Weston Park gets set to run
- Published: 07 March 2019
Spring has arrived and Janet & Vicky Plant and team are busy with preparations for this highly popular event. The immaculately constructed courses, combined with the natural beauty of the Weston Park estate, attract leading UK riders to meet the challenge. The event takes place on Saturday and Sunday 6th and 7th April.
What a difference a year makes with fabulous sunshine to put out fences.
The going is perfect with good grass cover and the team are working on producing 3 tracks all with a few new fences. The Advanced course will have a new look at the Sunken Road and the water splash. The Intermediate have a new look at Hadrian's and a different combination 4 from home, while the Novices will go through the Kidney pool in the opposite direct. As always the cross country will run across the Weston Park's marvellous old turf with great viewing of most of the track. The team never tires of that first glimpse of the park as you drive through the main gates up the little slope to see the deer park spread in front of you.
Once again we welcome the Charles Owen Pony Trial, which we have run for a number of years - this attracts a large number of entries and will prove to be an exciting competition.
The Saturday also includes Novice sections sponsored by Moores Metals and Landsbrook Stud plus 2 more sections of Novice and Open Novice classes.
For many of the top riders in the Rookery Park stud and Tile Choice Advanced sections this event acts as an ideal 'warm –up' for the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials in May.
Once again the hotly contested Saracen Horse Feeds Open Intermediate Under 21 section will see our young riders and the NAF Juniors competing for a place in the British European teams this summer. In addition there will be three Intermediate sections all battling for a place in the British Intermediate Championship qualifier.
We look forward to welcoming everyone to Weston Park on the 6th & 7th April.