Xmas dressage Sunday 20th December 2020 at Waylands

The British Equestrian Federation confirmed on 27 November that “ In all tiers, all equestrian facilities, yards and centres can open for lessons, hire and competitions. Horse owners and guardians can travel to care and exercise horses without restriction including travelling horses away from the yard for exercise, training/lessons, hire or competition”, we are going ahead with our Christmas Dressage on Sunday 20th December.

Please download schedule on dressage_waylands_20dec2020 … it is in MS-Word so you can fill it out and email it back to

We are very grateful to Lana Craker for allowing us to use her indoor school. Please note the Covid-19 instructions on the schedule.

As usual, we would be grateful for help on the day. As it may be cold, having helpers in shifts avoids anyone getting too cold! Because of Covid-19, we will need more help than usual for stewarding: checking each entrant and their companion as they arrive, noting on a list that they have made their Covid-19 declaration, making sure not more than 3 riders in the warm-up arena at a time, collecting score sheets from the judge and taking to the office and making certain each dressed up entrant has had their photo taken for the competition.  i.e. are there any good photographers out there? We would love it if you volunteered. And, of course, someone to add up the score sheets! Please contact if you can. We know that you are not quite as busy as usual before this Covid-19-influenced Christmas and could maybe spare the time.




LE TREC 2020

The Hodgemoor Riding Association will hold their annual LE TREC event at Homefarm Orchard, Threehouseholds, Chalfont St Giles HP8 4FF by kind permission of Susie and Marcus Bicknell

Sunday 26 April 2020, 10am to 1 pm

Don’t forget to get your entries in early as numbers are limited! Entries close Monday 22nd April.Your entry is not considered applied for until payment received.

Schedule and Entry Form    Le Trec 26 April 2020

You can also get the entry form by email from



Christmas Dressage at Waylands Equestrian Centre, Saturday 28 December 2019  —–    POSTPONED because of an illness.

Will now be held at the end of 2020.

The Hodgemoor Riding Association will hold their Christmas Dressage fund-raising event at Waylands Equestrian Centre, Rawlings Lane, Seer Green, Beaconsfield HP9 2RQ on Saturday 28th December from 9.30 a.m. till 2 p.m. by kind permission of Lana Craker

Don’t forget to get your entries in before you get totally immersed in Christmas! Entries close 23rd December and will be limited in number. Your entry is not considered applied for until payment received. There will be an Intro, 2 Prelims and a PYO Novice or Elementary.

Download the schedule and entry form here

You can also get the entry form by email from

There will be prizes for the best Christmas gear, horse and/or rider, but dressing up is not obligatory! Would you like to volunteer to help on the day (marshal competitors, pick up the scores sheets etc)?


Hodgemoor Le Trec, Saturday 8th September 2018

29 competitors contested Le Trec 2018. Overall champion and open champion was Georgia O'Connell on Indie. Carol Fletcher on Charlie won the beginners class.
Download the 3-phase results at hodgemoor_trec_results_2018
Download the marks details of the orienteering phase 3 at trec_2018_phase_3_orienteering_detail


Hodgemoor Le Trec, Easter Saturday 15th April 2017

 Email for details or download  the entry form from  [resource to be added/renewed shortly]

Hodgemoor Cross Country Hunter Challenge Sunday 30th October 2016

26 competitors entered the Hodgemoor Cross Country Hunter Challenge on Sunday 30th October 2016 and jumped over 6 show jumps and straight on to the 22 cross country jumps at Homefarm Orchard, Chalfont St Giles. The weather remained misty throughout the morning and we could hardly see the far end of the course; walky-talkies were in use. Check out the movies and photos on Facebook. Class 1 over low jumps (1 foot to 2 foot 6) was won by Steph Reed on Romeo with a clear round and just 2 time faults (Time penalties 1 point per 5 seconds too slow or 1 point per 10 seconds too fast, against a bogey time of 3 minutes 05). 11-year old Alicia Slade on Billy was second by just one point. Jo Brett and our ex-champion Chris Edmunds tied for 3rd. Class 2 (jumps up to 3 feet including the ferocius Bread Loaf and Mr MacGregor's Chicken Hutch was also won by Steph Reed... a clear round and just 2 time faults again. Chris Edmunds pipped Jo Brett to 2nd. Over £200 were raised for Hodgemoor funds, which go towards maintaining the trails in Hodgemoor Woods. For the full results please click on [resource to be added/renewed shortly]

Hodgemoor Le Trec – April 2016 at Homefarm Orchard, Chalfont St Giles.

No report.

Hodgemoor Le Trec – Sunday 19th April 2015 at Homefarm Orchard, Chalfont St Giles.

34 riders and their horses and ponies competed on a cold but dry day for the annual Le Trec event. Phase 1 obstacles and Phase 2 control of paces were held in the Bicknells’ bottom field. The Phase 3 Orienteering took riders through Hodgemoor and round the Seer Green Loop for and hour and a half to two hours.

Here are the complete results. You can download three spreadsheets here to get your complete detailed results and judges’ comments.

Stunning performance by Tessa Bayliss, first in each of the 3 Phases and of course overall. Sasha Budzynski 2nd, Aida Molineux 3rd, Jean Hicks 4th and Harriet Allen 5th (riding for Val Janes). Great performances across the field, let down only by poor reporting of times on the orienteering waypoints by some teams.

Overall results and Phases 1 and 2 detail: 

Your marks in the Phase 3 Orienteering:   [resource to be added/renewed shortly]

The ranking when divided between Open and Beginners classes:  [resource to be added/renewed shortly]


There are rosettes for riders placed in the top six of any Phase (and the sum of Phases 1 and 2) in both Open and Beginners classes but if you were top six in more than one phase or overall then you will get the more senior ranked rosette. Check with Susie by email .

Well done, everybody. Another great Hodgemoor Trec and so enjoyable for horses and humans. Regards, Marcus.