British Eventing Horseheath Horse Trials
British Eventing Returned to Horseheath with a Great Buzz and Great Going - April 2021
The return of British Eventing to Horseheath on April 24th and 25th was especially welcome, after a two-year absence due to the pandemic. With so many events cancelled at the start of the season, Horseheath was fortunate to run, and the focus was very much on the condition of the ground, having had exceptionally dry weather throughout April across the UK.
The thorough preparations of Horseheath’s ground care team meant competitors were delighted to find near-perfect footing. Over two inches of water had gone down over the dressage and showjumping arenas and respective warm-up areas, in addition to the extensive irrigation of the cross country course. The team had also invested several days equivating the ground to ensure the going was good for the 500+ riders that had travelled from across five counties to compete.
In addition to BE80 (T) to BE105, there were two BE Under 18 classes open to junior competitors competing in the BE90 and the BE100. The cross country course had, once again, been expertly designed by British Eventing Accredited Coach and Course Designer Tina Ure of Ely Eventing centre and built by David Carpenter and his team.
Among the winners was World Class Podium eventer, Sarah Bullimore who won her section in the BE 100 riding Quiwi Sprite. Sarah said: “We had a good outing at Horseheath and really appreciated all the arenas and warm-up areas being watered. The going was great with educational courses, looking after our horses for the future”
16-year-old Imogen Pohl from Essex was another Horseheath winner. Competing in the BE100 under 18 class, Imogen had picked up some valuable tips from BE Trainer Michael Paveley in the course walk earlier that day and put them to good use riding Ballingowan Chiara.
Imogen said: “We all really love Horseheath. The organisers and volunteers put in so much work to enable us to enjoy one of the best events in the BE calendar, and to win was the icing on the cake!’
Horseheath has built a reputation for delivering professionally organised events with a warm welcome, challenging course design, skilled ground preparation and knowledgeable support. The venue is unique in offering excellent views across almost the entire cross country course from a single vantage point. It's easy to get to from the M11 with no small approach roads to negotiate, and Horseheath eventing attracts hundreds of competitors from across 5 counties.
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“I just wanted to thank everyone involved for the superb horse trials held at Horseheath last weekend. We ran in the BE90 on Sunday and were again truly impressed with everything. The effort that had gone into preparations was clear, and nobody we encountered could have been friendlier or more welcoming and helpful”
“Our first time at Horseheath today. A really well-run event with fantastic organisation. Hats off to all involved!”
“Thank you to the whole team. From the welcome on the gate to the cheery wave goodbye, you create such a great atmosphere. It’s our favourite event, by far!”
This is an annual event in the calendar and the dates for The 2022 BE Horseheath Horse Trails will be released later this year.
Horseheath Racecourse, Horseheath, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom, CB21 4QF
PLEASE USE SAT NAV Postcode CB21 4QP (takes you to the property opposite the course entrance)
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