Plans are well underway for this year’s Osberton International Horse Trials set to attract the country’s leading event riders to this autumn fixture.
The event runs from September 29 to October 2 and incorporates the prestigious British Eventing Young Horse Championship.
This year’s cross-country course follows an exciting new route across the Osberton Estate over new turf and parkland to bring a whole new feel to the track.
A new water complex also adds to the occasion with Stuart Buntine designing and building a major new feature and attraction for both competitors and spectators.
Said Stuart: “We have taken a lot of time and effort when looking into the new route for the cross-country course and also in designing the new water complex which is an exciting new addition for 2022.
“We have also reversed the direction of the course for this year which again gives a totally new feel to the cross-country and a new dimension to the event.”
As well as staging top class evening action, Osberton International is also the home to the Bennington Carriages National Driving Trials with drivers set to negotiate a host of new obstacles on the marathon section.
The British Eventing Young Horse Championship includes the 4 YO Showcase, 5, 6 & 7 YO national championships all in action Thursday to Saturday.
The Four-year-old Showcase will be held as the feature class on the Thursday and includes a new dressage test, with the showjumping and cross-country all in one arena incorporating a water jump, bank and ditch while the Five-year-old takes place at CCI1* level.
With the aim of bringing the championships format together the dressage for the Five, Six and Seven-year-olds will run on the Thursday, with cross-country taking place on Friday, rounding off with the show jumping for all three age groups building to a fitting reverse order climax on the Saturday.
The cross-country for the Young Horse Championships will run on the very best ground with the course looking in pristine condition and allowing the country’s leading contenders to gallop across the fantastic Osberton parkland.
It’s all set for the fun and action from the Pony Club Mounted Games – always worth a watch – catch the action on the Sunday it’s bound to be a big hit.
As well as the very best eventing action Osberton comes alive at night with a host of entertainment planned by long-time supporter and sponsor British Polo Gin who will be hosting themed nights in a fantastic party atmosphere each evening to bring each day to a close.
To book your forward parking, membership, picnic parking or camping visit www.bede-events.co.uk