Belton Horse Trials incorporating the Lycetts Grantham Cup

29th - 31st March 2019


Bede Events Ltd

Entries Secretary

Bede Events Ltd
Phone: 01949 829061
Mobile: 07464 803781 (on the day only)

Event Secretary

Bede Events Ltd
Phone: 01949 829 061


See the 2018 rule updates here.

Entries Secretary

Bede Events Ltd
Phone: 01949 829061
Mobile: 07464803781 (from April 9th)

Event Secretary

Phone: 01949 829061


CIC***, CIC**, Advanced, Advanced U25, Open Intermediate, Open Intermediate U21, Intermediate, Open Novice U18 (Q), Novice

FEI Schedule

*Competitors in International Classes Only - please note in addition to your entry fee at the time of entry you will be charged an extra fee. This is charged by the FEI for the Worldwide Equine & Human Anti-Doping Program. This fee will be refunded in full if your entry is withdrawn.
View the updated FEI schedule here.

Entries Open Date

23rd February 2018

Late Entry Surcharge Date


Ballot Date

14th March 2018 at 12pm
Please read the FEI Classes Ballot Statement here before you enter.
See the BE Classes Ballot Statement 2018 here

Withdrawals & Queries

Withdrawals by April 9th in writing to

  • Owners/Riders with horses running at Belton will gain entry with their BE Membership Card. Please present the QR code at the gate, this will allow all occupants of the vehicle into the event.
  • Non-BE registered Owners and Riders should contact to arrange passes.
  • Please note that Horsebox passes are not required at Belton
  • Each rider will be entitled to up to 2 additional free passes and further passes at discounted rates. These will be available by emailing by Wednesday 11th April. These will only be issued to riders competing at Belton. Refunds for grooms and other connections will not be given as these free tickets are available in advance.
Event Location

Lorries and Trailers, please use postcode NG32 2LS
Cars, please use postcode NG31 9SQ

Hotels and B&B’s

There are many hotels and B&B’s in the surrounding area. We recommend -
- The Ramada Grantham
- Honington Grange
- Thorns Farm Leisure


Local Stabling information is here.

Course Information

Course Designers for Belton 2018 are Captain Mark Phillips & Stuart Buntine (Cross Country) and Beau Woods (Show Jumping)


Show Jumping warm-up policy – The stewards will stick to the timetabled slots as much as possible but please ALWAYS check with them before warming up (and preferably before coming down to the ring). They will always endeavour to get ahead of schedule if at all possible. Where there are gaps (withdrawals or just plain gaps in the timings) then it may be possible for riders to slot in a certain extent, but not out of section. This system has been implemented to ensure sections run according to times.

Unaffiliated Dressage

Bede Winter Series Unaffiliated Dressage 2018
Sunday 15th April

Classes have been updated for 2018! Please see below for more information:

Class 1 - Prelim 13 (2006) - £17.50 per entry (warm-up class open)

Class 2 - Novice 24 (2010) - £17.50 per entry (warm-up class open)

Class 3 - Test: Prelim 18 (2002) Championship - £17.50 per entry (pre-qualified entries only)

Class 4 - Test: Novice 28 (2008) Championship - £17.50 per entry (pre-qualified entries only)


Please Note

Entries for all classes may be limited, and will be accepted on a first come first served basis. Classes 1 & 2 are open to all horses and riders at that respective level. In the event of large entries, priority will be given to those who have qualified for the Championships. Classes 3 & 4 are classes for horses and riders who have qualified through the Winter Series at Brackenhurst 2017/2018. There will be prize money awarded for Classes 3 & 4 and prizes in kind for Classes 1 & 2. Classes 3 & 4 will have prize giving in the Main Arena, and receipt of prizes is dependent on attendance at prize giving.

Entries close Wednesday 11th April 2018

Please Note

Horseboxes and cars enter Belton via separate entrances (see location page). Horseboxes do not require passes. Cars will not be permitted into the Horsebox Park, and must enter by the car entrance which is chargeable (discounts are available online).


This competition will run in accordance with British Eventing and British Dressage rules. All competitors must wear hats to current PAS 015, EN1384 or ASTM F1163 with either a Kite Mark or SEI at all times when mounted. Correct dress is required for all classes.

The Brown & Co Inter-Hunt Relay

Saturday 14th April

We are pleased to announce new sponsorship of the hunt relay from Brown & Co. The hunt relay competition rules are broadly as follows:

  • Each team to comprise of three members
  • All horses, runners and riders to have hunted regularly during 2017/18 season
  • Full hunting attire to be worn
  • The winning team will be the team completing in shortest time
  • 20 seconds will be added to the completed time for each knock down or foot (human!) in the water
  • Jumps will be approximately 1m

Teams will be required to proceed through start flags (time will be taken as the first horse crosses the line).

The first obstacle will be a gate; once open, the first team member can proceed around the course. The gate must be closed as the first team member passes back through it after their round before the second team member starts, and so on through the team.

The first team member will then hand his whip to the second team member, who will complete the course, and hand the whip to the third member.

Once the third member completes the course the team must go back through the gate, close it securely and cross the finish line. (Time will be taken when the last horse crosses the line).

The course will include some or all of the following: solid and knock down rails, hedges, footbridge.

No human or horse may enter the dressage arena for any reason!

The chase fence must be jumped the correct way. All other jumps can be jumped either way. Any foot packs must negotiate the wire fence, instead of the chase fence, without putting any part of the body on the wooden rails at the bottom.

At the ditch, foot packs must negotiate the stepping stones rather than the planks.

Judge’s decision is final. No protest will be heard until a non-refundable cash sum of £500 is lodged with the Event Director (if you can catch him!!).

Nags Essential Gate Jumping Competition

Sunday 15th April 2018

After the fabulous success of the nail-biting 2017 competition, Belton International Horse Trials is once again hosting its fabulous Gate Jumping!

The competition is open to people who regularly hunt. They must be dressed in full hunting kit and a crash hat is compulsory. You may only enter if you (the rider) are NOT already competing at Belton horse trials on Sunday.

The aim of the competition is to jump the gate without knocking it down. If it falls you may buy yourself a life (up to 3 at the discretion of the commentator) by removing one item of clothing. Crash hats may not be removed. The winner will be the person to jump the highest gate with the most clothes on!!

The gate will start at approximately 3ft (90cm) and will rise 1 hole each round.

Do you think you have what it takes to win? Entries close Tuesday 10th April