The Home International

The Home International Team Championships 2016

In 2016 it is the turn of Ireland to host the annual Home International and Celtic Challenge competitions and St.Patrick's Coast is the chosen venue.  The St. Patrick's Coast ride moves to September this year and becomes a 2-day event on 10th/11th of the month from the venue at Downpatrick Racecourse and is sponsored by Aloeride. Located a short distance from Belfast Ferry Port (and not too far from Larne and Dublin Ports) the racecourse is easy to get to, being about 1 mile outside the busy county town of Downpatrick. The surrounding countryside , on the edge of the Mourne Mountains, with its country lanes, old railway tracks and 3 magnificent beaches offers the opportunity for a stunning ride.

This magnificent ride, now in its 3rd year, takes in the stunning scenery of South Down from Downpatrick to the coast at Tyrella and Ballykinler along with the route of the old Downpatrick to Dundrum and Killough railway lines, Forest parks and miles of stunning beach.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SQUAD MEMBERS AND COMMISERATIONS TO THOSE WHO DIDNT MAKE THE LIST!

The squad is as follows:

Sally Toye & Emira Bint Latifa

Jane Greatorex & Trust Me Too

Heather Weston & Vlacq Flint Accolade

Liz Ashmead & Warrens Hill Zhaheen

Ella Bunting & EAS Boadicea

Jessica Sedgwick & Good Morgan

Carol Chapman & Silver Prince Sadik

Karen Greig & Meraldos

Sarah Wilkinson & Leo III

Max Wilson & Hilin Dollar

Lily Gibbons & Sandy

Hannah Sedgwick & Carrowkeel Storm

Kath Wilson & Junior Escort

Chloe Delaney & Harmonized

 

…. and the Squad Management is: 
Maggie Pattinson – Chef dEquipe,  Lorraine Brown – Asst Chef d’Equipe,
Jo Woodman Team Vet and Charlotte Baldwin – Team Physio

The Squad would like to take this opportunity to thank sponsors so far: Raid Equestrian and Just Chaps.

 



Results for 2015 Home International
1st Wales
2nd Scotland
3rd Ireland
4th England

Celtic Challenge
1st Wales

Jane Tennant Chef of the winning Welsh Team said :
 "This was a great weekend for Welsh Endurance. There's such camaraderie on the team with riders of all levels trying their hearts out for their country. Every one of them played a part. They prepared meticulously remained cool, calm and focused throughout and with luck on our side we reaped the rewards.
Winning not only the Home International but scooped the other championship tittle, the Celtic Challenge.
Winner of the Festival's toughest and longest ride the Red Dragon, our Welsh Team member Beth Langley also scooped the awards for Best Condition, Best Welsh Rider, Best Handled Horse and Best Shod Horse. 
The Winning Home International Team was : Gill Talbot, Sue box, Nicola Smith, Fiona Valentine, Hannah Maskell and Emily Redman. Emily also won the Best Novice Home International horse. 
The Winning Celtic challenge Team was : Beth Langley, Amy Theodorou, Angie Williams, Emily Cooke, Rachel Lima, and Lindsey Walters. Emily also won Best Junior Celtic challenge Horse and Lindsey Best Novice. 
Special mention must also go to all the crews on the ground supporting each rider who worked tirelessly all weekend as did my assistant Chef Chris Wray and our Chair Charlie Fleming. The English, Irish and Scottish teams were great competition and good fun, capturing the true spirit of the sport. "

 

Photo: Nicola Smith

 

Participating teams:

  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Ireland
Celtic Challenge Team Championships

Participating teams:

  • Cornish
  • Welsh
  • Scottish
  • Irish
 
Home International Rules
Celtic Challenge Rules
English Team
Welsh Endurance Team

 

Useful Contacts

CHEF D’EQUIPE, HOME INTERNATIONAL, ENGLAND
Maggie Pattinson   Email
:   maggiepattinson@endurancegb.co.uk

 CHEF D’EQUIPE, HOME INTERNATIONAL, WALES

Jane Tennant Email: janetennant@endurancegb.co.uk

 CHEF D’EQUIPE, HOME INTERNATIONAL, SCOTLAND

FIona Henderson  Email: foinfield@yahoo.com

 CHEF D’EQUIPE, HOME INTERNATIONAL, IRELAND

Robyn Catterall Email:  robyncatterall@gmail.com

HOME INTERNATIONAL RULES

AIMS
·           To encourage riders at all levels
·           To be non elitist
·           To encourage and develop team spirit
 
AWARDS
The Home International is run on an annual basis in each of the four countries. SERC presented a trophy in 1989 to be awarded annually to the winning country.
The Host society will present medals and rosettes to the riders of all four teams (this includes reserve team members)
Rosettes to be awarded to the Chef d’Equip of all teams completing the ride.
Rosettes to be awarded to the main crew member of the winning team (1st place crew)
Other awards
·           Best Team Turnout
·           Best Novice (nearest to 11kph with pulse 48 or below)
·           Best Junior
 
TEAMS
Each country will be represented by one team, which will consist of six members – all six members to count in the team total. The team will comprise:
·           1 X 160km Competitive Endurance Rider (80CER + 80CER)
·           1 X 120km Competitive Endurance Rider (80CER + 40 GER)
·           1 X 80km Competitive Endurance Rider
·           1 X 80km Graded Endurance Rider (40GER + 40GER)
·           1 X 40km Graded Endurance Rider (NOVICE)
·           1 x 50km Graded Endurance Rider (JUNIOR)*
 
* Maximum age 16 years on 1st January in year of competition.

 

ELIGIBILTY
Riders must be members of Endurance GB to be on the English or Welsh teams, ILDRA for the Irish team and SERC for the Scottish Team.
Entitlement to ride for a country is by birth or residence. If the choice is residence then the rider must have lived in the country for at least 12 months prior to the ride. Once a rider has competed for a country they may represent another country, if they are eligible, but may not represent different counties in consecutive years. Only one change is permissible.
160,120, 80 km Competitive Endurance rides and 80 Graded Endurance ride – riders must be eligible under the rules of EGB, ILDRA or SERC.
Novice – horse and rider not to have competed in long distance rides prior to one year from the date of the ride or have competed in a ride of more than 50km.
NB No Spurs allowed.

 

SELECTION
The English and Welsh teams will be selected by EGB
The Irish team will be selected by ILDRA.
The Scottish team will be selected by SERC.
 
ENTRIES
Team members are eligible to enter at member rates for the classes of the ride.

 

CHEF D’EQUIPE
A Chef d’Equipe will be appointed for each country. The Chef d’Equipe may be a team member. The Chef d’Equipe is responsible for the riders and crews during the competition.

 

TEAM MANAGEMENT
It is up to each country to decide on their team management

 

RESULTS
Maximum pulse for all classes is 64 bpm within 30 minutes of the end of the ride. Minimum speed is 10 kph for all classes except the Novice, which is 9kph.  In CER’s the minimum speed is from the start to finish, and not between vet gates.  Results will be worked out on the total for all riders.

 

For Graded classes time penalties will be added (if applicable) to give a total riding time. Penalties for condition and/or time are as follows:
80km Graded Endurance Ride (GER).  No penalties for a pulse of 48 or below after 30 minutes from the end of the ride. For pulse rate over 48, each 2 beats of part thereof equates to 5 minutes extra riding time.
120km (40km GER section).  As above with time added to 80km Competitive Endurance ride (CER) time.
40km (Novice)To be ridden at 11kph + or – 5 minutes with a pulse of 48 or below after 30 minutes from the end of the ride for no penalties. Thereafter penalties are added at the rate of 1 penalty for 1 minute or part thereof and 1 penalty per beat or part thereof for a pulse over 48.
NB 1 penalty = 5 minutes to be added to the riding time.
Final Team Result based on
1. Number of horses home
2. Distance Completed (greatest distance)
3. Team total time taken (team with least riding time)
 
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CELTIC CHALLENGE RULES

- [Scots- Irish – Welsh - Cornish Challenge]

 

AIMS
·           To encourage riders at all levels
·           To be non elitist
·           To encourage and develop team spirit
 
AWARDS
The Celtic Challenge is run on an annual basis in each of the four countries. The Host society will present medals and rosettes to the riders of all three teams (this includes reserve team members).
Rosettes to be awarded to the Chef d’Equipe of all teams completing the ride.
Other awards
·           Best Junior
 
TEAMS
Each country will be represented by one team, which will consist of six members – all six members to count in the team total. The team will comprise:
·           1 X 160km Competitive Endurance Rider (80CER + 80CER)
·           1 X 80km Competitive Endurance Rider   
·           1 X 80km Graded Endurance Rider (40GER + 40GER)
·           1 X 80km Graded Endurance Rider (40GER + 40GER JUNIOR*)
·           1 X 48km Graded Endurance Rider
·           1 x 40km Graded Endurance Rider
 
 
* Maximum age 16 years on 1st January in year of competition
The Classes will be determined by the host country.

 

ELIGIBILTY
Riders must be members of Endurance GB to be on the Welsh AND Cornish teams(Cornish to be from Cornwall or Devon), ILDRA for the Irish team and SERC for the Scottish Team.
·           80Km CER - STQ upwards
·           2 Day 80Km - must be STQ
·           64Km - must be STQ
·           48Km & 32Km - not above BTF
 
RESULTS
Parameters for Rides:
·           80Km CER - HR under 64 bpm within 30 minutes of the end of the ride.
·           2 Day 80Km - to be completed between 10.5Kmph and 12Kmph
·           48Km rides - to be completed between 10.5Kmph and 12Kmph
·           40Km rides - to be completed between 9.5Kmph and 11Kmph
 
Results Calculation based on:
NON CER - Speed Penalties will be awarded at the rate of 1 penalty for each minute or part thereof over or under the time for the Class.
NON CER - Heart Rate penalties will be awarded at the rate of 1 penalty per 2 beats or thereof for heart rates over 48
1. Number of horses home
2. Distance Completed
3. Least Penalties
4. Team total time taken

  

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WALES

 

Experience the fun of being part of the Welsh Team at Dragon whether you are a first season novice or a seasoned FEI campaigner come and have some fun. The hillside will be alive with the sound of our music.  The name of the game is enjoyment, the icing on the cake the gold medal. We invite all, whether you are rider, horse, crew or supporter please drop me a line to join the WET squad.

Please contact the Chef d'Equipe for Wales: Jane Tennant Email: janetennant@endurancegb.co.uk or 07858 364344.

 

ENGLAND

THIS IS ENGLAND CALLING ALL ENGLAND HORSE AND RIDER COMBINATIONS TO ARMS  FOR THE HOME INTERNATIONAL on  2nd, 3rd and 4th October 2015.  Wales is this year’s host at the British Horse Feeds’ Red Dragon Festival of Endurance at the Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells.  More information about the Festival can be found at http://endurancegb.co.uk/main/Red-Dragon

 

Once again we are looking for Horses and Riders at all levels to become part of the Squad.  Classes Range from a 2 Day 160km CER through Junior 50 km GER and a Novice Horse & Rider combination over 40 km GER.   This is a great opportunity to experience being part of a very exciting Championship Team, with committed Team Management, including a Vet and Physiotherapist.  Please send in your applications, that is a little about you, your horse, your crew (if you have one) and why you would like to be part of the ENGLAND SQUAD to me, Maggie Pattinson at onthehoofdt@hotmail.co.uk.

Applications are welcome from past squad members as always.

So for now …. FOR ENGLAND AND ST GEORGE

 

Maggie Pattinson
Proudly Chef d’Equipe of England