Local Open Events


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Tiverton Pony Club

Local Open Events
Last updated 20th September 2009

This website is moving to http://www.tivpc.org.uk

I'm sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but the "Geocities" server on which it is currently hosted is closing in October 2009
so a new address is required, and we have taken the opportunity to take out the "tivpc.org.uk" domain name for Tiverton PC.

The existing "Geocities" site will remain live until they shut down its server, but from 20th September it will no longer be updated,
and all new entries will take place on the new site.

So please go to http://www.tivpc.org.uk now, and also update any links you may have to the old site. If you have problems with
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This page contains information about local shows, horse trials, rides, etc in Devon and Somerset that are run by Pony Clubs, Riding Clubs, Hunts, villages and other organisations for which I have schedules.

The calendar page gives a summary for the whole year organised by date - and contains links to many more events.

For Tiverton Pony Club private events see the events page.
For a list of Riding Clubs in your area (with links to their websites) see the "Riding Clubs" link on the BHS home page.

Triathlon and Tetrathlon events are not shown below. They have their own special Tetrathlon page, and their dates also appear on the Calendar.

The listings below represent only a small fraction of what is going on, and are chosen to appeal to enthusiastic but not "professional" children and adults (for example BSJA, BE, etc events are not included). Virtually all of the below should be within one hour travelling time from Tiverton with a lorry or trailer.

I would also recommend checking out the following websites of our "local" XC courses, and there are further venue contact details at the bottom of the page.

Blackdown Hills cross-country course Bicton Arena, near Budleigh Salterton
Pontispool, Norton Fitzwarren Pontispool Cross-country course Stockland Lovell Stockland Lovell Manor Cross-country course
Southcott Cross Country, Winkleigh Nutwell Court Cross Country, Lympstone
Treborough Cross Country Treborough Common, Exmoor  
Also try The Riding Diary website which has an excellent "search by area, date and type of event" facility covering the whole country.

If you have an event you want added to this page please contact me.



Sat 5th Sept

Mini/Novice One Day Event by Tiverton PC

This event was originally scheduled for the 16th August, but had to be rescheduled due to uncut grass.

We hope that all those entered for the original date will be able to come to the revised one, but if you were entered for the original event:

Please ring the organiser Caroline Rawlings on 07967 396271
to let her know whether or not you will in fact be able to come.

New entrants are welcome, and note that the Novice entry criteria have been changed slightly - see the schedule and entry form.

At: Plainsfield Farm, Withleigh

Click here for full schedule and entry form

Class 1: 10 & under, led, height 45cm over a short course
Class 2: 10 & under, not led, height 45cm
Class 3: 12 & under Novice, height 70cm, (combination not placed 1st - 6th at this height or greater in an ODE)
Class 4: 14 & under Novice, height 70cm, (combination not placed 1st - 6th at this height or greater in an ODE)
Class 4a: Open Novice, height 70cm, (combination not placed 1st - 6th at this height or greater in an ODE)

This event is aimed especially at those children who are real beginners at the sport of eventing and who need to gain confidence on their ponies. Children who have never completed in a One Day Event before are very welcome along with regular ‘D’ Day competitors. The organisers will give everyone as much help and encouragement as possible.

Contact: Caroline Rawlings (01769 572022)

Entries (see entry form) close 2nd September

Sun 6th Sept

East Devon Hunt Open Hunter Trial

At: Straitgate Farm, Ottery St Mary, EX11 1LG

4 courses - 2’3” – 3’3”

Click here for schedule and entry form

or email Katie@crealy.co.uk

Sun 6th Sept

Taunton Vale Harriers PC Mini One Day Event

This event has been cancelled (Jenny Parsons' son is getting married there the day before and, for some reason, she feels that the two events can't be combined ...)

At: Regency House, Hemyock

Contact: Secretary jenny.parsons@btinternet.com

Sun 6th Sept

Open Hunter Trials by Devon & Somerset PC

At: Treborough Cross-Country (http://www.treboroughcrosscountry.co.uk)

Starts: 10am

Classes from 18" to 3'3" Open

See schedule and entry form

Sun 6th Sept

West Anstey Show

At: Smallacombe Farmyard, West Anstey

Showing, Working Hunter, M&M, Jumping, Fun Classes, Gymkhana
Family dog show & stalls

(I think this was originally scheduled for the 2nd August and, I presume, was washed away!)

Contact: Jo Gingell (01398 341522) or by email

Sun 6th Sept

Tetcott and South Tetcott PC Open One Day Event

At: Warren Farm, Highampton, EX21 5LL

Class 1: 1.1m PC Level 5 Open
Class 2: 1.0m PC Level 4 Intermediate (BE pre-novice)
Class 3: 0.9m PC Level 3 Novice (BE Intro)
Class 4: 0.75 - 0.8m PC Level 2 (BE Pre-intro)

See schedule and entry form for full details

Entries close 29th August

Sat 12th Sept

King's Hall Inter-Schools Junior and Mini Team Showjumping.

At: King's Hall School, Kingston Road, Taunton

Click here for full schedule and entry form

Class 1: 11 & under, 2'3" 1st round.
Class 2: 13 & under, 2'6" 1st round

Contact: Mr Kim Knott (Tel: 01823 601404, Mob: 07770 752454, email kim.knott@btinternet.com)

Sun 13th Sept

South West Schools One Day Event
Organised by Blundell's school (http://www.blundells.org)

At: Cuckoo's Nest, Uplowman

Click here for full schedule and entry details

Class 1: Novice, approx 80cm, combination not to have competed at BE90 or above
Class 2: Open, approx 1m

Entries: Close 24th August

Sun 13th Sept

Exe Valley Buck Hounds Fun Ride

At: Van Post, Cove, Tiverton

Time: 10am - 12 noon

£10 per rider

Ample parking

For enquiries please ring 07739 479242

Sun 13th Sept

Open Hunter Trial by Axe Vale PC

At: Nutwell Court, Lympstone

Starts: 9:30am

There is a junior course with 2'6" fences,
and a senior course with classes from 2'6" to 3'3" - 3'6"

Click here for a full schedule.

Sat 19th Sept

Blackborough Horse & Dog Show and Family Fair
by Culm Valley YFC in aid of the Laura Persey Trust

At: Ponchydown Farm, Blackborough, near Cullompton

Click here for a full schedule and entry form

Ring 1: Showjumping from 2'3" - 3'/3'3" open
Ring 2: Clear round jumping in am, Mini jumping (1'6") in afternoon
Ring 3: Ridden and Working Hunter
Ring 4: Showing (typical PC and family classes)
Ring 5: In hand, followed by Ridden Fun showing. Fancy dress at lnchtime
Ring 6: Handy pony, followed by Gymkhana from 2pm
Fun dog show
Tug of war
Stalls and other fun activities for 2 and 4 legged people large and small.


  • In advance on the entry form in the schedule by 12th Sept to Miss E. York, Sophies Cottage, Ashill, Cullompton, Devon
  • Or on the field.


  • Horse show 01884 266622 or 07642 430003 or 07764 929970
  • Dog show 01884 841694 or 07809 870230

All proceeds from this show will go to the Laura Persey trust.

Laura was a member of Tiverton PC who died in her sleep aged 19 on October 15th 2007. Her parents set up a trust in her memory, and you can find out more about it here.

There is also more information Laura herself at the end of the show schedule

Sun 20th Sept

Tiverton Foxhounds Open Hunter Trial

At: Cuckoo's Nest, Uplowman

Classes from 2'3" Open Minimus to 3'3" open

Click here for full schedule

Entries: All on the day

No contact info given but if weather looks iffy ring the Battings (01884 820673) to check.

Sun 20th Sept

Open Hunter Trials by Eggesford Hunt Pony Club

At: Southcott XC, Winkleigh

Starts: 9:30am

Classes from 1'9" to 3'3" (Optimum time to determine winner)

Click here for full schedule

Sat 26th Sept

Silverton Hunt Pony Club Open Show

At: Bicton Arena

Starts: 9:30am

Classes include Show Jumping, Working Hunter, Showing, Handy Pony, Clear round jumping and Dressage.

Click here for full schedule and entry form

Sun 27th Sept

Seavington Hunt Open Hunter Trial

At: Pontispool, Norton Fitzwarren (http://www.pontispool.co.uk/)

No schedule available yet, try http://www.pontispool.co.uk/ and follow the "events" link

Contact: Tony Collins 07929 178273

Sun 27th Sep

Blackdown Hills RC Express Eventing Competition (Open to all)
Also Unaffiliated Dressage competition

At: Bicton Arena

Note that the SJ and XC stages of the eventing competition are judged on "style and performance", see the schedule for more information.

Click here for full schedule and entry form for both eventing and dressage competitions.

Eventing competition Dressage Competition
Class 1: 0.6 - 0.7m Novice
Class 2: 0.6 - 0.7m Open
Class 3: 0.7 - 0.75m Open
Class 4: 0.9m Open
Class 1: Prelim 1 2006
Class 2: Prelim 12 2005
Class 3: Novice 28 2008
Class 4: Novice 30 2006

Entries close 17th Sept.

Sun 4th Oct

Taunton Vale Harriers PC Open Hunter Trials

At: Blackdown Hills XC, Dunkeswell (http://www.blackdownhillscrosscountry.co.uk/)

Mini Course: 1'6", led and unled classes + clear round
Main course: 2'/2'3" to 2'6"/2'9"

Click here for schedule and entry form

Contact: Secretary jenny.parsons@btinternet.com

Sun 4th Oct

West Somerset Vale Hunt Open Hunter Trial
Includes Inter-Schools event

At: Stockland Lovell (http://www.stocklandlovell.com)

Classes from 2'3" to a "small" (sic!) open of 3' - 3'3".
Class 4C is an inter-schools event organised by Taunton School.

See Schedule, General entry form, Inter-schools entry form.


Sun 11th Oct

Polden Hills Open Hunter Trial

At: Pontispool, Norton Fitzwarren (http://www.pontispool.co.uk/)

Classes from 2'3" to 3'0"-3'3" oprn

Click here for schedule

Contact: Sally East 01823 690245

Sun 11th Oct

Taunton Vale Foxhounds Fun Ride

At: Buckland St Mary

Contact: Helen (01823 480449) or Nancy (01460 234556)

Sun 18th Oct

East Devon Hunt Pony Club Hunter Trials

At: Bicton Arena (http://www.bicton-arena.co.uk/)

1ft 6 and 2ft Mini Course
70cm-1.00m main course.

Click here for full schedule and entry form

Sun 18th Oct

Quantock Pony Club Open Hunter Trials

At: Stockland Lovell (http://www.stocklandlovell.com)

Classes from 60/70cm (2'/2'3") to 95/100cm (3'/3'3")

Click here for schedule and entry form

Advance entries close 15th Oct, entries may be possible on the field

Thurs 29th Oct

Quantock PC Show Jumping Competition

At: Stockland Lovell (http://www.stocklandlovell.com)

Open to all PC members. (This is individual, not team, SJ)

Classes from 1'6" 12 & under to 2'9" Open

Click here for schedule. All entries on the day.

Thurs 29th Oct

Bampton Charter Fair

Click here for a flyer with more info, see also http://www.bamptoncharterfair.org.uk

* A Street Market with over 100 stalls
* The Entertainments include Jan’s Van, Rattlebox Theatre with Rastus the Rat, Bampton Players, the headless Elizabethans Chop & Block, Storytelling, and the Original Punch & Judy Show
* Music by

  • Blackdown Hills Steel Band,
  • Stripey Howling Hancock,
  • Pink Froot,
  • West Country Concertina Players,
  • Pennymoor Singaround,
  • and the talented young stars of Richard Huish College

Sale entry forms from: Stags Auctioneers, 19 Bampton Street, Tiverton, EX16 6AA 01884 256331

Crafts Fair
Local Produce
Live Music all day
Good Food
Street Entertainers

Fri 18th Dec

Trip to London International Horse Show (See http://www.olympiahorseshow.com/)

At: Olympia

Cost: £51.50

This is Puissance night, and the cost includes tickets (good seats) and return journey by coach.
Tickets will be "first come first served" and are open to Members, Families and Friends.

You can find more information and a booking form here

Further details from Cathy Luxton 01884 255038 or luxton@tesco.net.

If you have an event you want added to this page please contact me.

Venues and their contact details:

Stockland Lovell Cross Country (01278 652224) Pontispool Cross Country (01823 461196)
The Grange Equestrian Centre (01837 52858) Nutwell Court Cross Country (01392 876675 / 07813 116014)
Exeter Equestrian Centre, Poltimore (01392 461067) Cuckoo's Nest Cross Country, Uplowman (01884 820673)
Rosamondford Farm Cross Country (01749 343384) Heazle Arena Show Jumping, Wellington (01823 680280)
Newhall Equestrian Centre (01392 462453) Bicton Arena (01395 443881)
Blackdown Hills Cross-country (01823 681450) Southcott Cross Country, Winkleigh (01837 83564)


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