Plumpton College horse competitions planned for New Year

Plumpton College in East Sussex has announced a Winter Show Series for 2014, starting with a Show Jumping Show on Saturday January 11, followed by CombinedTraining on Saturday February 8 and a Showing Show on Saturday March 15.

Winners at a previous Plumpton show Photo: Plumpton College

Winners at a previous Plumpton show
Photo: Plumpton College

In show jumping on January 11, the first class starts at 9am prompt with Cross Poles for genuine first time competitors, who may be led or assisted. Class 2 for Restricted  Novice and Novice 2 for combinations not having won a show jumping competition. Class 3- Leap frog Novice, is open to all and Class 4, Tom and Jerry Scurry over 2’3″ and 2’6″ and one round against the clock, open to all. Class 5- Time to Take Off, is Intermediate 2’6-2’9, open to all. Class 6 is New Year’s Open, 2’9-3′ Open to all. Fees for all classes are £6.

Combined Training on Saturday February 8 includes Introductory B Walk and Trot (Open to all never placed first or second in any dressage competition).Preliminary 04 (2002)  and 2’3″ jumping course. Class 3 Novice 24 (2010) 2’9″ jumping course. £15 entry for all classes.

An Indoor Showing Show will be held on Saturday March 15 2014 in two arenas. Arena A is indoor school with outside warm-up and Rosettes 1-6 in all classes. These are In-Hand Youngstock, In Hand Condition and Turnout, Lead Rein, Riding Club Horse / Pony Club Pony, Ridden Hunter, Ridden Cob, Ridden Veteran, Ridden Coloured Horse or Pony.

Arena B—Indoor School (Outside warm-up)- Working Hunter Horses under 15hh only – Jumps approx 2ft-2ft3’ Horses over 15.1hh – Jumps approx 2ft6’
Showing: Ridden Mountain & Moorland small breeds; Ridden Mountain & Moorland large breeds. In-hand Classes:Coloured Horse & Pony; Young handlers; Cute and Cuddliest; Prettiest mare; Handsomest gelding.

These events will all be held at the college in Ditchling Road, near Lewes in East Sussex BN7 3AE and full details can be obtained on 01273 892107.


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