[Equihunter] Team Equihunter has made the journey northwards to Arena UK for the 148cm Pony Premier show being held the weekend of the first and second March.
Arena UK is now established as the UK’s premier Equestrian Centre
Arena UK covers over 500 acres and regularly hosts a number of national championships.
The championship show ground in Lincolnshire plays host to many British Show Jumping Association’s regional and national championships. We hold regular British dressage events and are the home to the British Show Pony Society National Showing Championships.
The outdoor arena
Arena UK offers unrivalled equestrian facilities boasting the UK’s largest outdoor all-weather surface arena, coupled with a magnificent indoor arena, warm-up area, covered collecting ring, ring-side restaurant and dedicated hospitality areas.
How to get there…
ARENA UK – Address & Contact Details
Arena UK Limited
[Equihunter] The phenomenal growth in popularity of the new show jumping league Cashjumping™ continues as it is announced this morning that the first competition will be held in Northern Ireland this coming Saturday 1st March.
The Meadows Equestrian Centre – Northern Ireland’s centre of excellence for equestrianism
In an announcement this morning (25th Feb) Bryan Shear was delighted to announce that CashJumping™ has crossed the Irish Sea and is now available in Northern Ireland and soon to be available in Southern Ireland as well.
The Meadows Equestrian Centre has signed an exclusive deal that franchises the Cashjumping league within the region under the new banner CashJumping™ Ireland. The MEC will be taking full control of Cashjumping in Ireland and will be running their own results tables and prize grid. The winnings registered will stay within the territory as well.
This is what The Meadows Equestrian Centre has to say about the deal on their Facebook Page….
CashJumping has taken the UK by storm with over 3,500 participants registering for this new showjumping formula within the first 2 months. Now due to it’s remarkable success CashJumping is set to take off in Northern and Southern Ireland.
Registration fees to join are only £10/12 euro and class entry fees start from as low as £10 with 50% of all entry fees being passed back to competitors by way of prize money.
The first CashJumping classes will take place on Saturday 1st March incorporated into the unregistered horse and pony jumping at The MEC where the riders and their horses or ponies can compete in classes from 60cm to 1.30m.
These shows will continue every Saturday with competitors having the choice of clear round jumping or CashJumping as well as registered Show Jumping so register now at www.cashjumpingireland.com to be eligible to collect your prize money on the day.
Bryan Shear added“We are pleased to announce the launch of Cashjumping Ireland. Franchised by Meadows Equestrian Centre, we wish this natural extension to Cash jumping UK the best of luck”. They are holding their first show this coming Saturday
At Cashjumping we have lots of exciting plans in pipeline, we want to develop the league further in 2015, lots of ideas are being discussed and we would welcome any ideas from members to keep developing Cashjumping.
[Equihunter] CashJumping released it’s first newsletter today, the aptly named “The CashJumping Chronicle“, The official newsletter for registered Cashjumping members. CashJumping members will automatically receive a copy by email.
In the Cashjumping Chronicle this month there is an interesting mix of Event Dates, National League Tables, Photos from recent show plus news items. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
The first edition opens with a full page narrative from Colin Poole and Bryan Shear of how Cashjumping came about and what it’s aims are.
Colin takes up the story ….“When I first thought of the concept of CashJumping only a few short weeks ago and discussed it with Bryan neither one of us envisaged that it would be so successful so quickly. We were of course aware of the spiralling costs of diesel, fees ,etc for the affiliated riders and the growing unrest amongst a number of affiliated riders that perceived their association to be unresponsive and elitist.
The difficulty was that there was no real viable alternative. Affiliated riders perceived that unaffiliated competitions were poorly run with inferior officials and equipment. Unaffiliated riders were quite often apprehensive to bridge the gap between unaffiliated competitions and affiliated ones.
CashJumping was designed to bridge that gap and make good quality competition open and affordable to all. Show centres must meet minimum quality standards and all officials have to be approved by us. This seems to be working affiliated riders are attending the shows and the unaffiliated people are discovering that they can compete in the same classes and have the benefit of winning cash!”
[Equihunter] The phenomenal growth in popularity of the new show jumping league Cashjumping™ continues as the first Scottish venue signs up for competitions this week.
Bryan Shear of CashJumping this week welcomed The Tillyoch Equestrian Centre to the new league. Images: Courtesy Tillyoch EC
In a matter of a few short weeks since it’s launch, Cashjumping™ has made its way north to the borders of Scotland and beyond to Aberdeen with the advent of the Tillyoch Equestrian Centre signing up to hold competitions.
Conveniently located just 8 miles west of Aberdeen, the Tillyoch Equestrian Centre is not only a fine competition centre, but also offers livery and training as well.
Horses are accommodated in spacious stables in popular American-barn style buildings, with easy access to heated tack rooms, a wash-down areas plus a horse solarium. A range of other modern equine equipment is also available including a horse walker and an equissage.
Tillyoch’s other facilities include a 40m x 80m all weather surface floodlit arena, 25m x 48m indoor arena, good hard standing, a floodlit car park and catering on site and for security full CCTV system is in place.
The Tillyoch Equestrian Centre is not far off the A90 near Aberdeen and is a competition, livery and training establishment in the North East of Scotland. The Centre opened in November 2011 built from scratch by Michael and Sarah Hamilton who have been involved in Showjumping for many years, Michael is a judge and Sarah competes along with their two children.
We are located in Milltimber, Aberdeen at a farm called Tillyoch which houses Tillyoch Equestrian and Aberdeen Pet Resort.
Directions from Aberdeen:
Continue along (A93) North Deeside Road through Cults, Bieldside and Milltimber. Continue through the traffic lights after the Waterwheel Inn Take the second on right – Contlaw Road for 20 yards Turn left into Culter House Road continue for about 1.5 miles keeping the golf course on your left We are on the left Directions from Kingswells:
Continue along the A944 Westhill road taking the left fork towards Echt Continue through 3 roundabouts passing the industrial estates Turn left at Carnie roundabout just after passing Foxglove nursery Pass over 2 small bridges After about 1 mile Turn Left signposted to Contlaw Continue along this road for about 1 mile We are on the right
[Equihunter] The phenomenon known as CASHJumping™ is sweeping the country after it’s successful launch within the last few weeks.
Designed for all show jumpers whatever their level and will provide fair competition for all with reasonable entry fees, decent prize money and good facilities
Join in the fun – Register at Cashjumping™
President of the newly formed organisation Bryan Shear happily noted in a Facebook post earlier today …..
President – Bryan Shear
“CASHJUMPING IS NOW LIVE – following the highly successful launch shows at Norton Heath and Blue Sky – comments such as “showjumping as it used to be”, “absolutely fab”, “you’ve bought showjumping back alive” – have come back to us, which is all fantastic news, and you can view them on our cashjumping facebook page.”
“Cashjumping now has over 3300 Rider and Horse or Pony Registrations, and 30 Show Centres are now registered with more coming in all the time.”
What is CashJumping
CashJumping is the brainchild of Bryan Shear and is designed to allow show jumpers of all levels to compete for decent prize money in venues with good facilities and at a reasonable cost.
Within the first week and and with no marketing campaign supporting it CashJumping saw over 600 competitors register and this is continuing to grow at the rate of 50 new registrations a day.
Bryan Shear founder of this new show jumping competition confessed to be overwhelmed with the response: “In the first hour of our website going live the number of people trying to access the system and sign up caused the servers to overload we completely underestimated the demand”
Having resolved those initial teething problems membership was firmly on the rise.
Cashjumping: How it works
The basic concept is simple explains Bryan, “entry fee is £10 a class for our stage one classes which go from 60cm to 1.40m and anyone who has not won more than £500 at Cashjumping at the relevant height can enter. 50% of all of the entry fees go into the prize fund.
Once a rider has won £500 they move up to the stage 2 classes were winnings limit is £1500 and thereafter to Stage 3 where there is no limit” Stage 2 classes the entry fee is £15 and stage 3 £20 resulting in even more prize money for the competitors.”
From the first few show centres who had already signed up, including the prestigious Netley Hall Equestrian Centre, runner up in this year’s British show jumping show centre of the year awards, the list has since grown with amazing speed and now stands at over 30 show centres, with yet more to follow.
For the show centre’s approved to run these classes there are benefits too. No affiliation fees, no class fees and a series that appeals to riders of all levels, with a prestigious final at the end of the season to look forward to.
The Cashjumping website www.cashjumping.co.uk can be used to market the shows and the centre’s are able to view the registered riders by area and see the level of demand for the shows and communicate direct with their local competitors to make sure the schedule reflects what the local riders want to see.
How was this all possible – Bryan explains….
“When British Show jumping changed its rules to allow its members to compete in other non BS events and not have any limit on the amount of prize money the opportunity to provide all riders with a good quality local show combined with a national final was too good to miss.”
“The fact is that everybody is having to look to reduce costs where they can and if local centre’s can put on quality shows with good facilities using accredited course builders and judges at a reasonable cost with a decent return the savings for the competitors in diesel, entry fees and membership costs can be huge”.
So is this a direct competitor to the established show jumping scene? Bryan says not…
“We see this as something that will bridge the gap between the British Show jumpers and the unaffiliated riders”.
“Yes of course it is expensive even for the professional yards to register and compete all of their horses at BS shows, and there may be some people who decide not to register all of their youngsters straight in at BS level, but any loss of income should be more than compensated for by an increase in the number of unaffiliated riders who go Cashjumping compete against their BS counterparts and realize that BS is not some sort of holy grail reserved for the rich or professional rider”.