Mercian Events

MERCIAN EVENTS 2022

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

Mercian eligibility – now is the same as the eligibility table in the BRC 2022 rule book for the National Championships, Arena Eventing Championships & Combined Championships.  However, a horse/rider combination competing at Area level cannot compete at a lower level at a Mercian competition unless they have downgraded.

COMPETITION DATE VENUE   ORGANISING CLUB
Dressage 30th April Allens Hill EC, Pinvin, Pershore WR10 2DU Worcester
Showjumping 15th May Club Field, Hoden Lane, Cleeve Prior Cropthorne
Style & Showjumping 3rd July Club Field, Upper Pengethly Farm, Peterstow, Herefordshire HR9 6LL Hereford
Dressage 17th July Frampton Court Estate, Frampton-on-Severn, Glos GL2 7HS Frampton
Showing 17th July Frampton Court Estate, Frampton-on-Seven, Glos GL2 7HS Frampton
Combined Training 7th August Gracelands EC, Crutch Lane, Elmbridge, Nr Droitwich, Worcs.  WR9 0BE Alvechurch
Mounted Games TBC August TBC Bewdley
Arena Eventing 18th September Gracelands Equestrian Centre, Crutch Lane, Droitwich, WR9 0BE – See below for schedule Bromsgrove
Quiz 28th October The Fountain, Oldwood Road, Tenbury Wells WR15 8TB Shropshire South

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Schedules 

Mercian Dressage

Saturday 30th April 2022

Allens Hill EC, Pinvin, Pershore WR10 2DU

Open to Juniors & Seniors – Teams ONLY

Class 1 – BD Intro B – Open to horses/ponies with up to 35 BD Prelim points and 0 BD Novice points or above.  Horses/ponies to to have won any BE  points and not to have competed at BD/BRC Novice or above in the current or previous calendar year.  Not to have competed at BRC Prelim level at Area Qualifiers in current year.  Riders not to have competed at BE Novice or Novice level dressage BD/BRC in current or previous calendar year.

Class 2 – BD Prelim 1 – Open to horses/ponies with unlimited BD Prelim points, up to 35 BD Novice points and ) BD Elementary points or above.  Horses/ponies not to have competed at BD/BRC Elementary or above in the current or previous calendar year.  Not to have competed at BRC Novice level at Area Qualifiers in current year.  Riders not to have competed at BE Novice or Elementary level dressage BD/BRC in current or previous calendar year.

Class 3 – BD Prelim 13 – Open to horses/ponies with unlimited BD Prelim points, up to 35 BD Novice points and 0 BD Elementary points or above.  Horses/ponies not to have competed at BD/BRC Elementary or above in the current or previous calendar year.  Not to have competed at BRC Novice level at Area Qualifiers in current year.  Riders not to have competed at BE Novice or Elementary level dressage BD/BRC in current or previous calendar year.

Class 4 – BD Novice 24 – Open to horses/ponies with unlimited BD Novice points, up to 35 BD Elementary points and 0 BD Medium points or above.  Not to have competed at BRC Elementary level at Area Qualifiers in current year.

Entry Fee: £13.00

ENTRIES CLOSE: THURSDAY 21ST APRIL 2022

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 Penny Fernyhough at penpony@hotmail.com


Mercian Showjumping

Sunday 15th May 2022

Hoden Lane, Cleeve Prior, Evesham WR11 8LH

Open to Juniors & Seniors – Teams ONLY – On grass

Class 1 60cm – Open to Juniors and/or Seniors, Teams or Individuals.  Max height 60cm. Horses/ponies not to have won any BE or BE foundation points, 0 BS points and 0 BS Club points gained at 90cm or above.  Horses not to have completed a BE100 or above in current or previous calendar year and not competed at BRC Area Qualifiers at 70cm or above in the current year.

Class 2 70cm – Open to Juniors and/or Seniors, Teams or Individuals.  Max height 70cm, Horses/ponies not to have won any BE or BE foundation points, 0 BS points and 0 BS Club points gained at 90cm or above.  Horses not to have completed a BE100 or above in current or previous calendar year and not competed at BRC Area Qualifiers at 80cm or above in the current year.

Class 3 80cm – Open to Juniors and/or Seniors, Teams or Individuals.  Max height 80cm.  Horses/ponies not to have won 5 BE or 75 BS points.  Horses not to have completed a BE105 or above in current or previous calendar year and not competed at BRC Area Qualifiers at 90cm or above in the current year.

Class 4 90cm – Open to Juniors and/or Seniors, Teams or Individuals.  Max height 80cm.  Horses/ponies not to have won 20 BE or 500 BS points.  Horses not to have competed at BRC Area Qualifiers at 100cm or above in the current year.

Class 5 100cm – Individuals ONLY.  No restrictions

Entry Fee: £13.00

ENTRIES CLOSE: FRIDAY 29TH APRIL 2022

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 Penny Fernyhough at penpony@hotmail.com


Mercian Arena Eventing

Sunday 18th September 2022

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: TBC
Individual: TBC

ENTRIES CLOSE: FRIDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER 2022

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.

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 Penny Fernyhough at penpony@hotmail.com


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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