The first Childeric Saddles Little Downham Horse Trials of 2016 gets underway on Friday 3rd June with the first of three days of top level and grassroots competition.
The horse trials has attracted entries from 14 Nations, a World Number 2, former World Number 1, 10 Olympic medals and countless national team riders.
The Little Downham Advanced and Intermediate track has fast become a very popular venue with the world’s best riders, attracting 50 Advanced and 130 Intermediate entries for the first day of competition including Andrew Nicholson, Izzy Taylor, Christopher Burton Pippa Funnell and Ludwig Svennerstål.
Alongside the elite riders will be a hundreds of grassroots competitors looking to challenge for the Protexin Equine Premium Grassroots Accumulator and a share of the £1,400 prize pot. The series is open to all BE90 and BE100 competitors (BE100 Plus and BE105 are excluded) and will allow for combinations to move between the levels. Combinations will be awarded points for top 10 placings and the winners will be crowned at the final event of the year in October with the top 6 places receiving prize money, with the winner taking home £600.
2016 will see Little Downham Horse Trials host three BE fixtures at Ely Eventing Centre spanning 8 days of competition: Friday 3rd June – Sunday 5th June (BE90 to Advanced), Saturday 23rd July – Sunday 24th July (BE80(T) to Novice) and Saturday 1st October – Monday 3rd October (BE80(T) to Advanced inc the BE90 and BE100 Regional Finals).