Chilham Park British Eventing Affliated Horse Trials
Event - Chilham Castle BE International
03 August 2013
BE 80 (Training)
We are very proud to be holding our seventh British Eventing Horse Trials and this year we have been invited to add an INTERNATIONAL CIC* class. We hope all riders, spectators and volunteers enjoy a fantastic day in the beautiful landscape, originally laid out by Capability Brown in the 18th century.
Eventing is the ultimate challenge for horse and rider, testing the horse’s obedience, ability and stamina and the rider’s control, skill and knowledge. The trial is split into three phases: dressage, show-jumping and cross-country.
Will test the harmony, balance and ability of the horse and rider. All competitors will attempt to perform the prescribed movements in the same order in the dressage arena.
Is designed to test the jumping ability of the horse and the skill and control of the rider over a moderate course of typical show jumps.
Is a major test of the skill and bravery of horse and rider. They have to deal at speed with the height and spread of the fences, as well as the natural contrasts in the environment.
First Time as a spectator at a Horse Trials?
Spectators are encouraged to walk the cross country course.
You are reminded that half-a-tonne of horse travelling at speed cannot swerve easily, so please keep children under control, dogs on leads and stay out of the path of the horses. Please listen for the whistles warning of the approach of a competitor. Please obey all instructions given by officials.
What to wear?
We can’t control the English weather! August can be anything from a blazing hot sunny day to heavy rain, so please make sure you are wearing appropriate clothing and footwear.
High heels are not practical, particularly if you want to walk the cross country course.
Please be aware that Chilham Park is undulating parkland and if there has been rain it can be muddy and slippery, particularly on the cross country course.
Well behaved dogs are welcome at Chilham Park but must be kept on lead AT ALL TIMES.
Car Pass : Entry Fee will be confirmed nearer the date of competition
Time to arrive?
The gates open at 8.00 a.m. with the cross country phase starting at around 10:00am.
Where to park?
All car parks surround the main arena, near the show-jumping and trade-stands. Please be directed by our Parking Officials. If you have a pre-booked Car Pass, please display on your windscreen before entering the site.
Where to eat?
There is an excellent choice of mobile catering outlets plus a licensed bar. Visit our Pit Stop by the water complex on the cross country course.
Where to shop?
Our trade-stands sell an interesting variety of products and services throughout the day.