Top Riders Head For Somerford Park International

This years Somerford Park International Horse Trials promises to be even bigger and better than previous years attracting many top international riders from around the world

Somerford’s courses are designed and built by David Evans & the DERT team and will be following the same route as previos years with minimum changes to all courses. The CIC2* track will be up to height and bold. The flowing Cross Country courses run over permanent undulating grassland around the old Somerford Park Estate, and are designed in traditional style to encourage bold riding, including two water complexes with man-made take-offs and landings; every effort is made to ensure good going with all courses dressed to create a championship feel.

CLICK HERE to view a course walk preview.

Dressage & SJ are located on level ground within the permanent 80-acre showground. CIC1*/2* Dressage will be on a surfaced arena to ensure good going for all and both the Showjumping and warm-up will be on the Andrews Bowen surface. 

Over the 3 days August (21-23rd) the event will be offering LIVE SCORING, this will provide real-time scores to on-site electronic scoreboards and via the web for anyone at the event or unable to attend on the day (e.g. Owners, parents, partners or staff back at the yard).

As well as LIVE STREAMING of the cross country course, on a large screen situated in the trade stand area next to the main show jumping arena.

New for this year also Somerford Park will be offering corporate entertainment packages within the sponsor’s marquee. The marquee will be open everyday offering hot & cold food and drink and will provide relaxed surroundings with a small garden area from which you can watch the show jumping unfold in the Main Arena and the start of the cross country action below in the natural amphitheater. The marquee stands on the edge of the River Dane valley providing a stunning backdrop to entertain guests and watch top horses and riders perform.

Somerford’s reputation for offering a fantastic array of unique trade stands continues to grow this year with more space than ever being opened up to
host them. Attracting a huge collection of many well-known brands and including everything from homemade jams to saddles and much more in between.

For further information contact : Mr and Mrs S King Phone: 01260 299888.


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