Brooksby Melton College Horse Trials (1): what riders need to know [H&H VIP]

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    Date: Saturday 13 — Sunday 14 June 2015

    Organisers: Petra Williams and Colin Jaggard
    Contact: 01664 855467 (prior to the event only) / 07702 911717 (from the Friday onwards); equestrian-centre@brooksbymelton.ac.uk
    Location: Leicestershire

    Entries open: 8 May
    Ballot date: 23 May at 12 noon
    Entries close: 3 June

    Link to Brooksby (1) entries: www.britisheventing.com/brooksby

    How to get there

    The event will be signed from the A607. Follow signage for lorry and car parking as we use an entrance from the Rearsby turn off.

    What the organisers say

    New for June is our novice track, which is once again designed and built by Joe Weller. This will include a new loop with combinations and steps and runs over undulating terrain. Alterations for the other tracks have also been made to provide interest. A range of permanent fences and portables are used for all courses. The tracks boast a good variety of fences, including steps, drops and water.

    The tracks are confidence building and suitable for professionals and first-timers alike.

    This is a good course for spectators, with several viewing points across the course.

    Excellent catering facilities are available at the college restaurant, which serves a range of hot and cold food from the Friday afternoon onwards. There is also a licensed bar this year.

    The showjumping will take place on our 40x80m fabulous new outdoor surface with the course again designed by Beau Woods. The dressage takes place on level grassland pasture. All ridden areas, including the warm-ups, dressage and cross-country, are professionally agri-vated, with all-weather take-offs and landings added as necessary.

    This is a friendly, welcoming event for those new to the sport, as well as providing a professional service for the seasoned eventer.

    Percentage of cross-country clears 2014

    New event for 2015

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