Mercian Events

MERCIAN EVENTS 2021

The Mercian Group started in 1984, when Jan Williams of Wolverley (then Stourbridge) Riding Club invited representatives from Affiliated Riding Clubs in an area roughly defined as being `along the M5` to an informal meeting at which the group was formed. Current clubs at the moment currently make up The Mercian Group;  Bewdley Bridle Club, Bromsgrove, Bromyard, Cropthorne and Evesham Vale, Malvern Hills, Shropshire South, Vale of Arrow, Worcester, Wyvern and Frampton Family RC.

The aims were; to exchange schedules and information, to foster inter-club competition at a level below ‘Official Riding Club Area Level’ to cater for the weekend riding only members.  Whilst all these original aims still apply, the inter-club competition aspect became paramount. Each of the participating Clubs hosts one team competition every year, and as many disciplines as possible are covered, with the season culminating in a quiz. These are all team classes, no individuals, as it is much more fun to share the thrills and spills involved in representing your Club!

Each team taking part earns one point, with additional points being awarded for first to sixth places (12 for first, 10 for second and so on) and points are even available for attending Mercian committee meetings.

Our FFRC Mercian Teams are open to everyone willing to have a go!  There are restrictions on some classes depending on what the horse/rider combination have done previously in the competition calendar.

If you wish to be considered to be part of an FFRC Mercian Team please contact Susie Drake at oldduckbhp160@icloud.com or 07968 002056

Full Mercian rules and eligibility tables can be found here;  Mercian Rules and Eligibility 2021

COMPETITION DATE VENUE   ORGANISING CLUB
Dressage 25th April Stourport Equestrian Centre, Hartlebury Road, Stourport on Severn, DY13 9JD Bewdley
Showing 16th May Hillview Arena, Blackmore Park Road, Malvern, WR13 6NN Malvern
Dressage to Music 11th July Kings Equestrian, Bromyard, HR7 4SR Shropshire South
Combined Training 8th August Gracelands Equestrian Centre, Crutch Lane, Droitwich, WR9 Alvechurch
Hunter Trials 22nd August Ace cross Country, Abbots court Farm, Twyning, GL20 6DA Worcester
Style Jumping 22nd August Ace cross Country, Abbots court Farm, Twyning, GL20 6DA Worcester
Show Jumping 5th September Tumpy Green Competition Centre, Green Lane, Dursley.  GL11 5HZ – See below for schedule Tumpy Green
Arena Eventing 18th September Gracelands Equestrian Centre, Crutch Lane, Droitwich, WR9 0BE – See below for schedule Bromsgrove
Quiz tbc  (October) tba tba

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Schedules 

Mercian Showjumping

Sunday 5th September 2021

Tumpy Green Competition Centre, Green Lane, Dursley GL11 5HZ

Open to Juniors & Seniors, Teams & Individuals

Class 1 60cm – Open to Juniors and/or Seniors, Teams or Individuals.  Max height 60cm. Horses/riders must meet eligibility criteria ‘Level 1 Mercian Teams’.

Class 2 70cm – Open to Juniors and/or Seniors, Teams or Individuals.  Max height 70cm, Horses/riders must meet eligibility criteria ‘Level 2 Mercian Teams’.

Class 3 80cm – Open to Juniors and/or Seniors, Teams or Individuals.  Max height 80cm.  Horses/riders must meet eligibility criteria ‘Level 3 Mercian Teams’.

Class 4 90cm – Open to Juniors and/or Seniors, Teams or Individuals.  Max height 80cm.  Horses/riders must meet eligibility criteria ‘Level 4 Mercian Teams’.

Clear Round available at the end of each class – payable on the day.

Entry fee:
£13.00 per class
£18.00 per class on the day (individuals only)
£10.00 per class Clear Round

**£3 First aid per combination – Payable on the day when collecting numbers***

**All First Aid and entries on the day must be CASH ONLY**

ENTRIES CLOSE: WEDNESDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER 2021

All horses/ponies must be up to date with Flu vaccinations as per the BRC rules.

If you wish to compete in the Mercian Arena Eventing, please email Susie on oldduckbhp160@icloud.com or text/call 07968 002056


Mercian Arena Eventing

Saturday 18th September 2021

Gracelands Equestrian Centre, Crutch Lane, Elmbridge, Droitwich WR9 0BE

Open to Juniors & Seniors, Teams & Individuals

The course consists of a course of show jumps immediately followed by cross country fences, and will finish with the last fence as a show jump.  In the 80cm class ONLY the last fence will be the joker fence which will be 10cm higher, it is a compulsory fence and must be jumped, failure to jump before passing through the finish will be classed as error of course and elimination. There will be a maximum of 20 jumping efforts, 9 show jumping, 10 XC fences and the joker SJ fence. Judged on optimum time of whole course.

60cm – Open to Juniors and/or Seniors, Teams or Individuals.  Max height 60cm, will include spreads but no fillers.  Horses/riders must meet eligibility criteria ‘Level 1 Mercian Teams’.

70cm – Open to Juniors and/or Seniors, Teams or Individuals.  Max height 70cm, Horses/riders must meet eligibility criteria ‘Level 2 Mercian Teams’.

80cm – Open to Juniors and/or Seniors, Teams or Individuals.  Max height 80cm, to include joker fence at 90cm.  Horses/riders must meet eligibility criteria ‘Level 3 Mercian Teams’.

Entry fee:
Mercian Team £20.00 per horse
Individual £25.00 per horse

ENTRIES CLOSE: FRIDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER 2021

All horses/ponies must be up to date with Flu vaccinations as per the BRC rules, I can supply more info regarding the Flu vaccinations if you require.  Horses must have received a six month booster vaccination AFTER 25th February 2021 and BEFORE 11th September 2021

From 1st October 2020 all horses and ponies must be microchipped by law – spot checks will be done on the day, any found not microchipped will be disqualified.

If you wish to compete in the Mercian Arena Eventing, please email Susie on oldduckbhp160@icloud.com or text/call 07968 002056.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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