Chard Equestrian joins forces with the British Showjumping Bristol & Somerset Junior Academy for the fourth consecutive year
Tuesday 06 February 2018
Chard Equestrian, an equestrian venue situated in the Somerset countryside, has signed up to support the British Showjumping Bristol & Somerset Junior Academy for the fourth consecutive year.
Chard Equestrian holds regular British Showjumping shows and their competition calendar includes Just for Schools and Club classes as well as National. This year will see Chard Equestrian host three Category 3 shows including National 1.40 competitions, and the venue has also been chosen as the location for the Bristol & Somerset Area and Academy shows. Competitors enjoy jumping on the 65m x 90m Equestrian Surfaces Cushion Track Arena and spending downtime in the clubhouse, which contains the restaurant, bar and shop and allows full undercover viewing of the arena.
British Showjumping has a number of Junior Academies based all over the UK and the aim is to provide progressive coaching using experienced British Showjumping Coaches. The Junior Academies combine promoting the development of riding skills and horse management with teamwork. All British Showjumping members are eligible to join the Junior Academies up until the December after their 21st birthday.
Jane Gregory, Director at Chard Equestrian, commented “I am both proud and excited to be able to continue to put something back into the sport which has personally given me so much fun and excitement. The Bristol & Somerset Junior Academy is a vital resource for young riders in the local area.”
Anne Newbery, British Showjumping Development Officer for the South West added “I’m delighted that Chard Equestrian are continuing with their sponsorship of the Bristol & Somerset Junior Academy for 2018. This is the fourth year that Chard Equestrian has sponsored this thriving Academy and we are all very grateful for their continued support. The Academy is planning events and training throughout the year and will be hosting an Academy show at Chard Equestrian in September where we hope lots of you will join us.”
Chard Equestrian holds British Showjumping competitions which are open to members and non-members and this is alongside Club and unaffiliated competitions. Class heights range from 0.70m to 1.40m across the shows, ensuring that the whole range of budding equestrians are catered for. Facilities available include: Full British Showjumping showjumps, Working Hunter jumps and courses, Dressage arenas, Cross Country facilities, luxury stables, toilets and on site catering.