New for 2012! Unofficial inter-club team competition kindly supported by Digby Brown solicitors.
If your Riding Club has a number of eventers in the ranks why not get together and enter a team? We know that many riding club members also enjoy competing in BE events and this informal competition is a way to make the best of both.
Each team needs one rider competing at Central Scotland Horse Trials in a BE80T class, one in a BE90 class, one in a BE100 class and a fourth team member competing at any of those levels. You'll all enter the event and compete in your class just as you would in any BE competition.
BUT then once the BE results are known, we'll total the team scores (lowest three scores will count) and the team with the lowest score will walk away unofficial Scottish Riding Club Champions for 2012!
Just enter the event as normal then ask your club to complete and submit the team entry form by 8 August. The full rules are set out below.
Remember that you don't always have to be a full BE member to compete in a BE event. For the 80T class you will need a training ticket which only costs £10. For the BE90 and 100 classes you can compete on a day ticket. Full details on the BE website here.
Then compete in your class, wait for the scores to be totalled and . . . . . who knows, you could be the champions.
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1. Open only to members of affiliated riding clubs in Scotland. Competition is run under British Eventing rules.
2. Each club may enter a team or team(s) of 3 or 4 riders, made up of one rider competing at CSHT in a BE80T class, one rider competing in a BE90 class, one rider competing in a BE100 class, and (for a team of 4) a fourth rider competing in any of these classes.
3. Club entries must be made on the official entry form here. Entries close at 18.00hr on Tuesday 7 August. Cost per team £20 and payment must accompany the entry form. Email / telephone entries not accepted. No refunds in the event that a team cannot take part due to team member(s) withdrawing, being eliminated or for any other reason. Substitutions of horse and / or rider are permitted until 18.00hr on Tuesday 7 August, provided that the new horse / rider have already secured their entry to the horse trials.
4. Each rider must enter their class as normal and will compete as normal in the BE competition so must be members of BE or competing on a day / training ticket. All team members must have entered (and paid for their entry) the CSHT event before the team entry form is submitted.
5. The three lowest scores from each team will be added together to give the team score. The team with the lowest score will win. In the event of a tie the team with the lowest cross country penalties (ie the least aggregate time or jumping penalties) will win. If there is still equality, the winning team will be the team with their aggregate time across Country closest to the optimum time for their classes. If there is still equality, the team with the best aggregate dressage scores will be the winners. If there is still equality, the result will be a tie
6. Rosettes for the top 10 teams and prizes in kind to the winning team will be awarded, along with bragging rights!
7. Riding Clubs and team members agree to their details being shown on the CSHT website and in other publicity about the championships.
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