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Saturday, 23rd Oct 2021

West Mercian Area Championships

Scoring for all awards that are points based will be based on
7pts for a win, 5 for 2nd, 3 for 3rd and 1 for 4th

All Races run within the West Mercian Area count towards the Area Championships. Only Horses with a Hunters Certificate registered as Qualified with a Hunt affiliated to the West Mercian Area may compete, apart from the Dairy Partners Open Horse award which is open to any Horse running in West Mercian Area Open Races. Riders to be eligible for the Championships must also be riding on a West Mercian Area Riders Qualification Certificate. Owners must compete with each horse individually and cannot aggregate points scored by other horses in their ownership. In the event of a dead heat, both horses will score the points allocated to the position of the dead heat. Where a Championship is tied on Points the number of wins will determine the winner.

DAIRY PARTNERS WEST MERCIAN OPEN RACE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2021/2022

The winner of the Championship picks up the first prize of £1,000 which should be a major incentive for owners to run their horses in the Area. The prize is open to ANY horse that has run in any of the 28 qualifying races (12 Mixed Opens, 8 Mens Opens and 8 Ladies Opens), with races races ranging from 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 miles.
The qualifying races are as follows: –
14 November 2021 – Clifton (Knightwick races) – Mixed Open
28 December 2021 – Harkaway Club – Mens and Ladies Open
20 February 2022 – Albrighton and Woodland North – Mens and Ladies Open
5 March 2022 – Beaufort – Mixed Open
6 March 2022 – Sir W W Wynns/Flint & Denbigh – Mixed Open
19 March 2022 – Croome – Mens and Ladies Open
20 March 2022 – United – Mixed Open
27 March 2022 – Ledbury – Mixed Open
2 April 2022- Ludlow – Mixed Open
3 April 2022 – Cotswold – Mens and Ladies Open
3 April 2022 – Cheshire Forest – Mixed Open
10 April 2022 – Cotswold Vale – Mens and Ladies Open
16 April 2022 – Worcestershire – Mens and Ladies Open
16 April 2022 – North Staffs – Mixed Open
18 April 2022 – North Shropshire – Mens and Ladies Open
18 April 2022 – North Cotswold – Mixed Open
23 April 2022 – Berkeley – Mens
2 May 2022 – South Shropshire – Mixed Open
7 May 2022 – Wheatland – Mixed Open
15 May 2022 – Knutsford – Mixed Open
2 June 2022 – Albrighton and Woodland South – Ladies Open

Points in these qualifying races are – 1st – 7 points/2nd – 5 points/3rd – 3 points/4th – 1 point

These tables will be regularly updated throughout the season.
These tables below are for information purposes only.
Details of all the leaders in the National Championships are available by clicking here

Champion West Mercian Lady Rider sponsored by Fisher German

PositionRiderPoints
1ST
2ND
3RD

Champion West Mercian Gentleman Rider Sponsored by Fisher German

PositionRiderPoints
1st
2nd
3rd

Champion Novice Lady Rider - Sponsored by Three Counties Equine Hospital

PositionRiderPoints
1st
2nd
3rd

Champion Novice Gentleman Rider - Sponsored by Three Counties Equine Hospital

PositionRiderPoints
1st
2nd
3rd

Champion Trainer

PositionTrainerPoints
1st
2nd
2nd

Champion Mare

PositionHorsePoints
1st
2nd
3rd

Champion Family Horse

PositionHorseOwnerTrainerPoints
1st
1st

Champion Best Turned Out Groom

PositionGroomPoints
1st

Champion West Mercian Area Horse

PositionHorsePoints
1st
2nd
3rd

Champion West Mercian Area Novice Horse - sponsored by Briscoe's Dairies

PositionHorsePoints
1st
2nd
3rd

John Houldey Cup (Ledbury Qualified Horses Only)

PositionHorsePoints
The Cup will be presented to the connections of a Ledbury qualified horse/mare who gains the most points during the current season. The only proviso is that the owner or where applicable syndicate members must reside within the boundaries of the Ledbury Hunt country
1st

Leading Novice Riders Performance recognised at each meeting

RiderMeeting

Leading Open Horse competing in the West Mercian Area - sponsored by Dairy Partners

PositionHorsePoints
1st

Small Trainer Award (Horse numbers to be verified at the end of the season)

PositionTrainerPoints
1st
2nd

BRIAN ARMSTRONG CHAMPION NOVICE HORSE AWARD

This perpetual Trophy is awarded to the Champion Novice Horse in the Wessex and West Midlands Areas.

First awarded in 2019, it is presented (with a memento) at the Annual Awards event in the winner’s Area. The trophy perpetuates the former Western Daily Press Young Horse Award first awarded in the 1990s.

To be eligible to score points a horse:
Must be qualified with a Hunt affiliated to the Wessex or West Midlands Areas
Must have run in a Maiden race in the current Point-to-Point Season.

SCORING
P
oints can be scored in any Point-to-Point race or hunter chase in G.B. up to the close of the Wessex or West Midlands Point-to-Point season (whichever is the later).
Scoring: 10 pts for 1st, and (except in Maiden P-t-P races) 6 pts for 2nd, and 3 pts for 3rd
In the case of a dead heat, the points for the particular position shall be added to that of the next position and divided equally between those involved.
This Award is for horses yet to win a Maiden that are qualified in the West Midland and Wessex Areas

 

 

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