Wee Burgie 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: Saturday 19 September 2015

    Organiser: Polly Lochore
    Contact: 01343 850128; secretary@burgie.org; www.burgie.org
    Location: Moray

    Entries open: 14 September
    Ballot date: 29 August at 12 noon
    Entries close: 9 September

    Link to Wee Burgie entries: www.britisheventing.com/wee-burgie

    How to get there

    Well signposted from the A96.

    What the organisers say

    Dressage and showjumping will be in the usual places with flat dressage arenas on grass and a big grass arena for showjumping with lots of decoration and atmosphere. There are large, flat warm-up areas for all classes.

    Colin Hexley is the course-designer for the showjumping and there is a 50x50m warm-up ring close to the arena. Every phase is within walking distance of the main showground.

    For the cross-country (designed by Polly Lochore, with influence from her sons!) much work goes into keeping the courses different for each event. Hills and a variety of fences ensure an excellent educational outing for all levels.

    A huge number of volunteers help make these events what they are. The aim is to give everyone the maximum amount of fun in these glorious surroundings.

    What the riders say

    Dressage & showjumping — “A friendly event and great for young horses and first-timers.” “Dressage is away from the busy areas and there is a large warm up.” “The showjumping is held in the main arena at the centre of show and there is a big warm-up area.”

    Cross-country — “The course had changed again from the previous two events last season.” “It is a very hilly course, a fair test, and the ground is well maintained.” “Not such a busy event, so it’s great for young horses.”

    Percentage of cross-country clears 2014

    N: 35%
    BE100 Open:
    BE90: 62%

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