Next up for Cumbria Horse Trials is the AW Jenkinson Forest Products sponsored Dalston Green Horse Trials on 10/11 Sept including the new trial BE105 class and a Mitsubishi Motors Cup (2017) BE90 regional final. Entries are flying in fast (with some 80 taken yesterday alone) and with the regional final almost filled to capacity competitors are encouraged to enter immediately and certainly before Ballot date tomorrow.
Out of the 500 plus expected entries some 200 entries have already been received from competitors that have not competed at Dalston Green this year and therefore anyone keen to return to enjoy the gentle parkland terrain and compact and competitor and owner friendly layout are also advised enter on line a.s.a.p. (www.bdwp.co.uk/dg2) and so to avoid Late entry fees which apply from next Tuesday, 23rd August.
Heading into this event and leading the Robinson Udale supported Cumbria Riders Challenge Trophy is Natalie Ireland (pictured) from Kendal riding her experienced horse Cherokee Brave with 25 points (who are already entered for Dalton Green 2) with Clare Chappelhow and Crackenthorpe Wanikiy close behind with 19 points – so it is all still to play for with Eden Valley (2) coming shortly after Dalston on 1/2 October.
Leading contenders for other highly sought after Cumbria Horse Trials Awards include 12 year old Freya Gaitskell from Brough by Sands near Carlisle and 15 year old Harry Sutcliffe from Ulverston, both with 7 points in the Lakes Free Range Company’s ‘Laid With Love’ Junior Rider Challenge for 12-18yr riders. And, for the Cumberland Building Society sponsored Young Rider Challenge for 19-21 yrs riders is Ashleigh Hale from South Cumbria with 12 points.
With a newly completed water fence (pictures coming soon) and a change to the start and finish area Dalston Green is a growing event.
Good luck to all competitors heading to Cumwhinton this weekend.