Croome Hunt Pony Club Area 9 Dressage Qualifiers 2024

Croome Hunt

13th July 2024
SPETCHLEY PARK, nr Worcester, WR5 1RS (Login to see distance)
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This event will be run in line with the Pony Club policy for Reasonable Adjustment and the appropriate form must be completed and sent to the Chairman of dressage for her to give dispensation

Croome Hunt Pony Club Area 9 Dressage Qualifiers 2024 is being organised by Croome Hunt and the booking agent is Equine Bookings

About this Event

For National Summer Championships and Regional Championships  on Saturday 13th July 2024 at  SPETCHLEY PARK, nr Worcester, WR5 1RS

What3words: flank.dust.happy (then follow PC signs)

By the very kind permission of Henry and Kate Berkeley

Useful Dates & Times
Event Opens: 13/07/2024 08:00
Booking Closes: 28/06/2024 23:55
Withdrawal Date: 28/06/2024
Times Issued: 10/07/2024 (not before 6pm)
(On Pony Club Results Website)
Event Contacts
Croome Hunt
CLASS ONE: Preliminary PC70 Regional Qualifierkindly sponsored by Blinds Direct
£25.00 + non-refundable booking fee (charged per ticket).
Test: PC Preliminary PC70 Dressage Test 2022 (teams & individuals) Read More…

For riders aged 13 years and under on 1.1.24

CLASS TWO: Preliminary PC70 Plus Regional Qualifier kindly sponsored by MBG Vets
£25.00 + non-refundable booking fee (charged per ticket).
Test: PC Preliminary PC70 Dressage Test 2022 (individuals only) Read More…

For riders aged 14 years and over on 1.1.24

CLASS THREE: Grassroots PC80 Regional Qualifier kindly sponsored by Green Thumb Lawn Treatment Services, Worcester
£25.00 + non-refundable booking fee (charged per ticket).

PC Grassroots PC80 Dressage Test 2018 teams & individuals)

CLASS FOUR: Novice kindly sponsored by Black Pear Physio & Denney King Solicitors
£25.00 + non-refundable booking fee (charged per ticket).

Test: PC Novice Dressage Test 2020 (teams & individuals)

CLASS FIVE: Intermediate kindly sponsored by Stonehall Trailers
£25.00 + non-refundable booking fee (charged per ticket).

Test: PC Intermediate Dressage Test 2024 (teams & individuals)

CLASS SIX: Open kindly sponsored by Three Counties Equine Hospital
£25.00 + non-refundable booking fee (charged per ticket).

Test: PC Open Dressage Test 2020 (teams & individuals)

Refund, Withdrawals & Entry Changes

Withdrawal Date: 28/06/2024

As per the Rules: for a team or individual withdrawn before the closing date, there will be a full refund of the entry fee less an admin fee of £5 . After the closing date, no refunds will be made without a Doctor or Vet certificate being emailed to horse-events by midday on Tuesday 16th July (If the medical / vet certificate is not received in time, there will be no refund). All refunds minus £5 admin fee. 

In the unfortunate situation of the event having to cancel 50% of your entry fee will be refunded, minus any Booking fees.

After the closing date please contact the event Organiser to make any changes

Before the closing date please login to your Horse Events Account and cancel your entry. If a refund is due this will be processed automatically. To withdraw after the closing date please contact the event Organiser

nr Worcester
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Entry information

Entries via horse-events: 

Please enter as individuals stating Branch or Centre.

Any entry queries to be sent to (Tel. 07962 251696 – not after 7pm please) up to the closing date. All entries will be subject to a non-refundable booking fee as stated online.

ENTRY FEE (per combination per class): £25

It is the responsibility of the DC/Team Manager/ Parent or Guardian/ Member to ensure that the combinations are eligible for the classes entered.

After the closing date, please email all queries to the Organisers: Late entries may be allowed at the discretion of the Organisers with an additional fee of £10. Late entry requests to be made to Caitlin Ogle please.

For any changes: Caitlin Ogle: Please let Caitlin know if you are travelling with another combination before the times are published.

General enquiries: Sarah Roberts (DC): or Jane Ogle: 


Times & Number template

Times will be available on Wednesday 10th July (not before 7pm) on the Croome PC website – please read any rules on the page before accessing your times.

For any changes after times have been published, please contact Caitlin asap (she will accommodate you if possible)


It is preferred that all competitors wear number bibs, with numbers front and back; number may be printed from If you do not have a printer, then please use a thick black felt pen to draw your number.  Bridle numbers on both sides of the bridle, may be used.


Team information

Team Manager Access is available for viewing branch entries and assigning teams online

How to become a Team Manager

How to Manage your team entries as Team Manager

All DCs/Centre Proprietors/Team Managers MUST confirm that any horse/pony representing their

Branch/Centre has a valid vaccination record – please see Rules and Regulations. Failure to do so may result in elimination from the Area competition.

Prizes & Prize Giving

There will be no scoreboards at the event but live scoring will be live online via

Times for prize giving ceremonies will be announced on the WhatsApp Area Dressage group (one mobile number, per entry, provided with the entries will be used to add you to the Group)

Attendance at prize giving is compulsory for all those competitors who have been placed. Turnout for prize-giving must be in the appropriate riding clothes as per the Rules.

Rosettes to the following placings will be awarded: individual placings are per arena

Open: individuals 1st – 8th / teams 1st – 4th

Intermediate: individuals 1st – 8th / teams 1st – 4th

Novice: individuals 1st – 10th / teams 1st – 6th

Regionals PC80: individuals 1st – 10th / teams 1st – 10th

Preliminary PC70: individuals 1st – 10th / teams 1st – 10th

Preliminary PC70+: individuals 1st – 6th


We are very grateful to the following Class Sponsors; please mention the Croome Branch  of The Pony Club if you contact any of the following:

Class One: Blinds Direct:   

Affordable Luxury With Over One Million Windows Transformed. Rated Excellent on Trustpilot. Blinds Direct From The UK Manufacturer, Big Savings Verses High Street or In-Home Service. 98% Product Rating. Made In The UK. Free Blackout Upgrade. Types: Roman Blinds, Wooden Blinds, Roller Blinds.


Class Two: MacArthur, Barstow & Gibbs Vets MacArthur Barstow & Gibbs | Vets in Worcester, Droitwich & Bromsgrove ( 

MBG has been established for over 60 years and is proud to be one of the few independently-owned practices still operating in Worcestershire. We have a long history in providing the very best in veterinary care; aiming to provide fairly-priced services without unnecessary upselling and sales targets.


Class Three:  GreenThumb Worcester Lawn Care Treatments, Repairs and 

Maintenance Services Tel: 01905 840740/   

GreenThumb Worcester is owned and operated by Mark and Sally Bishop.  Since our start in 2006 we have expanded into Redditch, Great Malvern, Birmingham South West, Kidderminster & Dudley and we now treat more than 6,000 lawns. Good lawns need a successful partnership between the householder and GreenThumb. The weather and the growing environment also have a massive impact. We cannot influence the weather and so need to work with what we are given! We provide top-class lawn treatments and advise customers on what they need to do to get the best from their lawn. Our basic service offering is 5 seasonal lawn treatments each year with many other services offered too. Owing to changing weather patterns we now include our Oasis water conserving application in our new treatment programmes. Please investigate our website for more details or call us on 01905 840740.



Class Four:  

Black Pear Physio     

Black Pear Physio is an independent physiotherapy clinic based in Worcester and more recently, Stourport. The clinic was

opened on a part-time basis in 1994, by Stuart Nottingham, who handed over to Charlotte Dyke in 2017. The clinic aims to maintain its outstanding reputation and prides itself on a high patient satisfaction rate. In 2022 the practice expanded to

Foregate Street and Stourport, where the practice continues to grow.


Denney King 

Denney King is a niche legal practice advising on all aspects of family, property and private client

law, with a particular specialism in rural and agricultural affairs.


Class Five: Stonehall Trailers  

Trailer servicing, repairs, parts and towbar fitting. New and pre-owned trailer sales in the Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire area.



Class Six: Three Counties Equine Hospital

24 hr telephone number: (01684) 592099 Three Counties Equine Hospital, Stratford Bridge, Ripple, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 6HE



Many thanks to those below who have kindly donated prizes:

E.G.Eventing: Emily Gieron – an Advanced/4* level, up and coming young event rider based in Sale Green, Worcestershire. (Vouchers for training/lessons or use of facilities which include gallops and a SJ arena) 

B-Stitch Equestrian: www. – Embroidery & Printing Specialist  | 👕Clothing | 👔

Workwear | 🧢Merchandise. Worcestershire. (Saddle pads)


On site Facilities

Photographer: Top Shots Photography: they will be onsite so that you can view and purchase your photographs on the day or visit their website:  

We at Top Shots Photography provide outstanding professional photography for all types of equestrian events across England and Wales. From our on site exhibition unit we provide fast photo printing and image browsing via our slick and easy to use tablet system. We are based in Worcestershire close to the M5 and can easily travel to the north or south of England to cover your event.

Along with our many years of experience photographing horses, we believe that coming from an equestrian background ourselves is the key component for producing our exceptional equestrian photography. We have a friendly, professional attitude and understand the importance of good customer relations. We are proud of the fact that event organisers and customers often comment on our friendly and approachable manner.

Reliability is vital for event organisers and we guarantee to never let a show or event down once a booking has been made.


Medical Cover: Sharman First Aid Tel: 07748 314221   Email: 

Caterers: Stanley & May excellent food wagon providing a variety of food and snacks

Ice creams: Childhay Manor Ice cream (formerly Lovingtons):  Stewart Taylor-07946872330/

Trade Stands: Denchworth Equestrian:  

Established in 1989, Denchworth Equestrian has a wealth of experience in supplying saddlery and riding equipment to riders of all ages and abilities – from serious competitors to weekend riders.

Denchworth Equestrian, Little Circourt, Denchworth,Wantage,OX12 0EB

Telephone: 01235 868175   Mobile: 07768 878585  E-mail:


Vet on the day: Olly Morrison

Farrier on site: Lexy Winks – if you need to use the farrier, payment must be made on the day.

Additional Details

After the closing date, substitutions may only be made as per the 2024 PC Dressage Rules (page 12)

If you need to edit your horse or rider details change class or cancel your entry before the closing date, please login to your Horse Events account and edit your booking under “EDIT ENTRY” tab.




PASSPORTS: horses/ponies will not be allowed to compete without their passport with valid flu vaccinations – please ensure they are compliant with Pony Club rules. Passports will be spot checked for compliance. A horse with a non-compliant passport will NOT be allowed to compete and there will be no refund of entry. Please allow time for passport checking.

Please check the Pony Club website for current rules: the-pony-club-equine-influenza-vaccination-rule-2024-v7.pdf (

N.B. Please be aware that travelling your horse (unless an emergency) without the horse’s own passport, means that you are liable for a fine of up to £5000 and/or up to two years imprisonment.

NUMBERS: rider numbers must be printed out by each competitor – if wearing a number bib please wear your number front and back. If the number is to be put on the saddlecloth – please do A5 size and wear both sides. If the number is to be worn on the back of the rider, then please print at least A5 size. Numbers to be printed/written as large as possible in dark ink please.     It is preferred that bridle numbers are NOT used as they are difficult to see from a distance.

1. Teams to be made up of 3 or 4 combinations, with the best three scores to count.

2. Substitutions allowed – please see page 12 of the current Dressage Rules Book

3. The Organisers reserve the right to refuse entry, alter the order of the classes, cancel classes and/or limit entries.

4. Closing date for entries – Friday 28th June 2024 After the closing date, withdrawal refunds will only be given on receipt of a relevant doctor/vet certificate received by horse-events midday on Tuesday 16th July 2024. – please scan and email relevant certificates to Horse-events.

ALL refunds will be subject to an administration fee. (£5 per combination/class)

5. TIMES/DRAWN ORDERS WILL BE GIVEN – please see the Croome Hunt P.C. website ( from Wednesday 10th

July (not before 19:00)

6. Competitor numbers MUST be visible at all times whilst mounted.

7. Stallions are allowed with prior permission from the Organisers. Any stallion ridden by a Pony Club member must have written permission from their DC/Centre Proprietor which must be sent to the Organisers prior to the show day. Stallions must wear stallion discs and ribbons.

All horse/ponies must be at least 4 years old on day of competition.

8. Turnout for ALL Pony Club members and horses should be as in the Pony Club Rules for Dressage 2024.   Rules available on the main Pony Club website.

9. SPURS: ALL spurs worn anywhere on the showground, by any competitor, must comply with Pony Club rules. Misuse of spurs by any competitor will be recorded and reported and may result in disqualification from the competition.

10. Any abuse of horses/ponies, officials, other competitors, or members of the public will not be tolerated and those found doing so will be asked to leave the venue with no compensation and may be reported to the relevant authority.

11. Any objection must be handed to the Secretary in writing with a £50 deposit (which will be forfeited if the objection is not upheld) within 30 minutes of the scores being published.

12.INSURANCE: please ensure that you have adequate/appropriate insurance for rider, horse, property and third party.

13. PHOTOGRAPHS: by entering this competition you are agreeing to be photographed whilst competing; these photographs may be used for future publicity. If you do not wish to be photographed, please tell the photographer before you start your test or send an email beforehand to Caitlin Ogle by Tuesday 9th July.

14. Participants attend at their own risk; neither the Croome Hunt Branch of The Pony Club nor the landowners will be liable for any loss, damage or accident to horses, riders, property, or other persons.

15. No horses/ponies should be left tied to the outside of trailers/lorries without supervision. Please clear any muck/rubbish and do not leave on the field/lorry park. Please, park all vehicles as directed.

16. Dogs – must be kept on a short lead and be under close control at all times. Please clear up after your dog.

17. The show will be run under The Pony Dressage Rules 2024. See amendments online re PC70 & PC80 eligibility

Terms and Conditions

1. Save for the death or personal injury caused by the negligence of the organisers or anyone for whom they are in law responsible, neither the organisers of this event or The Pony Club nor any agent, employee, or representative of these bodies, nor the landlord or his tenant, accepts any liability for any accident, loss, damage, injury or illness to horses, owners, riders, spectators, land , cars/ lorries/trailers, their contents and accessories or any other personal property whatsoever, whether caused by their negligence, breach of contract or in any way whatsoever.

Entries are only accepted on this basis.

2. The organisers of this event have taken all reasonable precautions to ensure the health and safety of everyone present at this event.

For these measures to be effective, everyone must take all reasonable precautions to avoid and prevent accidents. They must obey the instructions of the organisers and all officials and stewards.