Little Downham Horse Trials (3): what riders need to know *H&H VIP*

  • Date: Saturday 3 — Monday 5 October 2015

    Organiser: Tina Ure
    Contact: 01353 698 839; tina_ure@hotmail.com
    Location: Cambridgeshire

    Entries open: 30 August
    Ballot date: 15 September at 12 noon
    Entries close: 23 September

    Link to Little Downham (3) entries: www.britisheventing.com/little-downham-3

    How to get there

    Grid reference TL517837. Little Downham is five miles north east of Ely off the A10.

    What the organisers say

    There will be a new BE80(T) course in August, and all courses at this event will run in a different direction to Little Downham (1) and (3). To help riders prepare for this class a series of clinics will be running during July for BE80(T) and BE90 competitors. These will be advertised on the BE website under the training section.

    Little Downham is a very compact venue with excellent viewing, and every effort is made by our friendly team to help you to enjoy your day out. Our generous sponsors Maxavita will provide prizes in kind to all placed riders at BE80, BE90 and BE100 levels.

    Both water features have been extended, and each track will be educational for both horses and riders, with Little Downham (2) being aimed at newly upgrading combinations to ensure a happy outing when stepping up a class. Little Downham (3) will host regional finals at both BE90 and BE100 levels, and the courses will be a good preparation for the grassroots finals.

    We take great care over the ground preparation for all phases and can cope easily with the extremes of the British climate.

    In October Little Downham will the first event to run all classes from BE80(T) to advanced over a three-day fixture. Each track is separate to preserve the ground for the last day’s competitors, and the advanced and intermediate courses provide an excellent confidence-building outing at the end of the season.

    What the riders say

    For rider comments, see Horse Trials Guide Part One

    Percentage of cross-country clears 2014

    A: 61%
    ON: 54%
    BE100 RF:
    BE100 Pony: 63%
    BE100 Open: 71%
    BE90 RF:
    BE90 Open):
    BE90: 62%

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