Competitor information

We're excited to once again be able to provide you with the opportunity to compete in the 2022 NAF Five Star Winter Championships and Petplan Equine Area Festival Championships! 

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We're excited to be able to welcome you to the 2022 NAF Five Star Winter Championships and Petplan Equine Area Festival Championships, running from Wednesday 13 - Sunday 17 April 2022 at Hartpury Arena in Gloucestershire.

Competition schedule

The full schedule for all competitors is available below - this outlines all of the information you need on which classes are taking place when, prize money and so on. Entries open on 23 February 2022 and close 10pm on 23 March - no late entries will be accepted. 

VIEW COMPETITION SCHEDULE

ONLINE ENTRIES

Entries for the Championship will only be accepted online via My Riding Life by the link below or via the Entries, Times and Results page. 

Preparing for the Championships

Electrical Hook Up

A limited number of 6amp electrical hook ups are available for horseboxes at a cost of £88 (inc. VAT) per hook up for the period that you are staying at the Showground. Please note that electrical hook up is not available for tents. Please see section 28 of General Rules and Regulations within the show schedule for full details.

Electrical connection must be booked online through the entry system by 23 March 2022 and is on a strictly first come basis:

BOOK ELECTRICAL HOOK UP

You will need a 16amp (blue socket) extension cable to connect to the socket supplied by the Organiser. It is the responsibility of the competitor to ensure that all their cables and electrical equipment comply with current electrical regulations.

Covid-19 notice

As the UK Government have lifted all restrictions relating to Covid in England, the Covid-19 Policy has been withdrawn. Should restrictions be introduced prior to or during the Winter Championships, an appropriate policy will be published on this site. In the meantime, competitors and associated persons are encouraged to be vigilant and continue to take precautions in order to minimise the potential spread of the virus.

Arriving at the Championships

  • Everyone attending will arrive at the Parking Control Point when they enter the venue.
  • Horses may arrive on the showground from 1.00pm on 12 April and the Stable Managers Office will close at 7.00pm. The showground entrance will close at 11.00pm.
  • Access to the showground will be open from 6.00am – 11.00pm on show days. Outside these hours the entrance will be opened for emergency access only.
  • Horses requiring stabling must arrive on the showground before 6.30pm. Should any competitor be delayed, they must contact the Stable Manager on 07487 423564. The Stable Manager's office will open at 6.00am and close at 7.00pm each day.
  • All horseboxes / trailers will be parked by dedicated parking personnel.
  • Competitors do not require car passes and all cars will be parked in the designated car park in the showground. Except for cars towing trailers with horses competing at the Show, which will be issued passes from the Stable Manager when they arrive on site, cars will not be permitted in the stable area or horsebox parking area.

If you would like to familiarise yourself with the showground sitemap, please download below. 

VIEW SHOWGROUND MAP

Equine Flu Vaccination checks

  • All horses and ponies at the Show must have a current and valid record of vaccination against Equine Influenza that fully complies with British Dressage Rule 11.
  • An initial course of two injections for primary vaccination, not less than 21 days and not more than 92 days apart, are required before being eligible to compete.
  • A first booster injection must be given between 150 and 215 days after the second injection of primary vaccination.
  • Subsequent booster injections must be given at regular intervals of not more than 12 months, commencing after the first booster injection.
  • The most recent booster injection must have been given within six calendar months + 21 days prior to the horse competing.
  • The full course or booster must have been administered at least seven days before arriving at the competition.
  • The vaccination record(s) in the horse’s passport, must be completed, signed and stamped line by line, by an appropriate veterinary surgeon (who is neither the owner nor the rider of the horse). The responsibility to comply with this rule lies with the competitor, who should consult with their veterinarian.
  • Horses without a valid vaccination certificate within passports on arrival will not be allowed to stay at the Championships.

Vaccination Check Process

  • Upon arrival at the event competitors will be required to take the vaccination certificates for all the horses/ponies they have at the event, whether stabled or non-stabled to the Stable Manager’s Office for verification before any horses/ponies are unloaded from the horsebox.
  • Office for verification before any horses/ponies are unloaded from the horsebox.

Stabling

For those competing at the NAF Five Star Winter Championships and the Petplan Equine Area Festival Championships there are stables available to hire during the duration of the competition. Please see item 20 of the General Rules and Regulations within the show schedule for full details.

During the Championships

Exercise and warm up

Competition warm up and general exercise arenas will be available during the competition for you and your horse. Please note that riders in the classes running in the indoor arena will have specific times for their arena walk according to the class they are in. Please see items 12 and 13 of the General Rules and Regulations within the show schedule for full details.

Arena walk times are now available to access for planning ahead of arrival at the Championships:

WALK EXERCISE TIMES

Secretary’s Office

  • Please keep visits to the Secretary’s Office to a minimum and observe social distancing at all time.
  • Declaration is not required.
  • Score Sheets and / or prizes may be collected from the Show Secretary no earlier than half an hour after the end of the class and prior to departure from the Show Ground. Prizes will not be sent after the Show.
  • If you would like your score sheet posted, a £3.00 postage and administration fee will be charged which must be paid at the Secretary’s Office prior to leaving the Show Ground. Sheets will then be posted following the conclusion of the show.

Music CDs

  • Please ensure you read the Covid-19 Policy for the Championships regarding music CDs.

Start lists and results

All of the class details and competitor start times will be available online during the Championships and there will also be an online scoring system.

Please note that there will be no public start lists / programme or scoreboard on site.

Mounted presentations

The top three competitors from each competition will be required to attend the mounted prize givings in the NAF Five Star Arena.

Prize giving times will be published on the competition timetable page and competitors should present themselves to the Presentation Area at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled presentation time.

Toilets and showers

Public toilets and showers will be available with 24 hour access on the showground.

Live Streaming

All competitions will be live streamed on Horse & Country and we'll provide details of this nearer to the event.

Photography 

The official event photographer will be on site to take photographs of competitors in all the competitions and at the presentations. There will be no photographic trade stand on the showground but pictures will be available to purchase online.

Hoof Prints: Frances Gannon

Tel: 01933 418884 or 07909 683764

Website: www.hoofprintsphotos.co.uk

Email: hoofprintsservices@hotmail.co.uk