The David Broome Event Centre, Mount Ballan Manor, Crick, Chepstow, Mon.  NP26 5XP  Tel: 01291 418125 (Opt 3)  Em: theteam@cricklands.com

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The Combined Winter League Finals

Friday 10th - Sunday 12th April 2020

The Combined Jumping Winter League Finals is the ultimate family holiday for unaffiliated showjumpers.  The outstanding value of the all-in-one package at the UK's premier equestrian venue is seen by many of our loyal customers as just too good to miss.

The wonderfully inclusive, encouraging and safe environment for children and adults alike creates the perfect atmosphere for every showjumper to make the most of their time away with their horse or pony.

 

All Classes take place on All Weather Surfaces, whether that is our established and World Famous Superflex Arena, or our beautiful brand new Magic Arena.

The show also features the World's Biggest Prize in Unaffiliated Jumping, our Leading Rider £1000!

Package Includes

  • Parking

  • THREE Speed Classes

  • TWO Championship Heats

  • Pitch for Tent, Lorry and / or Caravan

  • Showground Entrance for the duration of the event for 3 people (Extra Wristbands £10)

  • Entrance to Parties each night in the Pavilion

  • Show Membership

  • Stables for FOUR Nights (Thursday - Monday morning)!

  • New and Improved Shower Facilities

  • Enter a second class for just £50

  • Limited Premier Parking (includes Electric Hook Up) Available, £40.50 for weekend (Thursday 6pm - Sunday 6pm)

Weekend Package Price: Just £119!

Classes

BS Combinations are defined as any combinations that includes either a horse/pony OR rider that has competed in a standard British Showjumping (BS) class in the 6 months prior to the first day of the show. Just for Schools and Club classes are exempt from this rule. Rider age is taken as at the 1st  January for the current year. In classes that are open to horses and ponies, the courses will not contain doubles.

10 & Under 60cms Pony
Riders: 10 Years and Under on 1st Jan, Pony: 149cms & Under (with shoes), Fences: 60cms in first Round, Restrictions: No BS riders or ponies.

11 & Under 70cms Pony
Riders: 11 Years and Under on 1st Jan, Pony: 149cms & Under (with shoes), Fences: 70cms in first Round, Restrictions: No BS riders or ponies

70cms Over 35s
Riders: 35 and over on 1st Jan, Horse / Pony: Any Height (no doubles), Fences: 70cms in first Round, Restrictions: No BS riders or equines

80cms Over 35s
Riders: 35 and over on 1st Jan, Horse / Pony: Any Height (no doubles), Fences: 80cms in first Round, Restrictions: No BS riders or equines

90cms Over 35s
Riders: 35 and over on 1st Jan, Horse / Pony: Any Height (no doubles), Fences: 90cms in first Round, Restrictions: No restrictions

70cms Junior Pony
Riders: 16 Years and Under on 1st Jan, Pony: 149cms & Under (with shoes), Fences: 70cms in first Round, Restrictions: No BS riders or ponies

70cms Pony OPEN
Riders: Any Age, Pony: 149cms & Under (with shoes), Fences: 70cms in first Round, Restrictions: No BS Seniors

70cms Horse
Riders: Any age, Horse: 150cms & Over (with shoes), Fences: 70cms in first Round, Restrictions: No BS riders or horses

80cms Junior Pony
Riders: 16 Years and Under on 1st Jan, Pony: 149cms & Under (with shoes), Fences: 80cms in first Round, Restrictions: No BS riders or ponies

80cms Pony OPEN
Riders: Any Age, Pony: 149cms & Under (with shoes), Fences: 80cms in first Round, Restrictions: No restrictions

80cms Horse OPEN
Riders: Any Age, Horse: 150cms & Over (with shoes), Fences: 80cms in first Round, Restrictions: No restrictions

90cms Pony OPEN
Riders: Any Age, Pony: 149cms & Under (with shoes), Fences: 90cms in first Round, Restrictions: No restrictions

 

90cms Horse OPEN
Riders: Any Age, Horse: 150cms & Over (with shoes), Fences: 90cms in first Round, Restrictions: No BS restrictions

1.00m OPEN
Riders: Any Age, Horse / Pony: Any Height (no doubles), Fences: 1.00m in first Round, Restrictions: No restrictions
Restrictions: No restrictions

Timetable of Events

Thursday

Lorry Park Opens: 12 noon.  No arrivals after 20:00 hrs.

When you arrive, please see the Stable Manager who will take you and unlock your stable.  Once you have your horse or pony settled, please come and declare for Friday's Speed Class.  Whilst in the office, collect a finalised timetable for the show and collect your entry form for the Team Jumping.  If there's time, why not take your horse for a hack around the showground so you can both get used to the scenery.

Friday

Speed Classes: All heights will have their first Speed Class on Friday, One Round, Straight against the clock.  Riders must have declared on the sheets outside the office.

Rosettes 1st - 10th.  Prize Money: £10, £9, £8, £7, £6, £5, £4, £3, £2, £1.

Team Jumping: Entries can only be made once you have arrived.  If you don't have enough people for a team, come and see us in the office and we can make up teams for you.  It's a great way to meet new like-minded people.

Entry Fee: £40 Per Team.  Rosettes 1st - 6th.  Prize Money (per team): £40, £36, £32, £28, £24, £20.

Saturday

Speed Classes: All heights will have their second Speed Class on Saturday, One Round, Straight against the clock.  Riders must have declared on the sheets outside the office.

Rosettes 1st - 10th.  Prize Money: £10, £9, £8, £7, £6, £5, £4, £3, £2, £1.

Heat One: Every rider is automatically entered into their respective Heats.  The classes will be jumped in Drawn Order, which will be available to see from Friday afternoon, on the notice board outside the office. 

This class will be run as a Two Phase.  This means that the course is split into two halves.  The winner is the fastest clear in the second section, however you are only allowed to jump the second section if you have jumped clear in the first section.

All Double Clears (clear in the first and second section) will be awarded 5 points.  In addition, the first 10 places will be awarded points and prize money in the following manner:

1st: 100 Points & £10, 2nd: 90 Points & £9, 3rd: 80 Points & £8, 4th: 70 Points &£7, 5th: 60 Points & £6,

6th: 50 Points & £5, 7th: 40 Points & £4, 8th: 30 Points & £3, 9th: 20 Points & £2, 10th: 10 Points & £1

Sunday

Speed Classes: All heights will have their final Speed Class on Sunday, One Round, Straight against the clock.  Riders must have declared on the sheets outside the office.

Rosettes 1st - 10th.  Prize Money: £10, £9, £8, £7, £6, £5, £4, £3, £2, £1.

Heat Two: Every rider is automatically entered into their respective Heats.  The classes will be jumped in reverse order of points won on Saturday.  This drawn order will be available to see from Saturday late afternoon, on the notice board outside the office. 

This class will be run as a Two Phase.  This means that the course is split into two halves.  The winner is the fastest clear in the second section, however you are only allowed to jump the second section if you have jumped clear in the first section.

The first 10 places will be awarded points and prize money in the following manner:

1st: 150 Points & £10, 2nd: 135 Points & £9, 3rd: 120 Points & £8, 4th: 105 Points & £7, 5th: 90 Points & £6,

6th: 75 Points & £5, 7th: 60 Points & £4, 8th: 45 Points & £3, 9th: 30 Points & £2, 10th: 15 Points & £1

Final Presentations: After Heat Two, the rosettes for that class will be awarded in the arena, followed by a Lap of Honour. Then, the overall awards for for the Gold, Silver and Bronze medal positions in each class will be awarded whilst mounted in the arena.

Frequently Asked Questions

What to do Now!
Find a Qualifying Venue near you. Contact them and ask when they are next running a Qualifying Class. Go to the event and try to get a double clear in any of the different height categories. If you do manage to jump double clear you will be given a Qualification Card and you will then be able to enter online at www.cricklands.com.  Alternatively, get a Registration Card from the Show secretary, and send in this card, together with the £10 deposit, and you will be qualified for the Finals. Its as simple as that.

How do I know if I will be good enough?
These finals are meant for people like you. Anyone that can jump a double clear at 2’3” / 70cms is able to qualify.  Find someone that has already come to the centre and they will tell you that you can be sure that we cater for individuals of all standards. Most people found that, whether you win or not, it really is a great weekend of fun.


It seems a long way to travel.
We are only 8 minutes from the Severn Bridge, with main roads leading virtually right up to the entrance.  The Show has been designed for people like you to come and stay over. Why not team up with people from your livery yards or that live near and share a lorry?


I've never stayed away at a show before.
Don’t panic! Last year saw more first-timers than ever before. The stable is included in the price, as is a space for your tent, caravan, car, jeep or lorry. The food is great value too so you won’t get ripped off once you’re here!

What do we need to do when we get there?
On arrival to the Showground, check in with the Stable Manager, who will show you to your stable. Your stable number is not the same as your running numbers.  The Speed Classes are all optional, so if you would rather rest your horse or pony you can do.  To be entered in the speed classes you MUST declare in the office. You will automatically be entered for the Heats.  Heats 1 and 2 are run in drawn order. This means that the night before the competition, the secretaries of the Show put all the names in a hat and make the order of competing random. This order must be adhered to and no squeezing in is allowed!  The jump off in Heat 2 will be in reverse order of points already earned.

What's the rule on BS membership / Open Classes
If either riders or horses / ponies have competed in BS classes in the 6 months prior to the show, they may only compete in the classes put on for them. Anyone caught in breach of this rule will be sent home and barred from future competitions. A full list of all our classes can be found above.  Just for Schools and Club BS membership is exempt from this rule.

Customer Testimonials

“I would like to thank you for the wonderful shows, riding facilities and opportunities provided at Cricklands”


“Many thanks, we all had a fab weekend and hope to return in August and each year thereafter, it was well worth the 12 hour round trip from Northumberland!!”


“Just a quick email to say that I had a great time at the show. I found it extremely professional and well run”


“Once again thank you so much to all involved from friendly ground staff to Office & Ring officials for making this event so wonderful”


“Just thought I would let you know what a great time I had over the weekend.”


“Many, many thanks for such an amazing experience for the children and for allowing us to be part of such a wonderful and exciting  weekend.”

"First time here and loved it, rings ran smoothly, quick course changes, and staff and people so friendly."


"This was our first visit to the David Broome Event Centre and after hearing so many good things it lived up to all expectations, fantastic arenas, great food and a good variety all reasonably priced. There was night life on both nights, music all day long not just at the arenas around the stables as well; all made for a fantastic atmosphere with lovely friendly stress free people. We came home feeling like we had been on holiday."


"We had an excellent weekend at Junior Champs! I really enjoyed the commentary in the main Arena. I also found the girls in the office extremely helpful and patient answering all my silly questions etc. Super friendly and well organised event hope to return again soon"


"Absolutely adore this place! There are excellent facilities, fantastic surfaces; it’s so homely and dog friendly. The staff couldn't be more helpful, it’s so well run."


"As usual, another fabulous show, the team here bend over backwards to accommodate everyone's needs and are all super friendly and helpful."


"Thanks again for everything!!"


"Fantastic venue. Competed at both dressage winter league finals and championships of GB stay away shows and absolutely loved it. Couldn't ask for more. Thank you!"


"Had a fantastic weekend with my daughter showing her mare. The staff are great, very friendly and helpful as were the judges. We had a brilliant time! Can't wait until next year! Thank you all so much!"


"I came 12 years ago as a teenager competing; this was my first time back for the seniors. Nothing has changed, still very professional and well ran. Well done all of you, you are doing fab! From the team down Newcastle upon Tyne"


"Our first stay away show and I was worried about the 4 hour drive, would it be worth it? YES it was! A lovely experience and the guy commentating on my daughters first ever Derby was so full of encouragement it made my weekend! A lovely place with lovely people."