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…/3034378/home


    More Information

    Program, Important Information & Volunteers List



    Welcome to our 12th Annual Berry Inter-school Equestrian Championship

    Bring on the fun!!!

    2019 BRC Interschool Program


    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 


    Team Managers

    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. 

    WEC Layout 2019 copy


    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.

    2019 Dressage Arena 1

    2019 Dressage Arena 2

    2019 Dressage Arena 3

    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.

    Starting Times: 

    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

    2019 Hack Program


    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.

    2019 Jumping Ring 1

    2019 Jumping Ring 2


    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.


         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.

    Leave arena


    Phase 2: Ridden PhasePrimary

    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.

    2019 Challenge Draw



    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

    1. Enter ring, two point seat, left canter lead to Judge.
    2. Rising trot track right half 20m circle.
    3. Canter right 20m circle.
    4. Change rein with a simple change or a flying change.
    5. Track left 20m circle.
    6. Working trot across diagonal showing some lengthening
    7. Canter right showing rein release for 4/5 strides.
    8. Show a hand gallop.
    9. 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.

    2019 Hunter Draw


    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

    Phone: 02 4464 1143 

    Mobile: 0410 506 143 (text is best)


    Where to find us?

    50 Schofields Lane, Berry, NSW 2535, Australia

    Berry Riding Club