Bold Heath 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 15 – Sunday 16 August 2015

    Organiser: Janet Baker
    Contact: 01514 245151; 07702 268962; janet_e_baker@btconnect.com
    Loaction: Cheshire

    Entries open: 10 July
    Ballot date: 24 July
    Entries close: 5 August

    Link to Bold Heath entries: www.britisheventing.com/bold-heath

    How to get there

    Off the A57 towards Warrington.

    What the organisers say

    We have flat going for the dressage, with good warm-up facilities. The showjumping is held in top-class, large, wax, all-weather outdoor arenas.

    Ken Davies designs and builds the cross-country courses on flat, permanent grassland. We do whatever is needed to produce good going, using an aera-vator and sanding take-offs and landings if needed. There is a mix of portable and permanent fences with some new fences this year.

    There are alternatives at the more difficult fences and the courses are designed to encourage and educate.

    What the riders say

    Dressage & showjumping — “Great, large and flat warm-up and dressage arenas, but they are situated next to a busy main road, which can upset some horses.” “Lovely, large, all-weather showjumping arenas and warm-up.” “The showjumping courses are fairly up to height and bright.”

    Cross-country — “Flat and straightforward at all levels, and a perfect first-timer’s course.” “Ground can be a little firm, but it is held in August.”

    Percentage of cross-country clears 2014

    N: 50%
    BE100 Open:

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