Goring Heath 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 5 – Sunday 6 September 2015

    Organisers: Jan and David Cottam and Josie Brettell
    Contact: 07812 586988; goringheathht@gmail.com
    Loaction: Oxon

    Entries open: 31 July
    Ballot date: 14 August at 12 noon
    Entries close: 26 August

    Link to Goring Heath (2) entries: www.britisheventing.com/goring-heath-2

    How to get there

    Grid reference SU648783. Postcode RG8 7RT. Goring Heath is not on the OS map. It is situated half a mile off the road between Woodcote and Whitchurch on Thames. From the north, approach via Oxford and A4074. From M4 leave at Junction 12. Tall vehicles or HGVs must approach via Reading and the A4074 as there is a 11ft height limit and toll bridge en route from Theale and Pangbourne. The event will be well signposted. Goring Heath should not be confused with Goring-on-Thames.

    What the organisers say

    Oour sponsor is Horses in Sport.

    The dressage and showjumping are situated on well-prepared grass. The showjumping is designed by Mike Benfield.

    Dave Thompson’s cross-country courses run over undulating terrain. Great attention is paid to the quality of the going and presentation. New fences are invested in every year. There is a good water jump. The tracks are a decent test but fair for each level.

    View previous courses at www.goringheathhorsetrials.co.uk

    What the riders say

    For rider comments, see Horse Trials Guide Part One

    Percentage of cross-country clears 2014

    IN: 77%
    BE100 Open
    : 92%

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