6 competitions you need to check out to keep half-term boredom at bay

If you’re on the hunt for horsey activities to keep you busy during half-term, take a look at this selection you need to enter

Unaffiliated showjumping

Date: 31 May
Venue: Blue Sky Equestrian Centre, Morpeth
Details: “Classes from clear round and 50cm to 80cm with cash prizes in each class.”
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Half-term fun show

Date: 31 May
Venue: Cerney Equestrian Centre, Cirencester
Details: “This show includes showjumping, showing and handy pony classes. We have showjumping classes from poles on the ground up to 60cm, featuring a pairs class and even a puissance! Or if jumping isn’t your thing why not enter our range of ridden and in-hand showing classes culminating in a championship. Come and have a go at our handy pony classes where you will need to navigate your pony around our obstacle course in the quickest time possible, plus there’s plenty of other classes on offer.”
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Evening unaffiliated dressage

Date: 1 June
Venue: Chard Equestrian, Chard
Details: “This show has classes from introductory to medium with Cricklands and sunshine tour qualifiers. There are rosettes to sixth place.”
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Two-day junior jumping show

Date: 2-3 June
Venue: Forest Edge Arena, Swaffham
Details: “This is a two-day junior British Showjumping competition, with classes from clear round and 70cm to 1.15m. There are options to buy stabling for the night, hook up, hay, haylage and shavings.”
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Prix Caprilli

Date: 2 June
Venue: Whitfield Charity Horse Shows, Northamptonshire
Details: “Prix caprilli is essentially a dressage test with jumps, albeit very small jumps. It is great fun to get young horses used to popping a pole while schooling. For anyone who is afraid of jumping proper fences this is ideal. There are two tests — one walk/trot and the other is at prelim level.”
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Nervous and novice unaffiliated showjumping

Date: 3 June
Venue: Milton Equestrian Centre, Worksop
Details: “Classes from clear round to 55cm with junior and senior sections which will each be awarded with rosettes and prize money.”
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