Berry Interschool Equestrian Championship
12th Annual Berry Interschool Equestrian Championship.
5,6,7 October 2019 – Worrigee Equestrian Common, Worrigee Rd Worrigee near Nowra. Open to all school aged riders.
As always we have a very full program. Dressage, Hacking, Sporting, Show jumping, Hunter and a 3 Phase Interschool Challenge.
We are looking forward to seeing all of our competitors!
This year we have secured wonderful sponsorship from some very generous businesses so please support them whenever you can.
Useful Phone Numbers
Horse feed & bedding: Bishops 4423 2359 Please call them with your order and to discuss delivery (if required)
Farrier: Luke Musson 0408 868 188
Vet: Illawarra Equine Centre 4448 6364 Vets on call for this event.
Photographer: Tom Testone 0411 658 649 https://store.tomtestonephotography.com.au/…/3034378/home
Program, Important Information & Volunteers List
Welcome to our 12th Annual Berry Inter-school Equestrian Championship
Bring on the fun!!!
The success of every event depends on the willingness of its volunteers. Our Interschool Championship is hugely successful due to the many parents, members & friends of Berry Riding Club who are willing to lend a hand. Sincere thanks to these selfless people.
Please check for your name and task on our Volunteers List. Thank you. More volunteers are always needed.
2019 Volunteers Roster Sheet
Teams Managers are to collect rider numbers & competitor show bags from outside the Clubhouse between 7:15am to 8:30am
It is the responsibility of team managers to make note of their team winners for their school newsletters.
Please use your phone to photograph the results on the scoreboards.
No ribbons, sashes or rosettes will be posted after the Championship. Team managers are to make arrangements for these to be collected at the competition.
Rules & Regulations
Due to the very large number of entries the small Equestrian Committee of Berry Riding Club we ask that every adult to please lend a hand at all the activities. Thank You!
There will be no gear check stewards at our Championship. It is the responsibility of each team manager and parent to ensure that the riders & mounts are in correct & safe gear. Every judge and any committee member of Berry Riding Club has the right to refuse a rider if the gear & / or rider is deemed unsafe.
Please keep the Worrigee Equestrian Common free of rubbish! Place all rubbish in the skip bins provided. One is located behind the Clubhouse and the other near the wash bay at the entrance to the Pony Club grounds.
Riders are required to walk between activities. Failure to do so will mean points may be deducted from individual and school pointscore total.
Riders are to report at their designated time in all events. Failure to do so may incur elimination.
Any changes to a draw must be discussed with the official in the broadcast box.
No equal placings in any event. A countback will take place.
Riders / team managers / parents are to inform the office staff at the broadcast box plus inform all the judges if a rider is withdrawing from an event.
Ribbons may be collected from the broadcast box one hour after the results have been announced or placed on display on the scoreboard.
Direct all enquiries to the official in the broadcast box. Only officials to enter the clubhouse.
The Committee reserves the right to amend the program where deemed necessary.
In case of inclement weather please phone 4464 1143 for a recorded message.
Safety & Horse Welfare Officer: Penny Rose
Presentation to Champions
To take place in the Clubhouse on Monday 7th October at 4.00pm, after all the showjumping equipment has been loaded onto the truck.
It is the responsibility of the rider / team manager to make sure that there is someone from the school or a friend available to collect prizes. Ribbons will not be posted.
Only the following will be awarded at our Presentation. All other placegetters may collect their ribbons one hour after their event has finished and/or when the winners have been announced over the P.A.
Champion Schools – Primary & Secondary
Overall Supreme Rider – Primary & Secondary
Year Champions (Kindergarten to Year 12)
Champions (Primary & Secondary) in each discipline: Dressage, Hacking, Showjumping, Challenge, Hunter & Sporting
Generous Sponsors to Support
Thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors for their generosity in supporting the Interschool competition for 2019. Please make sure that you do what you can to support these businesses, and please acknowledge their sponsorship if you are fortunate enough to win a sponsored prize.
Map of Grounds and Yard Allocation
All powered sites have been booked out, and areas allocated. Users of powered sites will require very long tagged electrical cords, power boards. Only competitors with bookings for powered sites are to camp within range of power.
Non-powered sites are not allocated. Please note the location of the non-powered camp sites, and note that this year there is NO CAMPING near the horse yards as this has been deemed a fire safety issue.
Competitors who have booked horse yards have been allocated a specific yard number. It is your responsibility to understand which yard you have been allocated, and ONLY use that yard. You are responsible for any bedding requirements, and for the clean out of your yard on departure. Please respect the Common and remove all rubbish and leave yards as you found them.
Dressage, Hacking & Fancy Dress
Dressage – sponsored by Equine Miracle and Illawarra Equine Centre
DRESSAGE CHAMPION AND RESERVE (Primary and Secondary) sponsored by Equine Miracle
ROSETTES FOR BEST PERFORMED IN EACH DRESSAGE TEST (Primary and Secondary) sponsored by Illawarra Equine Centre
Judges’ Encouragement Rosettes donated by GLADIATOR FLOATS to be awarded to all Preparatory riders. Riders competing in the Preparatory tests are to collect their Encouragement Rosette from the broadcast box after 2:00pm on Saturday 5th October. One rosette per competitor.
There will be no gear check at this event. It is the responsibility of each competitor to know the EA Rules for Dressage.
Riders are to ride in draw order at their designated time.
Test papers and ribbons may be collected from the broadcast box 30 minutes after the placings have been written on the scoreboard.
Primary riders competing in Dressage may also participate in the Fancy Dress.
Hacking – sponsored by Equine Miracle and Petstock Nowra
The order of classes (program) will be placed on the whiteboard at the gate of each Hacking ring. Gate stewards will call each class to enter the ring in order of the program.
Refer to the Layout of the Common (map) for the location of each Hacking ring.
Ring 4: 9:00am – Intermediate Riders and Open Riders
Ring 3: 9:00am – Novice Riders (Secondary)
Ring 2: 9:00 am – Novice Riders (Primary)
Ring 1: 9:30am – All Beginner Riders and All Led Riders
Fancy Dress – sponsored by Ausprint Ribbons
Theme – the letter ‘T’ for all Primary Riders only. Riding helmets must be worn.
The Fancy Dress will take place at approximately 3:00pm, after the Hacking rings have finished. Riders are asked to assemble on the bank in front of the clubhouse. Riders are to assemble together in 3 groups: K-2, Year 3 & 4 & Years 5 & 6. There will be signs to show riders where to stand.
Sporting, Showjumping & Rescue Relay
Sporting – sponsored by Luke Musson – Farrier m: 0408 868 188
To be located in the dressage arenas between 11:00am and 2:00pm on Sunday.
Two parents will be assigned to set out, time and award the placings for each sporting event. The sporting gear will be located in a trailer near the dressage arenas.
Show jumping – sponsored by Sheds n Homes – Nowra ph: 4422 5033
Both show jumping courses are to be built on Saturday afternoon once the Hacking rings have finished. All parents are asked to help.
Showjumping to start at 8:15am. Course walk at 7:30am
Riders are to ride in draw order. Due to the large number of entries riders will be eliminated if not present at their allotted time slot. The draw is a ‘move up’ draw. Draw order can be found on the whiteboard at the gate to each ring. Riders are to be ready to enter when called by the gate stewards.
It is the responsibility of the riders to know the rules for each class. Riders will not be allowed to ask the judge how to ride each class.
Rescue Relay – a speed event
To take place in SJ Ring 1 Monday afternoon following the completion of the Interschool Challenge Jumping Phase.
Aim: To jump as many show jumps as possible in 90secs. The course will consist of 8 jumps.
Class 1: A mixture of jumps between 65cm & 80cm
Teams of 2 with each team having at least one secondary rider.
After the bell from the judge, both riders must go through the start flags together.
If a rail is knocked down the other rider must jump the next obstacle.
If a horse refuses an obstacle the other rider must then jump the obstacle the other horse refused.
Riders can change the order of jumping as often as they like.
If the course is completed under time the 1st rider must recommence the course with Jump 1.
How to Enter:
Riders must enter their team on Monday morning at the Broadcast Box.
3 Phase Interschool Challenge & Hunter
*** Please note: all Hack & Led workouts in all 4 arenas will be held between 8:30am and 1:30pm. It’s a move up draw. ***
The Challenge workouts are located in the Dressage Arenas.
Each judge will be given a list of competitors. Another list of competitors will be attached to the whiteboard near the arenas. Do not change arenas .
Workout descriptions follow. Riders must know their workouts. Marks will be deducted in the Attitude section if judges are asked to explain the workout. A map of the workout will be displayed on the noticeboard.
The Challenge Hacking will commence at 8:30am sharp. Draw order to be followed as close as possible. However, riders must move up in the draw if the previous rider has scratched.
INTERSCHOOL CHALLENGE WORKOUTS
Phase 1: In – Hand Presentation Phase (Led) – for Primary & Secondary Riders
Enter arena mounted
Walk to the closest witches
Walk to witches hat in front of judge
Halt & give Judge your name and your Year
Walk away to witches hat
Trot across to next witches hat
Halt and ‘Stand Up’ horse
Trot back to judge going in front and past judge
Halt and acknowledge Judge before leaving.
Phase 2: Ridden Phase: Primary
Enter at walk
Halt square at witches hat near judge, proceed in walk, then trot
1st circle – working trot – right rein
2nd circle – working canter with simple change, proceed in
Canter right lead
After completing half a circle in canter, transition to working trot
Trot to witches hat near judge
Leave ring at walk
Phase 2: Ridden Phase: Secondary
Enter at walk
Halt square at witches hat near judge
Proceed straight ahead in trot
Trot around witches hat
Extended trot across in front of judge
Half circle in working trot
Execute figure of 8 in canter commencing on the same rein. Change direction – a simple change
Transition to working trot toward judge
Halt at witches hat
Rein back 4 steps
Leave ring at walk on a loose rein
Phase 3: Challenge Jumping
Located in Ring 1.
Riders to follow the timed draw.
Jumping course to be posted on the whiteboard at the ring gate. The course will not change.
Only 8 jumps on course with no combination jumps. Each jump will be marked out of 10. A further 10 marks will be given for attitude and a further 10 marks for presentation.
Located in Ring 2.
All riders to walk the course at 8:30am. Riders must wear a back protector. The course will not change. Most jumps will be solid mobile x-country jumps.
Hunter on the Flat will be ridden first followed immediately by Hunter over Jumps.
Riders are to be ready to enter at their allotted time.
Each of the below tasks will be marked out of 10, with 10 marks for presentation.
A map of the workout will be posted on the noticeboard the day before the event. Riders may be required to ride the Hunter on the Flat workout around jumps. The circles do not have to be an exact size but a suggestion of the size.
Hunter on the Flat Workout for Primary & Secondary Riders
- Enter ring, two point seat, left canter lead to Judge.
- Rising trot track right half 20m circle.
- Canter right 20m circle.
- Change rein with a simple change or a flying change.
- Track left 20m circle.
- Working trot across diagonal showing some lengthening
- Canter right showing rein release for 4/5 strides.
- Show a hand gallop.
- Canter two point seat to first jump. The judging of the Hunter over Fences will commence now.
Riders may gain an extra 10 points by jumping the ‘Bonus Jump’ after going through the finish flags.
Hunter over Fences Workout for Primary & Secondary Riders
Start to Jump 1
Jump 2 hand gallop
Jump 3 & 4 (no tasks)
Jump 5 – long crest release
Finish the course (Jumps 6/7/8/9) then choose to jump the Bonus Jump.
Berry Interschool T-shirt : A Momento
There will be tshirts available for purchase at the event. First in, best dressed! (please note they are not available for pre-order).
$38 for adult sizes, $35 for childrens.
Sizes are: Child 6 (80cm), Childs 8 (85cm), Childs 10 (90cm), Childs 12 (95cm) and Childs 14 (100cm)
Adult 8 (94cm), Adult 10 (99cm), Adult 12 (104cm), Adult 14 (109cm), Adult 16 (114cm) and Adult 18 (117cm)
Get in touch
We love to receive feedback with suggestions on how to continue providing riding fun and good experiences.
Email: BRC Secretary email@example.com
Phone: 02 4464 1143
Mobile: 0410 506 143 (text is best)
Where to find us?
50 Schofields Lane, Berry, NSW 2535, Australia