Horseheath (1) Horse Trials 2019

 

Event Name: Horseheath (1)

Location: Horseheath Racecourse, Horseheath, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom, CB21 4QF

Date: Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 April 2019

Organiser: Mr Tim Barling

Entries Open: 5th March 2019

Classes: BE90Open, BE80(T), BE100, BE90, BE100Open

Find out more: Horseheath Facebook Page   

 

An Eventful Life is filming all competitors on cross country at Horseheath (1) 2019find out more here

 

Horseheath Horse Trials may be a fairly recent addition to the British Eventing calendar with their first event having taken place in 2016 but they have taken to running the event like a duck to water (and that duck has a lovely water jump to live in)

The two events scheduled for 2019 will take place on the Horseheath Racecourse, part of the Thurlow Estate owned by the Vestey family, near Cambridge and the principal sponsor PwC is back on board this year for both events in April and August. The open land and good vantage points for spectator viewing give it the feel of a ‘mini-Barbury’, although there are also two very pretty wooded glades that the horses get to run through, and the courses are designed to be inviting, educational and suitable for horses and riders stepping up a level, with the BE80 track being a great introduction to the sport.

The April event will run classes from BE80(T) to BE100 Open and course designer Tina Ure will be changing the direction of the course this year, along with some changes to the layout to make full use of the new features introduced in 2018

 

 

The large kidney shaped water splash is a focal point, close to the secretary’s office and trade stands and is one of the best constructed water complexes we’ve seen at this level and the event is also well-known for its posh loos – an absolute treat for event goers!

Sadly we were unable to attend the April event last year and the postponement of the August event due to the heatwave meant that we missed that one too but we will be back at both events in 2019.

Here is some footage from 2017 to give you a feel for the cross country in 2017 but there have been quite a few improvements since then