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*Diddy ODE Changed to Arena Eventing!*


Due to the extremely heavy rainfall we have experienced, and with more forecast for the rest of the week, we have been forced to make some changes to our Diddy ODE this Saturday, 5th October.

This will now be held as an ARENA EVENTING competition.

Dressage will be held on our outdoor arena, followed by showjumping and cross country in our indoor arena using portable/ JAS style fences.

You will be allocated times for your dressage, and then given a time slot for your jumping. You will go straight from the showjumping phase onto the xc.

Obviously we understand that this isn’t ideal for everyone- any withdrawals need to be done by midday on Thursday to receive a full refund. If you’d like to withdraw, please phone the office on 01564 770180 with your card details to hand so we can process your refund.

We are gutted that we can’t run out on the fields after the success of our Diddy/Mini ODE at the start of the year, but unfortunately the weather hasn’t been kind! We hope this alternative option will at least give you a fun run out

Macmillan Coffee Morning

We will be holding a Macmillan Coffee morning this Friday 27th September. ☕️🧁🍰
Join us for a coffee and a cake whilst watching our British Showjumping competition!
It will be held in our upstairs meeting room from 10am, with excellent views of the action in the showjumping ring.
Any cake donations would be very much welcome!

ODE Changed to Arena Eventing- 15th June

Due to last nights extreme rain, we have now changed our One Day Event to Arena Eventing this Saturday 15th June.
This will involve NO dressage, you’ll show jump at your given showjumping time in the main indoor arena and then go through to the outdoor arena for the xc phase. XC colours to be worn for both phases.
Heights etc will remain the same except for the 100cm/100+cm- we can only get xc jumps up to 90cm in our arena, however your showjumping heights will remain the same.
The cost for this will be £35; You will be refunded the difference.
If you wish to withdraw, please contact the office on 01564 770180 and we will give you a refund of your entry fee minus £5 admin.

Members Field – Bank Holiday Monday

Due to the Packington Dog Agility Show taking place on Monday 27th May, the Members Field will be closed on the afternoon of Sunday 26th and all day Monday 27th May.

The Boundary Ride will be open all weekend, please pop to the office for the gate code.

Bank Holiday Monday Office opening hours: 10:00 – 16:00

Ireland 110cm SJ Team Fundraiser

Saturday 18th May 2019 – Clear Round Show Jumping and Clear Round XC to raise funds to send the 110cm SJ Team winners from 2018 to represent British Riding Clubs at the AIRC Festival in Mullingar, Ireland, come along and show your support! Entries on the day and there’s raffle with some great prizes to be won too.

The Nose Bag Cafe – New Opening Hours

From the 14th May during the summer months, the café will be open upstairs from Thursday to Sunday 10:00 – 15:00 (or longer if a competition is running – please check that day’s start times) and on a Tuesday evening during the competition, but will no longer be open on Monday, Tuesday daytime or Wednesday unless we have a booking or competition running.

Equine Flu – BEF Guidelines

In line with today’s current BEF guidelines, can all riders please bring their horses passports to the office to be checked prior to unloading whether you are coming to the centre for a competition or to hire the facilities. Your understanding at this time is appreciated, let’s keep everyone safe.

Clear Round SJ Cancelled Tuesday 12th September & Car Park Locked

Regrettably, due to the imminent threat of travellers in the local area (bought to our attention by West Midlands Police) tonight’s clear round showjumping (Tuesday 12th September) is cancelled.

Also the main car park will be locked at 18:00 each night until further notice. Cars which are onsite at this time will remain secure until 07:00 the following morning.

We are grateful for your understanding at this time and apologise for the inconvenience.