Cotswold Hunt Pony Club December Eventer Challenge – CANCELLED

Cotswold Hunt Pony Club December Eventer Challenge – CANCELLED

Where: The Unicorn Trust Equestrian Centre
When: 29/12/20
Event Alert

Due to the Increase in Covid cases and areas escalating into higher tier the decision has been taken to cancel this event.

All entries will be refunded in full minus the booking fee.

Event Information

Cotswold Hunt Pony Club Eventer Challenge


Classes are open to PC and NON PC members – 40cm – 100cm 

Including the Pony Club Eventer Challenge WINTER SERIES PRELIMINARY QUALIFIERS

Classes 1 and 2 are for novice and inexperienced combinations only 


Hot drinks and refreshments available


Withdrawal Date: 22 December 2020
Samantha Melville-Smith
Event Secretary
T: +44 (0)7962 251 696
(not after 7pm) Entry Queries

Event Classes

The following classes are available for the Cotswold Hunt Pony Club December Eventer Challenge – CANCELLED

Class 1 A
40cms Assisted
Starts at 9am novice and inexperienced combinations only
Class 1b
40cm Unassisted
Class 2
50cms unassisted
novice and inexperienced combinations only
Class 3
Class 4
70cms Qualifier
Class 5
80 cms Qualifier
Class 6
90 cms Qualifier
Class 7
100cms Qualifier

Entries & Entry Fees

Entries online at

Entry Fee:

Classes 1 – 3 £15

Qualifying Classes 4 – 7 £19


Friday 23rd December 2020

Entries will close earlier if full.

Late entries will be subject to availability and be charged at £5 extra per class if space permits




Class 1a & b – 40cm assisted Class 1b- 40cm unassisted

Class 2-  50cm unassisted

Class 3 – 60cm

Class 4 – 70cm (Qualifier)**

Class 5 – 80 cms (Qualifier)

Class 6 – 90 cms (Qualifier)

Class 7 – 100cms (Qualifier)

Classes 6 & 7 will be warmed up in groups indoors

*Combinations competing in Class 1 may not compete in Classes 3 and above.

**Class 4 – 70cm class: Riders in this class must be aged 14 years and under on 1st January 2020 to qualify. Older riders are welcome to enter but won’t be eligible for the championships.*

Course Walk

First course walk: TBC


Rosettes to 6th place and highest placed CHPC member Prizes for winners of each class.

Special ‘Judges Choice’ rosette for each class.

There will be no prize giving due to Social Distancing regulations. Results will be displayed and rosettes/prizes to be collected, unmounted from the secretary table.

Pony Club Winter Series Eventer Challenge:

Pony Club Winter Series Eventer Challenge:

There are three stages to this competition:

Preliminary Rounds (of which this is one) which are held throughout the country. The first four will

be awarded rosettes and qualify to go forward to the Area Final. You must attend your own Area

Competition. The Open competition has no Prelim Rounds involved, members qualify by competing

at an Area competition where the first three qualify for the Championships.

Winter Series Area 9 Regional Final (date to be confirmed)
England and Wales 2020/2021 Spring Festival Final at Arena UK 9th/ 10th/ 11th April 2021

Event Details Rules


  • Entries only online at
  • *Combinations competing in Class 1 may not compete in Classes 3 and above.
  • **Class 4 – 70cm class: Riders in this class must be aged 14 years and under on 1st January2020 to qualify. Older riders are welcome to enter but won’t be eligible for the championships.*
  • All classes are open to both Pony Club and non-members in this Preliminary Round but non-members of The Pony Club must become fully paid up members to compete at the Area 9 Competition in order to qualify for the Championships.
  • Riders cannot compete in more than two qualifying classes (4-7) per day. Horses/poniescannot compete more than once in each class or in more than two classes on the day.
  • Competitors may qualify a maximum of two horses and/or ponies for any one ChampionshipClass (4-7) .
  • Riders/horses/ponies and/or combination of horse and rider can qualify for more than oneChampionship Class (4-7).
  • No horse/pony under the age of 4 years may compete in classes 1-3 and no horse/ponyunder the age of 5 may compete in classes 4-7
  • In the event of cancellation, £5 of the entry fee will be retained to defray costs. No refund for whatever reason after the closing date.
  • After the relevant closing date no substitution may be made of horses or riders except in the case of illness, lameness or other unavoidable circumstances which must be certified in writing to the secretary. No substitutions can be made after the competition has started.
  • A booking fee will be applied to all entries by Horse Events and a compulsory paramedic cover will be applied to every competitor.


Covid Measures


  • Social distancing is to be practiced at all times. Obviously do not attend if any member of your household is displaying any symptoms.
  • Similarly you must not come if you have visited a country which requires quarantine on return, and you are in that quarantine period.
  • Please park at a sensible distance from others, at least 5m apart.
  • Only a driver and/or adult helper should travel to equestrian events with an under 18. So no siblings/trainers/general supports should be coming and please keep numbers of attendees to a minimum, and well Socially Distanced. We reserve the right to ask for information on all attendees for track and trace purposes,
  • Bring your own PPE. You are responsible for their own hand sanitisation and bring your own wipes to wipe down gate handle/ the loo handles before and after use and dispose of your own wipes – CHPC will provide PPE for the organisers and judges only.
  • MOST IMPORTANTLY everyone MUST wash/sanitise their hands before and after competing.
  • A WARM UP ARENA with jumps will be provided for a maximum of 15 mins and five horses at a time or three ponies with leaders. Warm up time will be 10 minutes.
  • No spectators or grooms are allowed to access the warm-up arena.
  • The warm-up arena will be stewarded and no one is to touch the warm up jumps without using hand sanitiser first, and afterwards. Sanitiser will be provided on the entrance to the warm up area.





Knocking down obstacle ​4 penalties

First disobedience of horse ​4 penalties

Second disobedience of horse in whole course ​8 penalties

Third disobedience of horse in whole SJ course ​Elimination​*

(Each circle or crossing tracks between fences counts as one disobedience)

Fall of rider ​Elimination​* Fall of Horse ​Elimination​*

Error of course not rectified Elimination​*

Starting before the Bell Elimination​*


Time will be taken overall.

For every commenced second ​in excess of the optimum time ​0.4 penalty

Every commenced second ​in excess of 5 seconds under the

optimum time ​0.4 penalty

Exceeding the time limit Elimination. ​Time limit is twice the optimum time



Knocking down an obstacle ​4 penalties

First refusal, run-out or circle of horse at obstacle ​20 penalties

Second refusal, run-out or circle at same obstacle ​40 penalties

Third refusal, run-out or circle at same obstacle ​Elimination

Four refusals around the XC course ​Elimination

Fall of horse ​Elimination Fall of rider ​Elimination

Error of Course not rectified


Horse resisting rider for 60 consecutive seconds anywhere on the course ​Elimination

Failure to cross the finish line mounted ​Elimination

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Venue Information

The Unicorn Equestrian Centre is  in the heart of the Cotswold was established in 1996 and is a purpose built all weather equestrian facility.

It has been specifically designed to meet the highest standard required for a wide variety of equestrian disciplines.

Facilities include:

66 x 30m indoor arena with viewing gallery and seating for 100 plus people.

60 x 20m outdoor area.

100 x 40m carriage driving arena.

Conference facilities for large and small meetings, ample stabling and parking, on-site accommodation and home cooked catering.

(registered charitable company number 1148612)

The Unicorn Equestrian Centre, Netherswell, Stow on the Wold, GL54 1JZ
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