Izzy and Hartacker Maintain Lead at Thoresberton
10 October 2020
Jamie Lee Day And Hanleen Didjeridoo

After an exciting day at Thoresberton International, Izzy Taylor and Hartacker maintain the lead they gained in the dressage phase with a fantastic clear cross-country over the Thoresby parkland.

The Camilla Behrens owned eight-year-old made light work of Stuart Buntine’s course to continue their progress in the main CCI3*-L section on a day that generally held fair with a scattering of showers interspersed between brilliant autumnal sunshine.

Northamtonshire’s Piggy March, having a great run at Thoresberton so far, also kept the silver placing from dressage day with Sportsfield Top Notch as did Mark Davidson and the attractive grey, Highlight K when maintaining third position.

Holding the lead in the CCI2*-L is Jamie-Lee Day and the eight-year-old, Hanleen Didjeridoo making their trip from North Somerset a successful one after dressage and cross-country.

Jamie-Lee’s scorching round on the eight-year-old, bay gelding really showed the great flow of Stuart’s cross-country course which made its way round the stunning Thoresby Park.

The lawn provides a wonderful bowl for spectators able to see a host of fences from what quickly became a ‘must visit’ vantage point for support teams.

Overnight leader, Emily King and Imposant were left to fight another day after parting company while time penalties for Sarah Holmes and Harley Brown, in second after the dressage, saw them drop way down the leaderboard with 12.8 time penalties.

Emily Young-Jamieson and Obos Nidge hold second place, on the same score as Jamie-Lee but just further off the optimum time, while Caroline Harris and Cadannus hold an additional 0.8 penalties for third place.

Surrey-based Tom Jackson is in first place in the British Eventing Seven-Year-Old Championship with a smart clear round in the showjumping moving them up to pole position with 26.4 penalties.

Overnight leader, William Fox-Pitt and Under Oath fell by the wayside after five fences hit the ground while Frenchman Gaspard Maksud and Zaragoza II moved up to second place after a great clear round leaves him on his dressage score of 29.3 penalties.

Irish rider Susie Berry and Wellfields Lincoln owned by Anne Marling and Sue Wilkinson are in third with the Luidam gelding also moving up the leaderboard after a fantastic clear in the showjumping ring.

In the British Eventing Six-Year-Old Championship with dressage and showjumping complete, Piggy French and the attractive grey, Cooley Goodwood maintain the lead they claimed after the first phase.

Owned by Susie Wood, the Obos Quality gelding gave the show jumps plenty of room to score a clear round and keep their first place with 24.6 penalties.

Cheshire-based Hayden Hankey and Head’s Up moved to second position thanks to their clear showjumping while Bubby Upton and Cooley As Ice dropped a place after one of the coloured poles fell.

With just one day to go, Thoresberton and the stunning Thoresby Park venue continues to receive huge praise from riders and supporters delighted to have the Nottinghamshire estate join the eventing calendar.

Major Names Head to Cross-Country in the Lead
10 October 2020
Piggy March And Cooley Goodwood

THE third day of Thoresberton International Horse Trials saw major stars of the sport head to the top of the leaderboard across all four sections.

In the BEDE CCI3*-L Izzy Taylor and Hartacker head to cross-country in pole position for owner Camilla Behrens.

The Oxfordshire rider and the eight-year-old, bay gelding by Spartacus showed true class finishing on 25.7 penalties with Piggy March and Sportsfield Top Notch holding runner-up position.

Said Izzy: “It is fantastic to be at Thoresberton in what is a truly brilliant venue with the ground in excellent shape. I am really looking forward to cross-country day and it is great to be on such a picturesque estate with the team doing everything they can to put on the event.”

Emily King and Imposant claimed top spot in the BEDE CCI2*-L after the seven-year-old bay shone bright with a consistent performance throughout.

Owned by the Kerr-Dineen family, the 17hh, gelding by Namelus R put on an attractive test that delighted the Clwyd-rider.

“It is great to be out eventing again and the estate at Thoresby looks in great shape, we are very lucky to be here,” said Emily.

Eventing maestro, William Fox-Pitt and Lady Best’s chestnut, Under Oath enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere of the lawn at Thoresby Hall to head the dressage leaderboard in the British Eventing Seven-Year-Old Championship.

In second place is Tom Jackson with HH Moonwalk, while Wiltshire-based Georgie Strang and the mare, Darcey De La Rose are in bronze position.

Two Cooley horses are out in front in the British Eventing Six-Year-Old Championship with Cooley Goodwood and Piggy March holding first and Bubby Upton with Cooley As Ice in second place.

Another rider to praise the Nottinghamshire-venue, Piggy said: “The Thoresby Estate provides a magnificent backdrop for the event and really has an international flavour. It gives these young horses great experience at a major fixture but the relaxed atmosphere of the lawn was perfect.”

With the grounds team pulling out all the stops to ensure the very best going possible for tomorrow’s cross-country it’s going to be a busy day at Thoresberton International.

Great Start at Thoresberton International Horse Trials
8 October 2020
Sarah Holmes

The weather dried up and competition certainly hotted up on the second day of Thoresberton International Horse Trials.

With dressage in the BEDE Events CCI2*-L and CCI3*-L taking centre stage in the Oakham Veterinary Hospital Arenas competitors vied for the top places in front of ground jury, Anne-Marie Taylor, Adrian Buzzard, Linda Pearce and Agnieszka Mossakowska.

The first phase also got underway in the British Eventing Six-Year-Old Championships with dressage held on the lawn in the magnificent backdrop of Thoresby Hall.

Heading the BEDE Events CCI2*-L at the end of the day is Sarah Holmes, riding the talented Harley Brown for owner Ellen Brown. The attractive skewbald gelding really catching the eyes of the ground jury.

Now 14-year-old, Harley Brown showed balance and rhythm throughout on ground that held together extremely well considering the torrential rain over night and during the early morning.

At the top of the leaderboard in the BEDE Events CCI3*-L section is James Avery, riding Generous DHI, a nine-year-old, bay gelding, owned by Heidi Woodhead.

Said organiser Stuart Buntine: “With the second day of dressage complete we are delighted with how well the ground is holding up and there have been some fantastic performances throughout.

“The competitors and support teams are in great form and we are looking forward to the final day of dressage tomorrow before cross-country and showjumping gets underway on Saturday.

Leading the field in the British Eventing Six-Year-Old Championships is Piggy March, riding the talented Cooley Goodwood, who shone under the spectacular site of Thoresby Hall. In form Piggy is also in third place with Cooley Kan Do with Izzy Taylor and Jaeger Master currently holding second.

The first day of dressage in the British Eventing Seven-Year-Old Championships starts tomorrow with a topclass section ready to gets their Thoresberton International competition underway.

5YO Championships moving to Oasby (2)
8 September 2020
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In a change to the scheduled location, the 2020 British Eventing Five-Year-Old Championship will now take place at Oasby (2) Horse Trials (24-25 October 2020).

The class, run at BE100 level, is part of the British Eventing National Championships which also encompasses championship classes for six- and seven-year-olds. Due to COVID-19 it was announced in August that the 2020 BE Young Horse Championships and Osberton International Horse Trials would move from Osberton House to Thoresby Park for this year only.

As the Five-Year-Old Championship hosts less combinations than the international classes, the organisers, in conjunction with British Eventing, felt it sensible to move the 2020 Five-Year-Old Championship to Oasby (2), who already run classes at BE100 level.

Jude Matthews, BE CEO, commented; “We thank our members and organisers for their understanding of the flexibility that our sport resumption calendar has required. This has allowed us to run a really successful schedule of events this season and ensure as much competition opportunity as possible.

“The Six- and Seven-Year-Old Championship, along with the CCI2*-S and CCI3*-S classes, will remain at Thoresby Park, from 7 to 11 October, and gives organisers, BEDE Events, a great opportunity to run international classes ahead of their inaugural event, The Eventing Spring Carnival, in 2021, after its sad cancellation this year.”

BEDE’s Stuart Buntine commented: “It is sad that we are unable to include the Five-Year-Old Championship at Thoresby Park despite everyone’s best efforts but in this turbulent year the change of venue and other constraints mean it just isn’t possible. We will work hard to ensure the 5YO Championship has an exciting feel at Oasby and look forward to uniting all the Young Horse classes at Osberton in 2021.”

All entries already made into the Five-Year-Old-Championship at Thoresby will be refunded in full.

BEDE Events would like to thank the equestrian community for their support during a difficult year and look forward to welcoming competitors to Thoresby Park and Oasby.

Entries are now open for Osberton International and BE Young Horse Championships at Thoresby Park HERE.

Entries for Oasby (2), including the Five-Year-Old Championship, open on 25 September.

All Systems Go for Osberton International Horse Trials
13 August 2020
Annie Strawson Bpg Distillery

THIS year’s Osberton International Horse Trials may be taking place at Thoresby Park this year but it’s all systems go for a packed timetable of top class competition.

Run by the team at BEDE Events, Osberton International Horse Trials – October 8 to 11 - is highly regarded in the calendar and is home to the British Eventing Young Horse Championships.

This year’s autumn three-day event will see three championship sections for five-year-old horses competing at national level, and six and seven-year-old horses taking on the international stage in order to be crowned the National Champions.

Qualifying and competing at the British Eventing Young Horse Championships is the ultimate accolade for many young event horse owners, breeders and riders. Past stars include famous names NZB Land Vision, World Equestrian Games silver medallist Cool Mountain, Redesigned and Billy Landretti to name a few.

BEDE’s Stuart Buntine said: “The Young Horse Championships have grown significantly over the years, with Olympic horses and riders coming through the ranks at Osberton.”

The timetable for the five, six and seven-year-old championships will see dressage on the Friday, showjumping on the Saturday and cross-country on the Sunday.

Running alongside the championships will be prestigious CCI2* long format and CCI3* long format sections.

Dressage for both the 2 and 3* classes will run on the Thursday and Friday with cross-country on the Saturday and showjumping on the Sunday.

Added Stuart: “The team at BEDE is working hard to put on a fantastic event for competitors and their supporters and to make this year’s ‘new look’ Osberton a fitting way to end the season on a high.

“We have a number of sponsorship opportunities available and would welcome support at various levels to make this October finale and party a real celebration of the sport.”

For further information please visit www.bede-events.co.uk

Osberton moves to Thoresby for 2020
27 July 2020
Hacking Out

BEDE Events are delighted to announce that Osberton International will be running this year. However, due to the ever changing COVID situation, we are moving the event from Osberton to Thoresby, the home of the Eventing Spring Carnival, for one year only. We are extremely grateful to the Estate and team at Thoresby to enable this prestigious event to take place, and to Osberton Estate for their support to ensure the event continues. We are looking forward to returning to Osberton in 2021.

The work to enable this move to take place in a short time frame has been quite significant. There is still much to finalise and we will keep the website updated as we announce timetables and plans for the event over the coming weeks.

Unfortunately we will be unable to host the Bennington Carriages Driving Trials alongside the horse trials, however are committed to running at Osberton in 2021.

Osberton International, incorporating the Caunton Manor Stud British Young Horse Championships, is a key fixture within the sport and is loved by many and BEDE Events are working hard to ensure that in 2020 despite the COVID challenges is an exciting week of sport.

The full press release is below

Osberton Moves To Thoresby For One Year Only

Eco Voltz hits the headlines
22 July 2020
In The News

Electric bikes are growing in popularity, and we were excited to see our great sponsors, Eco Voltz, heading up headlines with their growing display of bikes.

Eco Voltz moved from their Chesterfield base to Thoresby Park in 2020, and we were excited to see them in their new base for the Eventing Spring Carnival. Unfortunately due to COVID 19 we were unable to run the inaugural Eventing Spring Carnival.

Read their latest article below

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Resumption of the Sport at Aske
10 June 2020
Aske

It has been a very long time coming but we are all excited that the resumption of sport appears imminent. Whilst we are still awaiting permission from DMSC, Sport England and British Equestrian we will be working with British Eventing to produce protocols and formats that will allow us to ensure the safety of all those competing and attending. We are very hopeful that BEDE Events will be back in action at Aske Hall on the weekend of the 11th and 12th July.

This will be our first event since Oasby 1 in March! We will be running classes from BE90 to Intermediate with the focus being very much an ‘early season’ run. Courses will be encouraging, run over the shorter end of the scale with the clear aim of getting riders and horses back into their stride.

Once we are back up and running we will be focusing on Osberton international Horse Trials as a real end of season event for all. Traditionally well supported, in 2020 it may be even more a place to celebrate the end of season. We are working closely with local councils to ensure that we can run as successful event as possible and give riders, owners and horses a goal for 2020

Weekly Quiz
26 March 2020
Winning Toilet Roll

To stave off your isolation boredom we are running daily quiz questions with the chance to win prizes delivered straight to your door! Check out this weeks quiz questions and head to our Facebook page to give us your answers!

Monday – Which is the largest land Carnivore in Britain?

Tuesday – Which substance is used for pencil lead?

Wednesday – Which country originated the term “plonk” for wine?

Thursday – Which traffic light follows green?

Friday – What year did Mark Zukerberg invent Facebook?

This weeks winner will receive a topical 4 rolls of Who Gives A Crap loo roll! Who Gives A Crap started when they learnt that 2.3 billion people across the world don't have access to a toilet. That's roughly 40% of the global population and means that around 289,000 children under five die every year from diarrhoeal diseases caused by poor water and sanitation. That's almost 800 children per day, or one child every two minutes.

They thought that was pretty crap. So in July 2012, Simon, Jehan and Danny launched Who Gives A Crap with a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo. Simon sat on a toilet in our draughty warehouse and refused to move until we had raised enough pre-orders to start production. 50 hours and one cold bottom later, we'd raised over $50,000!

TheraPlate Rehab Point coming to The Eventing Spring Carnival
12 February 2020
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THERAPLATE LTD & BEDE EVENTS LIMITED FORM EQUINE WELFARE PARTNERSHIP 2020

TheraPlate Ltd are the exclusive UK, Ireland, European and Middle Eastern distributors of the globally renowned therapy platform, TheraPlate. Tried, tested and trusted in the United States for over 30 years, the mobile TheraPlate uses totally unique, patented Vortex Wave Circulation technology, with zero vibration. VWC supports circulation to areas of the body not usually reached when immobile. Although originally designed for horses, the range of TheraPlate units has been developed to support humans and smaller animals alike, all benefitting from the same VWC technology. TheraPlate is used daily for rehabilitation, recovery and to support optimum performance. TheraPlate is relied upon by vets, olympians and rehab specialists around the globe. The advanced mobile therapy platform has quickly become a vital piece of therapy equipment for any professional or amateur yard alike.

We are delighted to announce a new equine welfare partnership between TheraPlate Ltd and BEDE Events Limited. The TheraPlate is easy to use, proven effective, portable and very affordable. Introducing horses to the TheraPlate is so simple. The TheraPlate is a totally unique therapy platform which uses advanced, patented technology called Vortex Wave Circulation Therapy. The TheraPlate is constructed with aircraft grade aluminum, making it lightweight and sturdy. TheraPlate is the common denominator for promoting and maintaining soundness.

We are extremely excited to give you a first hand experience of the TheraPlate during the Eventing Spring Carnival at Thoresby in March & also at Osberton International Horse Trails in October 2020, where the TheraPlate rehab point will be set up so riders and horses can treat, warm up and cool down their horses, taking advantage of full TheraPlate protocols for FREE.

The rehab point will also allow yourself to see and feel the benefits of TheraPlate during competition, giving you and your horses the best possible chance of success, while joining TheraPlate in spearheading the quest for ultimate equine wellbeing.

Dominic Fox Director of Theraplate Ltd said: “We are delighted to announce our new equine welfare partnership with BEDE Events Limited. The TheraPlate is a highly innovative therapy platform with totally unique technology, used all around the globe by vets, racehorse trainers, olympians, and more. We are so excited to be partnered with BEDE Events Limited, as well as supporting optimum performance and recovery of all their horses.”

For more information contact TheraPlate Ltd directly on 0800 955 2016 or email hello@theraplateuk.com

Opportunity to sponsor the Brand New Water Jump at The Eventing Spring Carnival
5 February 2020
Water Jump

The water jump at Thoresby offers you the chance to engage with our audience of over 10,000 visitors and entertain staff and clients overlooking the water complex. Horses in the international classes will pass through the water twice, bringing the fast and exciting action within metres of you and your guests. With three days of action you have the chance to maximise your profile and impact across the event.

The Eventing Spring Carnival will attract many of the equestrian elite as they qualify for this year’s Olympic Games.

Thoresby will play host to this exciting event for the first time in 2020, following the relocation from Belton Park in Lincolnshire. Attracting over 10,000 visitors across the three days and over 80 trade outlets, a day at the Eventing Spring Carnival has entertainment and action for all.

For more information click HERE

Belton International Horse Trials
30 April 2019
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We are devastated at the loss of Belton International Horse Trials. Belton has been a key fixture for many riders in the lead up to Badminton and hosts one of the best 4* international classes in the country. BEDE Events have run the event for the past 15 years and seen the event grow to become the major Spring event.

This decision was announced to us yesterday and came as a shock to the whole team. We were unaware that the future of the horse trials was in jeopardy.

Belton Horse Trials has run at Belton Park for 40 years, it was set up by Lord Brownlow prior to the National Trust taking over the ownership of the park. 2020 would have marked our 40th anniversary and we had already started plans to mark this milestone.

We are presently looking for a new venue to host this prestigious event.

Belting Belton - Day 2 Round Up
2 April 2019
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It was another glorious day of sunshine, arena attractions, live music, shopping and sport.

The Street Food stalls were packed and the gin dens full, as festival goers enjoyed the music and the great weather, lounging on bean bags and bales.

Children lined up in the Nottingham Trent University arena to have birds of prey skim just above their heads. Feeding the lambs was as popular as ever and a local Grantham school played Light My Fire to an appreciative audience. Families brought their dogs (large and small) and Leicester Animal Aid ran some fun novelty dog classes. We noticed a lot of sleepy dogs in the afternoon!

Wimpy Eventer, Vic Brant sporting a unicorn headband, provided a great insight into the power of social media with the help of influencer and young rider Gracie Tyte.

The huge crowd at Belton today made the most of the shopping, food and drink, amazing sporting action and many attractions. No wonder the sun was smiling!

A big highlight was the return of legends Jonty Evans and Art, riding around the main arena to the delight of a hugely emotional crowd. Their intention, unknown to everyone, was to jump. And jump they did! Because, as Jonty said later to presenter Chris Otty, he trusts Art implicitly. Jonty and Art were supported by the Irish Eventing Team, their

guard of honour today, Padraig McCarthy and Austin O’Connor.

Jonty also gave a live Q&A interview with Chris and the audience about how overwhelmed he has been by the support he has received, not just from the eventing community, but from people he has never met. He said the messages from those who don't know him kept him going in dark times. “What people have done for me is off the scale! My mum was told

twice by doctors that I wouldn’t pull through.”

What was clear to everyone listening was his absolute love for Art and Chris confirmed their extraordinary symbiotic relationship. Art and Jonty really do work as one. Incidentally, Art was only one of three horses to jump triple clear at Rio and yes, Jonty claims it was Art who brought him in ninth at the Olympics. It was a deeply moving, honest and heartfelt

interview.