A popular Cambridgeshire horse trials is preparing to welcome hundreds of horses and riders during the opening weekend of the British Eventing calendar.
Isleham Horse Trials, held at the Whitehall Farm Event Complex in the heart of the county, will see competitors take part in classes ranging from BE90 up to Open Intermediate, on March 3 and 4. The event has announced some changes to this year’s cross-country course, the most noticeable will be a dedicated water splash for the BE90 classes where competitors have the choice of various options.
Entries already include riders who will be aiming for some of the Spring’s biggest horse trials, including Tom McEwen (Toledo De Kerser & Strike Smartly), Piggy French (Quarrycrest Echo), Nana Dalton (Absolut Opppsition) and Holly Woodhead (Mr Sneezy & Parkfield Quintessential).
As well as eventing action, the horse trials will raise funds for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.
Sally Green, organiser of Isleham Horse Trials, says: “At Isleham we enjoy welcoming competitors to the Fens of Cambridgeshire for the start of the British Eventing calendar. Our team have been working hard on the course to make sure everything is in place. We have experienced some bad weather over the Winter, but the ground has drained very well so the ground will be perfect by the time of the competition.
“We are excited by the changes to the course and we want competitors to start the season with a smile on their face. Entries are looking good so we expect both days of the event to be well supported. We wouldn’t be able to host this event without the support of all out volunteers and their help is very much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming all our competitors and volunteers to our course in March and we hope they will support in raising money for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.”