The countdown to Osberton International Horse Trials has begun. Trade stand applications are up, the course team are well into their unenviable task and entries are up (again) and include the whole of the Olympic team. So if a weekend at one of the country’s most beautiful estates witnessing tomorrow’s equestrian champions being unveiled sounds like your sort of thing, book your tickets today!
EXCLUSIVE On-Course Picnic Parking
For the first time this year there will be the opportunity to purchase Picnic Parking Tickets which will enable you and your family & friends to eat lunch as the World’s best event riders splash through the BRAND NEW water jump just in front of you without actually having to leave your car! For just £80 you and three others can enjoy ENTRY to the event AND exclusive parking in the centre of the action where you will witness first-hand the best young horses in the country tackle the Championship Cross Country courses. Space here is strictly limited and will be sold on a first come first served basis, (additional tickets can be purchased at day-ticket rate (currently discounted here (box-office link) for a limited time only). For more information please head to www.osberton-horse.co.uk/picnic-parking/
Witness the Unveiling of Tomorrow’s Champions…
The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio have been remarkable across the board and the Eventing competition was no different. Did you know that 4 of the 5 Olympic Team Horses have competed at Osberton International Horse Trials and none more successfully than Kitty King’s ride the 9 year old gelding Ceylor LAN who consecutively won the 5, 6 and 7 yr old Young Horse Championships. You truly can witness the beginning of the eventing careers of the most successful horses (and riders) in the world.
Arena Entertainment for all the family
As well as the exciting equestrian competitions, Osberton International Horse Trials has so much more to offer. With a jam packed arena entertainment schedule we’re sure there will be something for everyone this year…
The Annual Osberton High Gate Jumping Competition
Osberton is once again hosting the infamous high gate jumping competition! The aim of the competition is to jump the gate without knocking it down & it reached a staggering 5’9 last year – that’s 175cm! If it falls the competitor may ‘buy’ themselves another life by removing one item of clothing… (Crash hats may not be removed.) The winner will be the person to jump the highest gate with the most clothes still on! Held on Sunday 2nd October and a huge crowd favourite this arena entertainment never fails to amaze! Pop along to watch OR if you think you are you the ‘Ultimate Thruster’ why not come and prove it to the Osberton crowds… To enter click here!
The Jerry Green Family Dog Show
Jerry Green Dog Rescue are joining us once again at Osberton to host the very popular Family Dog
Shows on both Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd October. Jerry Green have been rescuing and re-homing dogs in Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire since 1961 and are successfully raising the profile of the charitable work they do. Also bringing a trade stand to Osberton, the Jerry Green team would love you to pop along for a chat to find out more about the work that they do!
Entries for the dog show are taken on the day and classes include the popular Golden Oldie for dogs 8 years old & over and annual favourite, the ‘Best Friends’ (Child Handler) class.
The Pony Club Team Show Jumping Accumulator
Osberton’s annual Pony Club Team Show Jumping competition attracted more than 70 teams last year and promises to be just as popular in 2016. With a prize pot of £500 for the Pony Club who’s teams accumulate the most points throughout the day, the fast and furious Pony Club Team competition is one not to miss!
The Grove and Rufford Parade of Hounds
Osberton’s local Fox Hound pack, The Grove and Rufford, will be joining us to parade their beautiful hounds on Sunday 2nd October. The G&R as we know them today, were formed in 1952 but have links to the Osberton Estate going as far back as 1837. We are looking forward to hosting them once again at Osberton and as ever there will be the chance for you to get up close to the hounds – just watch they don’t steal your sandwich!
The Bede Best of British Showcase
The Bede Showcase will be returning once again offering breeders, producers, owners and riders the
opportunity to exhibit, promote and view tomorrow’s champions… For anybody looking for a horse, this is a great opportunity to see and try a selection of horses without travelling miles to look at individuals. There is no high pressure auction, just direct negotiations between buyers and sellers and new for this year will be an indicated price bracket. If you are selling, you will have the opportunity to showcase your horse in front of numerous potential buyers. We will provide scheduled times for you to present your horse in the arena on the flat & over fences. We can also provide space and facilities for prospective purchasers to examine and try your horse. For more information and to get a sneak peak of 2016’s Showcase horses see www.bede-showcase.co.uk
The British Eventing AGM
The British Eventing AGM will once again be held at Osberton on Friday 30th September. Open to ALL members, the AGM provides a review of the year and preview into the next, including team performances, financial reports, projects, areas of achievement and those with the potential for improvement. The agenda and timings of the AGM will be provided on the website in due course.
We want as many BE Members as possible to attend the AGM so we are offering FREE FRIDAY TICKETS to all BE Members. Simply head to the Box Office (Link) and enter code BEMEMBER at the checkout to claim your free ticket. Please note you will need to have your BE Membership number to hand when purchasing & only 2 tickets may be claimed per Member. (This code expires on 18th September 2016)
Shopping at Osberton
Providing a fabulous opportunity to get ahead with your Christmas shopping, Osberton’s array of fabulous trade stands will keep even the most expert shopper busy. With everything from delis selling local produce to internationally renowned clothing brands such as Schoffel & Barbour and top quality saddleries to sterling silver jewellery, the shopping will not disappoint!
Something for everyone at Osberton
Whatever you want from a day out in the country Osberton has it to offer; World Class equestrian competition, stunning scenery and acres of un-spoilt parkland, with over 50 trade stands and an array of entertainment to keep the whole family occupied all day!
To purchase your KBIS British Eventing Young Horse Championship Spectator and Picnic Parking tickets or for more information about this year’s Osberton Horse Trials please see www.osberton-horse.co.uk.