Looking ahead

On the first May bank holiday weekend Frenchfield (1) is scheduled to provide a superb opportunity for Northern and Scottish BE members to get their season underway.

With Novice, 100, 90 and U18 Novice & U18 90 classes, this fixture will be the first of five events from the Cumbria Horse Trials stable for the 2021 season offering a series of highly accessible grassroots competitions.

Frenchfield has sandy going on permanent pasture across undulating farmland on the edge of Penrith. There is excellent viewing for owners and the bonus of wonderful views across to the Lake District.

There will be limited spaces to conform with BE protocols and so making entries between 6th April and Ballot date on 13th April will be essential.  Small sectioning will once again benefit those keen to win points and prizes and prize money will be awarded along with rosettes to 6th place.

Frenchfield lies just 3 miles from Junction 40, M6 giving easy travel and reach from Cheshire, Yorkshire, Central Scotland, the Borders and Northumberland. 

With flowing terrain and with banks, ditches, spreads, hedges, walls, water and steps there is a considerable variety of obstacles to enjoy. 

John Collier will once again provide a substantial show jumping track and whilst the dressage is secluded and the arenas are relatively flat the collecting area is fairly compact. 

To follow progress creating a set of new cross country fences and to see ground conditions in the run up to the event you can follow the event on www.cumbriahorsetrials.com and on the Facebook and Instagram feeds along with @cumbriaeventing on Twitter.

Thank you to all the volunteers who’ve made the commitment to support the Cumbrian events and the sport. 

Kindly enter in good time and post your progress heading for the event whether in training, fitness or practice sessions in your social media. 

See you in the next post.