Get the lowdown on this fixture from Eventing magazine's horse trials guide — including what riders say about the event, plus vital statistics
Date: Saturday 11 – Sunday 12 July 2015
Entries open: 5 June
Ballot date: 19 June at 12 noon
Entries close: 1 July
Link to Buckminster entries: www.britisheventing.com/buckminster
How to get there
Eight miles south of Grantham off the B676. Grid reference SK875225; postcode NG33 5SD (then follow the signs).
What the organisers say
Buckminster Park is the home of the Tollemache family, who are hugely supportive of the event. Dressage and showjumping are all on the lower part of the park and very well presented by our international course-builder David Cole. The arenas are flat with plenty of space for all activities.
The cross-country course includes a climb up the hill early on, with a wide variety of solid and inviting fences including steps, water and the famous Buckminster Bounce for the novices. All of the more challenging fences have an alternative and so — we hope — make the courses suitable for first-timers at both BE100 and novice.
The ground in the lower park can be firm in a prolonged dry spell, but now with the new machinery and Team Herbert I think we can be confident of good going.
We have an excellent team of friendly and efficient stewards and judges at our charity event.
What the riders say
Dressage & showjumping — “Plenty of space for warming up and good, well-spaced arenas.” “The showjumping is in a super arena with good courses. It was firm in the warm-up arena this time.” “The arenas are level.”
Cross-country — “A super location with good old turf. The courses are educational and inviting. The bounce near the end in the novice was strong enough.” “Would suit first-timers and the ground is better out on the course than the warm-up.” “Straightforward courses and not overly big. The water is spooky, but otherwise good.”
Percentage of cross-country clears 2014
BE100 Open: 82%
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