The Zenoah Challenge Cup is held at :-
Harrogate Riding & Language Centre
This is the only large scale off-road indoor meeting in the race calender.
The race its self is held in an indoor equestrian arena, with another arena for pitting in.
With booking in now just over 2 weeks old it is once again looking like our 2020 event will be popular once again.
In just over 2 weeks the attendance numbers are :-
Short Course class, booked places – 44
4 Wheel Drive class, booked places – 24
2 Wheel Drive class, booked places – 12
Leaves just 41 places remaining
With just under 4 months to go the organisers of the Zenoah Challenge Cup can confirm that booking is NOW LIVE for our 2020 event which is scheduled the 14th to 16th February.
We will return to the Harrogate Riding Centre, places will be limited to 121 attendees across the classes and like previous years a non refundable deposit will be required to reserve your place at this popular event.
Please keep visiting our website, facebook page for the latest news as we update the sites to reflect our new location.
Along with having a main arena we will be hiring a second for pitting which has a small walk way from one to the other, the centre has plenty of parking, camping space, café, function roombar area and a small b&b complex which the event has rented for the weekend. Further details will be released as we progress.
The Zenoah challenge cup organisers wish to thank the Spring House group and the Birtwistle family for welcoming us back to the Harrogate riding and language centre.
For those who attended previous events at Norton heath and this year at Harrogate they continue to operate as an active centre around our meeting with their livery yard and classes so we ask that you respect this and likewise the place is kept tidy with rubbish placed in the owners skip as required.
BRCA LSOR Chairman
With just a couple of weeks to go I have had a long chat with the owners of the Harrogate Riding centre and their plans for the weekend.
Firstly, the café will be open from 6pm until 9pm on Thursday night offering hot food, then on Friday, Saturday and Sunday serving meals commencing with breakfasts from 7:30 (Friday slightly later), until 8/9pm with evening meals. Sunday of course they will close when racing finishes. Evening meals will be a selection of those listed 2019zccmenu and this is alongside the traditional burgers, chips etc and on Sunday there will be a carvery available so please make use of the services being offered by Drew and Clare.
Secondly, the bar will be open until midnight during the race weekend. Whilst you are free to wander around the facility we have been asked to not take any glassware into the two arenas and minimise its use whilst out doors to limit any potential injuries to the animals onsite.
As previously communicated you will be pitting in a dedicated arena alongside the race arena and overnight they will be locked. The pitting arena will have lights out around 8pm as due to the remoteness of the centre we are unable to have the shower and arena lights on concurrently. Whilst you are pitting and working on your cars can I request that you place a mat or something under your vehicle to catch any fallen parts as we need to minimise any potential harm to the animals who will be in the arena after us.
Due to the centre still needing to exercise those horses in the livery yard can I remind all dog owners to ensure their dogs are on a lead at all times and respect any rider who may be walking through the car park with their horse. Also those with children can I ask that you know where they are at all times since the venue will still be active whilst we are using their facilities.
In terms of car parking please park sensibly and respect any directions given as 2/3’s of the attendees are travelling daily to the venue.
A further email will be issued to all attendees soon.
I would like to wish all attendees a great race weekend and thank the Birtwistle family for allowing us to bring the Zenoah cup back and with your help respect their venue so we can continue our great event.
In three weeks the 2019 Zenoah challenge cup will be drawing to a close with the main finals underway.
Currently we have 15 drivers in the 2 WD buggy class, 39 in the 4 WD buggy class and 37 in the Shortcourse class.
Like previous events all pilots will be pitting within a dedicate arena which is just yards away from the entry point into the 2019 race track.
Just like Essex can we remind all pilots to keep the pitting area, and the whole site clean and tidy.
Also pilots are reminded to bring your own pitting table and chairs etc.
All hotel rooms onsite are occupied for the duration of our race weekend