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Date(s) - 14/04/2018 - 15/04/2018
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Leicestershire Showground

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11.4.18

 

 

Following a site inspection at Leicester County Showground this morning (11/04/18), the rearranged Spring Championships have been cancelled on health and safety grounds. The site was in good condition last week when it was inspected and rearrangements were made.  However, days of torrential rain in the past 2 days, have now made the ground very wet and the showground authorities have cancelled the event. We can only apologise for this but the one thing we have no control over is the weather!

 

 

Obviously, this is a very difficult situation for the Association. I have to say that, never in 25 years, have we had to cancel twice because of the bad weather. We understand how disappointing this is for everyone concerned and how many people have changed their  arrangements in order to attend the new show  only to find that they will now have to cancel their plans. As you can imagine, a huge amount of work went into rearranging the show and all that work has now been lost. Jodie has made huge efforts to ensure that the show was a success aided by myself and Rosie. Its very disappointing for everyone.

 

With regard to monies paid, it would greatly help Rosie and I with the administration if those teams planning to go to UK Masters can leave their money with us so that we don’t have to go through the process of refunding all teams and then collecting entry fees again for UK Masters.  However, if your team is not attending UK Masters then, of course, full refunds will be available.

 

Once again, I am so very sorry to have to be writing this. I look forward to seeing you soon when the weather relents!!

 

Mary Worth

 

 

10.4.18

The programmes and officials rota are now on the website – http://mgagb.co.uk/spring-championships-documents/

8.4.18

REVISED SPRING CHAMPIONSHIPS TIMINGS 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Entertainment Zone @Spring Champs

Open Friday 5pm onwards!!

Grasmere Farm providing a Hog Roast in the ‘Food Village’ as well as all day firm favourites such as bacon and sausage rolls, all at good prices! https://www.grasmere-farm.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of our ‘Food Village @Spring Champs’ menus!

www.lemongrovecatering.co.uk

 

 

 

7.4.18

ENTERTAINMENT

FRIDAY

4pm onwards
Entertainment Zone

SATURDAY

18.30 – 20.00
Musketeer & U12
Party Games & Disco

18.30 – 20.30
Rodeo Challenge

20.30
Quiz & Cheeseboard Event

After Quiz
DJ Dancing Tunes from all Eras

We welcome to the Food Village@Spring Champs, Silver Pod Coffee Van for all your caffeine and hot chocolate fixes!

Have a weekend off cooking and enjoy our very exciting Food Village @Spring Champs! Open on arrival and all weekend until midnight each evening! Hog Roast from sustainable farmers, Wood Fired Pizza Van and great grub from Lemon Grove Catering! ENJOY!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE ON SPRING CHAMPONSHIPS

4.4.18

Following a site inspection today, I am happy to announce that the Spring Championships will now take place over the weekend of Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th April 2018 at Leicester County Showground, Market Harborough, Leicester.LE16 7QX. The site is well drained and has plenty of space for parking and corralling.

FOR ORGANISATIONAL REASONS, WE NEED TO KNOW WHICH TEAMS WILL BE ATTENDING THE SHOW AND WHICH TEAMS CAN NO LONGER MAKE IT.

 

WILL ALL TEAMS WHO WERE ENTERED FOR THE SPRING CHAMPIONSHIPS PLEASE EMAIL ROSIE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO LET HER KNOW WHETHER YOU WILL BE ATTENDING THE REARRANGED SHOW OR NOT.

WE NEED THIS INFORMATION ASAP AND NO LATER THAN 1pm ON FRIDAY  6TH APRIL. IF WE HAVE NOT HEARD FROM YOU BY THEN WE WILL ASSUME THAT YOU CANNOT ATTEND.

 

We do appreciate that not every team will be able to make the new date and venue. However, please do make every effort to attend if possible. The new Leagues will be decided on the results of this show. Separate arrangements will be made for those teams who cannot attend. The General Committee have obviously not discussed the League position yet as events have moved very quickly in the last 24 hours! However, this will be discussed asap and an announcement made in the very near future.

 

With regard to payments, all payments made for Shrewsbury will carry forward to this show. Teams who cannot attend the rearranged show will receive a full refund.

If your team cannot attend a requires a refund, please email your details to Rosie.

 

We are arranging a marquee and bar and full programme of entertainment to run alongside the competition. Further details will be added as soon as they come available!!

 

Let’s all get together to start the season at last!!!

 

Mary Worth
Executive Officer

 

3.4.18

This morning, after several discussions by telephone, I have received the email below from Ian Bebington at Shrewsbury.
 
I am sure you will all realise from the photos attached that it would be impossible to compete there this weekend.
 
Rest assured that every effort is being made to try to find an alternative date and venue.
With regards to this weekend I think it will come of little surprise that we feel that the event this weekend needs to be cancelled.
 
We were grateful of you putting a note on your website, indicating a “Pitch Inspection” will be taken today.
I have forwarded you some pictures in an e mail below, you will see that our Showground is completely saturated in water, with lakes now having appeared in all your event rings. ( and lakes have appeared, where previously we haven’t had any issues)
Whilst we have not been flooded this winter (we have been close on a couple of occasions) there has however been a significant amount of rain over long periods of time, in fact this is the worst I have seen it in all my time here prior to one of your events.
I spent most of the weekend down here (With Fox) pulling people on and off the ground, but wanted to do a last walk around today and look at the forecast before making a final decision.
As per the terms and conditions of Hire it states
Either party reserves the right to terminate the Hire Agreement if the facility is no longer available for its intended use through those details listed in 3.1.6 . In such circumstances the Deposit will be refunded.
I will arrange the deposit to be returned to you or if you prefer (and our preference) is that the balance is set against the October event?
We are so sorry for this to happen, but obviously it is out of either of our control and as with you, feel the safety of horse and rider is paramount.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOLD OUT ***

 

THE CONFIRMATION LETTER IS NOW AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD:
SPRING CHAMPIONSHIPS CONFIRMATION LETTER 2018\
SPRING CHAMPIONSHIPS CONFIRMATION LETTER 2018

Contact: Rosie Thornton – rosie@mgagb.co.uk

 

Welcome to the all new MGAGB Musketeers!

We look forward to a new season but while everyone looks to plan teams, I would like to remind the following points-

1. Musketeers are for children who are very novice and are likely to need assistance from another person in a race to be able to complete the race, regardless of how long that takes.

2. NO RIDERS that have ever competed in any form of U12 competition are to be included in this section. It is to allow children the chance to move onwards to U12 as soon as possible.

3. Parents/guardians who are leading ponies are there to support their rider to learn and progress in races. Not in any way to regard winning that race as more important than the rider to learn how to correctly complete it independently.

4. The U12 section of MGAGB will be of mixed capabilities this year and riders new to this section will be fully supported to aid with the jump between categories. There will also be entertainment for those riders in the U12 category announced shortly. The aim is for riders to feel proud to progress in to the competition of U12.

5. This section is never to be used for riders in U12 or above to try new ponies out.

We will be flexible as the season continues as to progressing between categories and if any concerns please email me on jodie@mgagb.co.uk

Thanking you all and looking forward to lots of fun ahead!