1 Ormskirk Rd
Liverpool L9 5AS
STARS CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS
To be held at Aintree Equestrian Centre on 20th & 21st October 2018
Stabling, electric hook up and hostel accommodation is now available for booking online, please click below:
PLEASE NOTE – HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION IS NOW SOLD OUT
IMPORTANT NOTICE RE STABLING: ALL HORSES ENTERING THE STABLES MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED AND PASSPORTS PRESENTED FOR INSPECTION. THEY MUST BE 6 DAYS FREE OF ALL VACCINATIONS PRIOR TO ARRIVING. ENTRY WILL BE REFUSED IF THIS IS NOT ADHERED TO, NO EXCEPTIONS.
ADMITTANCE TO THE STABLES WILL BE FROM 3PM EACH DAY AND YOU MUST VACATE YOUR STABLE BY 3PM ON YOUR DAY OF DEPARTURE. ALL STABLES MUST BE VACATED BY 10AM AT THE LATEST ON MONDAY 22ND OCTOBER.
More details to follow but please see the vision below, from the show director, Sarah Harrison:
“STARS Champion of Champions are going to re-create a HOYS experience for all RC/PC competitors which will be held at Aintree Equestrian Centre, Aintree Race Course, Liverpool on 20th and 21st of October 2018!
No other show has ever tried to create such a prestigious event from start to finish for Riding Clubs until now – where the best of the best go head-to-head to be crowned Champion.
This experience doesn’t just mean the time you walk through those curtains and compete in the ring.
We promise to give you everything from bridle numbers to working-in time slots in the main arena and culminating with trotting down the centre line on your lap of honour.
We will only invite HOYS star judges to preside over classes and all Ridden and In-hand showing classes will be judged using the HOYS-style format of 50 marks for Ride/Show and 50 marks for Conformation/Way of Going. Equitation and Young Handler classes will have their own marks systems in place as well.
Over 50 Riding Clubs and Pony Clubs from all over the country have enquired about how to affiliate to STARS; we hope this will grow year on year.
HOYS themselves have been in touch to say they think that this is a wonderful idea which really aims to put Riding and Pony Clubs firmly on the map!
We have been contacted by some fabulous equestrian magazines offering to cover the event; and we already have some amazing sponsors on board. If anyone would like to support this event through additional sponsorship we do have classes available.
So how do you qualify? It’s simple -all affiliated clubs will send their end-of-year points winners to the grand finale to compete for the title of Overall Champion of their section. Qualification can be passed down to the Reserve or Second Reserve Points Champion if and Points Champion is unable to represent their club. Those lucky enough to qualify will receive their qualification in the form of a Golden Ticket.
All affiliated Clubs will also be competing for the honour of being crowned Supreme Riding club of the Year title which will be awarded to the Club gaining the best results across the Show. To make it fair for all sizes of Clubs we will take your top 10 section results to work out the Supreme titles. There will be a large cash prizes up for grabs being split between the Supreme, Reserve Supreme and Second Reserve Supreme Clubs. We are also offering training days and numerous other prizes to make things interesting for all.
My aim is to give all riding Club and Pony Club competitors something to aspire to – like I once had at Birchinley Manor all those years ago!..”