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Momentum is growing as we move closer to the October event. 

Running from BE80 to Novice Masters across the 2 days there is a great deal on offer at Weston Park this October. 

The October event has a different layout than April bringing all phases closer together.  The team understands that competition practice may have been short this season so the cross country course will reflect this. Both the Kidney pool and the Water splash have had a revamp which will give us more options for the future. 

Rowen Barbary Team Challenge at both BE80 and BE90

We are delighted to be hosting these very popular sections on Saturday 9th October.  Some may well remember the fantastic team spirit proving the Team Challenge sections to be such a success over the last 2 years.

In the BE90 Team Challenge for 2021 we ran 2 full sections with a total of 22 teams the atmosphere was electric. Across both grades 80/90 there was a magic that only comes when you are a member of a team. 

BE have relaxed the qualifications for theses sections following the lack of events running qualifiers throughout the season:-

Do I have to be a BE member to take part?

No, for 2021 you can use a day pass, but you will need to purchase a day pass membership before entering.

BE Member and keen Team Challenger Olivia McCullough commented

"Last year’s Team Challenge was a really exciting addition to BE’s competition opportunities. To get together with friends and our horses in a fun and supportive atmosphere was brilliant. Hopefully with restrictions easing we will be able to support each other even more and make a real day of it”.

Part of the fun of the Team Challenge is putting your own team together, either with existing friends or with new ones! If you would like to find additional members of a team you can use our dedicated Team Challenge Facebook Group.

There will be individual prize money per section and Team prizes, now that restrictions are lifted you can bring your supporters. Making a special day of it as the season comes to a close. 

Entries are open and ballot date 14th September will soon be here. 

 

We are very sad to hear the news that Sue Howard passed away last week. Sue has been part of Team Plant at our Horse Trials for more years than either of us would like to say. Our thoughts go out to her family especially her grandchildren who I know Sue would wish to look back and remember the good times the memories that we cannot forget.

We had known each other for many years, Pony Club, BHS examining and competing I had often ridden down the centre line saluted and lifted my head to smile at the judge to realise I had better ride a good test with nothing left to chance as this lady would not miss anything.

When I became a Horse Trials organiser Sue became a regular dressage Judge, 2 days twice a year at Weston and Brand Hall judging Novice to Advanced and sometimes both on the same day. Her enthusiasm for the horse was never ending, she loved life, people but most of all a good horse or pony ridden well. She could spot talent in a young horse or rider and was never afraid to give a well-earned 9.

When she finished her judging for the day we so enjoyed a cup of tea talking about the horses in her section and the odd funny moments. A valued friend not only to me but to Horse Trials and Dressage across the country

Sue had a zest for life, a true lady you will be so missed but fondly remembered

Janet Plant

Weston Park & Brand Hall Horse Trials

We are delighted to say that following the monsoon rain from various storms Weston Park is looking good the Horse Trials drainage work undertaken last June has proved a great success with the Show Jumping area dry and ready for the season.

We have been in the Park this week putting out cross country fences travelling heavy Advanced fences on the tractors and leaving no marks or mess, we are delighted. Most of the 3 courses are out all of which have a new look with the Obelisk back in use for the Advanced and Intermediate.

Once again for many riders Weston Park in the spring will be their last outing before Badminton so we have high hopes for April 2020. As usual the April dates will include;:-

Saturday 4th April
We are fortunate to have long term title sponsor Rookery Park Stud also covering an Advanced and Open Intermediate sections
Once again Tile Choice are sponsors of an Advanced section
The second Open Intermediate is sponsored by Ethos – greener, clearer feed and bedding which is the rebranding of IEC Solutions which you may remember from last year.
Saracen Horse Feeds OIu21 and NAF OIu18 these sponsors of the Junior Trials will have many competitors all hoping for a place on the European Teams.
New sponsors for this year's Intermediate sections W R Davies Toyota and Naylors Equestrian and Country Specialists

Sunday 5th April
Moores Metals, Landsbrook Stud and Rowen Barbary are joined by new sponsor Corroconsult to Sponsor the 4 Novice sponsors
Also on Sunday the European Team Preliminary Pony Trial will again have competitors jostling for a team space.

Both days will be packed with Dressage, Show Jumping and Cross Country each day starting at 8am.

There is a great deal of satisfaction and pride in seeing just how many of our original volunteers we still have plus an increasing number of new volunteers where would our sport be without them.

As the event enters its 42nd year we look forward to welcoming all the competitors, sponsors and volunteers for another thrill packed weekend of eventing by amazing equine and human athletes crossing the wonderful parkland at Weston Park.

 

Joint Organisers: - Janet Plant & Vicky Plant
Email: - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Web: - www.westonht.co.uk

logo-brooke-legacyWeston Park Horse Trials 12th & 13th October 2019 are delighted to announce that Brooke Legacy Equestrian are to Sponsor the BE100 sections at this event. The Autumn event is building momentum as we move into the count down with only 4 weeks to go entries are coming in well so we are set for another great Weston.
Janet Plant Weston Park Organiser commented. "We were thrilled when Brooke Legacy Equestrian approached us to join the team of Sponsors they have a unique position in the equestrian gap catering for inequality of sizing throughout the market from the smallest to the tallest rider. Their emphasis is on maximum comfort and performance, with high quality eco-friendly fabrics. Brooke Legacy Equestrian will fit in well with our team of Sponsors, taking on the Sponsorship for BE 100 section will allow Brooke Legacy Equestrian to talk to competitors on their trade stand taking their unique product to the heart of their customers. Based locally to Weston Park in |Burton on Trent we hope that this partnership will grow as the company grows."

Brooke Legacy Equestrian commented "We are so honoured and thankful to be sponsoring Weston Park Horse Trials. Our riding wear was designed for riders of every height and build in three collections of Petite, Standard and Tall Sizing. We offer peak performance clothing for every ride that offers maximum comfort with zero restriction. All our clothing has been designed for the most sensitive of skin using the highest quality eco-friendly fabrics. As a small growing company we aim to bring a range of riding wear we felt was highly missing in the equestrian market"

The Weston Park team looks forward to welcoming competitors and supporters to the Event this October. For full information please visit http://www.westonht.co.uk


Follow the Event's official Facebook page:- Plant A Fence Events; Weston Park, Brand Hall and Stafford Horse Trials


Brooke Legacy Equestrian website can be found at https://www.brookelegacyequestrian.com


Interviews and photo opportunities can be arranged. For further details please contact:
Press Officer: All Press enquiries to Rachael Morley - Tel: 07889 0831943 or email Rachael

logo-wrdavies-2We are delighted to welcome W R Davies Toyota as sponsors of Weston Park Horse Trials on the 12th & 13th October 2019 sponsoring the W R Davies BE 100 which will run on Sunday 13th. This new sponsorship will also include all of the Plant a Fence events for 2020; both Stafford March and July, Weston Park in April plus Brand Hall in June.

W R Davies Toyota commented,
"We are excited to be involved in the sponsorship of the Horse Trials throughout 2019/2020. To celebrate Toyota sponsoring the 2020 Olympics, we're looking forward to supporting some amazing sporting opportunities and working with our local communities and businesses whilst doing so."

W R Davies Toyota is part of a family-owned business, set up by William Rees Davies in 1924 and now headed by the grandson of the original W R Davies - Jonathan Davies. Today W R Davies operate 12 dealerships across North Wales, Staffordshire and Shropshire.

Based locally with centres in Stafford and Shropshire, W R Davies Toyota contacted Janet Plant, Joint Organiser asking for opportunities to be involved.

Janet commented,

"This is a great partnership across all of our events. We are delighted that W R Davies Toyota enjoyed their first outing at Stafford Horse Trials back in July and the relationship grew from further discussions. This five event opportunity will give W R Davies Toyota a chance to build confidence in our competitors and hopefully grow their customer base. When life is so uncertain at the moment it was very exciting to hear from a company that wished to put something into the sport. W R Davies Toyota will be a tremendous boost to all of our events.

W R Davies also has Nissan, Citroën and DS Salon franchises in Stafford and Shropshire, as well Ford, Renault and Dacia in North Wales.

The Weston Park team looks forward to welcoming competitors and supporters to the Event this October. For full information please visit http://www.westonht.co.uk

Follow the Event's official Facebook page:- Plant A Fence Events; Weston Park, Brand Hall and Stafford Horse Trials

W R Davies website can be found at https://www.wrdavies.co.uk

Interviews and photo opportunities can be arranged. For further details please contact:
Press Officer: All Press enquiries to Rachael Morley - Tel: 07889 0831943 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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