Bourne Valley Riding Club Hunter Trials (Adult & Pairs Classes)

Bourne Valley Riding Club Hunter Trials (Adult & Pairs Classes) (Results Available)

Show Date
Sun, Oct 28, 2018
Closing Date
Sat, Oct 20, 2018
Starting Times:





Commencing at 9:30am
For the Hunter Trials to be run efficiently, all competitors will be given starting times.

Starting times will be available on from Friday 26th October, 6pm or by telephoning Lindsay: (01264) 772388 on Friday 26th October 8-9pm.

Class 1
Intro (0.60m - 0.70m)    
Entry Fee:
Member Fee:

INTRO - 60-70cm (2’-2’4”) approx. (Red numbers)
Riders 16 years or older
Speed: 400 metres per minute.
Class 2
Intro Pairs (0.60m - 0.70m)    
Entry Fee:

INTRO PAIRS - 60-70cm (2’-2’4”) approx. (Red numbers)
Riders 16 years or older
Speed: 400 metres per minute.
Class 3
Novice (0.70m - 0.80m)    
Entry Fee:
Member Fee:

NOVICE - 70-80cm (2’4”-2'8") approx. (Purple numbers)
Riders 16 years or older
Speed: 425 metres per minute.
The BVRC Novice Hunter Trial cup for the best BVRC member
Class 4
Novice Pairs (0.70m - 0.80m)    
Entry Fee:

NOVICE PAIRS - 70-80cm (2’4”-2'8") approx. (Purple numbers)
Riders 16 years or older
Speed: 425 metres per minute.
Class 5
Intermediate (0.90m)    
Entry Fee:
Member Fee:

INTERMEDIATE - 90cm (3’) approx. (Orange numbers)
Riders 16 years or older
Speed: 450 metres per minute.
The Romance Challenge Cup for the best BVRC member
Class 6
Open (1.00m)    
Entry Fee:
Member Fee:

OPEN - 1m (3'3") approx. (Pink numbers)
Riders 16 years or older
Speed: 475 metres per minute.
The BVRC Open Hunter Trial Trophy for the best BVRC member

Show Secretary: Bourne Valley Riding Club
Email:, Website:

Larkhill, Knighton Down , Larkhill , Near Amesbury , Wiltshire

Show Information

Directions: (Follow BVRC signs ) 

From the East: Leave A303 at Amesbury Countess Services roundabout. Take A345 to Durrington. At next roundabout where A345 meets A3028 from Bulford, take second exit (A345) signed Marlborough, Upavon, Netheravon. 
Remain on A345 for just over 1 mile. Just after 2 white houses on the left (postcode SP4 8AT), turn left onto Tank Track at ‘C’ Crossing (signified by big posts with yellow tops, Grid SU 153 459).Follow the gravel track until you see the Queen's Building and XC/P2p course on the right and park as directed. 

From the West: On the Shrewton to Durrington Road (The Packway), before Larkhill Camp, pass the military compound (on your right). Turn left onto the tank track (Grid SU 118 445, opposite where a belt of trees meets the road). Follow the track, keeping right, to T junction and turn right. Continue straight on past Larkhill Camp back gates. After 500m, keep left at the fork (so the belt of trees will be on your right hand side). Continue until you see the Queen's Building and XC/P2p course on the left and park as directed.

Organiser & Entries Secretary: Lindsay Hills, The Ridings, Dauntsey Lane, Weyhill, Nr Andover, Hants SP11 8EB. Tel: 01264 772388 / Email: 
For emergency use & ONLY AVAILABLE on 28th October Mobile: 07377 087121
BVRC Organisers/Secretaries are not able to respond to TEXT messages

Entries will be strictly limited & close on Saturday 20th October

PLEASE NOTE:  Entry fees cover all costs, There are no additional or hidden costs.

NO timed section, NO gates, NO knockdown fences and NO pairs dressing fences

For the Hunter Trials to be run efficiently, all competitors will be given starting times

Numbered cloth XC bibs will be provided.
Competitors may use their own number bibs but must supply their own, clearly printed, paper number inserts.

The Cross Country Course is open for walking at 1pm on Saturday 27th October

DOGS MUST BE KEPT ON A SHORT LEAD AT ALL TIMES including walking the cross country course.

In all classes, in the event of equality of penalties, the winners will be those with the best judgement of pace over the whole course (nearest to the optimum time).


Any veterinary services utilised MUST be paid at the time of treatment or credit card details supplied to secure payment.

We are privileged to have the use of this site, please clear up all droppings & DO NOT feed hay outside of your lorry / trailer.

Leave area tidy.

Please remember that event organisers and their teams are volunteers who give up their time for your benefit. 

Payment Details & Event Fees

Entries in advance only. You can book using our Secure Online Entry System.
Payment is secure and it goes directly to Bourne Valley Riding Club.
You will receive an email confirmation of your booking and payment.

Late entries accepted if numbers allow: Classes 1, 3, 5 & 6 at an extra charge of £5/class
Classes 2 & 4 at no extra charge.

Prize Information

Prizes: 1st £30, 2nd £20, 3rd £10, 4th £5
Rosettes to tenth place & best BVRC member in each class.


Food and Refreshments by “Marlin’s” 01202 939697 /07540 792687

Terms & Conditions

General Hazard Warnings for Salisbury Plain Training Area. 
The course and its surroundings are sited on a MOD range and training area, where live ammunition has been used. Please observe the following precautions: 
a. Approach and leave the course area using the signed routes and tracks. 
b. Do not stray away from these routes or the environs of the course. 
c. Do not touch any suspected munitions or any unfamiliar objects, even if you think they are safe or harmless. Any such objects sited must be reported to the Secretary’s Tent as soon as possible. 
d. Be on the lookout for overgrown slit trenches, bomb craters, scrap metal, wire and trip flares. 
e. Give priority to any military personnel & vehicles. 

Health & Safety Policy: The organiser of this event has taken reasonable precautions to ensure the health & safety of everyone present. For these measures to be effective, everyone must take all reasonable precautions to avoid and prevent accidents and shall obey the instructions of the organiser, and all officials & stewards. 

Competition Notes: 
For the avoidance of doubt, competitors shall understand that the rules and conditions of entry (listed below) are the sole terms under which the Bourne Valley Riding Club (BVRC) organises competitions. Competitors shall not enter BVRC events unless they have read, understood and fully accepted these terms. 

BVRC General Rules & Conditions of Entry 

1. All classes will be run in accordance with current Official Rules for British Riding Clubs' Competitions. 
2. It shall be deemed a condition of entry that neither the organisers nor land owners nor their agents shall be held responsible for any loss, injury, damage to competitors, onlookers, their property, servants or horses or ponies, howsoever caused. 
3. Competitors shall be 16 years of age or older at the closing date for entry. 
4. Anyone who is competing, exercising, handling or responsible for a horse and is not a British Riding Clubs (BRC) member must have their own third party insurance. 
5. Horses and ponies shall be 4 years of age or older at the closing date for entry. 
6. Horses may only be ridden once in each class. RIDERS MAY ENTER A MAXIMUM OF TWO HORSES PER CLASS
7. Everyone mounted, whether or not a competitor, shall wear correct riding clothes, which must include ‘Protective Headwear’, with a harness properly adjusted and fastened. Failure to do so will incur elimination. ‘Protective Headwear’ constitutes a hat meeting one of the following standards:
British PAS 015:1998 or 2011 } Provided they are BSI Kitemarked
European VG1 01.040: 2014-12 } or Inspec IC marked
American ASTM F1163:2004a or 04a onwards Provided they are SEI SNELL E2001 and SNELL E2016 mark
Australian & New Zealand AS/NZS 3838 2006 onwards Provided they are SAI Global marked.
Hat must be Jockey Skull to above standard and MUST NOT have a PEAK of more than 5mm. Skullcaps must be worn with an appropriate coloured silk.
8. Long riding boots, designed for riding, or short riding boots with either gaiters of same leather and colour or suede half chaps, of identical colour to the boots and with no decoration or tassels of any sort, are to be worn.
A Body Protector to BETA Level 3 (Purple Label dated 2009 or after) is compulsory. An Airbag style protector, if used, must be worn over a permitted body protector. Riders wearing Exo Body Cage protectors must inform the organiser before commencing the cross country.
9. Hair must be neatly secured and MUST not hang lower than the shoulder line when standing normally. Jewellery including body piercing components and therapeutic medical devices (wristbands) must be removed. If removal is not possible, items must be covered up by clothing or gloves. This will be done at the rider’s own risk. 
10. A watch is permitted. No other receiving, recording, transmitting or monitoring devices may be used during any phase of any event. Competitors are NOT permitted to take mobile phones onto the cross country course when competing. Head Cams will not be permitted on any part of the horse or rider at any time. 
11. Starting times will be allocated. Competitors must report to the steward 15 minutes before their given start time. Failure to do so may incur elimination. 
12. A competitor may not, under penalty of elimination, compete on a horse that has practised over any of the obstacles to be used on the  Hunter Trials course for the five days prior to the competition. 
13. In the event of elimination on the course, for reasons other than a fall of the horse or two falls of the rider, competitors may proceed on the course but shall not obstruct other competitors. 
14. DOGS MUST BE KEPT ON A SHORT LEAD AT ALL TIMES including whilst walking the cross country course.
15. The organisers reserve the right in the light of prevailing circumstances to cancel the event, alter classes, Judges, times, prize money or any other published information. 
16. In all cases the Judge's decision is final. Any objection shall be accompanied by a deposit of £20 and within half an hour of the incident. The deposit will be returned only if the objection is upheld. 
17. In the event of any dispute, which cannot be satisfactorily resolved, the BVRC may, at its option, agree to a full or partial refund of the competitor’s entry fees. For the avoidance of doubt claims for consequential liability, expenses or other payments shall in no circumstances be accepted. 
18. Refunds or transfer of entry fees will only be made after close of entries, on production of a vet or doctor's certificate, except in the event of cancellation when all fees will be refunded less a small proportion to cover non-recoverable costs. 
19. Medical facilities will be limited to standard NHS accident & emergency callout, unless it is explicitly stated otherwise. 
20. Any veterinary services utilised (including horse transportation, accommodation or legal disposal of deceased animals) shall be charged to and paid by the competitor. The BVRC does not guarantee that there will be immediate access to a veterinary services or a horse ambulance on the showground, unless otherwise stated. 
21. Any farrier services utilised shall be charged to and paid for by the competitor. Unless otherwise stated, the BVRC does not guarantee that there will be immediate access to a farrier on the showground. 
22. BVRC does not guarantee that the showground is a secure site or that the showground perimeter cannot be breached by runaway animals. It is the responsibility of the competitor to ensure, so far as is possible, that runaways cannot occur. 
23. The BVRC’s responsibility for runaway animals shall be limited to informing the local civil or military police. All costs incurred in any recovery including the cost of any damages incurred during the incident shall be charged to & paid by the competitor.
24. Please refer to BVRC website for details of our up to date Privacy policy detailing use of details provided.


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