West Wilts Horse Trials (3): 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 12 – Sunday 13 September 2015

    Organiser: Peter Collins
    Contact: 01225 783220; 07850 446630; info@westwilts.com; www.westwilts.com
    Location: Wiltshire

    Entries open: 7 August
    Ballot date: 21 August at 12 noon
    Entries close: 2 September

    Link to West Wilts (3) entries: www.britisheventing.com/west-wilts-3

    How to get there

    Two miles from Melksham towards Bradford on Avon on the B3107. From the west, take junction 18 of the M4 or from the east leave at junction 17.

    What the organisers say

    The dressage is sited on flat grass, with the showjumping, designed by Adrian House, in a large, permanent sand/cloft arena.

    The cross-country courses run over slightly sloping pasture. Equi-vators are used to ensure the best possible going. The ground is not grazed by stock at any time. Fences are a mix of permanent ones in natural fence lines and portables.

    The tracks are altered and new fences are added to ensure all three fixtures are different. The courses are challenging in places but alternatives mean that a first-timer could get round. At this level we want competitors to complete.

    What the riders say

    For rider comments, see Horse Trials Guide Part One

    Percentage of cross-country clears 2014

    IN: 89%
    : 71%
    BE80(T): 64%

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