Great Witchingham International 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: Friday 17 – Sunday 19 July 2015

    Organiser: David Sayer
    Contact: 01603 688227; www.blackwaterfarm.co.uk
    Location: Norfolk

    Entries open: 12 June
    Ballot date: 26 June at 12 noon
    Entries close: 7 July

    Link to Great Witchingham entries: www.britisheventing.com/great-witchingham-2

    How to get there

    Off the A1067 turning at Reepham by Norfolk Wildlife Park. Great Witchingham is shown as Lenwade on most maps.

    What the organisers say

    Our sponsor is Tigga’s Saddlery.

    We will continue to run BE100 and BE100open three-day classes — an alternative to a regional final for riders hoping to qualify for the 2015 Badminton Grassroots Championship, with enhanced prize money and sponsored prizes in kind.

    Flat ground with a large warm-up area is used for the dressage. Long arenas are used for all classes. The showjumping is designed by Rodger Howe and is sited in a permanent 100x80m arena.

    Around 70% of the cross-country track runs over the water meadows. The courses are very different to those in the spring. They are galloping courses with three water crossings for the CIC*, intermediate, novice and BE100 classes.

    Pony Club sections at BE80(T), BE90 and BE100 have been added for 2015 at £10 day ticket, £64.51 entry and £5 start fee for a total of £79.51 to help make the step from Pony Club to BE a natural and affordable progression.

    What the riders say

    For rider comments, see Horse Trials Guide Part One

    Percentage of cross-country clears 2014

    OI: 70%
    BE100 Open:
    BE90 Open:

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