Firle Place Country Show and Horse Trials has been chosen as one of the prestigious venues for the new Science Supplements Area Festivals.
Organised by the team at BEDE Events, Firle Place is the first of these exciting new additions to the calendar, taking place May 15 and 16, and is the most southern of all four venues, held in the South Downs National Park in the village of Firle, Sussex.
The idyllic Firle Estate was used as a primary location in the new film adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved classic Emma which starred Anya Taylor-Joy, Bill Nighy, Johnny Flynn and Miranda Hart.
The Firle Estate sits in the heart of the South Downs National Park and is just 60 miles from the centre of London. It incorporates several villages and farms spread over rolling hills, with Firle a thriving rural community set in one of the most picturesque parts of the United Kingdom.
Said Stuart Buntine of BEDE:
“We are delighted to be hosting the first of the exciting new Science Supplements Area Festivals at Firle.
“They are a fantastic new initiative for the sport in general but especially for grass roots riders wanting to work towards a championship atmosphere in a stunning location.
“We are really hoping to be able to have spectators attending but are like many other events currently waiting for guidance on whether we can go-ahead and allow public admission.”
Area Championships will be held for BE80(T), BE80(T) Open, BE90, BE90 Open, BE100 and BE100 Open levels.
Firle will also include regional final qualifications at BE80(T), BE90 and BE100 with the top percentage of combinations going on to compete at the BE90 and BE 100 Championships held at Badminton and the BE80(T) Championship.
As well as the horse trials, the team is once again hoping to run alongside the Firle Place Country Show providing a fantastic family day out.
From craft stalls to a farmers market, dog show, terrier racing, archery and a wide range of artisan food and drink stalls, the event is one not to be missed in the south of the country.
For further information please visit www.bede-events.co.uk