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Date: Saturday 27 – Sunday 28 June 2015
Organisers: Robin Bower, Michael Bower and Tim Bennett
Contact: Robin Bower, 07976 272272; email@example.com;
Location: North Yorkshire
Entries open: 22 May
Ballot date: 5 June
Entries close: 17 June
Link to Skipton entries: www.britisheventing.com/skipton
How to get there
2½ miles west of Skipton on the A59. Take the turning to Carleton. Postcode BD23 3AB.
What the organisers say
Our sponsors are Equestrian.com, Grubs Boots and Simple System Feeds (Yorkshire).
This event has been changed significantly over the past few years and has received fantastic feedback from BE and competitors.
The dressage will be on relatively flat ground. The showjumping course will be designed by Adrian Southward and it is sited in a 90x90m arena close to the lorry park.
Tim Bennett’s cross-country courses run over undulating pastureland, with amazing views of the Yorkshire Dales. Every effort will be made to ensure that the going is good. There are stone walls, hedge line fences, portables and a water complex, all of which are inviting. The courses have good grass cover. We will aera-vate if necessary.
What the riders say
Dressage & showjumping — “The ground was pretty flat for the arenas and warm-up and everything lies handily close together so you don’t have to traipse miles.” “Some of the dressage arenas backed on to the cross-country, which may have upset a reactive horse.”“The showjumping was held in a nice grass arena and the course was well-built and up to height.”
Cross-country — “The course was beautifully done with amazing ground.” “The fences were very well presented and dressed and the course had a lovely flow to it.” “It was a lovely course for the young horses as it was educational without being unfair.” “It’s quite a hilly course so you need a fit horse.” “The warm-up was good.”
Percentage of cross-country clears 2014
BE100 Open: 83%
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