The Fernie Team Chase

The Fernie Team Chase (Going Ahead)


Show Date
Sun, Mar 29, 2015
Closing Date
Mon, Mar 23, 2015
Starting Times:
Team times: will be advertised on www.teamchasing.co.uk by 9pm Wednesday 25th March.
Please forward an SAE if you wish to receive your complimentary car pass(es).
Course Walking: The courses may not be walked without the Organiser’s consent at any time before 8.30am on Saturday 28th March.

Class 1
The Welland Valley Feeds Novice Team Chase (0.85m - 0.90m)    
Entry Fee:
£96.00
Prizes:
Prizes in kind and Rosettes to 6th place in each section.
The Fernie Puppy Cup to the winner of the Bogey Time section

Info:
To start at approx. 9.30am.
The course is 1¼ miles long, about 17 inviting and well-built natural cross country fences, height 2’9” – 3’0”.
The hand gate will be omitted in 2015.
There will be two sections: Speed & Bogey Time, both sections will run concurrently.
Riders must be aged 16 or over to compete in the Speed section.
Teams are required to nominate beforehand which section they are entering.
Class 2
The Fernie Open Team Chase    
Entry Fee:
£148.00
Prizes:
1st – £400, 2nd - £200, 3rd - £150, 4th - £100 – subject to 8 or more teams starting.
Rosettes to 10th A Challenge Cup to the winner

Info:
To start at approx. 12 noon.
The course is 2½ miles long with about 27 inviting & well-built fences.
This class is a qualifier for the British National Team Chase Championship, hosted by the Heythrop, on Saturday 11th April 2015.
Class 3
The Annual UK Hunt Team Chase (1.00m - 1.10m)    
Entry Fee:
£116.00
Prizes:
1st - £750, 2nd - £350, 3rd - £250, 4th - £150 – subject to 15 or more teams starting (paid directly to the team’s Hunt).
Rosettes to 6th place.
The Admiral Hill Founders Cup to the overall winner and The Henry Beeby Cup to the Best Fernie Team with special prizes.

Info:
To start at approx. 2.00pm.
The course is 1¾ miles long, about 25 inviting and well-built natural cross country fences, height approximately 3’3” - 3’6’’.
This class will be judged on a timed section over about ¾ mile, which includes a hunting gate to be opened and shut.
Eligible teams must consist of three or four riders, with no more than 1 team member having ridden in
the Team Chase National Championship in the last 3 years.
All riders must be subscribers from one Hunt only and must provide a certificate to that effect from the Master of their Hunt.
(Please see entry form for further details). Riders must be aged 16 or over.
A travel allowance will be returned to competing teams, on return of number cloths to the Secretary’s Tent on day of the event
only, based on £20 per team for those teams from Hunts whose kennels are more than 50 miles away and £30 per team
for those Hunts whose kennels are situated over 80 miles from the course.
All distances will be measured as the crow flies from the venue of the event to that hunt’s kennels.
The Organiser’s decision on amount of allowance to be paid to a team shall be final.
Class 4
The RoR Fernie Intermediate Team Chase (1.05m)    
Entry Fee:
£116.00
Prizes:
1st - £200, 2nd - £100, 3rd - £80, 4th - £50 – subject to 8 or more teams starting.
Rosettes to 6th place.
The Fernie Cup to the overall winner.
Voucher Prizes in kind, donated by Retraining of Racehorses (RoR),
to all competitors in this class riding a RoR registered horse running under its former racing name,
subject to the team successfully registering a time in the competition.
Riders must state their horse’s ‘Racing Name’ at point of entry.
Vouchers will NOT be awarded to ROR registered horses if Organisers are not notified in advance of their ‘Racing Name’.

Info:
To start at approx. 3.15pm.
The course is 1¾ miles long, over 26 fences height approximately 3’6”.
The FERNIE INTERMEDIATE is an Allcomers open class for teams of 3 or 4 riders judged against the clock.
Riders must be aged 16 or over.

Show Secretary: Victoria Cowen
Harrington House, 25 High Street, Harrington, Northamptonshire, NN6 9NU
Tel: 01536 712774, Mobile: 07887838231


Location
Tur Langton Lodge, Nr Market Harborough , Leicestershire LE80PD

Show Information
Entries Secretary: Mrs Victoria Cowen, Telephone: 01536 712774 or 07710 094805
Any other enquiries about the event (not relating to entries) should be made to: Mrs Natalie Painter (Hon Secretary) – 07802 814670, or Philip Cowen (Chairman) - 07887 838231

PLEASE BRING YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS – TO ENJOY THE THRILLS, SPILLS AND ACTION
Licensed Bar, Good Food, Trade Stands, fun-rides and TERRIER RACING
The Roger Helmer Terrier Racing will take place during the lunch interval.
Weather:- In case of poor weather conditions please check website or ring ansaphone 0116 279 3133

Payment Details & Event Fees
Bookings in advance only. You can book using our Secure Online Entry System:
Payment is secure and it goes directly Fernie.
You will receive an email confirmation of your booking and payment.
Please make sure you check details here to make sure you enter the correct amounts in the payment boxes.

Alternatively, complete the Entry form, which must be returned with the correct entry fee (online, by post, or by email with cheque following by 1st class post) all to arrive no later than 8pm on MONDAY 23rd MARCH, 2015.
Entries received after this date will be accepted at the discretion of the Entries Secretary, and will be subject to a late entry fee.

Number Cloths & Equipment Checks:- A £10 deposit will be required for Number Cloths on declaration at the Secretary’s Tent, which will be refunded in full when a complete set of Cloths are returned. All team members must bring their tagged crash hats and body protectors to the Secretary’s Tent for spot checking when their Team declaration is made. BTC tags will be available for approved & kite-marked hats at £2 per tag.

Novice Class Entry charge: £96 per team, or where payment is received after Monday 23rd March £108 per team
Open Class Entry charge: £148 per team
Annual UK Hunt Team Chase Entry charge: £116 per team, or where payment is received after Monday 23rd March £128 per team
Intermediate Entry charge: £116 per team, or where payment is received after Monday 23rd March £128 per team

Terms & Conditions
THESE MATTERS ARE FOR THE INFORMATION OF ALL COMPETITORS AND SPECTATORS AT THE EVENT
In addition to their role in respect of the MFHA Cross Country Team Chase rules, the Stewards will be responsible for ensuring fair play at the event, with the best interests of Team Chasing at heart, and in particular with regard to:

1. MARKING OF COURSE - The Novice Class course will be marked by white numbers on a black background, the National Team Chase Championship course will be marked by white numbers on a red background and The UK Hunt Team Chase course will be marked by black numbers on a white background.

2. WINNING TIME – In the Open, ROR Fernie Intermediate and Novice “Speed section”, the fastest team to complete the course will win. In the UK Hunt Team Chase, the fastest team to complete the special timed section of the course (to be known as ‘The Hunting Zone’) will win, so long as that team does not exceed the “Maximum Available Time” for the entire course. In the Novice “Bogey” Class ‘the team nearest the ‘bogey’ time will win. The ‘bogey’ time will be determined by the organisers in advance of the event, and will be equivalent to a standard hunting pace around the course in the prevalent conditions. Falls will be penalised by time only. In the event of a dead heat between teams, the time of the fourth horse will count.

3. DAMAGE TO FENCES - When damage occurs to a fence, the event will continue at the discretion of the Organisers with that part of the fence damaged marked with white crossed sticks which must not be jumped by the competitors.

4. DRESS - Competitors in the Novice, Intermediate and Open Classes must wear standard cross country dress. All teams in the UK Hunt Team Chase will be required to wear either standard Hunt dress or a black, blue or red jersey to match normal hunting attire. Body protectors may be worn either under or over Hunt Dress or Black/Blue/Red Jerseys.

5. NUMBER CLOTHS – The deposit for the 4 number cloths (MFHA rule 26) will only be refundable when ALL 4 cloths are returned. These must be worn by all team members in accordance with the colours declared in the event Programme. Failure to do so will incur elimination from the competition.

6. TEAM CAPTAINS – It is the Team Captain’s responsibility to ensure that each member of the team has read and adheres to all the rules.

7. EXERCISING OF HORSES - Horses may only be exercised in the area provided. No competitor may ride on, or over, or near the course or nominated car parking areas, except when actually competing.

8. CUPS - All cups must be returned to the Hon. Secretary at least 7 days prior to the following year’s event – any damage or loss must be reimbursed at cost of replacement. The holder shall be responsible for insurance of the cup.

9. DOGS ON LEADS – All dogs MUST be kept on leads at all times.

10. COMPLIANCE WITH OFFICIAL DIRECTIONS - Riders and owners of competing horses and their grooms must obey any order or direction given to them by a responsible official and in particular they shall not do anything liable to upset or hinder the smooth running of the Event.

11. PRIZEGIVING – All competitors are encouraged to attend the prizegiving. The winning teams shall be required to attend photocalls and give interviews to journalists where requested by the organisers.

12. CAR PASSES – Admission to the event in any vehicle other than a horsebox will only be permitted where a valid car pass can be displayed to the gateman or on payment of the appropriate admission price. Car passes will be circulated to all officials in advance. In addition each team competing in the Novice Class will be eligible for one £10 car pass on receipt of an s.a.e. by the Hon Secretary. Each Inter Hunt / Intermediate team will be similarly eligible for 2 £10 car passes and each Open team will be eligible for 3 £10 car passes. No further car passes will be available prior to the event, and a team’s car pass(es) will not be sent out other than where an s.a.e. is received by the Secretary in sufficient time prior to the event.

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION - If help is required with overnight accommodation and/or stabling for team members and their horses (which can be provided locally), please contact the Secretary as early as possible for details of appropriate contacts. The Team Captain shall be held responsible for any unsatisfactory late cancellations of confirmed bookings. All requests must be made before Saturday 21st March.

The 15th Annual UK Hunt Team Chase, and The ROR Fernie Intermediate
SPECIAL RULES

This class will be run under the MFHA Cross-Country Team Chase Rules, and in accordance with the Administrative Guidelines for the Fernie Team Chase. The following special rules will also apply:

1. Entries will only be accepted for The UK Hunt Team Chase from teams of three or four subscribers or hunt servants from one Hunt only, with the name of the Hunt in front of the Team name (eg. Fernie Friendlies, Warwickshire Wobblies, Puckeridge Punters, Tiverton Tigers, Tynedale Thrusters etc). The competition is open to subscribers and hunt servants of all properly recognized packs of hounds in the United Kingdom and Ireland, including any drag or bloodhounds providing they are properly registered with their relevant hunt association.

2. Entries for The UK Hunt Team Chase and The ROR Fernie Intermediate will be accepted from teams of three or four riders who are sufficiently competent to tackle an Intermediate Team Chase course.

3. No team in the UK Hunt Team Chase may consist of more than one rider who has previously competed in the National Team Chase Championship during the preceding three years.

4. Each Hunt may enter as many teams as it wishes. In the event of over-subscription, entries will be limited and it may be necessary to restrict the number of teams per Hunt.

5. Each UK Hunt Team Chase team must have confirmation from a Master of their Hunt that EVERY member of the team is a subscriber to, or Hunt Servant of, the Hunt they are representing and has hunted on at least four occasions with that hunt during the current season, in order to make their entry valid (the signature of the Master is required on the entry form). The organisers reserve the right to seek further clarification if required.

6. Late substitutions will be allowed, but the additional Master’s Certificate in respect of any late substitute must be lodged with the Secretary in advance of the competition.

7. Any team completing the UK Hunt Team Chase course in a slower time than the “Maximum Available Time” posted on the day of the event will not be eligible for any prizes within that competition. This time will be calculated on the basis of a slow hunting pace around the entire course in the prevalent conditions.

8. In the UK Hunt Team Chase (only), at least 3 members of every team will be required to pass through a hunting gate which must be opened and properly shut by any of the members of that team.

9. In the UK Hunt Team Chase (only) a travel allowance will be returned to competing teams, on return of number cloths to the Secretary’s Tent on day of the event, based on £20 per team for those teams from Hunts whose kennels are more than 50 miles away and £30 per team for those Hunts whose kennels are situated over 80 miles from the course. All distances will be measured as the crow flies from the venue of the event to that hunt’s kennels. The Organiser’s decision on amount of allowance to be paid to a team shall be final.

All participants must carry Third Party Liability Insurance for not less than £5 million which is available through membership of the Countryside Alliance. It is also strongly recommended that all participants have Personal Accident Insurance.

 

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