The Catton Park team are eagerly preparing for this weekend’s South Derbyshire event (Saturday 20 to Sunday 21 June 2015).

‘We have been very pleased with the level of entries this year. Sadly, we have had to ballot 92 entries, with a further 20 entries still wait listed. There are 31 overseas riders, representing 8 countries so we are looking forward to a great weekend of eventing’ said Tissie Reason, Catton’s Event and Entries Secretary.

The event will be hosting a wide range of classes, from a KBIS British Eventing Young Horse Championships Qualifier, Novice Championship Regional Final, and Open Intermediate. The team is proud to support the Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund and a donation from start fees will be made to this worthwhile charity.

Catton’s team have arranged some fantastic awards for its local riders, living within a thirty mile radius of Catton Park. The Field House Equestrian Centre perpetual challenge cup will be presented to the highest placed Novice owner/rider. The Committee’s Perpetual Challenge Cup is set to be awarded to the highest placed BE100 owner/rider. The Catton Perpetual Challenge Cup will be presented by Mr and Mrs R D Neilson to the highest placed owner/rider. Finally, The BE100 Owner/Rider section with priority to local Owner/Riders living within thirty five miles has been kindly sponsored by Oakfield Cross Country Training.

Catton Park provides the perfect setting for the cross country courses, which run through the woods and unspoilt parkland using natural features of the rolling landscape. Every effort is being made to ensure going on the cross country is as good as possible. Pulverized wood waste material used in previous years on some of the XC track will be used again if necessary.

The organisers have planned cross country course walks on Sunday 21st June. The Open Novice U18 at 7.00am with Sam York and 8.00am with Lisa Morris. The Open Intermediate U21 at 10.00am and 12.00noon with Sam York. Competitors are asked to meet at the Start Box.

Members of the public are welcome to come and watch the eventing over the weekend. Entry is just £5 per car. British Eventing Members can enter for free upon production of a valid membership card.

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