Event Newsflash - 31/05/2018

As the event is now underway, any withdrawals or changes please call or text Fiona Saxby (BE Scorer) on 07866 514806


Start Fees: Juniors and CIC - £25, Novice - £20, BE90 - £15. Having the correct change would be most appreciated. Thank you.

Note: All on site stabling horses must have a dressage bridle number to correspond with their entry number, which must be worn when ever the horse is out of the stable this includes on a head collar in hand

Novice u18 course walks on Saturday at 12noon and 1pm. Please text Richard Carruthers on 07865 090346 if you are going to attend and meet at the cross country start box.

Event Details

The Charles Owen British National Ponies Championships, Racesafe CCIJ1*, David & Catherine Witt of Rookery Park Stud CIC1*, Blue Chip BE90


By kind permission of Mr & Mrs M Taylor
at Brand Hall, Norton in Hales, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 4BF, United Kingdom
Saturday 2 to Sunday 3 June 2018

Event Schedule

Entries Open 27 Apr 2018
Late Entry Surcharge Date 15 May 2018
Ballot Date 11 May 2018 @ 12 noon
Ballot Period June
  • Joint Organisers - Janet and Vicky Plant
    Rose Cottage, Broom Bank, Knightley, Woodseaves, Staffordshire, ST20 0JW. Phone: 01785 284632. Email:
  • Entry Secretary - Mr Paul Hagerty
    12 Haywood Heights, Little Haywood, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST18 0UR, United Kingdom. Phone: 01889 882264. Mobile: 07816 236262. Email: Web:
  • XC Course Designer - Mrs Janet Plant

Classes & Fees

ClassDaysDressage TestEntry FeeAbandon PremiumTotal PayableLate Entry Surcharge FeeStarting Fee
CICJ*WLSat Sun 1*B (2015)£129.43£13.91£143.34£155.34£25.00
NSat N130 (2016)£83.89£9.02£92.91£104.91£20.00
NRFSat I 116 (2016)£83.89£9.02£92.91£104.91£20.00
NRFWLSat I 116 (2016)£83.89£9.02£92.91£104.91£20.00
Nu18WLSat N130 (2016)£83.89£9.02£92.91£104.91£20.00
NWLSat N130 (2016)£83.89£9.02£92.91£104.91£20.00
ONSat N130 (2016)£83.89£9.02£92.91£104.91£20.00
ONu18Sat N130 (2016)£83.89£9.02£92.91£104.91£20.00
ONWLSat N130 (2016)£83.89£9.02£92.91£104.91£20.00
CIC*Sat 1*B (2015)£129.43£13.91£143.34£155.34£25.00
CIC*WLSat 1*B (2015)£129.43£13.91£143.34£155.34£25.00
CICBCPSat Sun 1*B (2015)£369.10£39.68£408.78£420.78N/A
CICBCPWLSat Sun 1*B (2015)£369.10£39.68£408.78£420.78N/A
CICJ*Sat Sun 1*B (2015)£129.43£13.91£143.34£155.34£25.00
BE90Sun BE 95 (2012)£68.81£7.40£76.21£88.21£15.00

Event Information


All BC Pony/CCIJ1* and CIC1* Dressage will take place on Friday.

Competitors in International Classes only - Please note in addition to your entry fee at the time of entry you will be charged an extra fee of £16.00.  This is charged by the FEI for the Worldwide Equine & Human Anti-Doping Program.  This fee will be refunded in full if your entry is withdrawn. 

Selectors will be present at Brand Hall and will use the trial to select horse and rider combinations for places on the Junior Development Squad, from which six combinations will be chosen to contend the CICJ* Nations Cup competition at Waregem, during September 2018. 


Entry fees include VAT. VAT Reg No 152 6644 10. Please make cheques payable to Brand Hall Horse Trials.Send paper entries to the Entries Secretary. Separate cheques are required for each horse (with horse's name on back).
INTERNET entries will be accepted on and will not receive confirmation letters all details will be on the website.  A booking fee of £1.20 including VAT will be charged per entry.  
WITHDRAWALS & ANY ENTRY AMENDMENTS MUST BE MADE BY POST OR EMAIL - THEY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED BY TELEPHONE. Final Entry Amendment by Telephone only on 29th May. Accepted between 0800hrs and 2000hrs on 07816 236262. REFUND POLICY: 100% refund for entries withdrawn before Ballot Date.  Thereafter, refunds will only be paid if replaced from a wait list produced at ballot these refunds are subject to a £12 (Plus VAT) administration charge - see rule 4.11 if the event is oversubscribed and a ballot takes place a wait list will be held.    
STARTING TIMES are available on Wednesday 30th May between 6.00 pm and 8.00 pm on 07816 236262. Starting Times also available on website and also on the BE Website. Starting Fees include a programme.


Temporary stabling will be available on site for FEI Ponies and CCIJ1* at a charge of £140.00 including 2 bales of bedding; extra bedding will be charged to competitors. Others wishing to stable on site will be on a first come basis as limited. Local stabling will be available at £35.00 per night straw only. No refunds for stabling fees after 22 May. Stabling only accepted with entries.


Novice Regional Final
Racesafe National under 18 Championships.
The Charles Owen British Pony Championships (BCP) 


CIC1*: 1st £350, 2nd £300, 3rd £250, 4th £200, 5th £150, 6th £100, 7th £80, 8th £80
BCP:  training vouchers to be confirmed
CCIJ1*: 1st £500, 2nd £400, 3rd £300, 4th £250, 5th £200, 6th £100, 7th £80, 8th £80
BE90: Sponsor special prizes in kind.
Novice: 1st £85, 2nd £80, 3rd £75, 4th £73, 5th £72, 6th £71
Prize winners or their representative must attend prize giving failure to do so will result in prizes being forfeited.  
FEI classes 1 prize per 4 starters / BE Classes 1 prize per 6 starters 


Brand Hall is a Georgian house set in Shropshire with some 200 acres of rolling parkland interspersed with small wooded areas. The Novice and BE90 courses are planned to encourage and give confidence.  All courses will be solid and beautifully dressed, testing but fair built by the Weston Park team headed by James Plant.


Hot and cold food available on site


In case of ABANDONMENT please phone 01785 284632.

Contact number during event 07779017421
DOGS must be kept on leads at all times.
ENTRANCE POLICY - Each car displaying a current BE membership card or Owners, Organisers and Officials car pass will be admitted including all occupants, all other spectators will be charged an entrance fee. Members to park in the grounds Car Park. Horse Vehicles do not need a pass.


Grid reference SJ694383. Brand Hall must be approached off the A53 Newcastle under Lyme to Shrewsbury road, take a turning signposted Norton in Hales. Please follow all Horse Trials signs do not go through Norton in Hales village. Map will be available on the website.