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World class field to line up at Barefoot Retreats Burnham Market International this Easter

As ever, Barefoot Retreats Burnham Market International has attracted riders from across the globe. Eighteen nationalities will be represented, from as far afield as Hong Kong, Brasil, South Africa and Russia, with 800 horses due to compete over the three days. Oliver Townend, Britain's leading rider in 2017, will be looking to defend his title in the headline CIC*** class. Townend has claimed victory a remarkable 10 times since 2007 and has this year entered his Burghley winner, Ballaghmor Class.  With Burnham Market the opening leg of the Tri-Star Grand Slam with its £50,000 'winner takes all' bonus ... Read More

Bumper entries set to kick start The Blue Chip North West BE80(T) Challenge at Stafford Horse Trials 

A bumper number of entries has been received for the first leg of the Blue Chip North West BE80(T) Challenge at this weekend’s Stafford Horse Trials    The Cooke Coachbuilders Stafford Horse Trials has received more than 150 entries with four sections of BE80(T) competition.   Organiser Vicky Plant comments: “This is one of the strongest entries at this level of competition we have had a Stafford. We believe we have had an increase in the number of competitors who enter since the challenge was launched. It ... Read More


The organisers of Horseheath Horse Trials have developed the cross country course for 2018 with a focus on natural fences using wood grown on the estate. The cross country course has been designed by BE Course Designer Tina Ure, a British Eventing Accredited coach and a member of the Eastern regional U18 Coaching team. Commenting on 2018 she said: “The focus for winter development at Horseheath has been on building more fences, so there will be a significant number of new jumping questions. We are very grateful to Thurlow Estates for providing a large ... Read More

Aldon International Horse Trials maintains its early slot within the British eventing calendar.

Aldon International Horse Trials maintains its early slot within the British eventing calendar, with the first of its events attracting a mixture of young, local, national and international riders The event, which is held within Aldon Park and the Yeovil Showground, is supported by Chipmunk South West Ltd with entries having a truly international flavour with every continent represented and established names in abundance. From Britain, Mary King and Emily King, William Fox Pitt and Pippa Funnell stand out along with fellow Badminton winners, Andrew Nicholson, Mark Todd and Sam Griffiths who will all be ... Read More

World class riders help Suffolk event to celebrate 35th anniversary

Poplar Park Horse Trials will celebrate its 35th anniversary by welcoming back some of the great names in eventing.    Riders competing at the event, which takes place on 10th and 11th March 2018, will be joined by Rolex Grand Slam winner Pippa Funnell, New Zealand Olympic rider Caroline Powell and rising star, Youth European double gold medallist Will Furlong. These top riders will be joined by hundreds of grassroots eventers who flock to the popular event.    The event, which began in 1984 and has been run by Trish and Jim Hardwick, is now co-organised by their daughter ... Read More

Isleham set for season opener

 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 ... Read More

Moreton gears up for more than 300 competitors ..

With just under a week until the start of the British eventing season, Moreton Horse Trials is gearing up to welcome more than 300 competitors during its season opener. The Dorset event, held at Moreton Stables, will see competitors take part in classes ranging from BE80(T) up to Open Novice, on March 3 and 4 with each class receiving strong entries including William Fox-Pitt, Mary and Emily King, Andrew Nicholson who will compete alongside grassroots riders. This year’s cross-country course boasts a variety of new fences with the BE80(T) and BE90 courses providing educational runs for first timers, whilst the BE100 and ... Read More