Event Details



at Pontispool Equine Sports Centre, Norton Fitzwarren, Taunton, Somerset, TA4 1BH, United Kingdom
Saturday 16 to Sunday 17 March 2019

Event Schedule

Entries Open 09 Feb 2019
Late Entry Surcharge Date 06 Mar 2019
Ballot Date 26 Feb 2019 @ 12 noon
Ballot Period May
Balloted 2018 9 BE90
  • 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
NSat Sun N131 (2018)£85.78£9.22£95.00£107.00£20.00
AISat AI 119 (2010)£117.43£12.62£130.05£142.05£25.00
ISat I 117 (2009)£117.43£12.62£130.05£142.05£25.00
OISat I 116 (2016)£117.43£12.62£130.05£142.05£25.00
OIu21Sat 0£117.43£12.62£130.05£142.05£25.00
BE100Sun BE 108 (2016)£74.40£8.00£82.40£94.40£17.00
BE100OpenSun BE 108 (2016)£74.40£8.00£82.40£94.40£17.00
BE100Ou18Sun 0£70.36£7.56£77.92£89.92£17.00
ONSun N131 (2018)£85.78£9.22£95.00£107.00£20.00
ONu18Sun 0£85.78£9.22£95.00£107.00£20.00
PTSun N131 (2018)£85.78£9.22£95.00£107.00£20.00

Event Information


The Pony Trials class will run Dressage on the Saturday.


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 March 12th 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100% refund for entries withdrawn before Ballot Date.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 (inc 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 14th March and by calling 01823 461196 between 10:00 and 13:00 on Fri 15th March.
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 


Lower limit or higher depending on sponsorship.   Prize money will be paid via BACS.  Winners to provide their bank details.
Rosettes to 10th place.


Pontispool's course runs over permanent pasture and parkland and crosses interesting, mildly undulating countryside. Eric Winter will design the courses apropriate for the time of year. 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.