About Brigstock Horse Trials at Rockingham Castle

Set on a hill overlooking five counties, Rockingham Castle was built by William the Conqueror. The castle was a royal residence for 450 years. In the 16th century, Henry VIII granted it to Edward Watson and for 450 years it has remained a family home.

The pre-dominantly Tudor building, within Norman walls, has architecture, furniture and works of art from practically every century. Twelve acres of formal and wild garden command splendid views.

In 2013 Brigstock International Horse Trials is moving to the Great Park Rockingham Castle and promises to be a great event for riders and visitors alike. The park stands on an escarpment overlooking the Welland Valley on the border of Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and England smallest county, Rutland.

What you win

The winner will receive:

  • Tickets for two people for all three days of the horse trials 17 — 19 May 2013
  • Formally ‘opening’ of the winners fence
  • Photograph with a named event rider, course designer and builder Philip Herbert and event organiser James Saunders Watson
  • Two nights accommodation (Friday and Saturday) with breakfast at the Best Western Rockingham Forest
  • Dinner at the Sondes Arms, Rockingham on Friday 17 May
  • Lunch in the sponsor’s tent on Saturday 18 May
  • Dinner at the Marquess of Exeter in Lyddington on Saturday 18 May

How to enter

Horse & Hound readers are invited to design a cross-country fence for the Brigstock Horse Trials 2013. The fence will become the Horse & Hound fence on the cross-country course. Entrants are encouraged to use Horse & Hound and Rockingham Castle as inspiration for the fence, although this is not compulsory, with the main aim being to create a memorable and exciting fence for rider and spectator alike. The drawing can be anything from a simple sketch through to a full drawing. Creativity and imagination will catch the eye of the judges.

Entries can be sent by email to h&hmarketing@ipcmedia.com with your design attached (please ensure file size does not exceed 10mb). The closing date for entries is 5pm on 11 February 2013.

Alternatively you can post your entry to: Nicola McClure, Brigstock fence design competition, Horse and Hound, 9th Floor, Blue Fin Building, 110 Southwark Street, London, SE1 0SU.

By supplying your entry to us you are agreeing to the terms and conditions below.

Judging criteria

The judging will be based on originality, creativity and imagination.

Data capture

IPC Media Ltd. publisher of Horse & Hound will collect your personal information solely to process your competition entry.

Terms and conditions

The course builder reserves the right to adjust/amend the design to ensure the fence is safe. Competition details form part of these terms and conditions. Entry is open to residents of the UK, except employees (and their families) of IPC Media, its printers and agents, the suppliers of the prizes and any other companies associated with the competitions. The entrant(s) must be aged 13 or over. Proof of identity and age may be required. Use of a false name or address will result in disqualification. All entries must be made directly by the person entering the competition. Entries made online using methods generated by a script, macro or the use of automated devices will be void. No responsibility can be accepted for entries lost, delayed or corrupted, or due to computer error in transit. The prizes are as stated, are not transferable to another individual and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The winner(s) is(are) responsible for expenses and arrangements not specifically included in the prizes, including any necessary travel documents, passports and visas. Prizes are subject to availability and the prize suppliers’ terms and conditions. The promoters reserve the right to amend or alter the terms of competitions and reject entries from entrants not entering into the spirit of the competition. In the event of a prize being unavailable, the promoter reserves the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value. The winner(s) agree(s) to the use of their name, photograph and disclosure of county of residence and will co-operate with any other reasonable requests by IPC relating to any post-winning publicity. Unless stated otherwise all postal entries must be made on the relevant coupon or form printed in the magazine. Unless stated otherwise the winner(s) will be drawn at random from all correct entries received by the closing date stated within the promotional material. Reasonable efforts will be made to contact the winner(s). If the winner(s) cannot be contacted, or are unable to comply with these terms and conditions, the Promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant drawn at random, or in the event that the promotion is being judged the Promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to the runner(s)-up selected by the same judges. Confirmation of the prize will also be made in writing to the winner(s). Failure to respond and/or provide an address for delivery, or failure to meet the eligibility requirements may result in forfeiture of the prize. Where applicable, the decision of the judges is final based on the criteria set out in the promotion and no correspondence will be entered into over this decision. Competitions may be modified or withdrawn at any time. The provider of the prize is specified within the promotional material. The Promoter is IPC Media Limited, Blue Fin Building, 110 Southwark Street, London SE1 0SU. In the event of a discrepancy between these standard terms and conditions and the details in the promotional material, the details of the promotional material shall prevail.