Popular venue selling extensive set of cross-country fences following closure

  • A popular equestrian venue is selling its cross-country fences following its planned closure at the end of the month (October).

    Carlton Cross-Country in Bedfordshire hosted affiliated British Eventing (BE) competitions from BE80 up to novice as well as Burghley Young Event Horse qualifiers.

    It also ran unaffiliated cross-country and hunter trial events over the Philip Herbert-designed courses.

    The sale will take place on Friday 6 November at the Carlton-based venue.

    The items on offer include over thirty portable cross-country fences and wooden showjumps that have only been used for the centre’s eight BE horse trials.

    Equipment for running hunter trials and one-day events such as bibs, clipboards and signage will also be on sale.

    The closure of the venue was announced earlier this year (12 August).

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    The owners said that it was with “mixed feelings” that they had decided to make 2015 their last season and hoped riders would join them for “one last gallop”.

    Nicholas and Sara Tusting have run the course, which is also open for schooling, for 25 years.

    “We have always fitted the building, maintenance and administration of the course into evenings and weekends and this has been made possible by our whole family giving us so much help,” the statement read.

    “However, family dynamics change with children having their own jobs and careers to follow and at the same time the demands, not least that of health and safety, become ever more onerous.”

    All items need to be taken from the sale at the cost of the purchaser on either 6 or 7 November before 5pm.

    To make an offer before the sale, contact the office on 01234 720320 or email info@carltoncrosscountry.co.uk

    For a full list of items for sale click here

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