|CHESHIRE GROUP of ENDURANCE GB|
FIRST STEPS BACKFollowing the current guidance from the Government and various other interested bodies (including the BEF) EGB are asking Groups to take the first tentative steps forward by running a few small, local Pleasure Rides.
Jane Stewart has kindly (bravely?) agreed to run the Whitegate Way PR on July 18th.
We would dread to bring a spike of infections to Jane and her helpers, the entrants and the local commnity so there will be strict safety measures in place. These will include allotted arrival and start times and parking instructions all designed to permit social distancing. There will be no toilet facilities - as Jane so eloquently puts it "bring you own potties" and hand sanitiser.
Anyone entering will be deemed to agree to comply to any instructions/directions without question.
Entries open for members at 6pm on 29th June and any remaining places will be open to non-members after 10am on 5th July. Non members will need to create a free 'supporter' website account to enter if they have not already done so.
For more information on the ride click on this link: Pleasure Rides page.
Added - 29/06/2020
EGB HALF YEAR MEMBERSHIPHalf year membership will be available from 1 July. You will find that the pricing for this differs slightly from that published in the rule book and ride schedules book. The half year discount is 35%, but the amounts published were rounded up or down to whole numbers as appropriate. For ease of application in our new IT system, the Board have agreed to apply the 35% discount in exact terms across all of the membership categories which means that some of the prices are a few pence more or less than originally advertised.
The 35% half year discount will automatically be applied to any purchases of full riding, non riding or associate 2020 membership purchased after 9am on 1 July.
The 35% discount is not applied to any joining fees, international supplements or horse registration fees that may be due, and it does not apply to life membership.
Added - 29/06/2020
EGB WEBINAR - HOW TO ASSESS AND MANAGE WEIGHT IN YOUR HORSE
Cheshire Group member Tamzin Furtardo is hosting a webinar on behalf of EGB on Wednesday 13th May. The event is open to non-members.
FREE VIRTUAL EASTER EGG HUNT
I sincerely hope you, your families and friends are all keeping safe.
A MESSAGE FROM OUR CHAIRMAN
We are all extremely disappointed with the cancellation of all EGB rides until at least the end of May, but there was no choice under the circumstances. Hopefully some of our rides can be moved to later in the year.
MEMBERS FREE PRIZE DRAW
All trophy registration forms received before 31st March will be entered into a prize draw. Two lucky winners will receive a complementary ride entry for any Cheshire Group pleasure ride (not including the pleasure rides our two National rides). Winners will be drawn and notified on 1st April.
INTER-REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2020The competition is again at Cirencester Park this year from July 24-26th.
Please can anyone who is member of EGB from Cheshire or Lancashire who would be interested in being on the North West team, contact Liz Finney at firstname.lastname@example.org / 07970 203362 with details of themselves and their horse and the class that they would like to compete in.
The IR classes are all being run on the Saturday, 25th, except the 2 day 80 km GER which is over the 24/25.
2 riders in the 80km CER advanced
2 riders in the 65km GER open/advanced
2 riders in the 80km GER 40/40 open/advanced
1 rider in 40km GER open/advanced
1 rider in 40km GER novice horse
1 rider in 30km GER novice rider and horse
1 rider in 30km GER novice horse
We also have two wild card places who we can put in any of the classes, only one WC per class.
Because all the classes are on the Saturday, it will be an advantage if riders have their own crew, as riding one day and helping crew the other day when classes were spread over Saturday and Sunday, is no longer an option!
We will be ordering polo shirts for all riders and crew members, free for the riders only, and also hoodies and/or fleece jackets as required.
We have always had a team marquee and team catering, though this year our caterer will be away competing in the Mongolian car rally, but says we can still have the marquee! Thanks Kath and the best of luck.
Added - 24/02/2020
EQUINE INFLUENZA - EGB's POLICYDetails of EGB's Equine Influenza Policy (which seem unchanged from last year) are available here but, for convenience and ready reference, I have copied them below at the foot of this News item.
If you are already a Full Member or a Supporter of Endurance GB, then you can upload a copy of the 'Flu Vaccination Certificate for the horse or horses that you have registered with EGB. The Certificate will be validated by the EGB office and made available to the ride entry secretaries for all national rides that you choose to enter.
Details of how to do this are set out here.
Apparently approval by the office can take up to 5 days depending on the volume received so you may want to bear that in mind.
Unfortunately, you will still have to lodge the evidence with your entries for each local ride you enter for the time being.
ENDURANCE GB'S EQUINE INFLUENZA POLICY
In consultation with the Animal Health Trust and the British Equestrian Federation, Endurance GB have drawn up the following policy with regard to flu vaccination and vaccination records. This policy remains in place during the current Equine Influenza outbreak but may be subject to change as this is an ever changing issue.
The equine's flu vaccination records must be uploaded with the event entry, emailed to the event organiser, or, in the case of paper entry, forwarded to the Endurance GB event organiser with the event entry. This applies to national or social rides, training events, etc., where equines are present. Please note that the vaccination record and identification pages of the passport must be forwarded.
Equines must undergo a primary course where the first and second vaccinations are no less than 21 days and no more than 92 days apart. For equines attending Endurance GB events, the vaccination following the second vaccination of the primary course must be carried out within 7 months; the BEF strongly recommend the window for vaccination being between 150 and 215 days after the primary course. Equines who have undergone the initial 2 vaccinations in the primary course are permitted to take part in the event.
Vaccination 2: 21-92 days after vaccination 1
Vaccination 3: within 7 months of vaccination 2 (150 to 215 days after vaccination 2 preferred)
Vaccination 4: onwards within 12 months of the previous vaccination
Please also note the following:
1. The vaccination records will only be checked for the 4 calendar years preceding the event date.
2. Equines may not take part in an event until 7 days have elapsed after any vaccination.
3. The equine's passport must be with the driver of the vehicle on entry to a venue ready for examination and must be taken to the secretary on registration at the event.
4. Venues may have individual protocols for vaccination and checking, and may put additional criteria in place. These will be detailed in the event information and must also be complied with.
5. In cases where equines are unable to be vaccinated for veterinary reasons, these will be referred to the Endurance GB Welfare committee for consultation and advice.
6. Owners of equines who also compete in competitions overseen by other organisations (ie SERC, the FEI, the Jockey Club, British Riding Clubs, the Pony Club, other disciplines, breed societies, etc) should check that their equine's vaccination records also comply with the criteria set out by those organisations as they may have different requirements.
Added - 12/01/2020
2020 TROPHY AND HELP REGISTRATION FORM
This year's Trophy and Help Registration Form is now available on the Forms page.
CHESHIRE GROUP DISTANCE CARDS
DON'T FORGET!Please don't forget your distance cards should be submitted to Pennie Drummond by 31st December 2019.
Please complete the following before forwarding:
Added - 15/12/2019
THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO
CONGLETON PLEASURE RIDE:
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