11 competitions and training sessions you need to check out this week

If you’re looking for somewhere to compete or train with your horse this week no matter which corner of the country you’re in, here are some dates you need to put in your diary and enter online via Equo Events

Practice your eventing in South Yorkshire

Venue: Sykehouse Arena, Goole
Type of event: Caroline Moore eventing clinic
Date: 13 April
Details: Sessions are for one hour and incorporate flatwork,showjumping and technical cross-country lines:. The sessions are open to all abilities/ages and will be in groups of two or three
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Fun jumping inNorthumberland

Venue: Leamside Equestrian, Houghton Le Spring
Type of event: Unaffiliated evening showjumping
Date: 14 April
Details: Clear round from 5.30-7pm. Classes from 50cm-1.10m start at 7pm
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Try your hand at dressage in Essex

Venue: Wix EC, Manningtree
Type of event: Unaffiliated dressage
Date: 14 April
Details: Classes from introductory to advanced medium and pick your own freestyle
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Put your best foot forward in Somerset

Venue: SKings Sedgemoor Equestrian Centre, Bridgwater
Type of event: British Dressage
Date: 16 April
Details: Classes from prelim to advanced medium
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Go eventer trialling in the East

Venue: Ely Eventing Centre, Ely
Type of event: Eventer trials
Date: 16 April
Details: Classes from 70cm to 1m including qualifiers for the Kent & Masters Championships at Blenheim (90cm and 1m classes only). The course will feature permanent cross-country fences including a water fence, ditches and banks. All classes will have a joker fence.
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Try jump track for the first time in the south west

Venue: Coxleigh Barton Equestrian Centre, Barnstaple
Type of event: Jump track
Date: 16 April
Details: This is a new and exciting event for Coxleigh Barton. Teams of three or four with the best three scores count. You will all need to do a round of showjumping in the arena and then you set off as a group around the tracks. The course will be marked out with a few marshalls too to make sure you don’t get lost! There will be an optimum time, set at a good hunting pace. The clock will stop when three members of the same team cross the line. The winners will be those with least jumping faults and closest to optimum time. Two members of the team will need to jump a course of 2′-2’3 and two members of the team to jump 2’6-2’9. You will all jump one after the other and set off as a group of four for the tracks. To finish, three out of the four members will jump over six cross-country fences — you can pick any height when you get there. One minute will be added to the total score for each showjumping and cross-country fault
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Go showing in Scotland

Venue: Highfield Equestrian Centre at Howe, Fife
Type of event: April showing show
Date: 17 April
Details: A huge range of classes from in-hand, veterans, coloureds, a range of ridden classes and run classes such as the “best six legs”
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Go hunter trialling in Norfolk

Venue: Blackwater Farm, Norwich
Type of event: Dunston Hunt Club hunter and eventer trials
Date: 17 April
Details: Classes from 2’3″ to 3’3″ for both the hunter and eventer trials. The hunter trials will follow just a cross-country course. The eventer trial competition is designed to encourage horses/ponies to jump a showjumping course and then a cross-country course. A competitor will be started at the entrance to the showjumping ring and will start the showjumping course immediately and will, on completion, proceed immediately to the cross-country course. There is no overall timing and the winner will be the rider with the lowest number of penalties combined with the nearest to the optimum time through the timed section of the cross-country course
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Get your jumping hat on in the south east

Venue: Felbridge Showground, East Grinstead
Type of event: British Showjumping
Date: 17 April
Details: A range of classes from British novice to 1.20m open. There is a clear round from 8am at 90cm
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Relax on a Nottinghamshire ride

Venue: Osberton Estate, near Worksop
Type of event: Wentworth & District Pony Club pleasure ride
Date: 17 April
Details: This is a wonderful opportunity to ride around the beautiful Osberton Estate. Open to members and non-members with routes of approximately two, five and six miles which can be combined to make longer routes. All routes have optional cross-country jumps and riders may be accompanied by walkers/cyclists
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Get your adrenaline fix in Lincolnshire

Venue: Simms Hill, near Scunthorpe
Type of event: Spring hunter trial
Date: 17 April
Details: A range of classes from 65cm to 95cm with pairs classes throughout
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