Hutton-in-the-Forest 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: Douglas and Lucinda Weymouth
    Contact: 01931 713245; 07836 238808; 07810 346595; office@douglasweymouth.com; www.cumbriahorsetrials.com
    Location: Cumbria

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

    Link to Hutton-in-the-Forest entries: www.britisheventing.com/hutton-in-the-forest

    How to get there

    Three miles from M6 junction 41.

    What the organisers say

    This favourite event for many riders has benefited from improvements to the going and for 2015 it will feature an enlargement of the water fences and even a return to crossing the old ford to encompass the hills beyond the Near Park.

    While the BE80(T), BE90 and BE100 courses are relatively straightforward for those riders prepared to canter confidently up and down the undulating terrain, the novice course certainly asks more questions and requires a fit horse to take on the challenges.

    This fixture runs a week earlier than usual to avoid the Europeans at Blair.

    AW Jenkinson Forest Products continue their unfailingly supportive approach to the Hutton events, which is most appreciated.

    What the riders say

    For rider comments, see Horse Trials Guide Part One

    Percentage of cross-country clears 2014

    ON: 86%
    BE100 Open:
    : 77%

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