Norton Disney 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 23 – Sunday 25 October 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: 18 September
    Ballot date: 2 October at 12 noon
    Entries close: 13 October

    Link to Norton Disney (2) entries: www.britisheventing.com/norton-disney-2

    How to get there

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

    What the organisers say

    Norton Disney is now in its sixth year and offers a happy and enjoyable event run by an enthusiastic team with years of experience in 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 a variety of 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

    Dressage & showjumping — “Plenty of room for warm-up with good flat arenas.” “There is the option to warm up near your arena.” “The showjumping was a fair track and up to height.” “Took place on the flat.”

    Cross-country — “The course is held over a permanent track.” “The course in the BE100 flowed really well and was very enjoyable.” “A good run for first-timers.” “The layout of the event is fab and it’s a very fair test.” “I think it’s a good confidence-booster for the end of the season! The course is very flat with lots of fair questions.”

    Percentage of cross-country clears 2014

    N: 72%
    BE100 Open:
    BE90: 78%
    BE80(T): 70%

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