Eland Lodge Horse Trials (2): what riders need to know [H&H VIP]

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    Date: Saturday 4 – Sunday 5 July 2015

    Organiser: John Coupland
    Assistant organiser: Veronica Coupland
    Contact: 01283 575856; veronica@elandlodge.com, john@elandlodge.com; www.elandlodge.com
    Location: Derbyshire

    Entries open: 29 May
    Ballot date: 12 June at 12 noon
    Entries close: 24 June

    Link to Eland (2) entries: www.britisheventing.com/eland-2

    How to get there

    From the A50 take the A515 towards Lichfield. Go through Draycott-in-the-Clay. At the top of the hill turn right and then immediately left into Newborough Road. Eland Lodge is on the left after 100 metres.

    What the organisers say

    There have been several changes over the winter to produce an even better cross-country track, but the basic formula of a combination of portable jumps connecting large fixed complexes has been followed for this season. While the track has been developed, the broad flow remains unchanged. Black-flag options will be offered on some of the more challenging fences.

    Dressage will be undertaken on flat arenas on grass. The warm-up area has had significant work done on it to give a larger and improved surface for competitors.

    The showjumping is on the 80x50m all-weather Andrews Bowen Prowax surface.

    Overall the site is delightful, with one of the finest natural aspects available.

    The cross-country course runs through a natural amphitheatre with almost all jumps visible from the viewing area, so it is a superb spectator venue.

    Thanks to our sponsors: Dubarry, Ariat, Anky, UVEX and NAF.

    What the riders say

    Percentage of cross-country clears 2014

    ON: 73%
    BE100 Open:

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