EVENT REPORTS

Up to date reports of UK events from Grassroots to 4*, with photos from our talented team of photographers.

EVENT REPORTS – MUNSTEAD (1)

I60B0337 Cat Jamieson reports........ Munstead  Horse Trials is held at Heath Farm, Goldaming, Surrey.  Just 10 minutes from the A3, it s situated on fantastic sandy ground ensuring good running all year round. 2 BE Events are held here yearly.  The weekend of 25th/26th March saw the first. With courses ranging from 80-100+ Munstead is always a hugely popular event in March. Saturday: The 80 and some 90 classes were held. Section 90 A All top 3 finished on their dressage scores: Victoria Linfield on Jokers Promise, 25.3 followed by Ella Heron on Floyd IV on 26.5 and Nelly Pearse on Killagoola Boy with 29.3. Victoria said “Joker is a ... Read More

EVENT REPORTS – GATCOMBE (1)

25. March. 2017. The Gatcombe Horse Trials, Gatcombe Park.
......Photo..PHIL J PHOTOGRAPHY Rika Nile reports ..... A sunny spring weekend graced the often soggy first event of the year held Gatcombe Park, by kind permission of HRH The Princess Royal, who waspresent at the prize givings to hand out the prizes - a highlight for many riders. The event attracted some of the country’s top riders and horses to the Gloucestershire venue, which for many was a pre-international run. The first day had a full day of Novice classes, including Open Novice and Intermediate Novice sections. It was this day that saw the beginning of Louise Harwood’s hat trick of wins across the weekend, ... Read More

EVENT REPORTS – GREAT WITCHINGHAM (1)

IMG_9758 Sarah Carless Three days of top eventing at Great Witchingham  More than 500 horse and rider combinations descended on Great Witchingham over the weekend for the first of the popular Norfolk venues international fixtures. Three days of competition saw riders compete at most levels of British Eventing, from BE80(T) through to Advanced Intermediate, including a competitive CIC*.  Emily Young Jamieson was victorious in the CIC* riding Gortime Tommy T. This success follows on from their seventh place in the CIC* at Aldon the previous weekend. A dressage score of 44.5 put the pairing in contention as as did a clear round show jumping. In ... Read More

EVENT REPORTS – ALDON (1)

DSC_1687 Molly Shepherd Boden reports... On a blustery Somerset weekend at Aldon (17th-19th March) there was hot competition for places, with the likes of Pippa Funnell, Andrew Nicholson, William Fox-Pitt and Mary King all competing for the top spots. With a vast range of sections, from pony trials to advanced, there was plenty of talent on show in Yeovil.  The King family had a triumphant weekend, with Mary King sweeping the top two places in the Open Novice Section J, with a victory on King Robert II and a close second place on King Bill. Both of her youngsters finished on their impressive ... Read More

EVENT REPORTS – LINCOLNSHIRE

DCP70815 Georgia Dixon reports..... Lincolnshire Horse Trials hosted the second Pony Trial of the year alongside sections ranging from BE100 to Advanced Intermediate, including Novice and BE100 sections for under 18 riders.  Nicola Wilson stole the show in the BE100 sections, winning 3 of the 5 sections. The 4* Yorkshire rider won Section A on Cooley Conker, Section B on All We Need and Section D on Elite Jaguar. Nicola finished on her dressage score on all of them with every score being under 30.  Lauren Shannon won BE100 Section N riding Russal Z, the combination finished on their dressage score 22. Gemma Tattersall ... Read More

EVENT REPORTS – STAFFORD

DSC07010 Laura Phipps reports ... March signals an exciting time for many Eventing aficionado as it sees the event season “spring” into life. Riders welcomed the first fixture of the season at Stafford Horse Trials, this Spring schedule sponsored for the first time by Equi-Trek Stafford, which brought three full days of exciting competition with classes from BE80 (T) to BE100. Changes had been made to many of the questions on the cross-country course in all classes, however were designed to remain educational.  The first day of competition saw riders competing in the first qualifier for the Blue Chip Central North West 80T ... Read More

EVENT REPORTS – SWALCLIFFE

P1740751 Sarah Carless reports .. Swalcliffe kick-starts eventing success Blustery conditions weren’t enough to deter competitors at Swalcliffe Horse Trials over the weekend as the popular early season Oxfordshire fixture attracted more than 500 entries across the two days of competition.  Kacey Arnold improved on her third-place finish at Twesledown last week to win BE90 Section B with NPS Elegance. Kacey co-owns NPS Elegance with her mother Karen, a horse they purchased from New Priory Stud as a four-year-old in October 2015 after she sadly lost her novice horse to colic. The mother of three works at Idbury Stables and her mare is accompanied ... Read More

EVENT REPORTS – OASBY

DSC05972 Georgia Dixon reports.... Action packed competition at Oasby The second week of the 2017 season brought lots of excitement including an 18 dressage from a competitive four days at Bede Events Oasby. The Lincolnshire event hosts competition from BE90 to Intermediate over the four days, incorporating Pony, Junior and Young Rider sections. In total, there were 37 sections over the course of the event. There were 9 BE90 sections. There were many sub 30 scores, however the best score of all of the sections was 26.8. This score came from Section O2 winner, Tamsyn Iveson and Enniscrone Morgan Gold. They put forward a ... Read More

EVENT REPORTS – TWESLEDOWN

I60B0026 Bryony Skinner reports ... Riders praise refreshed Tweseldown in early season opener. Four days of busy competition at Tweseldown provided many people with the start of the season they were hoping for, thanks to the fabulous ground and Spring weather. Tweseldown has recently been rejuvenated and riders were full of compliments for the event organisation and the fantastic job that course builder Dominic Moore, his team, and Eric Winter the course designer had done with the beautiful XC tracks. The event provided some exciting wins for promising first time horse and rider combinations. Michael Jackson and Ballyheights came first in the Novice Section ... Read More

EVENT REPORTS – POPLAR PARK

IMG_9066 Sarah Carless reports  Poplar wins for Grassroot championship riders  Poplar Park’s early season fixture provided the perfect early season run for riders qualified for this year’s Mitsubishi Motors Cup.  Five riders qualified for the champinships,  which take place in May, won their sections at the Suffolk event, which attracted more than 400 combinations competing across a range of classes from BE80 to Advanced Intermediate.  Joanne Watts has two horses qualified for The Mitsubishi Motors Cup – Darc Legend won BE90 Section A whilst Chilham Temple Bar finished fifth in BE90 Section C – both of whom competed at the championships last year.  Joanne said: “Darc ... Read More