Skipton 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 8 – Sunday 9 August 2015

    Organisers: Robin Bower, Michael Bower and Tim Bennett
    Contact: Robin 07976 272272; robin.bower@forbessolicitors.co.uk; www.skiptonhorsetrials.co.uk
    Location: North Yorkshire

    Entries open: 3 July
    Ballot date: 17 July at 12 noon
    Entries close: 29 July

    Link to Skipton (2) entries: www.britisheventing.com/skipton-2

    How to get there

    2½ miles west of Skipton on the A59. Take the turning to Carleton. Postcode BD23 3AB.

    What the organisers say

    Our sponsors are Equestrian.com, Grubs Boots & Simple System Feeds (Yorkshire).

    This event has been changed significantly over the past few years and received fantastic feedback from BE and competitors.

    The dressage will be on relatively flat ground. The showjumping course will be designed by Adrian Southward. It is sited in a 90x90m arena close to the lorry park.

    Tim Bennett’s cross-country courses run over undulating pastureland with views of the Yorkshire Dales. Every effort will be made to ensure the going is good. There are stone walls, hedge line fences, portables and a water complex, all of which are inviting. The courses have good grass cover. We will aera-vate if necessary.

    Our courses suit everyone.

    What the riders say

    For rider comments, see Horse Trials Guide Part One

    Percentage of cross-country clears 2014

    ON: 72%
    BE100 Open:
    5YO: 69%
    BE90 RF:

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