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					        SCHEDULE



            National Horse Trials
               Championships
            7, 8 & 9 August 2009
                        sponsored by




                     Celebrating 10 years at:
       Offchurch Bury Estate, Offchurch, Nr Leamington Spa,
                     Warwickshire, CV33 9AR.

                      by kind permission of
           Mrs M C Johnson & Mr H E Johnson
RIDI
                         ACTING CHAIRMAN                       ACTING VICE CHAIRMAN
                             Mr P Buist                             Mr R Turner


                                                 COMMITTEE
                              Mr D Bacon                           Mrs H McKenna
                             Mrs R Batten                           Mrs M Norrie
                            Mr A Chadwick                           Miss Z Pawley
                             Ms L Cunliffe                         Miss G Penberth
                            Mrs P Davidson                          Mrs M Pitman
                             Miss J Fisher                          Mr A Stevens
                             Mrs E Gaston                            Mr R Turner
                            Mrs C Hughes                            Mr C Walton
                              Mrs M Kay                               Mr D Kear
                            Mrs N Gilliland                          Mrs J Allen
                               Ms J Coe

                                      RIDING CLUBS OFFICE TEAM
                          Miss Sarah Phillips – Senior Executive British Riding Clubs
                         Mrs Maggie Smith – Executive and Editor of Rider® Magazine
                                Mrs Lyndsay Wager – Executive Competitions
                          Miss Jenny Eustace – Executive BRC & BHS Competitions
                             Miss Chantal Van den Broek – Training Administrator
                             Miss Emma Baldwin – Media Relations Administrator
                              Miss Samantha Wong – Membership Administrator

Equine Influenza
Each Pony or Horse must have a valid vaccination certificate, which undeniably relates to that pony or horse,
completed, signed and stamped on each relevant line by a veterinary surgeon who is not the owner of the
pony or horse. It must state that the pony or horse has received the appropriate course of injections:
Primary Vaccination - two injections, the second between 21and 92 days after the first.
First Booster – An injection between 150 and 215 days after the second primary injection.
Annual Booster – An injection not more than one year after the preceding injection.
None of the vaccinations may be given within the preceding seven days including the day of the competition or
entry into the competition stables
Annual Boosters may be given on the same date every year but this is not recommended.
It is the competitors responsibility to ensure their pony or horse has a valid certificate that fully
complies with BHA rules in all respects and to present that certificate at all official competitions.

The vaccination certificate must, under penalty of elimination, accompany the horse to all official competitions
and the competitor is responsible for producing it on demand. ALL certificates will be checked and failure to
produce a certificate which complies with the British Horse Racing Authority Rules {formerly Jockey Club
Rules} will result in disqualification.

Every effort will be made to ensure that checking at Area Qualifiers is carried out correctly. BRC accepts no
responsibility whatsoever for any losses suffered, whether directly or indirectly, due to incorrect checking of
vaccination certificates at any BRC Area Qualifier or Championship. It is the sole responsibility of the member
to ensure that their certificate is valid and it should not be assumed that because a vaccination certificate has
been accepted at one competition in good faith, it will also be accepted at another competition or
championship.

Official Rules
Every competitor or team manager should be in possession of a current rule book for the competition.
Competitors are not permitted to take mobile phones or other form of transmitting or recording device on to
the course whilst competing. The onus is on the competitor to know the rules and abide by them.


                             ENTRIES CLOSE ON THURSDAY 16TH JULY 2009
                                  OFFICIAL TIMETABLE
                         NATIONAL HORSE TRIALS CHAMPIONSHIPS -
                                 7th, 8th & 9th August 2009
                     THESE TIMES ARE ESTIMATED AND MAY WELL BE CHANGED

Friday 7 August
08:30        -        Junior Novice and Intermediate Dressage
09:30        -        Junior Novice Show Jumping
10:30        -        Junior Novice Cross-Country
10:30        -        Senior Open & Intermediate Horse Inspection
13.30        -        Junior Intermediate Show Jumping
14:00        -        Senior Open & Intermediate Dressage
14.45        -        Junior Intermediate Cross-Country
15:30        -        Junior Horse Trials Prize Giving (Precise time will be announced)

Saturday 8 August
09:00        -        Senior Intermediate Speed & Endurance Phases
11:00        -        Senior Novice Dressage
12:00        -        Senior Novice Show Jumping
14.00        -        Senior Open Speed & Endurance Phases

Sunday 9 August
10:00       -         Senior Novice Speed & Endurance Phases
09.00       -         Senior Intermediate Horse Inspection
09:30       -         Senior Open Horse Inspection
09.30       -         Senior Intermediate Show Jumping
14:00       -         Senior Intermediate Horse Trials Prize giving (Precise time will be announced)
14.30       -         Senior Open Show Jumping
16:30       -         Senior Novice Horse Trials Prize giving (Precise time will be announced)
17:00       -         Open Horse Trials Prize giving (Precise time will be announced)

Cross-Country briefings – Competitors must attend the relevant briefing for their competition. The courses
will be closed during briefings.

At, or in the vicinity of an official British Riding Clubs Competition, everyone mounted, whether
competing or not, must wear a hard hat to at least the minimum standard (EN1384), with a harness
properly adjusted and fastened.
Failure to do so will incur elimination. Hard hats to specification PAS015:1998, ATSM F1163 and BSEN
14572:2005 are considered to offer greater protection than EN1384. Recommended hard hats should
carry the quality assurance stamp of Kitemark, SEI or QAS. It is emphasised that hats bearing a
quality assurance stamp are batch tested and therefore of a constant standard.
American standard SNELL E2001, ASTM 95 and Australian/New Zealand standard SNZ3838 1998 are
also acceptable. Skullcap hats must be worn with appropriate coloured silk for that discipline.
Medical armbands and body protectors must be worn for all cross-country competitions. Class 3
(purple label) body protectors must be worn.

                                      The SEIB British Riding Clubs
                                 Junior Novice Horse Trials Championship
Open to riders and their horses who have qualified at an Area Junior Horse Trials qualifier. Dressage test –
BRC HN3 (2006) in 20m x 60m arena.

Entry fee:    £45.00 per individual and £180.00 per team.

Prizes:       Team Champions will receive trophy, rosettes, sashes and vouchers from the Worshipful
              Company of Saddlers. Individual Champion will receive the Tees Bay Pilots Trophy, rosette,
                sash and a bridle donated by the Worshipful Company of Saddlers. Rosettes will be awarded
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                from 1 to 10 place for teams and individuals.
                  The highest placed team with all four scores will receive the All Four Scores to Count Silver
                  Salver.

                                       The SEIB British Riding Clubs
                              Junior Intermediate Horse Trials Championship
Open to riders and their horses who have qualified at an Area Junior Horse Trials qualifier. Dressage test –
BRC HI2 (2006) in 20m x 40m arena.

Entry fee:      £45.00 per individual and £180.00 per team.

Prizes:         Team Champions will receive a trophy, rosettes and sashes. Individual Champion will receive a
                Silver Salver, rosette and sash. Rosettes will be awarded from 1st to 10th place for teams and
                individuals.
                The highest placed team with all four scores will receive the All four Scores to Count Silver
                Salver.

                                      The SEIB British Riding Clubs
                                 Senior Open Horse Trials Championship
Open to riders and their horses who have qualified at an Area Open Horse Trials Qualifier. Dressage Test:
BRC HO2 (2004) in 20m x 60m arena.

Entry Fee:     £80.00 per individual and £320.00 per team.

Prizes:      Team Champions will receive the Algarve Agency Trophy, rosettes, sashes and vouchers from
             the Worshipful Company of Saddlers. The Individual Champion will receive the John Player
             Trophy, rosette, sash and a bridle donated by the Worshipful Company of Saddlers. Rosettes will
             be awarded from 1st to 10th place for teams and individuals.
             The Horse and Pony Benefit cup will be presented to the team placed highest with all four scores
             counting.
             The Carefree Memorial Trophy will be presented to the most successful combination where the
             horse is either ridden or owned by the breeder.

                                       The SEIB British Riding Clubs
                              Senior Intermediate Horse Trials Championship
Open to riders and their horses who have qualified at an Area Intermediate Horse Trials qualifier. Dressage
test – BRC HI3 (2006) in 20m x 60m arena.

Entry fee:      £80.00 per individual and £320.00 per team.

Prizes:         Team Champions will receive, rosettes, sashes, silver salver and vouchers from the Worshipful
                Company of Saddlers. Rosettes will be awarded from 1st to 10th place teams. The Individual
                Champion will receive a salver, rosette, sash and a bridle donated by the Worshipful Company
                of Saddlers. Rosettes will be awarded to 1st to 10th place for individuals.
                The highest placed team with all four scores will receive the All four Scores to Count Silver
                Salver.

                                      The SEIB British Riding Clubs
                                Senior Novice Horse Trials Championship
Open to riders and their horses who have qualified at an Area Novice Horse Trials Qualifier. Dressage test:
BRC HN3 (2006) in 20m x 60m arena.

Entry Fee:      £65.00 per individual and £260.00 per team.

Prizes:        Team Champions will receive the Pleasure Prints Trophy, rosettes, sashes and vouchers from
                the Worshipful Company of Saddlers. The Individual Champion will receive a salver, rosette,
                sash and bridle donated by the Worshipful Company of Saddlers. Rosettes will be awarded
                from 1st to 10th place for teams and individuals.
                The highest placed team with all four scores will receive the All Four Scores to Count Silver
                Salver.
                                     GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

Competitors must make themselves conversant with these General Rules and Regulations in addition to the
Special Conditions applicable to the various classes and competitions.
Competitors may only compete on the understanding that they comply with and are bound by these Rules and
Regulations
and the Special Conditions relating to each class or competition.

Location and Traffic
The Championships are being held on the Offchurch Bury Estate, Offchurch, Nr Leamington Spa,
Warwickshire. CV33 9AR. Offchurch is approximately 3 miles east of Leamington and about 10 minutes drive
from Stoneleigh NAC. Access to the site will be allowed from 12 noon on Thurs 6th August. Anyone wishing to
arrive earlier than this, must liase directly with the stabling manager, David Bacon on 07850 168564. For
arrivals on Friday and Saturday, please make sure you are on site no earlier than 7 a.m. and no later than 10
p.m.

A one-way system of entry and exit to the estate will be in operation and all vehicles must observe the speed
limit restrictions and have regard for the safety of themselves, pedestrians, horses and other vehicles. Please
allow plenty of time for your journey to Offchurch. Parking Stewards will direct you on arrival. Caravans & tents
etc are permitted, but please bear in mind space is at a premium and be considerate to your fellow
competitors.

Offchurch Bury
Please keep the Showground as clean and tidy as possible. Please dispose of litter & muck in the
appropriate places. Certain areas of set-a-side land will be marked and you must not ride horses, drive or
park vehicles on these areas.

Declarations
Declarations will be taken at the Flu Vac checking point. To hire a bib will require a deposit of £5. If at the end
of the competition, the rider would like to keep the bib, BRC will keep the £5. If you would like to return your
bib, you will receive your £5 back. Bib inserts will be mailed out along with times, 2 weeks before the event.
Please bring these with you to the event.

Declaration of Reserves
Named reserves may be substituted into the team up to thirty minutes prior to the start of the relevant
competition. However, named reserves must be declared to the BRC office no later than 12pm on Thursday
6th August. This is to allow for the eligibility of reserves to be verified.
Merchandise
World Leisurewear will be providing an exciting new range of 2009 merchandise for you to purchase. Their
stand will be located within the trade stand village.
Exhibitors Passes
Car/lorry passes are not required.

Presenting for a class
Competitors must report to the Steward in charge of their class at least ten minutes before their starting times
in order that their tack may be checked.

Prize Giving
The top three teams and individuals will be required to parade mounted for a photo-call. Teams & Individuals
placed 4th – 10th are to collect their rosettes from the secretaries’ marquee once the prize giving has
commenced.

Awards
Rosettes will be awarded from first to tenth place in all arenas and from first to tenth place for teams.
Commemorative rosettes will be available to all unplaced competitors and should be collected at the
Secretaries office.
Cups and Trophies
Competitors who become winners of cups at the Championships should report to the Secretaries’ office to
collect and sign for trophies. Trophies must be returned to the office by the date on the trophy form, or
invoices will be issued for replacements and the club will not be allowed to take another trophy should they win
in future years. The highest placed competitor who is under twenty five will receive the Alexa King Trophy.

Stabling
Stabling will be available on site at Offchurch. Competitors should complete the stabling form enclosed with
the entry forms and return it to the Stabling Manager David Bacon, at the address on the form – NOT to the
Riding Clubs Office. If you return it to the office then your application may be severely delayed or not
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processed. Closing date for bookings is 16 July 2009. Please note that stables will be allocated on a first
come first served basis only. Upon receipt of your booking, a confirmation e-mail or letter will be sent to you.
Stabling numbers will be allocated on arrival at the event. David Bacon is contactable regarding stabling
queries on 07850 168564. Please note that the entire stabling vicinity will be NO SMOKING.

Bedding & Forage
Bedding will be provided in your stables free of charge and some extra bedding (straw) can be acquired from
the Stable Manager. Competitors wishing to use shavings must bring their own bedding and must leave the
box clean of all bedding. All competitors must remove soiled bedding and droppings from their stable leaving
it clean for the next occupant – a £20 fine will be issued for anyone not complying with this. Those vacating on
Sunday may leave boxes as they are. Paper bedding is not permitted. No Forage will be available on site, so
please bring with you anything that you will need for the duration of your stay.

Entries
All entries should be submitted to the BRC office. The closing date for all entries is 16th July 2009. Please
note our address and contact numbers, which are printed on the back of this schedule.

Withdrawals
Withdrawals from any of the classes must be made to the Riding Clubs office in writing, by fax (01926
707764), or email: brccompetitions@bhs.org.uk at least three working days before the competition.

Emergencies
Emergency services must have access to all parts of the event site at all times and members of the public
must not park vehicles so as to obstruct access. In the case of emergency, members of the public should
contact the nearest Official or Dial 999 on the nearest telephone. There is a telephone and radio in the
Secretaries Office.

Horses
Horses can be easily frightened and can be dangerous. Members of the public are requested to keep clear
from horse areas/lanes and to avoid behaviour which might alarm horses.

Dogs
Dogs MUST be kept on a lead and under close control at all times on the ground. Dogs found unattended are
liable to be impounded and a £20 fine will be charged for release. Dogs should not be left in cars at any time,
and must not be left unattended in horse lorries over night.

Cars
Cars must be parked in the car park provided.

Motorbikes
In the interest of safety of competitors and members of the public, the use of motorbikes and other internal
combustion machines by competitors, their grooms or family is forbidden on the grounds and in the stable
area.

Times
The draw is random and is made by computer. It is impossible to give any individual a preferred time.
Competitors’ times and information will be posted to the person nominated on the entry form, two weeks
before the date of competition, and will be posted on the BRC web pages www.britishridingclubs.org.uk

Catering
There will be catering on site with a variety of food available. Breakfast will be available on Friday, Saturday
and Sunday morning. The nearest shops are in Cubbington Village and Leamington Spa.

Lavatories & Showers
There will be portaloo’s and showers at various locations on site.

Farrier, Veterinary Surgeon, Doctor & Paramedics
All will be in attendance on site on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Competitors will be charged individually for
any shoeing carried out.

Photography
An official BRC/BHS photographer will be present at this event. The BRC/BHS may use photographs of the
event in BRC/BHS publications, posters or promotions.

Exercising
It is likely that you will be able to ride the roads and tracks at specified times. This will be confirmed at a later
date. Please keep horses within the confines marked and use the designated warm up areas. Competitors
must wear their own number bib at all times while mounted or leading a horse outside of the stable area.

Ten Minute Box
Grooms and other essential helpers are welcome to assist competitors and their horses in the ten minute box
(before the start of phase D of the competitions). They may not bring vehicles to this area, however. They
must vacate the area as soon as possible and be alert whilst in the box because of the proximity of other
horses and competitors. In particular, be aware if crossing the XC finish. Please do not take any dogs,
children or pushchairs into the ten minute box.

Cross-Country Course
The official opening of the cross-country course for inspection by competitors will be announced in the
Competitors Information Pack. There will also be a competitors briefing for all classes.

Administration
The British Riding Clubs staff will be on site from Friday 7th August. A mobile telephone will be taken on site,
telephone number: 07808 141004. Please do not ring this number until Friday 8th. Until then we are available
on the usual office numbers.

Erection of Electric Fence/Pens
It is forbidden to erect any form of corral or pen for your horse anywhere on the site. Failure to comply with
this will result in elimination of your team.


Health & Safety Policy

The BRC Competitions Chairman has the overall responsibility for Health and Safety. The event is organised
in accordance with Health & Safety Legislation and all who have to any extent control of premises or site at
the event are responsible for ensuring that:
Everything reasonably practical is done to ensure the health, safety and welfare of those attending the event,
they conduct themselves so that they do not put themselves or anyone else at risk, access to and egress from
the site is safe and unobstructed.

Accommodation and Eating Out
The Leamington Spa Tourist Information Office produce a brochure of the addresses of hotels, guest houses,
bed and breakfast and self-catering accommodation for Leamington and the surrounding area. If you would
like a copy of this book please write to Leamington Spa Tourist Information, The Royal Pump Rooms, The
Parade, Leamington Spa, CV32 4AA or telephone 0870 1607930. The telephone number of the Rank
Village at the NAC, which provides basic accommodation is 024 76 696969.

The Riding Clubs Office cannot book accommodation for competitors and you would be well advised to book
as soon as possible.