Get the lowdown on this fixture from Eventing magazine's horse trials guide — including what riders say about the event, plus vital statistics
Date: Sunday 30 – Monday 31 August 2015
Organiser: BEDE Events
Contact: 01949 829061; 07717 412167; firstname.lastname@example.org
Entries open: 27 July
Ballot date: 7 August at 12 noon
Entries close: 19 August
Link to Prestwold Hall entries: www.britisheventing.com/prestwold-hall
How to get there
Prestwold Hall is situated between the A60 and the B676 just north of Loughborough. The event will be signposted from both of these roads.
What the organisers say
Showjumping will be in the same arena as before, with a slightly bigger warm-up area. We are looking to move the dressage to an improved area with better ground.
The cross-country course is a mix of portables and some permanent fences around the estate. The course covers open parkland and woodland in the heart of Quorn hunting country and there are a number of hedges for all classes. A similar route for all classes in 2015. These courses are designed to be educational and encouraging for all levels.
What the riders say
Dressage & showjumping — “The dressage layout could be more organised.” “Dressage warm-up is a fair walk from the lorry park but is flat and the arenas are well spaced from one another.” “The showjumping warm-up is large but on a bit of a hill, the arena is flatter.” “Due to the undulations in the ring, it’s difficult to build a decent course.” “Was a very wet day so ground was understandably deep, but they did the most fantastic job to keep the show on the road.”
Cross-country — “Lots of portables but some nice hedges are incorporated. The course did not flow for me and was rather twisty, but the actual fences were educational and well built.” “The finish is in a completely different location to where the course starts.” “The country is flat with few alternatives, and the start is quite nappy as the first fence jumps straight into another field, close to the start box.” “Well-built course, suited to braver horses.”
Percentage of cross-country clears 2014
BE100 Open: 70%
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