Calling all XC riders

  • If you enjoy cross-county competitions then don’t miss the BHS cross-country championships

    The British Horse Society’s cross-country championships, sponsored by South Essex Insurance Brokers, gets underway on 24 March at White House Farm, Eagle Moor near Lincoln.

    The successful series includes novice (2’9″), pairs (2’9″) and open (3’3″) classes. A young riders points championship for competitors aged 25 years and under has been introduced to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee.

    The top four riders in each class qualify for the final, which is taking place at Richmond EC, North Yorks on 7-8 September. All competitors must be BHS Gold members to competeat the final.

    The following qualifying events have been confirmed with a total of 30 qualifiers expected.

    Confirmed qualifiers

    24 March – White House Farm, Eagle Moor, Lincs
    14 April – Boundary Farm, Framsden, Stowmarket, Suffolk
    28 April – Ely Event Centre, Little Downham, Ely, Cambs
    5 May – Low Fold Farm, Sunnybrow, Crook, County Durham
    12 May – Marianbach, Babell, Holywell, Flintshire
    25 May – Home Farm, Dulas, Ewyas Harold, Nr Hereford
    2 June – Porth Y Post Riding Centre, Treaddur Bay, Anglesey
    15 June – College EC, Keysoe, Beds
    23 June – White Barn Farm, Newport, Gwent
    23 June – Auchenhay, Borgue, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway
    30 June – Penshaw EC, Haughton le Spring, County Durham
    7 July – Warren Barn Farm, Slines Oak Road, Woldingham, Surrey
    14 July – Wickstead Farm, Highworth, Swindon, Wilts
    17 August – Brooksby Melton College, Brooksby, Leics

    FINALS: 7-8 September – Richmond EC, Brough Park, Richmond, North Yorks

    For schedules and entry forms please send a large SAE to: BHS Competitions Office XC, Stoneleigh Deer Park, Kenilworth, Warks, CV8 2XZ or visit www.bhs.org.uk for the latest dates and venues.

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