Withington 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 2 — Sunday 3 May 2015

    Organisers: Mr and Mrs Bruno Brenninkmeijer-McKenzie
    Contact: 01242 890451; horsetrials@withington-manor.com; www.withington-manor.com
    Location: Gloucestershire

    Entries open: 31 March
    Ballot date: 14 April at 12 noon
    Entries close: 21 April

    Link to Withington entries: www.britisheventing.com/withington

    How to get there

    Grid reference SP018151. Postcode GL54 4BH. Withington is located between the A40 Cheltenham to Oxford road and the A435 Cheltenham to Cirencester road.

    What the organisers say

    Withington has flat dressage arenas sited on permanent grass, away from the action and with a large, quiet warm-up area.

    Steve Williams designs the showjumping in a large, flat, permanent grass arena with a good set of jumps.

    Eric Winter designs all the cross-country courses, which run over undulating grassland with some small woodland elements on well draining, permanent pasture.

    The event runs only once a year, in order that the best ground conditions can be assured. The fences are solidly built, up to height and mainly permanent. There are ditches, steps, arrowheads, corners and a water complex, all with good ground lines, creating flowing and attackable courses.

    Good viewing of much of the cross-country course makes this an attractive event for owners and supporters alike.

    The courses are ideal for those who have established a good partnership as they encourage bold, attacking riding.

    What the riders say

    Event cancelled in 2014

    Percentage of cross-country clears 2014

    Event cancelled in 2014

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