Event Newsflash - 23/05/2017

Guided XC course walks will take place as follows – meet at the Start Box

  • Novice U18 on Friday at 5pm and Saturday at 9am with Sorrel Warwick. If anybody wants an 8am walk or earlier, please call Sorrell on 07739 147716.
  • BE100 U18 on Sunday at 10am and 12 noon with Emily Lee.
  • BE80(T) on Monday at 11am and 1pm with Sue Edwards.

Show-jumping course walks are scheduled for the following times, so that you can plan your day. Please be aware that SJ course walks may change or be cancelled if the ring is not running to time – do listen for announcements.
  • Saturday Novice – before 0900 and at 1030 and 1200
  • Saturday IN and NRF – at 1325
  • Saturday Intermediate – at 1415 and 1530
  • Saturday BE100 – at 1630
  • Sunday BE100 – before 0845 and at 1000, 1115, 1230 and 1320
  • Sunday BE90 – at 1445 and 1600
  • Monday BE90 – before 0845 and at 1000, 1130 and 1300
  • Monday BE80(T) – at 1415 (guided walk with Sue Edwards) and 1600

Live provisional scores will be available during the event on EventingScores.

Event Details



at Pontispool Equine Sports Centre, Norton Fitzwarren, Taunton, Somerset, TA4 1BH, United Kingdom
Saturday 27 to Monday 29 May 2017

Times and TimeTable

Show Jumping08:5008:4513:2108:4608:4814:3014:3114:35
Cross Country09:3509:3014:0409:3109:3315:2015:2315:25
Show Jumping09:0309:0509:0109:0013:3613:3514:3015:1516:50
Cross Country10:0310:0510:0110:0014:1614:1815:1515:5317:30
Show Jumping08:4608:4808:5008:4513:2515:0015:01
Cross Country09:3109:3309:3509:3014:0115:4015:41
View All Event Times

Event Schedule

Entries Open 21 Apr 2017
Late Entry Surcharge Date 07 May 2017
Ballot Date 05 May 2017 @ 12 noon
Ballot Period May
  • Organiser - Mr Richard Mitford-Slade & Lucy Fielding-Johnson
    Pontispool Equine Sports Centre, Pontispool Farm, Norton Fitzwarren, Taunton, Somerset, TA4 1BH. Phone: 01823 461196. Mobile: 07776 188646. Email: info@pontispool.com; rms@pontispool.com. Web: http://www.pontispool.com
  • Entries Secretary - Mrs Ann Allen
    33 Nine Acres Close, Charlbury, Oxfordshire, OX7 3EU. Phone: 01608 811070. 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 FeeView Entries
BE80(T)Mon BE 95 (2012)£65.53£7.54£73.07£85.07£16.00view
BE100Sun BE 106 (2012)£69.30£7.97£77.27£89.27£16.00view
BE100OpenSun BE 106 (2012)£69.30£7.97£77.27£89.27£16.00view
BE100u18Sun BE 106 (2012)£69.30£7.97£77.27£89.27£16.00view
BE90Sun Mon BE 95 (2012)£65.53£7.54£73.07£85.07£16.00view
NSat N130 (2016)£79.90£9.19£89.09£101.09£18.00view
NRFSat I116 (new 2016)£79.90£9.19£89.09£101.09£18.00view
Nu18Sat N 114 Nu18£79.90£9.19£89.09£101.09£18.00view
BE90OpenMon BE 95 (2012)£65.53£7.54£73.07£85.07£16.00view
INSat I116 (new 2016)£79.90£9.19£89.09£101.09£18.00view
ONSat N130 (2016)£79.90£9.19£89.09£101.09£18.00view
ISat I116 (new 2016)£109.38£12.58£121.96£133.96£20.00view
OISat I116 (new 2016)£109.38£12.58£121.96£133.96£20.00view

Event Information


Entry fees include VAT. VAT Reg No 202 5954 27. INTERNET entries ONLY will be accepted on www.bdwp.co.uk/aallen.  
WITHDRAWALS by 18:00 Tue May 23rd by telephoning 01608 811070. 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 25th May and by calling 01823 461196 between 10:00 and 13:00 on Fri 26th 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. All five courses are educational with a good variety of fences including water, ditches, quarries, steps and banks. Easier alternatives are included at technical fences. 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 is a café on site where hot and cold food is available.
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. OWNERS hospitality tent in view of the show jumping with LIVE SCORES; 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.


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.