General Enquiries: Julie 07766 102643
or Danielle 07765 415526
Show Co-Ordinator: Ian 07889 046128
In the effort to minimise risks of the spread of COVID-19 we are continuing with our clinics, school hire and training at this moment in time as planned but are advising that everyone follows the current NHS advice on social distancing. After a directive from our governing bodies, ALL shows will be cancelled until further notice, this applies to BD,BS,NSEA,BRC and PC Shows. The website will be updated on a regular basis with new dates and any other news.
We continue to monitor all government guidance in relation to the running of sporting events in the face of the Covid-19 situation. We will continue to run until the government advises otherwise.
We would recommend that everyone involved within equestrian sport follows government issued guidance terms of washing hands, not touching your face, minimising physical contact with others. We would also request that anyone feeling unwell, with cold type symptoms and a temperature, does not attend .
We will continue to monitor the situation, and will provide regular updates on our website and social media channels.
As a further precaution to protect staff ,entries for school hire and clinics will only be accepted through our secure online entry system. No exceptions, so please don’t email, FB message or text as a refusal often offends. http://www.petleywoodequestrian.co.uk/full-calendar-of-events-online-entries/
Everyone at Petley are aware of our customers anxieties and we are taking a reflective and proactive approach to the Covid-19 situation under direction from governing bodies so members can carry on their professional business whilst also protecting ourselves and our staff.
EVERYBODY MUST BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN ACTIONS AND PLEASE NOTE WE ARE AWARE THE SITUATION IS CHANGING DAILY AND SHOULD WE RECEIVE FURTHER GOVERNANCE FROM OUR GOVERNING BODIES THEN WE WILL PROVIDE AN UPDATED STATEMENT.
Petley Wood hosted the 2020 SEEL Arena Eventing Championships over the weekend of 22 and 23 February 2020. This is the fourth running of this prestigious Championships which was sponsored by Vardags as part of there SEEL title sponsorship.
Combinations have qualified from competitions at Pyecombe, Coombelands and Petley throughout the year.
The latest storm to hit the UK over the past few weekends didn’t dampen the spirits of those competing, Storm Ellen, tried but failed to beat the hosting venues team of gallant stewards and organizing team who battled against the odds to keep the fences up in 50mph gusts.
The 80 Championships which saw 45 starters, were won by Olivia Pederson on her super smart pony Romulus D’Hurl Vent, who stormed round just adding 7 time penalties to there clear jumping round, they just pipped 2nd placed Lulu Isaac on the equally talented Amberley Rose who picked up 8 penalties. Sophie Cole and Sven Comber Q bought up the top three on a final score of 9 penalties. Ashleigh Jepheart picked up the special ROR prize. No combinations in the class managed the optimum time over the 21 fence course over a distance of 750m which included tight technical lines that required accurate riding and presentation.
Next up was the 90 Championship which was won from a start list of 43, by Danielle Johns on her lovely chestnut Lourdes. Danielle is better known on the show jumping circuit but has tried her hand at a couple of Arena Eventing classes at Pyecombe and Petley. They judged a near perfect round to within 1 second of the optimum time, picking up the 1 time penalty to earn the £100 winning prize. Megan Oxley and Master Utah picked up the runners up spot, with Lizzie Moreton and Hey Mickey rounding of the top three.
The 100 Championships which saw 41 starters oozed quality and they made it all look to easy over the 23 fence course, with tight technical lines and saw a nail biting finish to who would finish nearest the optimum time which was achieved in this class. Sam Sweeney and the evergreen veteran Burntwood Sorrell set the early pace but the quickest round of the class saw this combination drop to fourth spot being nearly 4 seconds under the time. Good rounds incurring zero penalties saw Amy Tate and Cheeky take eventual 2nd spot, with Ella Bubb on Shaken not Stirred picking up the third rosette. Sam Sweeney made amends from loosing her early lead on a spare ride that being Maddie Waters lovely mare Keela Jane. Sam rode the mare 3 weeks earlier to gain her qualifying spot whilst owner Maddie was injured following a fall. They were slower than her first ride but finished 0.91 under the time to win the class and prize winners spoils.
The day ended, believe it or not, with blue skies and sunshine, this obviously to the liking of Georgie Wood on her Arena Eventing specialist Sjapo le Sursaut who blitzed the 1.10m class winning by the table C class by 12 seconds from a very classy field, Sam Sweeney picked up second spot on the diminutive Just a Jewel and Katie Preston on the lovely talented mare Templar Juno. Sacha Hourigan finishing with the fourth and fifth placed rosettes.
Images by courtesy of LRG photograpy
Many thanks must go to everyone for supporting this series ,the venues in the South East for running qualifiers, judges, stewards and all our helpers and sponsors.
The 2021 finals will run at Pyecombe in February 2021.
Full results can be found at http://www.petleywoodequestrian.co.uk/competition-results/
And images from the championships at https://galleries.everybodysmile.co.uk/cgi-bin/public.cgi
Petley are closely monitoring the EHV-1 outbreak and are in regular communication with our vets about the outbreak.
At this moment in time Petley will run there Dressage shows this weekend although the situation will be monitored on a daily basis .Entries for NSEA Dressage are now closed as completely full but can still accept a few more for Sunday 19th BD and Unaffiliated dressage..
Whilst attending the centre the stable yard is completely ‘out of bounds’ Please bring your own water to all shows rather than go onto the yards .This also applies to the BS Show on 25th January.
The latest update we have is that there are NO reported cases in Kent, Surrey or Sussex and at the time of writing there are NO reported cases outside of Hampshire.
EHV-1 is currently only recorded in the immediate vicinity of Crofton Manor, a show jumping venue and livery yard to the west of Portsmouth. People that have attended that venue, as well as connections, have been asked to isolate their animals and monitor them for 2 weeks.
Petley’s schooling and other facilities remain open and will remain so unless we are instructed to close by our vets. At the point we are advised to close by our vets we will do so without hesitation. This virus is passed through contact, we therefore respectfully ask anyone visiting Petley to act responsibly. The best prevention against the spread of any animal virus is responsible livestock ownership.
Therefore, if you have visited Crofton Manor in the last two weeks please do not attend Petley. If your horse has shown any signs of a temperature or ill health in the 48 hours prior to visiting please do not attend . Whilst on site please remember that EHV-1 is passed through contact. Please park separately, do not loiter or hover around collecting ring unnecessarily with your horses, do not share water buckets or graze horses whilst on site.
We reiterate our long standing position that any horse visiting Petley MUST be up to date with their flu vaccinations and carry accompanying passport for inspection if requested.
We note and share below the advice of Crofton Manor’s own vets Kings Bounty Equine Practice and we continue to monitor the advice of the National Governing Bodies and will be guided by our own vets.
“****UPDATED EHV ADVICE from Kings Bounty Equine Practice****
So far the report are that there are still no confirmed cases of Equine Herpes Virus outside of Crofton Manor.
As we continue to work closely with equine vets from other practices across Hampshire and UK specialists in equine medicine and infectious disease, we would like to update you on current advice:
These horses are currently outside of the 14 day advised isolation period. These horses are likely to be low risk and isolation at this point is unlikely, but we do still advise close monitoring of these horses and all other horses on the yard. In order to identify if your horse has been exposed to EHV, a one off blood sample should be taken to identify this for clearance.
For horses that have visited Crofton after 21/22 December and are within the 14 day advised isolation period then these horses should be isolated from other horses on the yard if possible and their temperatures should be taken twice daily for at least 14 days from their visit to Crofton. Yard movements should be ceased.
Gold standard advice is that blood samples and nasopharyngeal swabs should be taken from EVERY horse that went to Crofton, taken as near to the likely exposure date as possible, followed by another 2 weeks later.
We will update you if this changes or if there is further advice from the UK specialists in medicine and infectious diseases
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