Little Downham Horse Trials (2): what riders need to know [H&H VIP]

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 1 – Sunday 2 August 2015

Organiser: Tina Ure
Contact: 01353 698 839;
Location: Cambridgeshire

Entries open: 28 June
Ballot date: 14 July at 12 noon
Entries close: 22 July

Link to Little Downham entries:

How to get there

Grid reference TL517837. Little Downham is five miles north east of Ely off the A10.

What the organisers say

There will be a new BE80(T) course in August, and all courses at this event will run in a different direction to Little Downham (1) and (3). To help riders prepare for this class a series of clinics will be running during July for BE80(T) and BE90 competitors. These will be advertised on the BE website under the training section.

Little Downham is a very compact venue with excellent viewing, and every effort is madeby our friendly team to help youto enjoy your day out. Ourgenerous sponsors Maxavitawill provide prizes in kind to all placed riders at BE80, BE90 and BE100 levels.

Both water features have been extended, and each track will be educational for both horses and riders, with Little Downham (2) being aimed at newly upgrading combinations to ensure a happy outing when stepping up a class. Little Downham (3) will host regional finals at both BE90 and BE100 levels, and the courses will be a good preparation for the grassroots finals.

We take great care over the ground preparation for all phases and can cope easily with the extremes of the British climate.

In October Little Downham will the first event to run all classes from BE80(T) to advanced over a three-day fixture. Each track is separate to preserve the ground for the last day’s competitors, and the advanced and intermediate courses provide an excellent confidence-building outing at the end of the season.

What the riders say

For rider comments, see Horse Trials Guide Part One

Percentage of cross-country clears 2014

New fixture for 2015

Download part two of the horse trials guide for just £1.49: Eventing horse trials guide part two