Chilham Castle Horse Trials (2): 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 8 – Sunday 9 August 2015

    Organiser: Ali Ferry
    Contact: Ali 07979 497716; info@chilhampark.co.uk; www.chilhampark.co.uk
    Location: Kent

    Entries open: 2 July
    Ballot date: 16 July at 12 noon
    Entries close: 29 July

    Link to Chilham Castle (2) entries: www.britisheventing.com/chilham-castle-2

    How to get there

    Chilham Park is situated between Canterbury and Ashford on the A252.

    What the organisers say

    The dressage arenas are in a quiet location with a large grass warm-up area. FEI dressage is held on the castle lawn.

    The showjumping courses are set by John Farrell and are centrally sited on grass.

    The cross-country runs over undulating terrain and old parkland. All of our courses are designed by Scott Brickell, with the introduction of a major new water complex in 2013. The course fits naturally into the environment with a mixture of portable and permanent fences.

    The BE80(T) is straightforward and intended as an honest introduction to eventing as it reflects a true BE track at this level.

    We are proud of our BE90 and BE100 courses, which are well supported. We are continually making small changes to provide riders with new questions.

    The novice course is a fair test, but challenging enough to give riders looking to move up a level a good indication as to whether they are ready.

    The CIC* uses additional areas of the park with new fences to provide an exciting course at this level.

    The courses suit all types of horses and riders.

    What the riders say

    For rider comments, see Horse Trials Guide Part One

    Percentage of cross-country clears 2014

    CIC*: 79%
    BE100 Pony:
    BE100 Open: 68%
    BE90 RF:
    BE90 Open:
    4YO: 91%

    Download part two of the horse trials guide for just £1.49: Eventing horse trials guide part two