Event Newsflash - 25/05/2018

Traffic issues leaving Pontispool on Saturday afternoon There is a Triathlon at Taunton School on Saturday 26th May. The first bike will start around 5.15pm, final bike off the course at around 7.30pm Saturday evening. The bike route starts at Greenway Road in Taunton, follows the road through Norton Fitzwarren, past Pontispool and on to the Milverton roundabout. U-Turn at the roundabout and back to Staplegrove Road in Taunton. This is a competitive cycle event passing the main entrance, please give respect to the cyclists. There will be delays so to avoid conflict, we advise that you use the route to and from Junction 26 at Wellington.

Guided XC course walksas follows:
Open Novice Under 18 on Saturday at 0800 and 0915 with Sorrel Warwick
BE100 Open Under 18 on Sunday at 0900 and 1100 with Emily Lee
BE80(T) on Monday at 1030 and 1130 with Millie Tonks – there is also a guided SJ walk at 1230
All guided course walks are free of charge. Meet at the Start Box.

To help you plan your day, the show-jumping course walks are planned for the following times. As always, this may change if the arena is not running to time, so do please listen for announcements.
Saturday: Novice before 0845 and at 1000 and 1115. Intermediate Novice/NRF at 1255. Intermediate at 1410 and 1515. BE100 at 1640.
Sunday: BE100 before 0845 and at 0945, 1100 and 1200. BE90 at 1340, 1500 and 1600.
Monday: BE90 before 0845 and at 1000 and 1100. BE80(T) at 1230 and 1400. BE100 at 1550.

Live provisional scores and cross-country commentary will be available on www.eventingscores.co.uk throughout the event.

We accept card payments or cash for start fees.

Event Status - General Information

Unfortunately there are some errors in the new Novice Test 131 as printed in the 2018 rule book. This has been updated online and the amended test has been publicised.
Please note: Dressage test for BE80(T). BE90, BE90open is BE96 (2016)

Event Details



at Pontispool Equine Sports Centre, Norton Fitzwarren, Taunton, Somerset, TA4 1BH, United Kingdom
Saturday 26 to Monday 28 May 2018

Event Schedule

Entries Open 21 Apr 2018
Late Entry Surcharge Date 16 May 2018
Ballot Date 05 May 2018 @ 12 noon
Ballot Period May
  • Organiser - Mr Richard Mitford-Slade & Lucy Fielding-Johnson
    Pontispool Equine Sports Centre, Norton Fitzwarren, Taunton, Somerset, TA4 1BH. Phone: 01823 461196. Mobile: 07776 188646. Email: info@pontispool.com. Web: http://www.pontispool.com
  • Entries Secretary - Mrs Ann Allen
    Mobile: 07802 534837. Email: ann@bdwp.co.uk. NO CALLS after 9pm
  • SJ Course Designer - Andy Palmer
  • XC Course Designer - Mr Eric Winter

Classes & Fees

ClassDaysDressage TestEntry FeeAbandon PremiumTotal PayableLate Entry Surcharge FeeStarting Fee
BE80(T)Mon BE 96 (2016)£68.81£7.40£76.21£88.21£16.00
BE100Sat Sun BE 107 (2016)£72.77£7.82£80.59£92.59£17.00
BE100OpenSun BE 107 (2016)£72.77£7.82£80.59£92.59£17.00
BE100Ou18Sun BE 107 (2016)£72.77£7.82£80.59£92.59£17.00
BE90Sun Mon BE 96 (2016)£68.81£7.40£76.21£88.21£16.00
NSat N131 (NEW 2018)£83.89£9.02£92.91£104.91£20.00
NRFSat I 117 (2009)£83.89£9.02£92.91£104.91£20.00
ONu18Sat N 114 (2016)£83.89£9.02£92.91£104.91£20.00
BE90OpenMon BE 96 (2016)£68.81£7.40£76.21£88.21£16.00
INSat I 117 (2009)£83.89£9.02£92.91£104.91£20.00
ONSat N131 (NEW 2018)£83.89£9.02£92.91£104.91£20.00
ISat I 117 (2009)£114.85£12.35£127.20£139.20£20.00
OISat I 117 (2009)£114.85£12.35£127.20£139.20£20.00

Event Information


BE100 and BE90: In the event of classes being full on a particular day entries may be transferred to the alternative day. Please state clearly on entry form if you are unable to be transferred.


Entry fees include VAT. VAT Reg No 202 5954 27. INTERNET entries ONLY will be accepted on www.bdwp.co.uk/aallen.  
ENTRY AMENDMENTS by 18:00 Tue May 22nd by telephoning 07802 534837. REFUND POLICY -
100% refund for entries withdrawn before Ballot Date. Thereafter, entries that are replaced in the same class & same day will receive a full refund subject to a £12 (plus VAT)administration charge. Entries made after Ballot date are not eligible for a refund - see rule 4.11. If full, a wait list may be held.100% of stabling fees will be refunded up to late entry surcharge date. No refunds after that date unless replaced and subject to £12 admin fee.
STARTING TIMES will be available on www.bdwp.co.uk from 18:00 on Thurs 24th May and by calling 01823 461196 between 10:00 and 13:00 on Fri 25th May.
Starting Fees include a programme. START FEES cash or debit cards ONLY. Starting Fees will be used for course improvements and attention to the ground.


On site stabling is available at £28.00 per night to include straw bedding. Limited number of boxes without straw available (please bring own shavings). Stabling may be booked online at www.pontispool.com 


Novice Regional Final.
Novice under 18 (Nu18).


Intermediate, Novice and BE100 sections: Lower limit or higher depending on sponsorship.   Prize money will be paid via BACS.  Winners to provide their bank details.
BE90 and BE80(T)sections: Prizes in kind
Rosettes to 10th place.


Pontispool's course runs over permanent pasture and parkland and crosses interesting, mildly undulating countryside. Designed by Eric Winter all courses are up to height and inviting. There are a good variety of fences and the designer makes good use of natural features and three water complexes. The BE aggravator will be used if conditions require and there are all weather takeoff and landings at permanent fences. Each year new fences are added and the courses vary between BE events. The show jumping ring and practice area take place on the 11,000 sq metre Wychanger all weather arena. The Dressage is on level permanent pasture, which will be aerovated if necessary.


There are good catering trade stands.
Accommodation is available on site and locally. Visit www.pontispool.com or contact the office for details.


In case of ABANDONMENT please phone 01823 461196 or 07776 188646. Do NOT leave a message expecting a return call. The website www.pontispool.com will be kept updated. Connect with Pontispool Equine Sports Centre on facebook for reguar updates. LIVE SCORES are located adjacent to the secretaries; also available on www.eventingscores.co.uk
DOGS must be kept on leads at all times.  Year round XC SCHOOLING on grass or in the Wychanger Arena. ONLINE BOOOKINGS can be made at www.pontispool.com. ENTRANCE POLICY - Each car displaying a current BE membership card will be admitted including all occupants. Cars unable to prove BE membership will be charged £5 single occupant or £10 multiple occupants (Intermediate day only)


Grid reference ST18271 25424. Leave the M5 at Junction 26 and follow the brown tourist signs marked with a horseshoe that read PONTISPOOL. If leaving at Junction 25 follow signs for Taunton, Wiveliscombe and Norton Fitzwarren (B3227). Pass through Norton Fitzwarren and follow brown tourist signs for PONTISPOOL marked with a horseshoe . Directions and a map can be downloaded from the website. Avoid using satnav.