Bramham International 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: Thursday 11 — Sunday 14 June 2015

    President: Nick Lane Fox
    Event director: Nicholas Pritchard
    Contact: 01937 846005; horsetrials@bramhampark.co.uk; www.bramham-horse.co.uk
    Location: Yorkshire

    Entries open: 9 May
    Ballot date: 22 May at 12 noon
    Entries close: 22 May

    Link to Bramham entries: www.britisheventing.com/bramham

    How to get there

    Five miles south of Wetherby on the A1, 16 miles from York and 12 miles from Leeds.

    What the organisers say

    Over the years, we have listened to our competitors and visitors and continue to do everything we can to ensure a great experience for everyone.

    The dressage and showjumping phases take place in the Equi-Trek arena, which has undergone significant repair work following the very wet 2014 event.

    Ian Stark is once again designing the cross-country course and he, together with course-builder David Evans, promises to produce an exciting and interesting course that will have alternatives at the more difficult fences. The course is run over undulating ground, requiring a fit horse, and there will once again be two water complexes.

    We know that the ground is an extremely important factor and it will be prepared to ensure the best footing possible.

    We are ever thankful to all of our sponsors, including Equi-Trek, Bishop Burton College, the British Equestrian Trade Association, Bond Dickinson and Land Rover.

    What the riders say

    Dressage & showjumping — “Dressage is held in the main arena, which can get exciting with tradestands and crowds.” “Lovely flat arenas with good warm-up.” “Good, large arena for showjumping with up to height technical tracks — as it should be at this level.” “Last warm-up area just below the main arena, with further warm-up area and practice arena fairly close, but all a fair, undulating hack from stables.”

    Cross-country — “Big bold courses with very forward distances.” “The rainy weather made the cross-country very challenging this time. The coffin did not ride well in the CIC mainly due to the weather and therefore ground conditions.
    A real achievement to complete.” “Testing technical track — the team did a great job to keep running.”

    Percentage of cross-country clears 2014

    CIC3*: 51%
    CCI3*U25: 36%
    CCI3*: 67%

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