Treborough Hill 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 27 June 2015

    Organiser: Sarah Weatherlake
    Contact: 01984 641179; treboroughhill@outlook.com
    Location: Somerset

    Entries open: 23 May
    Ballot date: 8 June at 12 noon
    Entries close: 17 June

    Link to Treborough Hill (1) entries: www.britisheventing.com/treborough1

    How to get there

    Treborough Hill is on the B3224 between Raleigh’s Cross and Wheddon Cross. It is easily accessed from M5 junction 25 (Taunton). Please be aware that there are low bridges on the A358 from Taunton and on the B3224. To avoid these, exit at M5 junction 24 (Bridgwater) onto the A39, then turn onto the B3224 at Tropiquaria.

    Exit the M5 at junction 27 (Tiverton) if travelling west. Postcode TA23 0LG. SatNavs do not reliably guide you to the venue.

    What the organisers say

    We have continued to invest in the course and offer new fences and a brand new course for 2015. Designed by Adrian Ditcham, our cross-country track will give a positive, flowing ride across open ground. It is an ideal course to bring on young horses or move up the levels — we have a great, straightforward, first-time novice course.

    We continue to utilise the masses of space, with ample room for dressage, showjumping and warm-up areas.

    Our established turf holds up well in both wet and dry conditions, allowing us to run when others can’t. With views across Exmoor to the Bristol Channel, it is a fantastic event for spectators too.

    Please note that our June event will not include a BE80(T) or BE100plus this year.

    What the riders say

    Dressage & showjumping — “The dressage arenas were very flat with plenty of space to warm-up in.” “The showjumping course was on a slight slope, leading to it being fairly technical.”

    Cross-country — “Good undulating course with tracks through orchards causing a number of competitors to get lost.” “They also had a very educational water jump.” “It is run on peaty soil so good going.” “Suitable for first-timers.” “A fantastic setting on a nice clear sunny day, but extremely exposed in bad weather.”

    Percentage of cross-country clears 2014

    ON: 61%
    N: 58%
    BE100 Pony: 88%
    BE100: 83%
    BE90 Open: 83%
    BE90: 94%
    4YO: 100%
    BE80(T): 72%

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