Melksham Road
BA14 6QT
West Wilts Equestrian Centre Office
01225 783220
07855 464075
West Wilts Equestrian Centre
West Wilts Equestrian Centre


General Conditions for Competitions & Shows

Any person attending the Centre agree to abide by these rules and regulations.
    1. The owners & organisers have taken steps to ensure the safety of all persons and animals attending the centre, nothing should be done to compromise these steps.
    2. Each attendee whether competitor, owner, rider, or spectator attending with any of those persons shall be responsible for any animal in their care or any damage caused by them or that animal. These attendee's will indemnify WWEC and their staff against any claims or liabilities in respect of any damage, loss, accident howsoever caused whilst attending the Centre.
    3. West Wilts EC reserve the right to

      a) Refuse entries without giving reasons.
      b) Cancel any show or class within a show.
      c) Refuse any person admission to the Centre without giving reasons.
      d) Restrict entries on the day if necessary for the efficient running of the show.
      e) Levy a surcharge of £2.00 on any competitor who competes before they have entered in addition to any entry fee.

    4. Attendees at the Centre shall comply with signs erected for the benefit & safety of all.
    5. Dogs must be kept on short leads at all times and are not permitted in the office area within the main building
    6. In any competition the judges' decision is final unless an objection is lodged within 15mins of the end of the class, in which case a deposit of £25 must accompany the objection, the matter will be considered and if the appeal is upheld the deposit will be returned.
    7. All competitors will abide by the official rules of the particular discipline they are competing in. Shows will be run under BD/BE or BS rules unless otherwise stated on schedule.
    8. Appropriate and safe attire must be worn at all times, riders must ensure that suitable protective headgear that meets current discipline and standards and correct footwear is worn at all times when mounted.
    9. All prize money should be collected on the day of the show or within 30 days after which it will be forfeited.
    10. All payments should be in cash or card, cheques are not accepted. Debit cards have no surcharge, Credit cards have a 2 ½ % surcharge levied to cover charges.
    11. Lost property found at the Centre will be held for 4 weeks after which time it will be disposed of.
    12. Stallions at shows may only attend if the owners and riders ensure that all sensible precautions are taken to protect other competitors and their property.
    13. We operate a 48hr cancellation policy in respect of arena hire,(special conditions will apply to shows) group lessons or similar, which means that for any cancellation within 48hrs, the cost will be due unless a direct replacement can be found in which case the sum will be refunded less a 10% handling charge. Cancellation prior to 48hrs will incur a £3.00 admin charge or as per booking agreement for show hire.
    14. Any equipment broken during any period of hire will be chargeable.
Withdrawals, Refund and Entry Policy
    1. Competitions with entries on the day - full refund including online pre-entries if requested on or before the day of competition.
    2. Competitions with pre-entry, no refund after close of entries unless directly replaced then a refund less £3.00 admin fee, prior to times being available can transfer to another event (Except BD – see separate BD policy)
    3. Clinics no refund within 7 days unless directly replaced then refund less £3.00 admin fee.
Late Entry Fees/ Additional Charges
    4. British Dressage entries close 10 days prior to competition. Late entry fee £3.00, within 3 days £5.00 no late entries after times are prepared.
    5. Competitions with pre-entries, late entry charge of £3.00 or £5.00 after times have been produced.
    6. Changes to pre-entries, i.e. change of horse/rider/class £3.00 admin fee
    7. Phone and E-mail entries are not acceptable and should be re-directed to the on-line system please

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