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Get ready for Oasby (1) 2019

       Glad to be back in the saddle after winter - Oasby (1) is the perfect season starter


Event Name: Oasby (1)

Location: Foxdale, Oasby, Nr Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 3ND, United Kingdom

Date: Thursday 7 to Sunday 10 March 2019

Organiser: Bede Events

Entries Open: 23rd Jan 2019

Classes: BE100, BE100 Open, Novice, Open Novice, Intermediate, Open Intermediate, Open Intermediate U21, BE90, Pony Trial, BE100 Open U18

Find out more: Bede Events website


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


Oasby (1)

 Run over flat ground in one valley and on free draining soil, it is rare for the eventing at Oasby (1) to be cancelled even though it is one of the first events of the British Eventing season, but it fell foul of the ‘Beast from the East’ in 2018 when Bede Events was forced to cancel the weekend classes and run competition on just Thursday and Friday (read our wrap up report here)

However, Oasby is usually a perfect venue for the beginning and end of season events in March and October held at Foxdale near Grantham in Lincolnshire and is a popular fixture on the calendar for riders from all levels of the sport. World Number One Oliver Townend is a regular, as is WEG Gold medallist Piggy French, and they both went away with wins here in 2018 to start the season

Riders at lower levels, including the younger ones with a BE100 Open U18 and an Open Intermediate Under 21, are well catered for and the Pony Trial winner will this year receive a special prize from the Worshipful Company of Saddlers.

There will be some changes and additions made to the course in 2019 by course designers Stuart Buntine and Judith Shipton that will include the Intermediate loop.

To get an idea of the terrain/course, view our cross country videos at all levels from Oasby (1) 2018 or watch Piggy French and Graf Cavalier ride the Intermediate course last year