Norton Disney Horse Trials (1): 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 11 – Sunday 12 April 2015

    Organisers: Joe and Ali Weller and Georgie Fowl
    Contact: 01522 789714 / 07970 434352; joe@ajwequestrian.co.uk; www.ajwequestrian.co.uk
    Location: Lincolnshire

    Entries open: 6 March
    Ballot date: 20 March at 12 noon
    Entries close: 1 April

    Link to Norton Disney (1) entries: www.britisheventing.com/nortondisney1

    How to get there

    Just off the A46 Lincoln to Newark road, only 10min from the A1.

    What the organisers say

    Norton Disney is now in its sixth year, with this new spring fixture adding to the regular autumn date. It offers an enjoyable event run by an enthusiastic team with many years of experience within the sport.

    The dressage is sited in a large, well-drained and open field with plenty of room for warming up.

    Beau Wood’s showjumping course is on flat, level and well-drained soil in a 60x90m roped arena with ample warm up.

    The cross-country is designed by Joe Weller. The well-dressed, up to height courses run over free-draining soil, with fenced galloping tracks over open, slightly undulating terrain. The courses boast both permanent and portable obstacles, offering alternatives at the more difficult fences. These courses offer everything that is required to give a safe, encouraging and challenging experience for both young horses and novice riders. With the new BE80(T) track we run all levels up to and including novice.

    What the riders say

    New fixture for 2015

    Percentage of cross-country clears 2014

    New fixture for 2015

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