Solihull 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 22 – Sunday 23 August 2015

    Organiser: Steve Scott and Ginny Townsend
    Contact: office@solihullridingclub.co.uk; ginny@solihullridingclub.co.uk
    Location: West Midlands

    Entries open: 17 July
    Ballot date: 31 July at 12 noon
    Entries close: 12 August

    Link to Solihull (2) entries: www.britisheventing.com/solihull-2

    How to get there

    Off junction four of the M42 toward Hockley Heath.

    What the organisers say

    All disciplines are sited within a two-minute walk of the lorry park. Permanent stable blocks with hook up on site. We have brand new facilities for 2015 including a café.

    The dressage arenas are on old turf on flat ground kept specifically for this purpose. The dressage warm-up is roomy. Barring extreme weather the going is excellent.

    The showjumping is on an extensive outdoor surface with one large indoor arena for warming up.

    The cross-country is over mainly flat terrain with some undulations and wooded areas. There is a water complex and the track includes natural water crossings when the weather permits. Fences are a mix of permanent and portable, designed to be inviting and encouraging for all levels.

    The ground is old established turf, which will have had the necessary attention dictated by the weather — aera-vating, watering and sand being put down on take-offs and landings where applicable. The light and sandy ground will stand up to heavy rain. It is good in both dry and wet conditions.

    What the riders say

    For rider comments, see Horse Trials Guide Part One

    Percentage of cross-country clears 2014

    ON: 71%
    BE100 Open:
    BE90 Open:

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