This event is devised for the enjoyment of the leisure rider; the rider who doesn’t get out to compete much, who, when they do are up against professionals or the serious amateur. Bramble Hill would like to encourage camaraderie as well as competition between teams in a relaxed, friendly, non-judgemental atmosphere.
SORRY, NO PROFESSIONAL RIDERS, YARD OWNERS, INSTRUCTORS OR ANYONE WHO EARNS A LIVING FROM RIDING HORSES OR ANYONE WHO IS AFFILIATED TO BD, BE OR BS MAY ENTER.
A three phase team event consisting of Dressage, Show Jumping and Control of Paces. DUE TO THE NATURE OF THIS EVENT, EXPECT TO BE AT BRAMBLE HILL MOST OF THE DAY.
The event is open to riders of livery yards and/or riding schools; at least 3 of the 4 team members MUST be from the same yard. Each team must comprise of a maximum of four horse/rider combinations or a minimum of three. The same horse may be used twice by different riders.
Each team must nominate a ‘Captain’ who can be an existing team member or a non-rider but who is prepared to act as the point of contact and must be at the event on the day.
Scoring: The three best team member scores over the three phases will be combined to produce the team’s overall score, the fourth score will be discarded.
There are three dressage tests to choose from: Intro, Prelim & Novice, and three fence heights, 30-50cms, 50-60 cms & 70-85 cms. It will be up to the team members to decide which level they wish to compete, however ALL six levels must be completed by the team e.g.
Rider 1: Intro & 50-60 cms
Rider 2: Novice & 30-50 cms
Rider 3: Prelim & 70-85 cms
Rider 4: Can do any level
The above is just an example and you can mix and match however you think best suits your riders ability, as long as ALL six levels are completed.
Dressage Phase (20x40m arena - all tests can be found on the British Dressage website
4 penalty points for each fence knocked down or refusal 3 refusals elimination
Control of Paces Horse/rider required to canter as slowly as possible along a measured track, then return in walk as fast as possible. Points given on a sliding scale. Maximum of 30 points for each pace. A break in pace results in a zero score for that pace (CoP penalty table displayed on day).
Fall of either horse or rider in any phase will result in elimination
Optional Team Tack & Turnout competition.
There is no charge for this competition. A mark will be given for uniformity; teams are encouraged to dress the same - any costume is accepted as long as correct headgear, footwear (and body protectors for jumping) are worn.
If competing, the team (as a whole) should present themselves at the Secretaries tent before 1pm on the day.
Entry fee £75.00 per team
SCORING AND HOW IT WORKS
The lower the score the better
Once all three phases have been completed, we calculate the points and take the three lowest scores from your four team members and discard the fourth team members score.
We take riders 1, 3 & 4 scores and discard rider 2 score. The team has a total score of 107 points after the three phases.
How we calculate the individual scores of each phase: Dressage – we work out your percentage based on your score sheets, we then recalculate that percentage using a formula that turns your score from a high percentage into a low percentage (as they do in British Eventing).
Show Jumping – 4 penalty points for each fence knocked down and 4 faults for a refusal.
3 refusals at a fence will result in elimination and you will be required to leave the arena. Elimination from the SJ phase means elimination from the competition as a whole and means your score will not be taken into account when the final scores are calculated (however, you can still complete the CoP and dressage if you haven’t already done so).
Control of Paces (CoP) - 150m corridor, approximately 3m wide, marked with cones. The aim is to canter as slowly as possible to the other end of the 150m corridor without stepping outside the marked corridor or without breaking pace.
You must then return back down the 150m corridor doing the fastest walk without stepping outside the marked corridor or breaking pace. You receive two separate marks for the canter and walk.
There is a sliding scale of points from 0 to 30 based on times (worked out by the BHS for their Trec competitions) for both the canter and walk.
You will receive 30 points if you break pace or step outside the corridor.
Your aim is to get 0 points for both the canter and the walk.