Aswanley Horse Trials: 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 5 September 2015

    Organiser: Pamela Ingleby
    Contact: 01466 700262; pam@aswanley.com; www.aswanley.com
    Location: Aberdeenshire

    Entries open: 31 July
    Ballot date: 14 August at 12 noon
    Entries close: 26 August

    Link to Aswanley entries: www.britisheventing.com/aswanley

    How to get there

    On the A96 from Aberdeen to Huntly. Turn on to the A920 towards Dufftown then follow event signs.

    What the organisers say

    We have flat, grass dressage arenas and a large warm-up by the river. The showjumping is sited on flat grass in the same field as the lorry park, with a spacious, flat warm-up area beside the arena. Our new sponsor here is showjumping aficionado AW Jenkinson Forestry Products. The going is usually excellent.

    The cross-country has varying terrain from hills to fast galloping stretches with steeplechase fences beside the River Deveron. The fences are mostly permanent, originally designed by Hugh Lochore and Ronald Alexander. We have an enthusiastic new designer/builder, Robert McSkimming. Many natural features, such as banks, ditches and flowing burns, are incorporated into the courses.

    The BE90 track offers an unparalleled education for youngsters and includes water. The BE80(T) course has every varied type of fence as in the higher classes, including water and a tiny ditch. The courses are full length.

    Each track is built to a very high standard. Our original aim was natural, hunting-type courses, with questions relevant to each class. The BE90 and BE100 tracks are suitable for first-timers; the novice has testing fences with alternatives offered for the less experienced. The BE80(T) course is regarded as one of the best in Scotland.

    Percentage of cross-country clears 2014

    Fixture cancelled in 2014

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