British Eventing Horseheath Horse Trials
BRITISH EVENTING AT HORSEHEATH HORSE TRIALS 2019
Two British Eventing affiliated Horse Trials have been confirmed for Horseheath, on the Cambridgeshire / Suffolk borders, taking place on the Easter weekend of 20/21 April and the second on 10/11 August 2019. Principal sponsors PwC has confirmed ongoing support for the 2019 season.
Horseheath Horse Trials, situated on the Thurlow Estate, just four miles west of Haverhill, off the A1307, take place over two days and attract over 500 competitors, from across the region, who come to compete in classes from BE80 (T) to BE105* in all three disciplines including Dressage, Show Jumping and Cross Country.
The cross country course is being designed by BE Course Designer Tina Ure, a British Eventing Accredited coach and a member of the Eastern regional U18 Coaching team. Commenting on what to expect for 2019 she said: “The direction of the course will change from previous years as will the layout which will make full use of the new features we developed in 2018”.
Horseheath Horse Trials is unique in offering spectators excellent views across the whole XC course from a single vantage point. The competitor course walk will be open from 2pm until dusk on the Friday before each event. New rules from British Eventing require all horses to have had an equine flu booster injection within the six calendar months prior to the horse arriving at the competition. All horses must be accompanied by valid passports which will be checked on arrival. All horses without valid passports and an equine flu booster within the last 6 months will be sent home along with their travelling companions as per the new rules implemented on 1st March 2019.
Spectators are welcome, as are dogs on leads, over the two days with plenty of refreshments available from Jacks Snacks, Caffee Mobile, Evies Kitchen and Mel’s Magical Crepes. The entry fee of £5 per car is being donated and split between the Air Ambulance Service and Maggie’s Centre Cambridge. There will be plenty of trade stands to peruse including Tiggas, Barnbrook Infinity Bands, Rhubarb & Co, Equine Nutrition, English Spirit and Binder.
In addition to the confirmed principal sponsor PwC, additional sponsors include Carter Jonas, NFU, Duck Plumbing & Heating, Lettergold Plastics Ltd, Saffrey Champness, Top Spec, Newmarket Equine Hospital, Taylor Vinters, The Tabor Group, Baileys Horse Feeds, Barnadiston Prep School, Rossdales, Lockhart Garratt, Andrew Hodge, Ernest Doe, Teversham Motors, Top Spec, Crows Hall and Simple Systems. Binder sponsored the Posh Loos – which were a big hit and much admired in the past.
Entries for April open on March 5th 2019 and can be made via www.britisheventing.com. Interested parties can be kept up to date with news and progress on the Horseheath Horse Trials Facebook page and on Twitter @horseheath_HT
* BE105 will run during the August Horse Trials only
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