Forthcoming Events

British Eventing Horse Trials (1): Competitor Information

20/04/2018 9am onwards

Kelsall Hill

Friday 20th, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd April 2018

BE Classes: BE 80(T), 90, 90 Open, 100, 100 Open, N, ON, OI, I and AI classes.

**Attention all British Eventing Competitors this weekend**

If the weather deteriorates or the ground gets seriously cut up we will only be parking 1 vehicle in a space and not replacing vehicles that have left with later arrivals in order to preserve the ground. Therefore, please make allowance for this in your travel arrangement as you may have a longer walk than you thought once at the event.

Please be nice to the marshals as they are only doing their job!

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BE80(T) Course Walk times
XC course walk on Thursday 19th at 6pm with Sylvia Farmer and Friday 20th at 7am with Linda de Matteo . Please meet at the XC start box.

Show Jumping course walk will be 15 minutes before the BE80(T) class on Friday 20th.

For all the latest information on our British Eventing Horse Trials please click here.

All the videos are courtesy of An Eventful Life for more videos from the April horse trials please click here

Niamh Hawkins riding Noble Phantom in the BE80


Jemma Cradock riding Princess Rozelle in the BE90


Abbey Rimmer riding Mr Ree in the BE100


Jonathan Procter riding Sumas William of Orange in the Novice


Paul Sims riding Mystic Million in the Intermediate


Ben Hobday riding Mulrys Error in the Open Intermediate


At Kelsall we are proud to have hosted BE events since March 2006. Initially the events were run at BE 90 and 100, with the dressage on an undulating field and a twisty cross country around the perimeter of a maize field. Our facilities have been improved over the last 8 years and we can now say that we have a dedicated laser levelled dressage area with 14 arena's arected for good footing, Duraloc rail enclosed show jumping arena and 100 acres of grassland over which the cross country track goes from BE80 all the way to Intermediate. As our event is based in a green valley we can offer superb viewing opportunities so that spectators and owners can see the vast majority of the cross country course without moving set against the fabulous backdrop of Delamere forest.

Our ground is free draining as we have sandy ground so we are fairly resilient to the weather and we have invested in significant infrastructure to get competitors and spectators on and off with relative ease.

Kelsall Hill prides itself on having a friendly team to organise the events and key posts within the team continue to develop with a breadth of experience at world class and Olympic level.

Kelsall Hill winning the Tabley Bowl for the Best Equine Establishment in Cheshire 2015, awarded by Cheshire Agricultural Society. We have recently just won the Best Equine Establishment in Cheshire 2017.

Organising Team:

Organiser: Phil Latham: Director of Kelsall Hill LTD, Phil’s been involved with delivering the events at Kelsall since they started in 2006. Phils email

Organiser: Jane Whitaker: Jane is Kelsall Hill's BE administration expert and organises all the administration for our events including all our officials and volunteers. Jane previously was part of the organising team at Blenheim horse trials. Email: britisheventing@kelsallhill.co.uk

Sponsorship: Megan Watson: Meg is responsible for all our sponsorship and marketing activities. Email: admin@kelsallhill.co.uk

Entry Secretary: Sue Thompson. Sue’s been with us from the start in 2006. Please contact Sue for all entry enquiries. Manor Farm House, Dunkirk, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 6LZ. Phone: 01244 851164/07917 678400 before 21.30hrs. Email: sue.tomo@talktalk.net.

To enter the horse trials please visit www.britisheventing.com.
Showjumping Course Designer: Sue Barratt, Sue is an Advanced Course designer, she has built at Hickstead meetings, the Blue Chip Championships, Cheshire and Anglesey County Show and this will be her 20th year at the Horse of the Year show. Apart from the bigger shows, she also builds for grassroot competitions, riding clubs and pony clubs, considering them just as important as the more prestigious shows.



XC Course Designer: Captain Mark Phillips. Mark has brought his wealth of international experience to Kelsall Hill and has radically changed our layout so that the course is free flowing and educational for both riders and horses.

XC Construction: The courses our now built by DERT who have incidentally also built our cross country schooling field. David Evans and his team build courses throughout the UK and internationally including the Beijing Olympics and we are delighted to use his services to deliver a first class cross country course. David’s main man here is Mike Pope and we’re delighted to see him and colleagues back for our next event.



XC Flowers: Ring Craft. We are proud that Mary started her career fence dressing at Kelsall Hill when we started our events and has continued to provide us with her services ever since. Mary did the fence dressing for the London 2012 Olympic cross country course.



Dressage Steward: Katie Holden.



Show Jumping Steward: Mel Darwell

XC Steward:

Health and Safety: Peter Booth. Peter brings a key eye for detail and a willing attitude which ensures that the event runs as smoothly as possible.

Stabling: We currently have no stabling on site, however stabling can be found locally via the below contacts;

> TEM Property - 01565 656373, email: stay@temproperty.com
www.temproperty.com/tattonstays
TEM Property have a number of self catering properties in the Knutsford
area close to Tatton Park. Ranging from 1 to 5 bedrooms sleeping 2-10
people. All have fully equipped kitchens with washing machine, dish
washer and all the usual you would expect. All bedlinen and towels are
also provided and the majority of beds are zip lock and so can be made
up as doubles or singles! All have large gardens with an outdoor seating
area.

Mere Livery are happy to offer DIY stabling or full for competitors staying in
TEM Properties, please contact 01565 832647/07803 077301 or email
rachelbeck@mac.com or visit their website on
http://www.mereliveryandstables.co.uk/livery-package

>Caroline Topping only 2.5 miles from the event. 07710 082989

>Richard Carruthers 07865 090346

>Di Woolley 07718 248718, B & B available here as well

>Kay Sparkes 01829 458261/ 07879 441479 info@BarleyRise.co.uk
www.BarleyRise.co.uk

>Sue Stratton 07972843415 Local accommodation for both rider and horse

>Stabling 7 minutes from Kelsall. Parking for 7.5 tonne wagon but also two double bedrooms for humans. Turnout and off road hacking available also. Phone Sharon 07720443806.

>Jane Windsor has 2 stables with ample parking and is 15 minutes from the
event. 07721 599036

>Katherine Diggle very close to Kelsall Hill has stables available 07870 573828

>Fran McNicol - 2 stables, small turnout paddock and parking for 7.5 tonne truck. Access to downstairs bathroom, £30 per 1 horse/ 1 person per night. Ring 07831736831.






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