The KBIS Wellington Horse Trials has announced the event will have a new cross country course designer.
Adrian Ditcham, who has been involved with the event since it was first held in 2012, will take over the reins from Eric Winter.
Eric, who was recently appointed as the course designer for the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, created an inventive flow of the course direction and bold vision for the tracks on the event’s green field site – part of the Duke of Wellington’s Estate.
Adrian’s new dual role as builder and designer for 2016 reflects his committed involvement to every aspect of the event to ensure that the KBIS Wellington Horse Trials continues to grow in success and international recognition.
Adrian’s impressive wealth of industry experience comes through on the course as lead Course Builder at London Olympics 2012, course builder and assistant course clerk at Burghley Horse Trials, British Eventing Technical Advisor for the South East and British Eventing Safety and X-Country Advisory Group.
Adrian has been a driving force behind the new BE105 Pilot Class which will be held this year on Saturday 27th Aug 2016 at the KBIS Wellington Horse Trials.
Adrian commented: “The concentration at Wellington for 2016 has been on the BE100 and BE105 tracks, with investment in new fences and a new ditch for the lower level classes. The 105 class at Wellington is based on the BE100 route and uses predominantly BE100 fences, which in some cases, will be raised to 1.05m and will use seven fences exclusively for the BE105 class. It will seek to ask a few more technical questions than the BE100 track, as well as plain fences which will have an increased height and top spread.”