Inter Regional Competition

Inter Regional Championship 2016

 

 

 

Top Spec Lindum Spirit on 4th, 5th and 6th August hosted this year's Inter Regional
Championship.  The results were as follows (NW Team photo below courtesy of Kath Wilson):

 

1ST PLACE       NORTH WEST                      17 Penalty points

2ND PLACE      SPIRIT OF YORKSHIRE        27 Penalty points

3RD PLACE      HEART OF ENGLAND          52 Penalty points

4th PLACE        MID SOUTH                         53 Penalty points

      

JUNIOR/YOUNG RIDER AWARDS:  LILY GIBBONS, IZZY WILSON, MAX WILSON

VETERAN HORSE: DIAMOND FLIGHT

TURN OUT AWARDS: Class 1 - ALLY SOLE/TAQUIB

Class 2 - JAN HEBBLETHWAITE/SILVRETTA ACROBAT,
CATHERINE HOOD/SILVRETTA AARAGORN

Class 3 - JOHN BLACK/DIAMOND FLIGHT

Class 4 - JILL THORBURN/LEESVIEW TOBIAS

Class 5 - SAM BOWKETT/SYRUS

Class 6 - GAYNOR JONES/ORLANDO

     


INDIVIDUAL CLASS WINNERS:

Class 1 - ALLY SOLE (RIDING 2 HORSES), EMILY FERGUSSON,
JULIE MARTIN (Spirit of Yorkshire)

Class 2 - JAMIE HOUGHTON, SARAH BAMBER ( North West)

Class 3 - NO COMPLETIONS

Class 4 - JILL THORBURN (North West)

Class 5 - SAM BOWKETT (Spirit of Yorkshire)

Class 6 - GAYNOR JONES (North West)


The North West Team 2016 (photo courtesy of West End Photography)



The schedule and rules for the competition may be

found by clicking here.

 

Archive news from the Inter Regional Team Competition 2015

CRANWICH (Sheila Parrot Memorial Ride) on 15th/16th August 2015
The IR competition is organised by Ellie Head and Janetta Haverson.

(Photo by Mandy Yarnold)

IR TEAM Results.

1st Iceni Leics & Rutland.
2nd North West.
3rd Cromwell.
4th South East.
5th Heart of England.
6th West Riding and Lindum
7th Team Cotswold.

Well done to all! The results were very close between Teams!

Cranwich IR Young Rider Awards: Issy Wilson, North West. Molly Corcoran, H of E. Katie Bedwin, SE. Lilly Gibbons, NW. Rebecca Parsler, Cromwell. Keighley Pomroy, Iceni L& R. Maddie Pomroy, Iceni L & R. Nicole Cruse, Iceni L & R. Emma Taylor, Cromwell. Jo McCormac, Cromell. Well done all! The Youngest Rider Lilly Gibbon (NW) who also won her individual Class is just 10yrs old!

Cranwich IR Results: Veteran Horse Trophy: Helen Gipson and Paramal, Cromwell. Special Veteran Awards: Susan Durman  (Cromwell) & John Illingworth (NW)

Cranwich IR Individual Class Winners: 81kms CER Anna Williams.Cromwell 65kms GER Christine Smythe SE. 80kms 2 Day GER Maddie Pomroy, Iceni Leics & Rutland. 42kms GER Jessica Sedgwick, SE. 32kms GER Lilly Giibbon, NW

Best Turn Out Awards (sponsored by Performance Equestrian) Day 1 Rebecca Parsler, Cromwell. Jackie Lloyd, North West. Day 2. Nicole Cruse, Iceni, Leics & Rutland Emma Taylor, Cromwell. There was a very high standard of turn out throughout the Ride - brilliant that such an effort was made by everyone!

 

Origins of the competition

 

Aims and objectives

 

1] To create teams with a balanced cross section of all members and participants from within the Groups 

2] To encourage participation from all ages and levels of experience

3] To produce a Championship, a Major Event in the ride calendar

 

Proposals and reasoning

 

The event will take place over two days, longer distances and CER’s on the first day and shorter distance GER’s on the second.

Team members can support each other and learn from those more experienced.
The Team should ideally include juniors/young riders and Para Riders.
A maximum of 12 horse/riders form a team. The same horse may not compete in more than one class.

 

A maximum of two Groups may combine to field a team.

 

This event will give riders at all levels, experience of competing within a Team environment.   They will be riding within a protected, secure competition where they can benefit from the support and encouragement of their Chef d’Equip and more experienced Team members.
Team training events should be encouraged by all the participating Groups for maximum benefits.  

 

The Inter-Regional Championship also provides an opportunity for Selectors and Chef to see up and coming talent that can be encouraged to progress to Home International and eventually International Teams**.

 

The Rationale behind the 65km Class being run ‘in the style of’ a CER

 

Statistics show that fewer riders are taking part in one day National CER’s. Feedback from Riders is that they want to compete in a CER but feel that 80km is too much for a first time but a 65km CER would be more appealing for a first competition.

 

To encourage Riders to participate in a CER Style Class without Chef’s

needing to push their riders to enter a higher distance than they would normally enter

(which past experience has shown can ‘break’ horses) historically it has also shown

that many who ride an 80km for IR purposes *never* compete at this distance again and carry on riding lower distance GER’s and no progression is made. **

 

To offer a ‘competitive’ and exciting dimension to the competition whereby riders are fully supported by their Chef and team members** Allowing riders to gain experience and confidence by riding a 65km class in the ‘style of’ a CER whilst maintaining the EGB Speed regulations and HR parameters of a GER of 65km.

 

IR is a Championship Ride! The goals set out in the Rules are suitably challenging yet attainable for all.

 

The IR 2015 Schedule was published in February 2015.

(Source of Stats: EGB Archive and End of Year Results/Points as collated for trophy awards by J. Hudson)

 

 

The Classes for the Inter-Regional Championship for 2015

 

No of riders

Qualification

Class

Distance

Type

Day

 

2

Advanced

4

81km

CER

Saturday

See note below

2

Open/Adv

6

65km

GER

Saturday

See special rules below

2

Open/Adv

10

84km (42+42)

2Day

GER

Saturday/Sunday

See note below

1

Open/Adv

34

42km

GER

Sunday

 

1

Novice Horse

35

42km

Nov GER

Sunday

 

1

Novice Rider & Horse

37

33km

Nov GER

Sunday

TBYB, PC are eligible

1

Novice Horse

37

33km

Nov GER

Sunday

 

 

IR CLASS 4

Horse/rider combinations will receive normal EGB trophy points for successful completion.

 

IR CLASS 6:

For Inter Region purposes only, the first rider/horse combination ‘over the line’ & passing a normal GER vetting will be regarded as the IR class winner, with subsequent placing for all IR-Class 6 finishers
IR rider/horse combinations will need to have completed at least one 60+km ride to be eligible for this class.

IR rider/horse combinations may start ‘en masse’ or leave the time keepers within 15 minutes from the start of the Class.
Maximum speed of 18kph & maximum finishing pulse of 64bpm will be applied.
EGB qualification, points and results for this horse/rider will be as per normal GER rules.

 

IR CLASS 10:

Teams cannot replace a rider or horse on­­­­­­­­­­­ 2nd day of the ride if vetted out on the 1st day of the ride.

 

WILD CARD

An additional 2 Rider/Horse combinations, may be added to the above 10 combinations and used as a ‘Wild Card’ in any of the classes.

These horse/rider combinations must satisfy the criteria and have been declared prior to vetting. For Class IR-10, they will have to be declared prior to vetting on day one.

 

Correctly qualified Junior, Young or Para Riders may enter any of these specified classes

 

The IR prefix and class number and Group Name, MUST be shown on your Entry form and Vet Sheet

 

Prizes

 

·    Each Team/Team Member Placed 1st-8th, will be rewarded with an IR Competition Rosette!

·    The IR Team Competition Shield will be awarded to the overall winning Team, and an individual Medal will be awarded for Team Members 1st to 3rd Place in the IR Competition. The Chef d’Equipe of the 3 highest placed teams will also be awarded a Commemorative Medal.

·    Prizes to be given to High Point Young Rider, High Point Veteran Horse & High Point Para Rider within the IR Competition, determined by the highest placing within their Class! In the event of a tie, highest PF points decide. To be considered for the Highpoint YR , Veteran Horse & Para Rider Prize, eligibility needs to be clearly stated on the Team Entry list.

·    An individual Prize will be awarded to each IR Class Winner.

 

Scoring:

·      All Rider/Horse combinations in IR-GER’s are scored using the Performance Formula, unless otherwise stated (ie class 6)

·      For the 2 day class: the combination has to pass final vetting for day one to be eligible to continue on day two. Performance Formula will only be used on day two for the team scoring!

·      IR-CER classes will be recorded as the Cranwich CER Class. IR combinations are scored independently for IR scoring. E.g. Winner will get 1st if an IR combination, but if the first IR combination was 3rd, that will count as 1st for the IR scoring.

·      Each Region may enter 1 or 2 riders per IR class as specified plus a Wild Card (2 per Team.)

If a Region does not utilise both places, for whatever reason, they score a zero for that horse/rider combination instead of the Performance Formula points/placing they would have gained.

·      If the Wild Card is used for a class, resulting in three team members in one class, the two highest scores are used.

·      The PF points are then translated into placing, e.g. 1st, 2nd etc. for each class. If there should be several zero scores in one class the placing will be averaged. CER’s will use the result placing as Points. Placing is then added for all classes and the team with the lowest count wins.

 

Submission of entries:

 

It is important that Chef’s let the Ride Organiser and IR Organisers  know of their intention to send a team a.s.a.p.

 

IR combinations (including wild cards) need to identify on their Entry form that they are team members.  Postal entries – write the name of the team at the top, online entry – record team name in the comments box.


Nearer the time, Chefs must e-mail complete team lists (including Wild Cards and Reserves) to Ellie & Janetta. A designated form will be available to download from the EGB web-site.

All entries must be made in accordance with the Ride close dates. A surcharge of £10 will be levied on late entries.

 

Changes on the day only in accordance with the EGB and IR competition rules, and must be given to the IR Organisers before vetting commences.

 

Teams should be clearly recognisable with team-shirts or armbands.

 

The Competition Result and the Team placing will stand as announced at the Prize giving on Sunday afternoon. 

 

To contact the IR organisers Ellie and Janetta please use ellie_head@hotmail.com or janhaverson@hotmail.com                                       

 

Ride queries need to go to the Ride Organiser Marty Cook or Liz Whyte

 

Let the Games begin – ENJOY!                                                              February 2015                  

 

 

Congratulations to the SE group - the winners for 2014

  

South East Chef

Rosemary Attfield

 

 

 

Score

37

1st

South West Chef

Abby Chisholm

 

 

 

& Jane Holden

 

2nd

 

Score

47

(on Cl 4 position)

Offa's Dyke/M&N Wales Chef

Chris Wray

 

3rd

 

Score

47

(on Cl 4 position)

North West (Lancs/Cheshire) Chef

Shaun Walsh

 

 

 

Score

56

4th

Cotswolds Chef

Chris Wensley

 

 

 

Score

79

5th

Cromwell /Iceni Chef

Rebecca Kinnarney

 

 

 

Score

88

6th

Wessex Chef

Carol Legg

 

 

 

Score

96

7th

Heart of England Chef

 

Victoria Smith

& Helen Blair

Score

113

8th

 

For details of all results and scores:

Inter Regionals 2014

Update for 2014
Unfortunately Ellie Head and her team are not available to run it this year so Jo and Peter Claridge have agreed to take up the challenge!  With a reduced format for this year the teams will consist of 8 riders  from either one Group or a maximum of two Groups competing in distances of 31km to 101 km.  This will also include a two-day 40km + 40km.  Details of the rules have been circulated to all Group Chairmen.
  
Hopefully this will make it easier for Groups to field a team and give their members the opportunity of enjoying the "team" experience.  Barbury Castle is a super ride and an ideal setting for this event.  
 
Please start planning your Group's campaign and support your Team! 

Aims:

1]         To hold a Team Championship amongst the Groups of Endurance GB that is a major annual event in the endurance riding calendar

 

2]        To involve Teams comprising a balanced cross section of Riders and Horses

 

3]        To encourage participation from all ages and levels of experience including Novice Riders and Horses and Junior/Young Riders

 

Rules for 2014

IR Teams will consist of 8 Riders and Horses of which 2 must be Novice combinations (ie both riders and horses to be Novices in their first season).

 

Hopefully it should be easier this year for the majority of Groups to field their own Team of 8 riders. However, if necessary two Groups may join up to form a Team.  The choice of which Groups join forces is up to them.

 

The IR Championship will take place over 2 days at the Barbury Castle Ride, with longer distances on the first day and shorter distances on the second so that Team members can support each other and learn from more experienced riders.

 

This competition will give Riders at all levels the opportunity to gain experience within a Team environment. They will get an insight into the world of Endurance Riding in a protected, secure competition where they can benefit from the support and encouragement of their Chef DEquipe and more experienced Team members.

 

The IR Championship also provides the chance for Selectors to see up and coming talent that can be encouraged to progress to Home International and eventually International Teams.

 

IR Championship Teams:

 

All Groups may field a Team of 8 Rider/Horse combination, preferably from their own Group. If necessary a Group may join together with a maximum of one other Group to form a Team

 

Suitably qualified Junior/Young Riders are particularly encouraged and may be entered as part of the Team in any of the specified Classes

 

In the months leading up to the IR Championship participating Groups are encouraged to organize Team training activities.

 

Group websites should also be used to promote their Team and engender Team spirit.

 

Teams are encouraged to brand themselves with Team shirts or armbands, to be identifiable to competing Teams, other Competitors, Crews and spectators

 

To promote the Championship and Team Members to the wider endurance community, the IR Organisers would welcome receiving regular press releases, updates and photos. Please email to joclaridge@endurancegb.co.uk.

 

IR Championship Competitors and Classes:

 

Summary:

Competitor

Qualification

Class

Distance

Type

Day

1

Advanced

4

101km

CER

Saturday

2

Advanced

7

80km

CER

Saturday

3

Open/Advanced

10

80km (40+40)

GER

Saturday/Sunday

4

Open/Advanced

11

65km

GER

Saturday

5

Open/Advanced

11

65km

GER

Saturday

6

Novice

24

40km

GER

Sunday

7

Open/Advanced

25

31km

GER

Sunday

8

Novice

26

31km

GER

Sunday

 



DAY 1: Saturday 9.8.14

Competitor 1: 101km (Advanced)

            1 Advanced Rider/Horse combination from each Team in

IR-Class 4 101km CER

 

Competitor 2: 80km (Advanced)

            1 Advanced Rider/Horse combination from each Team in

IR-Class 7 80km CER

 

Competitor 3 Day 1: 40km (Open/Advanced)

            1 Open/Advanced Rider/Horse combination from each Team in

            IR-Class 10 80km (40km + 40km) GER Two Day ride

 

 

Competitors 4 & 5: 65km (Open/Advanced)

            2 Open/Advanced Rider/Horse combinations from each Team in

            IR-Class 11 65km GER

 

DAY 2 Sunday 10.8.14       

Competitor 3 Day 2: 40km (Open/Advanced)

            1 Open/Advanced Rider/Horse combination from each Team in        

            IR-Class 10 80km (40km + 40km) GER Two Day ride

 

Competitor 6: 40km (Novice)

            1 Novice Rider/Horse combination from each Team in

            IR-Class 24 40km Novice GER

 

Competitor 7: 31km (Open/Advanced)

            1 Open/Advanced Rider/Horse combination from each Team in

            IR-Class 25 31km GER

 

Competitor 8: 31km (Novice)

            1 Novice Rider/Horse combination from each Team in

            IR-Class 26 31km Novice GER

 

Submission of IR Championship Entries:

 

Please use pre-fix IR-Class xx and Group(s)/Team Name on your Entry form and Vet Sheet, to indicate you are a member of the IR Championship

 

It is important that Chefs inform the IR Organisers of their intention to send a Team by email as soon as possible (joclaridge@endurancegb.co.uk).

 

The Chefs must e-mail complete Team lists to the IR Organisers by the Barbury Ride closing date (28th July 2014).

 

Any changes of Riders and Horses on the day can only be in accordance with EGB and IR competition rules, and have to be given in writing to the IR Organisers before vetting commences.

 

IR Championship Scoring:

 

To encourage Team spirit and emphasise that all Team Members are equally important to the Championship, the same scoring system will be used for all Competitors and Classes.

 

The Team scoring the lowest total number of Penalty Points will be declared the Winner of the 2014 Inter Regional Championship.

 

1]         Successful IR Rider/Horse combinations in the CER Classes will be scored according to their timed IR Finishing Placings, and will receive the relevant Penalty Points, ie 1 for 1st, 2 for 2nd, 3 for 3rd etc

 

2]        Successful IR Rider/Horse combinations in the GER Classes will be scored according to their Placings using the Performance Formula, and will receive the relevant Penalty Points, ie 1 for 1st, 2 for 2nd, 3 for 3rd etc

 

3]        Teams will score 20 Penalty Points for each Rider/Horse combination failing to complete any Class or if no combination is entered in a Class

 

4]        In the event of a tie the Team with the highest placed Competitor in the 101km CER will be deemed the Winner

 

The IR Championship Results and the Team Positions will stand as announced at the Prize Giving on Sunday afternoon.  

 

All Team Members will also receive their EGB points/awards as per the standard criteria in the Handbook.

 

IR Championship Awards:

 

              1]         IR Championship Shield will be awarded to the winning Team

 

2]        Individual IR Championship Medals will be awarded to the Members and Chefs d’Equipe of Teams placed 1st to 3rd

 

3]        IR Championship Rosettes will be awarded to Members of Teams placed 1st to 8th

 

4]        Special IR Championship Rosettes will be awarded to each Class Winner

 

5]        Special IR Championship Rosette will be awarded to the highest placed Junior/Young Rider*

 

6]        Special IR Championship Rosette will be awarded to the highest placed Veteran Horse*

 

[*In the event of a tie, highest CER Placing or Performance Formula points will decide. To be considered for the J/YR and Veteran Horse Awards, eligibility must be clearly stated on the Team Entry list]

 

We hope as many Groups as possible will accept the Challenge and have an enjoyable and successful Inter Regional Championship in 2014

 

Jo & Peter Claridge: IR Team Championship Organisers

16 April 2014