The Zenoah Challenge Cup is held at :-
Norton Heath Equestrian Centre
Fingrith Hall Lane,
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 smaller arena for pitting in.
Further to the post concerning the sale of Norton Heath a couple of months ago it is with regret that the organisers of the 2018 ZCC event have now decided to cancel the popular February event for 2018.
We have contacted many centres across the UK but nothing has come of this so far due to the typical flooring now used in equestrian centres.
We will continue to search the UK to locate somewhere for our popular indoor off road race meeting to take place but for now have a great winter and if we find a venue that can offer us a meeting in 2018 then we will keep you all informed but with less than 12 weeks to go before our regular dates the organisers have decided to cancel February’s event.
The organisers of the Zenoah Challenge Cup were made aware yesterday via social media that the Norton Heath Equestrian Centre has been closed and is being developed into housing.
The Zcc organisers wish Bob and the family well with their new venture and after having 6 wonderful years in Essex it is time for a change.
On behalf of the BRCA and the outcry across Social media to this news I can confirm that we are looking at alternative venues across the country.
Keep watching this website for news and if at all possible we would like to see you all again next February on the dates we have already published – this will be confirmed when online booking in opens and venues confirmed.
I can assure you that somewhere (hopefully not too far from Essex), the ZCC will occur and I will see you all their.
BRCA LSOR Section Chairman
Firstly the organisers of this years event would like to thank all those who attended for a cracking weekend with some good racing on the track and interactions in the evenings too.
We have spoken to Bob and we are booked in for our seventh season from the 9th to the 11th of February next year, so get the dates in your calendars now.
Booking in will open early October for those who want to meet up once again in Essex in sunny February.
With just days to go the organisers of the 2017 are pleased to announce that technology permitting the results and live laps will be available via :
a) https://www.myrcm.ch website
b) smartphone and tablet apps via https://www.myrcm.ch
c) Our menu links in the menu bar above
Our anticipated event timetable is available within the event results too.
Only 4 more sleeps to go, and then its hi ho hi ho off to an Essex Equestrian Centre we go.