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Time to get registered for the 2019 season.

If you get your registration forms to us before 1st February 2019 then just pay £30.

From 1st Feb 2019 the fee is £35 per driver to register for the full season.

Download the form now from the Forms or Show page

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8.5.2019 - CHATSWORTH Int HT INFO -
Post Code - DE45 1PN. Enter via the Golden Gate which is in the village of Baslow and we are parked on the right hand side opposite the tarmac/stone layby where the stewards stand.
Ring times - Saturday 4.30pm
Sunday 3.45pm
Arrival Time - from 2pm on Friday afternoon.
Course walk - We cannot build until the ring is cleared from the dressage however previous years it has been approximately 6/6.30pm and we will ring some of you to tell everyone to pop down to walk the course therefore it is essential everyone arrives on Friday evening to be able to walk the course. Thank you and safe journey everyone.

 

7.5.2019 - The Adveco & Living Heritage National Championships - To be held at Sandringham GF. To qualify competitors need to do just 2 Living Heritage Events out of the 4 (inc Sandringham itself). Qualifications will go no lower than 3rd in each class should the winner have already qualified. Sandringham is open to all entries and will be run in the usual format and the National will be an extra event at the show for the 16 who qualify.
Thame qualifiers -
SP - Herbie.
LPP - Pick & Mix.
SPP - Balanced Chaz & Dave.
VSP - Ronnie & Reggie.

 

7.5.2019 - Standard Cleaning Services Team Turnout Award - There will be a change to this award in 2019. The winner at each show (once again chosen by an outsider) will receive a rosette given by the sponsor but a fabulous £200 plus the annual shield will be awarded to the team which wins the Grand League Turnout at the Annual Awards Evening presented and sponsored by Standard Cleaning Services of Essex which as you all know is owned by Paul & Julie Armstrong. Julie backsteps for Lesley Theobald and Paul will be seen more frequently in the arena helping Ivor, Jeff and Wendy with the course. Get the finishing oils out guys and I don't think I need mention the glitter and sparkles!

 

6.4.2019 - TRAINING/FUN WEEKEND
13th & 14th April @ Park Farm, Cold Ashby Rd, Stanford on Avon. Northamptonshire.
Use the postcode NN6 6JS which got me to within 100yds of the farm. The field runs alongside the road to the side of the farm yard.
There is a large sign which says Parker Farms. It is a huge farm with lots of buildings and lots of concrete hardstanding.
A ladies & gents toilet available.
Junction 20 from the M1 or Junction 1 from the A14.
Saturday morning at 10am start, a scurrytrials course will be built and participants may drive the course individually with help/tips from the ground and through the day and weekend different courses will be built for you to practice & perfect!
Participants may drive their ponies around the chaser course for relaxation/fun/experience as part of their entry but should anyone wish to ride and jump their pony around the course an extra fee is payable to the manager Michael Eggington who lives opposite. (I believe £15 with no time limit).

 

4.3.2019 IMPORTANT INFORMATION
SUBJECT - BOTH COUNTRYFILE LIVE EVENTS.

Following a site survey today and meetings with the event organisers they have added this important entry condition.
ALL ponies going onto the site MUST have their up to date Flu vaccinations and MUST have their passport present as we have been told ALL ponies will be checked at both venues.
ACTION
Those who have already sent in their entries for these events MUST now send a photocopy of the Flu vaccination page and the front cover to Ivor before your entry will be fully accepted.
If you are going to enter either of these events a photocopy of the Flu vaccination page and the front cover MUST be included with your entry form and entry fee.
DO NOT FORGET YOUR PASSPORTS TO EITHER EVENT AS YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE IF THEY CANNOT CHECK .
If your ponies have had an infectious disease within 6months of the show then please do not bring it to the event.
THANK YOU.

 

3.3.2019

TRAINING WEEKEND 13 & 14th APRIL @ PARK FARM EQUESTRIAN.
DIRECTIONS - For Sat Navs NN6 6JS got me to 100/200yds of the farm.
From the MI take Junction 20 for Lutterworth & Rugby.
Pick up the brown signs saying Stanford Hall. This bit is a bit windy but I kept following the Sat Nav and brown signs. Stanford Hall and caravan park will be on your left. Through the village and then left and it's a couple of miles up that road on the right.
Those coming from the A14 take Junction 1 and again the sat nav will get you there and the farm will be on your left.

THE FARM - Is huge, standing at the top of an incline with lots of concrete in front and lots of huge agricultural buildings. The sign clearly says Park Farm Equestrian and further along Parker Farms. The large field they have given us is 7acres & accessed from the front of the buildings/roadside via a large gate and the field is fully fenced with a water trough and tap. A trailer will be there for equine waste but human/household waste must be taken home with you. Dogs are welcome but must stay on a lead and all poo cleaned up. If there has been lots of rain the manager has said some may park in the large concrete yard although this may be difficult for penning but the offer is there. We may BBQ or there are a couple of pubs nearby but everyone coming needs to bring their own food and drink (alcohol allowed!). There is a gents & a ladies toilet in the yard at the side of the building marked OFFICE.

ITINERARY - 10am - A scurrytrials course will be set up in the field. This may be driven as often or as little (individually) as drivers wish with help every step of the way by very experienced international drivers. There will be a break for lunch and then a different course will be built and once again you will be invited to drive your ponies one at a time.
In addition the manager is going to allow all of you, if you wish, to drive around the farm headlands where the x country course is built which is all private land with no traffic. I have also got an agreement that those who bring ponies who jump may for an extra fee, jump their ponies around the course too if you wish! For this you must pay and sign a form directly to Michael the manager (who lives opposite the farm). £10 for the 3 mile short course and £15 for the 8 mile long course. I will have plans to follow for all of you but sense dictates that those who wish to jump around must wait until the evening until everyone who wants to go for a hack in the carriage is back safe & sound. We don't want accidents where ridden/jumping meets driven youngsters.
Ivor & I will endeavour to make this a fun, informative and relaxing weekend for all no matter what your experience and although we cannot recreate music, tannoys, trade stands and crazy commentary we can recreate having other turnouts milling around and lots of different scurrytrials courses to give you or your young ponies an insight into our sport.

EQUINE FLU - At the moment in that area there have been no cases and when I visited, Michael was taking his show jumping girls to a local show. Naturally if anything changes he will let me know and I will inform you all.

 

 

22.2.2019
TRAINING WEEKEND - BLOW THE COBWEBS OFF AND GET READY FOR THE SEASON!
13th & 14th April at Park Farm UK Chasers,nr Stanford on Avon. Northants.
Entry - £30 per turnout for the whole weekend.
Stay in your lorry/tent/caravan - There is a £5 per evening camping charge for this.
Or come daily or just come for one day if that's all you can manage.
Singles/pairs/multiples all welcome.
Ideal for new and interested competitors or those who are already registered with us and want to bring new or young ponies along.
Proof of PL Insurance a must for those not registered with us already along with an entry form with you and your pony's details and entry fee before the event to Ivor Williams. Details are on the entry forms which can be downloaded from our Forms Page. 
Want to know what scurrytrials is all about then this weekend will give you an insight.

Fabulous hacking so a real chill out weekend with different scurrytrials courses and experienced drivers on hand to help with any queries. Entries being accepted from NOW.

 

 


1.2.2109 - Paypal payments have been taken down after a trial period we're afraid as it is costing too much for the BSTD. BACS is the preferred payment method and the details are on both the registration and entry forms. Thank you.

 

Sadly Holkham has a full timetable and can't squeeze us in but Chatsworth GF is confirmed but Romsey is off.

 


NEW FOR 2109 -

  •  ALL ONE DAY SHOWS WILL HAVE A SEPARATE CLASS (WITHIN THE OPEN SESSION/CLASS FOR EVERYONE) FOR MINIATURE PONIES (VSP) WITH PRIZE MONEY. THIS IS TO ENSURE THAT THOSE WITH LITTLE LEGS HAVE EQUALITY WHEN AT THE ONE DAY SHOWS, WE RUN 2 OPEN CLASSES.TWO DAY SHOWS ALREADY HAVE SEPARATE CLASSES WITH PRIZE MONEY. 
  • EACH SHOW IN 2019 WILL BE SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT IN PRIZE MONEY GIVEN AND COMPETITORS WILL BE TOLD BEFOREHAND AS WE TRY TO DISTRIBUTE PRIZE MONEY MORE FAIRLY AND EVENLY.
  • ALL ONE DAY SHOWS WITH TWO OPEN SESSIONS/CLASSES - COMPETITORS MAY ONLY ENTER ONE TURNOUT IN EACH SESSION/OPEN CLASS BUT IF THE ENTRIES ARE LOW THE BSTD WILL CONTACT THOSE WE KNOW WITH MULTIPLE TURNOUTS AND OFFERED THE CHANCE TO ENTER ANOTHER TURNOUT.
  • ALL SHOWS WILL HAVE GRAND LEAGUE POINTS TO ACCRUE EXCEPT THOSE THAT ARE RESTRICTED TO ENTRIES (EG HOLKHAM & CHATSWOTH GF).
  • WE WILL CONTINUE TO RUN FOR GL POINTS AND CLASS PRIZE MONEY THE ‘FIRST RUN TIME COUNTS' FOR ALL TURNOUTS IN 2019 TO PLACE EVERYONE IN ORDER IN THEIR INDIVIDUAL CLASSES OF VERY SMALL PONIES (VSP) : SMALL PONY PAIRS (SPP) : LARGE PONY PAIRS (LPP) AND SINGLE PONIES (SP). THIS SYSTEM HAS BEEN TRIALLED IN 2018 AND HAS COME OUT FAIR AND FAVOURABLE.
  • IT IS FELT BY THE COMMITTEE THAT SOME SHOWS ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR SOME JUNIORS OR MORE NOVICE COMPETITORS THEREFORE THE ORGANISERS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DECIDE WHEN ENTRIES COME IN AND WILL INFORM THE ENTRANT PRIVATELY.
  • EACH TURNOUT ENTERED WILL ALLOW 3 PEOPLE TO HAVE PASSES TO THAT SHOW. A TRIAL OF ENTRY CARDS GIVEN OUT ON REGISTRATION TO COMPETITORS WILL BE TRIALLED IN 2019.
  • REGISTRATION FEE - WILL REMAIN AT £30 PER DRIVER AS LONG AS IT IS RECEIVED BEFORE THE 31ST JANUARY 2019. THOSE REGISTERING WITH THE BSTD AFTER THIS DATE WILL BE CHARGED £35.

WENDY SCOTT IS NOW ON THE STEERING COMMITTEE WITH LINDSEY DORAN, NIGEL SYCAMORE, PHILIPPA SCOTT AND KIM SCOTT. KIM SCOTT HAS THE OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY OF NEW DRIVER AND GROOM ASSESSMENTS.

 

COULD EVERYONE SEND A PROVISIONAL LIST TO IVOR OF THE SHOWS YOU BELIEVE YOU WILL ATTEND IN 2019. THIS IS SIMPLY TO HELP US PLAN AHEAD AND ISN'T BINDING IN ANY WAY. TO DO THIS ALONG WITH YOUR REGISTRATION OR ANYTIME FROM NOW WOULD BE VERY HELPFUL. THANK YOU.


 

 

 GAV DALEY. GROOMING FOR SARAH DALEY WITH MULDER & SCULLY

   LESLEY THEOBALD. THE MOST IMPROVED SINGLE PONY DRIVER.