Throughout the year we run a points system for horses and ponies at all competitions. These points are transferred onto a league table and culminate with a prize giving ceremony at ourAGM held in November or December each year. Prizes are awarded for the dressage series, show jumping and cross country performances, as well as most improved senior and junior riders, best team spirit and overall 'Horse of the Year' and 'Pony of the Year'.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with team events; within our 'Area' of Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Hereford and Worcester, there are competitions covering all aspects of Dressage, Show Jumping and Eventing. Each discipline has its own qualifying competition and the winning teams and individuals of each class go forward to compete at National Championships. There are separate classes for Seniors and Juniors. There is also the opportunity to compete in show jumping teams at the RIHS Hickstead and the BRC Eventer Challenge held during Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials.
The club’s policy has always been to encourage and support any member who would like to ‘have a go’, providing you are capable of competing safely at Area level. We do not expect to go out and win at qualifiers although winning or being placed is always a nice reward and highly appreciated. Over the years, we have seen our teams steadily improving their performances and we now regularly have members representing the club at the National Championships - and winning there too!
For more information on joining a WORC team take a look at the BRC Competitions page!