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Mini Eventing FAQ

Pump House Riding Club Mini Eventing FAQMini Eventing

Pump House Riding Club aims to ensure that all our events and competitons are not only fun and enjoyable but as stress free as possible – knowing where you are going, what happens when you get there etc can help to make that happen which is why we have created this F.A.Q page.

All our events are open to complete beginners through to experienced owners/riders and this handy guide will try to answer the most commonly asked questions we get.  Should you find that you have a question that isn’t covered here, please feel free to use our ‘contact us‘ page to get in touch.

Pump House Riding Club Mini Eventing Dates

All our dates for Mini Eventing are released at the start of the season and can be found on our Schedule Page.  There you’ll be able to find a full calandar of events and competitons and download the days schedules.

How To Enter & Pay For Mini Eventing

To enter Pump House Riding Club Mini Eventing simply turn up on the date to take part.  You don’t need to book in advance and you pay when registering at our entries box.  As the mini eventing takes part outside it is weather dependent so it’s strongly recommended that you check our Facebook page for updates before leaving to take part.

Pump House Mini Eventing Fee’s

The fee’s to enter are:
Members: £15
Non Members: £17

Where To Go

Follow the directions on our ‘Contact Us‘ page to Pump House Riding Club.  Do NOT turn onto the main livery yard, there will be signs up for you to follow that take you directly onto our show fields where you will park and compete.  On the field you will be able to park your trailer/wagon safely with plenty of space.

Warm Up Arena Guidelines

There will be a clearly marked warm up area for you to use before taking part in the mini eventing.  Whilst using the warm up area please be aware of who/what is around you and follow these basic guidelines.

  • Riders should pass ‘left to left’ when meeting another rider in the warm up area.
  • Under no circumstances should you lung your horse/pony in the warm up area.
  • Do not halt or walk on the outside track in the warm up area.
  • Basic arena etiquette should be used when in the warm up area – anyone acting in an inappropriate manner will be asked to leave the area.
  • The warm up jumps can be lowered, made cross poles etc but should NOT be moved from where they are situated.  The warm up jumps cannot be put higher than the class that is competing.

What To Wear For Mini Eventing

Those competing in the mini eventing generally wear XC colours or a rugby top etc.  Suitable clothing is required although it doesn’t have to be cross country wear.  All riders should wear the correct boots and hat at all times whilst on their horse/pony.  Body protectors are optional but advisable.

Pump House Mini Eventing Schedule

The format for our mini eventing is a round of show jumping in our show jumping ring and then straight onto a course of 12 (minimum) natural/working hunter fences.  There are no solid fences and these jumps are spread out over the field to simulate a cross country course.  There will be an optimum time for the cross country phase and the winner of each class will be the rider obtaining the fewest faults nearest to that optimum time.

There will be no dressage in the mini eventing.

Mini Eventing Classes

  • Class 1:  5pm – 6pm – 2′ Fences – No water trays and only a few fillers.
  • Class 2:  6pm – 7pm – 2’3″ Fences.
  • Class 3:  7pm – 8pm – 2’6″ to 2’9″ Fences.

All classes are open to junior and seniors but these will be split with sufficient entries.

Mini Eventing Scoring System

Show Jumping: 

  • Knockdown – 4 faults
  • Refusal – 4 faults
  • Second Refusal – Elimination

Cross Country:

  • Knockdown – 4 faults
  • Refusal – 4 faults

Fall of horse or rider = elimination

Pump House Riding Club Members Points

All members acquire Points throughout the season for each placing on show days and Mini Eventing evenings, the members with the most points in each class at the end of the season will receive an annual trophy and champion rosette at our presentation evening.

You can become a member on the day of a show for £10 per season.

General Guidelines

  • All riders must declare their entry on arrival at Pump House Riding Club.
  • All vehicles must be parked in a courteous manner and in the designated area which will be clearly signposted.
  • NO vehicles should be taken into the livery area of Pump House Riding Club.
  • Riders should be ready to enter the arena at their stated time – anyone arriving late may not be able to partake.
  • Anyone at Pump House Riding Club should remove and take home all their rubbish when they leave.