Tuesday 19th of March 2019
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Pontispool (1) *NEW*

All courses are educational with a good variety of fences including water, ditches, quarries, steps and banks. SJ takes place on the all-weather surface. Dressage is on grass.

General Event Details

Event Name: Pontispool (1)

Event Number: 1

Start date: 16/03/2019

End Date: 17/03/2019

Event website: http://www.pontispool.co.uk

Event Address: Pontispool Equine Sports Centre, Norton Fitzwarren, Taunton Somerset TA4 1BH

Sat Nav Postcode: TA4 1BH

Region: South West

Classes:
  • AI
  • BE100
  • BE100Open
  • BE100u18
  • I
  • N
  • OI
  • OIu21
  • ON
  • ONu18

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We would love to hear about your visit, whether as a competitor, owner or spectator. Share your memories below or submit a report by emailing hello@thegaitpost.com with your photos and please state which event you attended in the subject line and we may feature you in a forthcoming episode of The Arena Show and on our Photo Galleries. Your feedback is a great way to help other attendees choose their events. Please make sure you have permission to use the photos ad no watermarked photos will be accepted.


The Local Area

Dog Friendly Hotel
Dog Friendly Hotel
The Castle Hotel
Taunton TA1 4AQ
01823 272671
Map
Website
Dog Friendly Hotel
Dog Friendly Hotel
Corner House Hotel
Park St, Taunton TA1 4DQ
01823 284683
Map
Website
Bed and Breakfast
Bed and Breakfast
The Old Stables
On Site
01823 461196

Bed and Breakfast
Bed and Breakfast
Wick House B&B
Norton Fitzwarren, Taunton 
01823 289614
Map
Hotel
Hotel
The Castle Hotel
Taunton Town Centre, Rumwell Manor, Taunton
01823 272671
Map
Hotel
Hotel
Holiday Inn
Taunton M5 Jct 25
08719 021632
Map
Dining Pub
Dining Pub
The Orchard Inn
Hillcommon, Taunton
01823 401552
Map
Local Shop
Local Shop
Cooperative
Map
Takeaway
Takeaway
The Golden Chip (Chinese Takeaway)
Norton Fitzwarren
01823 331368
Map
Bed and Breakfast
Bed and Breakfast
Cross Keys Petrol Station
Norton Fitzwarren
Map
Taxi
Taxi
A1 Ace Taxis
01823 332211

Farrier
Farrier
Alex Eltringham Hemyock
07827 970432

Farrier
Farrier
Darren Tysoe
Dulverton
07751 680864

Vet
Vet
Dilliway & Bosley Veterinary Surgeons
Wellington
01823 673215
Map
Vet
Vet
Isle Valley Equine Clinic
Chard
01460 66099
Map
Local Riders
Local Riders
William Fox-Pitt, Lucinda Fredericks, Lucy Wiegersma
Attractions
Local Attractions
Taunton Town Centre is only 2 miles.
Taunton Castle
Wellington Monument
Somerset County Cricket Ground & Museum
Hestercombe Gardens
The Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre
West Somerset Steam Railway
Cedar Falls Health Farm & Spa

Sponsors

Sponsor 1: Wychanger Barton Saddlery

Ticket Info

Spectator Entry Fee: Yes

Spectator Ticket Details: £5 single occupancy £10 multiple occupancy On gate only Free entrance for cars displaying a current BE membership card.

Ticket Website: http://www.pontispool.co.uk

New for this season:

This is a new fixture for 2019! Each year the course is up-graded and altered and new fences are added so that the courses vary between BE events. Access has been made more user-friendly with a new road and one-way system.

Contacts

Organiser: Mr Richard Mitford-Slade | Telephone: 01823 461196/07776 188646 | Email: rms@pontispool.com

Organiser: Lucy Fielding-Johnson | Telephone: 01823 461196 | Email: info@pontispool.com

Entries Secretary: Mrs Ann Allen | Telephone: 01608 811070/07802 534837 | Email: ann@bdwp.co.uk

XC Course Designer: Mr Eric Winter

SJ Course Designer: Mr Andy Palmer

Key Dates

Entries Open:
09/02/2019
Late Entry Surcharge Date:
06/03/2019
Ballot Date:
23/02/2019

Stabling

Charlotte Middleton
Telephone: 01823 461196
Email: info@pontispool.com
Onsite stabling?: Yes
Onsite stabling cost: Online Bookings preferred at www.pontispool.com
Local Stabling?:
Local stabling cost:

Emergency Contacts

Abandonment Telephone: 01823 461196
Emergency Telephone number(s):

The Last Word...

The show jumping may be on a surface but the banks around the ring cause some horses to have a little ‘stage fright’. A bold, testing XC course – but well built and a great opportunity to assess if your horse is ready to move up a level.


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