Mustead 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 19 – Sunday 20 September 2015

    Organisers: Rupert and Rebecca Harvie
    Contact: 01483 418271; 07768 740969 (before 9pm); becca@heathfarmequestrian.co.uk;
    Location: Surrey

    Entries open: 14 August
    Ballot date: 28 August at 12 noon
    Entries close: 9 September

    Link to Munstead (2) entries: www.britisheventing.com/munstead-2

    How to get there

    Follow signs to Godalming. Take the B2130 off the relief road. Follow the road up the hill and the event is three-quarters of a mile on the left. See website for detailed directions.

    What the organisers say

    Our sponsor is the country property firm Coverwood.

    Both the dressage and showjumping are on level grass. There is a huge, flat dressage warm-up area with lots of space. The showjumping course is sited on level grass and will be suitable for first-timers and novice horses.

    We have a new BE80(T) cross-country course for 2015 and the BE90 and BE100 courses will be updated. There will be changes from the spring event. The courses run over fairly flat terrain using the natural undulations. Our sandy going means that it is never too hard or boggy. We have specialist ground-care machinery to ensure that the going is as good as possible whatever the time of year. The ground drains brilliantly and can take a huge amount of rain.

    The fences are inviting and flowing, and all the more difficult fences have alternatives. We pride ourselves on being a great event for first-timers, novice combinations and young horses. It is a very compact site so there is not too much walking for supporters and spectators between phases.

    What the rider say

    For rider comments, see Horse Trials Guide part one

    Percentage of cross-country clears 2014

    BE100 Open: 82%
    BE90 Open:

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