst School is on your right after a few miles. Parking can be found in car park opposite the school entrance.
Description : With the first line around the school building, there are two more lines with no compulsory fences. However, many of the jumps are beautifully dressed with greenery or gorse and are very inviting. The old climbing posts from Newbury Showground have found a new home here as four lovely ascending fences. A speciality of this meet is the hack along the River Pang. The going is always good as is the company !
To find out more about this excellent & beautiful school, please see http://www.brockmarl.org.uk
Booking through Horse Events www.horse-events.co.uk
For all Meet Dates:
The following classes are available for the BERKS & BUCKS DragHounds – Opening Meet – Brockhurst School – Hermitage 8th Oct
Booking & Booking Fees
Day Caps Main Season:
- Adult Full Cap (17+) – £65
- Student (Student Card) – £40
- Older Children (12-16) – £25
- Children (Under 11) – £15
Withdrawals & Refunds
If you need to Withdraw please log into your Horse Events account and cancel the booking, alternatively please withdraw by emailing email@example.com
All bookings are subject to a non refundable booking fee as stated online
Cancellation: If for any reason the meet is cancelled, bookings will be transferred to a new date if one is confirmed or Cap Refunds will be issued as above.
Code of Conduct - please read
If you’re riding a horse that is liable to kick then it should wear a red ribbon in its tail and if you’re riding a young or inexperienced horse it should wear a green ribbon in its tail. Ribboned horses should be ridden safely and appropriately in the field.
If you wish to attend a meet and you are not a member then it is normal to contact one of the Hon Secretaries prior to the meet to let them know you are intending to attend. If you are inexperienced at riding with the Drag please point the out during the conversation and they will be happy to pass on any relevant guidance.
If you are unable to contact one of the Hon Secretaries prior to arriving at the meet please introduce yourself to them at the meet and, again, if you are inexperienced then please point this out to them and they will provide you with guidance.
Children under 5yo should be on a lead rein.
Children who are to be on a lead rein with a responsible adult should be at a maximum ratio of 1:2 of adult to children.
Children off the lead rein who are being supervised by a responsible adult should be at a maximum ratio as decided by the adult depending on the experience of the children, the experience of the adult and the nature/experience of their mounts.
Children and young persons under the age of 18 who wish to attend unsupervised may do so but they should have a Pony Club C Test qualification or similar qualification or equivalent experience. Here is a link to the Pony Club C Test http://www.pcuk.org/index.php/tests_and_achievements/efficiency_tests/c_standard/
There are two meets that are specifically designed for children or inexperienced riders, the Children Only meet and the Walk & Trot meet. Please contact one of the Hon Secretaries for details.
Although use of mobile phones are not encouraged while riding with the Drag, we advise you to bring one with you in case of emergency and have emergency contact details on your person.
We will endeavour to clear the lines of hazards prior to the meet but if you spot a hazard whilst riding like a hole, low hanging branch, stray wire or broken rail point it out clearly to the riders following you and pass it on to the other riders if it is pointed out to you.
You should wear clothing appropriate to the risks you are likely to encounter. This may be appropriate to cold and wet weather, jumping fences and riding at speed. You may want to consider a skullcap and/or a body protector meeting current standards.
If the Field Master feels you are a danger to yourself or others they may tell you to go home.
You are responsible for your own Health & Safety and that of those around you.
Obey instructions given by the Field Master.
Do not jump what you are not confident to jump.
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BERKS & BUCKS DragHounds – Opening Meet – Brockhurst School – Hermitage 8th Oct is being organised by Berks & Bucks DragHounds and the booking agent is Equine Bookings