The Weald Trophy - EGB South East Group Pleasure Ride Championship Series

The Weald Trophy - A New Goal

EGB South East Group Pleasure Ride Championship Series 

 Qualifying Rides for the 2016 Season
      Qualifying Class Miles

Mar

6

Tilford

16km

10

 

20

Graffham Down

16km

10

Apr

10

South Downs

16km

10

22/23/24

Ride The Wight

22km

13.6

May

2

Coombes

22km

13.6

 

15

Primrose

25km

15.5

 

22

Plumpton

20km

12.4

Jun

12

Tillingham

16km

10

Jul

3

Hornshill

24km

15

 

23

Ashdown Forest

23km

14.3

Aug

21

Birling Gap

24km

15

Sept

11

Firle

20km

12.4

 

Any 3 of the above rides must be successfully completed between 8.0kph and 9.5kph to qualify for the final.

Don’t panic! The actual times you will be aiming to ride between will be stated on your ride details when you receive them: eg 16k class to be ridden between 1hr 41m & 2hrs 0m. 

NB. If the ride is completed faster than 9.5kph, it will not be counted as a qualification for the Weald Trophy even though it will still be a successful pass as a ‘normal’ PR for the competitor at that ride.

Non-members are very welcome to enter the Championships but it will be more economical to become a member of EGB. More information on membership types and costs can be found here

Your horse does not need to be registered with EGB.

You do not have to do 2 ride helps to qualify to take part, as with the end of season awards, but volunteers are always very welcome to ensure our events can take place.

Those entering through EGB’s online system need to write ‘Weald Qualifier’ in the comments box. Those using an entry form from the EGBSE website tick the Weald Qualifier Box.

There is no additional entry fee to enter the Weald Trophy Pleasure Ride Championships.

A results table will be updated on EGBSE’s Website/Facebook throughout the season.

A notification reminder will be sent to all those who have qualified to confirm that they are eligible to enter the Championship Ride at Devils Dyke which decides the 2016 trophy winner. 
 
CHAMPIONSHIP RIDE

Devils Dyke Ride September 25th 2016, 32km PR Class, (20 miles) to be successfully completed between 10.0kph and 11.0kph, riding time: 2 hrs 54 mins – 3 hrs 12 mins.

NB. If the ride is completed at a faster or slower speed than this, it will not be counted towards the Final placings even though it may still be a successful pass as a ‘normal’ PR for the competitor at that ride.

Horses also to pass post-ride vetting with HR of 64 or below and sound as per normal vetting rules.

All those qualified for the Championship who complete between the given speed parameters will be awarded points calculated on the Weald Series Formula, and a Trophy and placing rosettes to be awarded at the ride. Weald Series Formula = heart rate divided by speed, with the horse with the lowest number of points being the winner. E.g. Final HR 40, Speed 11.0kph = 3.64 pts. Final HR 36, Speed 10.5kph = 3.43 pts etc 
 
RULES

Open to all: EGB members & Associates from all Groups & Non-members.

Open to all : horses which are registered with EGB or unregistered

Rider must complete all three Qualifiers and the final Championship ride at Devil’s Dyke but can substitute another horse if necessary during the series. The substituted horse must complete at least one of the Qualifiers with the rider before being entered for the Final. 
 
Trophy kindly presented by Rosemary Attfield