EVENT REPORTS

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

EVENT REPORTS – Somerford Park

FRW_9890 Event reports sponsored by Elite Horse Owners Laura Phipps reports... Somerford Park Farm hosted a weekend of competition with classes ranging from BE80(T) to BE100Plus. This popular venue produced flowing cross country courses, designed by Andrew Heffernan, which were built to encourage bold riding yet remaining progressive and educational for both horse and rider. Competitors were afforded the luxury of man- made take- offs and landings and the SJ and warm up on a surface,which no doubt was attractive to riders looking for the best ground.  Competitors rising for the first day of competition on the Saturday were ... Read More

EVENT REPORTS – Poplar Park (2)

IMG_1324  Event reports sponsored by Elite Horse Owners Sarah Carless reports .. The second of Poplar Park’s fixtures was a new addition for 2017 and had been due to run two days of competition, but due to a shortage of entries all competition took place on Saturday. However, these sections were still well supported with nearly 300 entries.  Caroline Smith enjoyed a successful outing with each of her four rides placing in the top ten. These placings included two wins – one in BE90 Section A with Fenomeen L who has won at each of his ... Read More

EVENT REPORTS – Tweseldown

IMG_0023 Event reports sponsored by Elite Horse Owners Rika Nile reports .... The second event over the newly revamped Tweseldown course hailed success for several of eventing’s young professionals, amongst many other successful riders who enjoyed three days of competition. 25-year-old Toby Pigott from Winterbourne Bassett piloted Seaflower to a win in BE100 section M. Owned by Lizzie Edwards, the 6-year-old mare is aimed at age classes this year with Osberton and Le Lion in mind. Toby told Eventing Worldwide: “I’m thrilled with the win, she is an exceptionally talented young horse who I think a lot ... Read More

EVENT REPORTS – Warwick Hall

DCP54298 Event reports sponsored by Elite Horse Owners   Bryony Skinner reports..... Warwick Hall kicks off the first leg of it’s Grand Slam Cup. Now in its fifth year, Warwick Hall continues to attract competitors due to it’s sandy old turf, fast flowing terrain and open pastures of traditional parkland setting.   The first event at Warwick Hall for the 2017 season attracted just over 500 competitors, many vying for The Warwick Hall Cup which offers a 2017 Grand Slam opportunity for any rider and horse combination winning at each of the three fixtures at Warwick Hall ... Read More

EVENT REPORTS – Rockingham International

DSC03503 Event reports sponsored by Elite Horse Owners Lorna Collins reports... #RockHT “Welcome to Northamptonshire’s version of Glastonbury,” was a dry comment from a passerby in the stabling. As my rather dilapidated lorry was towed onto surely the muddiest field in England, and by far the wettest part of the great Rockingham Castle estate, I wondered what on I was letting myself into, here for the onslaught of 4 days of international horse trials. Indeed. One lasting memory for the stable-cohort was that squelch we heard and felt when we pushed our welly onto the flush lever ... Read More

EVENT REPORTS – Mount Ballan

DSC_8702 Event Reports sponsored by Elite Horse Owners Cat Jameison reports ..... Mount Ballan Horse Trials was held over Wednesday and Thursday 17th/18th May 2017, in its 17th year and still held at The David Broome Event Centre in Chepstow as you fall off the end of the M4. Classes ranging from BE 90 to Open Novice including a Novice Regional Final with competitors fighting for a spot at The Festival of British Eventing in the Summer. Novice section A was won by Line Andresen on Chance of Glory, Becky Woolven came 2nd on Millie Fleurs with Kat ... Read More

EVENT REPORTS – Aston-Le-walls

DCP70294 Event Reports sponsored by Elite Horse Owners   Laura Phipps reports.... The UK is renowned for receiving a battering from the weather; namely the rain. Rather ironically, the lack of rain in recent months has been wreaking havoc with organisers, as events across the country strive to produce safe ground for competitors to run on. Aston -Le -Walls no exception. Over 75 bowsers of water was applied to the ground in the days running up to and including the first two days of competition. The organisers hard work was rewarded as a plethora of star ... Read More

EVENT REPORTS – Llanymynech

FRW_9627 Event reports Sponsored by Elite Horse Owners Georgia Dixon reports ... Uniquely running from England through to Wales, Llanymynech Horse Trials runs classes from BE80(T) up to Novice for all of North Wales’ event riders and beyond. In total, there were 16 sections running throughout the two days.  The most impressive result of the weekend has to go to Wendy Mcgarry in the BE80(T) in Section A who didn’t only win but did it by 14.9 penalties. Wendy and Hugo Hunting scored an outstanding dressage score of 19.8 to go on to finish on this ... Read More

EVENT REPORTS – Floors Castle International

IMGL0049 Event Reports sponsored by Elite Horse Owners Eryn Douglas reports... Floors Castle international horse trials in undeniably a favourite for many competitors in the northern eventing circuit, attracting competitors from the north of Scotland right down to the south of England. The magnificent castle backdrop creates an electric atmosphere which was reflected in another weekend of exciting competition. There is a real excitement surrounding the dressage warm up at Floors; with the international arenas within intensely close proximity of the Floors Castle itself and the national arenas also a stone’s throw from the castle on ... Read More

EVENT REPORTS – Millfield

DSC_3107 Event reports sponsored by Elite Horse Owners Rika Nile reports ... Millfield Horse Trials in Somerset continued to grow in popularity in its third year of running, holding a total of fifteen sections across the weekend. Cheryl Beer demonstrated that eventing success lays with more than just one member of the Beer family after winning BE100 section L with seasoned campaigner Madam Butterfly VI. Their 24.8 gave them enough room to just tip a pole in the show jumping phase, but still stay at the top of the leader board. Cheryl told Eventing Worldwide: “She ... Read More