Event Newsflash - 16/08/2017

Exeter Racecourse will sponsor the £500 prize for the best placed seven-year-old in the Rathbones Investment Managers CIC2* while will provide the same amount for the best placed six-year-old in the Empire Coachbuilders Ltd CIC*.

All CIC** and CIC* Competitors are requested to report to the entrance to the Dressage Warm Up 20 minutes earlier than they would normally to allow time for the Horse Inspection. You must have your horse's passport with you or with a helper on arrival, 20 minutes early, at the Dressage Warm Up.

To help you plan your day, the show-jumping course walks are at the following times. Friday Intermediate before 1300 and at 1400. Friday BE100 at 1515. Saturday BE100 before 0915 and at 1030, 1145 and 1300. Saturday Novice at 1430 and 1545. Sunday CIC* before 0900. Sunday CIC** at 1115. Sunday Novice at 1320. Sunday Intermediate Novice at 1510. As always, course walks may have to be altered if the ring is not running to time - do listen for announcements.

The Open Intermediate Under 21 guided course walks will take place at 1000 and 1200 on Friday with Sorrel Warwick. The BE100 Under 18 guided XC course walks with Emily Lee will take place at 0900 and 1000 on Saturday. The Novice Under 18 guided course walks will take place at 1100 and 1230 on Saturday with Sorrel Warwick. Meet at the start for all guided course walks.

Live provisional scores will be available throughout the event on

Event Details


at Bicton Arena, Yettington, East Budleigh, Devon, EX9 7BL, United Kingdom
Friday 18 to Sunday 20 August 2017

Times and TimeTable

Show Jumping--13:0013:1213:1415:30
Cross Country--14:0014:1414:1216:30
Show Jumping--09:1609:2209:1509:1811:1915:0414:5015:50
Cross Country--10:0110:0710:0010:0311:5816:0215:3816:23
Show Jumping09:0011:3013:4014:0715:26
Cross Country10:0012:4014:5015:1016:12
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Event Schedule

Entries Open 14 Jul 2017
Late Entry Surcharge Date 08 Aug 2017
Ballot Date 31 Jul 2017 @ 12 noon
Ballot Period August
  • BE Organiser - Miss Helen West
    Bicton Arena Manager, Rolle Estate Office, East Budleigh, Devon, EX9 7BL. Phone: 01395 441162. Mobile: 07827 290471. Email:
  • Entries Secretary - Miss Miranda Collett
    2 Merrymeet Cottages, Whitestone, Exeter, Devon, EX4 2JZ. Mobile: 07765 184725. Email:
  • SJ Course Designer - Mr Paul Connor
  • XC Course Designer - Miss Helen West

Classes & Fees

ClassDaysDressage TestEntry FeeAbandon PremiumTotal PayableLate Entry Surcharge FeeStarting FeeView Entries
IFri I 117 (2009)£109.38£12.58£121.96£133.96£20.00view
OIFri I 117 (2009)£109.38£12.58£121.96£133.96£20.00view
OIu21Fri I 117 (2009)£109.38£12.58£121.96£133.96£20.00view
CIC*Fri Sat Sun 1*A (2015)£123.26£14.17£137.43£149.43£20.00view
CIC**Fri Sat Sun 2*A (2015)£162.36£18.67£181.03£193.03£20.00view
BE100Fri Sat BE 107 (2016)£65.53£7.54£73.07£85.07£15.00view
BE100OpenSat BE 107 (2016)£65.53£7.54£73.07£85.07£15.00view
BE100u18Sat BE 107 (2016)£65.53£7.54£73.07£85.07£15.00view
INSun I 117 (2009)£79.90£9.19£89.09£101.09£20.00view
NSat Sun N130 (2016)£79.90£9.19£89.09£101.09£15.00view
ONSun N130 (2016)£79.90£9.19£89.09£101.09£15.00view
Nu18Sat N 114 Nu18£79.90£9.19£89.09£101.09£15.00view

Event Information


The CIC* and CIC** classes will have dressage on the Friday if the number of entries requires this.  There will be one novice section on Saturday and three novice sections on Sunday.

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.


Entry fees include VAT. VAT Reg No 321152022. Please make cheques payable to Bicton Arena. Send entries to the Entries Secretary. INTERNET entries will be accepted on A booking fee of £1.20 including VAT will be charged per entry. A wait list will be held.
WITHDRAWALS by email to the Entries Secretary, preferably by 1200 on Monday 14 August. REFUND POLICY - Full refund before ballot date. 50% refund until late entry surcharge date if not replaced: full refund less £14.40 admin charge if replaced.
STARTING TIMES are available after 6pm on Wednesday 16 August on and or by phoning the Entries Secretary.


Stabling will be on site at £20 per night. Shavings for sale on site. All stables must be left clean and may contain shavings when you arrive. No refunds after ballot date for withdrawals unless replaced - full refund on abandonment.


South West Rankings Qualifier.

BE100u18 & Nu18 classes - 2018 Qualifiers


BE100: prizes in kind. Novice & Intermediate: Lower limit prize money. CIC* prize fund £1000 and CIC** prize fund £2000 - details in the programme.


DRESSAGE - Dressage takes place on purpose levelled arenas away from all the Show Jumping and Cross Country action. CIC** & CIC* dressage will take place in the iconic Main Arena which provides a unique opportunity for horses to gain valuable experience in an atmospheric setting.

SHOW JUMPING - All national classes will be on the 90m x 50m Sport Track Pro-Wax surface . The CIC** & CIC* will Show Jump on grass in the Newbury Arena.

CROSS COUNTRY - The courses run through Grade One Listed Parkland over undulating, well draining permanent pasture. Fences are up to height, solidly built and are considered to be fair but challenging, rewarding forward and accurate riding. Great attention is paid to footing, as well as presentation and dressing of all courses.

Both the CIC** & CIC* have a wide variety of questions which are fair and obvious to younger horses as well as the more experienced. They are significantly different to the Intermediate & Novice tracks. There are options at all questions to ensure completion.

The BE100, Novice & Intermediate tracks will be ideally suited to this stage in the season, asking fair questions but offering alternatives at the more difficult fences.


Permanent on-site catering available throughout the event. Accommodation list is available from the Organiser.


In case of ABANDONMENT please phone 01395 441162. Contact number during event - Helen West 07827 290471.
ALL TERRAIN VEHICLES/MOTORCYCLES will not be permitted. Visitors with mobility restrictions should come to the Secretary's Office on arrival for information about viewing areas and safe access. Live scoring will be available on
DOGS must be kept on leads at all times. ENTRANCE POLICY - no charge for BE members - no charge on Friday - £10 per car on Saturday and Sunday.


Grid reference SY062861.