Tweseldown (3) Horse Trials: 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: Sunday 12 – Tuesday 14 July 2015

    Organisers: Brynley Powell and Tweseldown Equisport
    Contact: Jill Lamont 01483 767336; 07801 191609; jandplamont@ntlworld.com; www.tweseldown.co.uk
    Location: Hampshire

    Entries open: 8 June
    Ballot date: 22 June at 12 noon
    Entries close: 2 July

    Link to Tweseldown (3) entries: www.britisheventing.com/tweseldown-3

    How to get there

    Grid reference SU826520. Tweseldown Racecourse is three miles from Aldershot, Fleet and Farnham on the un-numbered (army) Bourley road.

    What the organisers say

    Tweseldown is on the site of an historic point-to-point racecourse. Events have been run there since it hosted the 1948 Olympic cross-country.

    The whole site is on sand, giving rapid drainage and ensuring good going all year round. Dressage is in grass arenas, with ample space between arenas and for riding in.

    There are two showjumping arenas. Intermediate classes are always in the international arena, which has raised viewing on two sides. The courses are designed by Mike Benfield.

    The cross-country courses are designed by Adrian Ditcham and make use of the good old permanent grass of the racecourse areas and the central area, with a hill, double water jump and substantial drainage ditches. This allows for a variety of fences, asking different questions appropriate to the level of competition.

    The courses and fences are prepared by Dominic Moore of Jump 1 and are always well presented. There is a large area of hard standing for parking.

    What the riders say

    For rider comments, see Tweseldown (1)

    Percentage of cross-country clears 2014

    OI: 82%
    BE100 Pony:
    BE100 Open:

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