All Systems Go For Aske Horse Trials
19 May 2022
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ONE of Yorkshire’s premier horse trials, Aske - July 9 and 10 - provides a fantastic venue and excellent ground for competitors in the north.

Plans are well underway to step the 2022 show case up a level with organiser’s BEDE Events pulling out all the stops to ensure a good run for riders heading into the second half of the season and the busy autumn fixtures.

This well-established event runs over undulating park land on the Aske Hall Estate with the Georgian country house near Richmond in the background.

Thanks to support from the Earl and Countess Ronaldshay the event is held in picturesque surrounds and always proves popular with competitors across the levels.

Sections include BE80, BE90, BE100, BE100 Open, Novice, Open Novice, Intermediate and Open Intermediate.

Said organiser Stuart Buntine: “Aske is a great Yorkshire venue that always has good ground even when the south is struggling and it is well worth competitors making the trip.

“This year we have a new BE80 course and the very exciting Sue Carson Saddles Challenge running.

“Taking place at BE80, 90 and 100 levels, riders will earn points at Skipton 1 on July 2 and 3, Aske on July 9 and 10, and Skipton 2 on August 6 and 7 for placings, completions and double clears.

“The challenge is aimed at encouraging grass roots riders to compete at the three events and to really gain momentum throughout the summer season.

“Supported by Sue Carson Saddles the series winners will receive a host of prizes including Sue Carson Saddles branded rugs, cash prizes to the top four in each section across the series and rosettes.”

New Cross Country Course Set to Establish Catton Park Back on Eventing Calendar
9 May 2022
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The iconic setting of Catton Park is just one of many reasons riders are heading back to this premier Midlands event.

Held on the Derbyshire and Staffordshire borders, this year’s event takes place on June 18 and 19 after a three year break.

This historic estate has held a horse trials over the 250 acre parkland since 1993 but with owners Robin and Katie Neilson retiring, this year’s horse trials will be managed by the team at BEDE Events, working alongside the Neilson’s son, Oliver.

Said Stuart Buntine of BEDE Events: “We are really determined to re-establish Catton Park back on the eventing calendar. It is a truly fantastic venue and are hoping competitors will support the re-working of the event and come along and compete.

“The new cross-country course has been re-routed to take out the woodland tracks with more of the course on the superb parkland turf.

“We have designed and built a new water complex and the event sits really well in the calendar as a great way to kick-start the second half of the season.

“Catton Park ran successfully for more than 20 years and is so central for many competitors and my wife, Anna and I were so delighted when the Neilson’s asked us to take it on.

“The horse trial’s is one of just two in Derbyshire and we have a good range of sections for competitors across the board and want the first event back to be a fantastic one with bumper entries.”

Sections running include BE100, 100 Open, Five-year-old, Novice, Open Novice, Open Novice Under 18, Intermediate and Open Intermediate.

Catton is a glorious private Estate ideally situated in the centre of England and perfectly laid out for events. The 250 acres of surrounding parkland have been in the hands of the same family since 1405 and the present Hall, built in the 1740s, is the home of the Neilson family and currently run by Oliver and Lindsay Neilson.

The present house, originally designed by James Gibbs and built by Smith of Warwick for Christopher Horton stands on the banks of the River Trent. .

Sun Shines on The Eventing Spring Carnival
11 April 2022
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WITH the who’s who of the eventing world in action at the inaugural The Eventing Spring Carnival on the magnificent Thoresby Estate, in Nottinghamshire, there was topclass action over the three days.

Warner Hotels day dawned on Friday with three novice sections, the CCI-2*S and the Intermediate all coming to a fitting finale.

Novice Sections went to Saffron Creswell on Vivendi Hero, Gemma Tattersall and Chilli King, and Heidi Cloy with Clonshire on Trend after superb performances over the picturesque parkland.

The stunning grey, De Pleasure and Eliza Stoddart continued their winning ways when heading the CCI-2*S much to the delight of all connections.

A brilliant effort in the dressage saw Ricky Hilton and Bank C IV take the honours in Intermediate Section E over Emily Walker and Piggy March who started their Eventing Spring Carnival campaign with great results.

Competitors praised Stuart Buntine’s courses and also the superb old turf of the Thoresby Estate.

The new walled garden dressage arenas proved a huge hit while the main international show jumping arena had horses jumping on their best form thanks to superb going.

Investec Saturday arrived to bright sunshine with competitors and spectators set for a busy day across Open Intermediate, Open Intermediate Under 21 and CCI-3*S sections.

Gemma Tattersall’s fantastic form continued with a vengeance, the busy rider triumphing in two Open Intermediate sections with Flash Cooley and Johan-Some.

It was the turn of Anya Strilkawski and K in the Under 21 section just holding off Ellie Fredericks and Pure Trendsetter.

Felicity Collins and Go Fly were also on great form when securing Open Intermediate Section I.

The 10-year-old Hollywood Dancer and Dani Evans fought off a two-pronged challenge from Oliver Townend when heading the Investec CCI-3*S for owner Ann Butler.

Bristol-based Dani said: “I knew she had a good win in her and she was on great form today.

“The plan is to get a 3* long run with her before moving up to a 4* short. Thoresby is an amazing venue and we are very fortunate to be here.

“The event is so well presented and as riders we couldn’t ask for a more superb event.”

Lycetts Sunday saw competitors all set for the Lycetts Grantham Cup CCI-4*S and two Lycetts Advanced sections with major spoils to compete for.

In Advanced Under 25 Section it was Heidi Coy and Halenza who just pipped a busy Bubby Upton by the narrowest of margins.

Bubby had great runs on the chestnut Billy Liffy and Magic Roundabout IV to take home second and third spots.

Said Heidi: “What a fantastic event and a great venue for her first big win. I really enjoyed the cross-country there were enough challenges and the ground was excellent.”

Advanced Section K provided a good win for Arthur Duffort and Toronto DAurois over Sarah Bullimore and Tina Cook who were both on great form with Corquet and Billy The Red.

Said Arthur: “We are on the wait list for Badminton and our win has set us up well for the season. It is a beautiful event and a great addition to the calendar.”

The final section of the event was the Lycetts supported CCI-4*S which went to Piggy March and Brookfield Innocent who made the cross-country look easy throughout.

In form Bubby Upton and Cola III took the runner up spot from Laura Collette and London 52 another to look in superlative form.

Said Piggy: “I really enjoyed the run, we are entered at Burham but he has had a great run today so we will see how things go before Badminton. He is a naturally fast horse and it was great to let him run on the superb going.”

After a fantastic three says Bubby was again in the winner’s enclosure when finishing joint leader in the Animalintex Leading Rider Award with Gemma Tattersall to round off a truly fantastic new addition to the eventing calendar.

Firle Place Secures Support from New Sponsor
8 April 2022
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Firle Place Country Show and Horse Trials has secured a new supporting sponsor in leading horse feed manufacturer Dodson & Horrell.

Well known for their well-established performance feed range, Dodson & Horrell are keen supporters of the eventing world, with brand ambassadors including Olympic Gold medallists Tom McEwen and Laura Collett plus Badminton winner Piggy March to name a few.

Organised by the team at BEDE Events, Firle Place takes place on May 14 and 15, and is also the most southern venue and the first British Eventing Area Festival in the calendar.

Said Stuart Buntine of BEDE: “We are delighted to have secured backing from Dodson & Horrell with the team supporting a number of BEDE run events for many years.

“This new sponsorship is very much appreciated and we look forward to making the most of the opportunity for the brand in such a superb setting.”

Dodson & Horrell Managing Director, Sam Horrell commented: “We are proud to further our support for BEDE and cement our involvement in Firle’s longstanding history as a hugely popular and competitive event. We are looking forward to providing additional nutritional support to our customers and stockists in the South of the country and are excited about attending this wonderful event in May.

Added Stuart: “The British Eventing Area Festivals are a fantastic initiative for the sport in general but especially for grass roots riders wanting to work towards a championship atmosphere in a stunning location.”

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 at Bramham.

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.

From craft stalls to dog shows and dog agility, terrier racing, gun dog displays and a wide range of artisan food and drink stalls, the event is one not to be missed in the south of the country.

If you are a classic car fan, Brighton SexMogs will be in attendance with their Classic Morgan Cars.

A fantastic funfair will include bungy trampolines, a small children’s carousel, mini bumper cars and an inflatable slide if you’re looking for some good old fashioned fun.

While the hugely popular Dog and Duck display run by the legendary Chris Jupp with his sheepdog and ducks will also be on hand to entertain the crowds.

New Sue Carson Saddles North Yorkshire Challenge
8 April 2022
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An exciting new eventing initiative - The Sue Carson Saddles North Yorkshire Challenge - will run across three events this season, with plans to build it in future years.

Taking place at BE80, 90 and 100 levels, riders will earn points at Skipton 1 on July 2 and 3, Aske on July 9 and 19, and Skipton 2 on August 6 and 7 for placings, completions and double clears.

The challenge is aimed at encouraging grass roots riders to compete at the three events and to really gain momentum throughout the summer season.

Supported by Sue Carson Saddles the series winners will receive a host of prizes including Sue Carson Saddles branded rugs, cash prizes to the top four in each section across the series and rosettes.

Said Sue: “We really want the series to grow in the future and for riders to be able to look forward to a prestigious mounted prize-giving they will really remember.

“Our plans include interviewing competitors in the arena and making it a special occasion riders are proud to be a part of as they canter round the ring and celebrate their achievements.”

Said Tim Bennett joint organiser of Skipton Horse Trials: “Sue Carson Saddles have been a long term supporter of our event and we are delighted to continue with this new and really exciting addition to the three events.”

Points will be awarded with the Top 10 receiving points with 1st allocated 20 down to 10th receiving 11 points.

All completions outside the top 10 will also earn five points, while double clears get an extra points 10 points.

Said Stuart Buntine of BEDE Events, organiser of Aske: “We really hope this three event challenge will encourage grass roots rider to enter and get behind the series

“All those competitors finishing with a double clear are really in the running for some fantastic prizes.”

The awards will be presented at Skipton 2 with the winner of each section receiving £200, second place taking home £150, third finisher £100 and finally fourth £50.

The Eventing Spring Carnival Replaces Popular Belton Park Horse Trials and Provides a Great Family Day Out
18 March 2022
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WHAT better way to spend a family day out in the fresh air than a visit to The Eventing Spring Carnival at Thoresby Park in Nottinghamshire.

This exciting new event takes place April 1 to 3 and is set to bring together the country’s leading event riders competing for the major spoils over the three days.

The Eventing Spring Carnival has attracted the crème de la crème of the eventing world and replaces the hugely popular Belton Park Horse Trials that was always such a popular spring fixture.

Said organiser Stuart Buntine of BEDE Events: “We are delighted that momentum is now gathering at a pace for The Eventing Spring Carnival and would encourage all those who used to come along to Belton to enjoy a day at Thoresby Park.

“The estate is a fantastic setting and as well as top class eventing action there is something for all members of the family to enjoy.”

Riders entered include the 2021 gold medal winning Olympic team members Oliver Townend, Laura Collett and Tom McEwen and their star rides, Ballaghmor Class, London 52 and Toledo De Kerser.

And if that’s not enough the gold medal winning team, and individual gold, silver and bronze medallists from last year’s Europeans will also be in action with Nicola Wilson, Piggy March, Sarah Bullimore and Ros Canter all set to compete at this exciting new venue.

Sections include international 2*S and Novice on Warner Hotels Friday; international 3*, Intermediate and Open Intermediate on Invested Saturday and Lycetts Grantham Cup (International 4*) and Advanced on Lycetts Sunday. Also running throughout the event is the Animalintex Leading Rider Award which rider will take the prize at grand finale?

As well as catching all the action from the dressage, Showjumping and cross-country, the team at organisers BEDE Events has also ensured there is plenty of fun for all the family, even the non-horsey ones!

If you prefer steam powered to horse powered why not have a go on the Miniature Railway, regular visitors to Thoresby will have seen how popular this is and also how much fun.

Re-live your youth with a go on the vintage fairground attractions with stalls including hook a duck, a vintage shooter, chair-o-planes, mini roundabouts, and of course the steam gallopers - maybe a few of the leading riders will be saddling up to have a go!

The team from the Tournament Ground Activity Centre will be in action providing expert advice on axe and knife throwing and Archery.

If it’s the cut and thrust of polo that gets you going, look out for the games and demonstrations from Thoresby Polo Club on the Sunday after the show jumping.

At the other end of the scale, visitors will also be able to watch Shire Horse plaiting and turnout demonstrations and see the expert art of farriery in action.

Craft demonstrations, a classic car rally hosted by Grantham Classic Car Club and music from the Moonshiners on Saturday and Sunday, and Heather Flint acoustic guitarist on the Sunday offers plenty of choice and variety for all the family.

And if you are taking your canine friend along get involved in the dog show or dog agility with Support Dogs.

The Eventing Spring Carnival Hosts New Match Play Concept
4 March 2022
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A NEW innovative Match Play competition will take centre stage at this year’s The Eventing Spring Carnival - April 1 to 3 at Thoresby Park in Nottinghamshire.

This is a new team competition concept - The Lycetts Eventing Match Play - running across the Lycetts Grantham Cup 4* competition on the Sunday.

Two teams made up of Great Britain and the Rest of the World will compete for the honours with teams selected by Chris Bartle (GBR) and Sam Griffiths (RoWorld).

Competitors will ride head to head with their respective counterpart in the three phases adding excitement across the whole competition with both teams set to win prize money sponsored by Lycetts Insurance Brokers.

Said Stuart Buntine of organisers BEDE Events: “The countdown is really starting to build around the The Eventing Spring Carnival and The Lycetts Eventing Match Play is set to add to the drama as the Grantham Cup 4* comes to a close.

Each team will comprise of four riders with each corresponding team member competing against each other in all disciplines.

The team members will be drawn across the class, with first team members near the beginning, second team member running a quarter way through class, followed by third team members and finally fourth team player near the end.

Points will be awarded after each discipline based on win, tie or lose with the winning score earning three points, equal scores receiving two points, and the losing score getting one point.

In the show jumping and cross-country sections clear inside the time is an equal score and at the end of the class the team with the most points wins.

Look out for the team draw which will take place on the evening prior to the dressage with the rider order submitted immediately following the team draw.

All Systems Go For Oasby Horse Trials
21 February 2022
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Many of the country’s leading event riders are set to converge on Oasby (1) Horse Trials - March 10 to 13 - with Horse & Country live streaming the cross-country on Friday, March 11.

Major stars making their way to the Lincolnshire venue, organised by the team at BEDE Events, include Oliver Townend, Piggy March, Tom McEwen, Ros Canter, Laura Collett, Nicola Wilson, Sarah Bullimore and Izzy Taylor to name just a few.

The line-up is second to none with many riders bringing their top horses to take part in the Open Intermediate section and get their season underway.

Held over flat ground with just one valley, the cross country course will be designed to give horses and riders a confidence building first event of the season.

Stuart Buntine’s cross-country course is designed to give riders and horses a good “pipe opener” as they start their competition campaign.

Said Stuart: “Oasby is a fantastic event for riders to get their season underway and we are looking forward to catching up with the many competitors who are great supporters of the events we run.

“Oasby provides a fantastic first event for many competitors as they get their competitive year started and we are all looking forward to a brilliant event and fantastic sport.

“We are delighted to have live streaming on the Friday at Oasby (1). It will be a real feast for eventing fans to be able to see so many of the country’s major stars in action throughout the day and showcase what a magical sport eventing is to a worldwide audience.”

Throughout Oasby (1) sections running include BE90, BE90Ou18, BE100, BE100 Open, BE100Ou18, Novice, Open Novice, Pony Trial, Intermediate, Open Intermediate and OIu21.

Firle Place – A Magical Event
11 February 2022
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Firle Place Country Show and Horse Trials is a magical event with a host of activities from equestrian sports to craft displays and countryside activities.

Organised by the team at BEDE Events, Firle Place takes place on May 14 and 15, and is also the most southern venue and the first British Eventing Area Festival in the calendar.

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.

From craft stalls to dog shows and dog agility, terrier racing, gun dog displays and a wide range of artisan food and drink stalls, the event is one not to be missed in the south of the country.

If you are a classic car fan, Brighton SexMogs will be in attendance with their Classic Morgan Cars.

A fantastic funfair will include bungy trampolines, a small children’s carousel, mini bumper cars and an inflatable slide if you’re looking for some good old fashioned fun.

While the hugely popular Dog and Duck display run by the legendary Chris Jupp with his sheepdog and ducks will also be on hand to entertain the crowds.

Said Stuart Buntine of BEDE: “We are very much looking forward to the event and it is great to have all the additional activity running this year alongside the horse trials.

“The British Eventing Area Festivals are a fantastic initiative for the sport in general but especially for grass roots riders wanting to work towards a championship atmosphere in a stunning location.

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.

A Great Family Day Out at The Eventing Spring Carnival
28 January 2022
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WHAT better way to spend a family day out in the fresh air than a visit to The Eventing Spring Carnival at Thoresby Park in Nottinghamshire.

The event takes place April 1 to 3 and is set to attract the country’s leading event riders competing for the major spoils over the three days.

Sections include international 2*S and Novice on Warner Hotels Friday; international 3*, Intermediate and Open Intermediate on the Saturday and Lycetts Grantham Cup (International 4*) and Advanced on the Sunday. Also running throughout the event is the Animalintex Leading Rider Award who will take the prize at grand finale.

As well as catching all the action from the dressage, Showjumping and cross-country, the team at organisers BEDE Events has also ensured there is plenty of fun for all the family, even the non-horsey ones!

If you prefer steam powered to horse powered why not have a go on the Miniature Railway, regular visitors to Thoresby will have seen how popular this is and also how much fun.

Re-live your youth with a go on the vintage fairground attractions with stalls including hook a duck, coconut shy and a vintage shooter, chair-o-planes, mini roundabouts, and of course the steam gallopers - maybe a few of the leading riders will be saddling up to have a go!

The team from the Tournament Ground Activity Centre will be in action providing expert advice on axe and knife throwing and Archery.

If it’s the cut and thrust of polo that gets you going, look out for the games and demonstrations from Thoresby Polo Club on the Sunday after the show jumping.

At the other end of the scale, visitors will also be able to watch Shire Horse plaiting and turnout demonstrations and see the expert art of farriery in action.

Craft demonstrations, a classic car rally hosted by Grantham Classic Car Club and music from the Moonshiners on Saturday and Sunday, and Heather Flint acoustic guitarist on the Sunday offers plenty of choice and variety for all the family.

And if you are taking your canine friend along get involved in the dog show or dog agility with Support Dogs.

Ticket Offers

With the New Year well and truly here it’s all systems go for The Eventing Spring Carnival, April 1 to 3 at Thoresby Park. We have some fantastic ticket, camping and membership offers running throughout January and February.

Friday tickets are £7, Saturday and Sunday tickets £28.50 for two or £17 single. Camping is £40 plus £15 per person for the event.

If you really want to enjoy the event in luxury why not treat yourself to membership, £25 for Friday, £35 for Saturday or Sunday, and £70 for season membership, all three days.

Visit www.bede-events.co.uk to book your tickets.

Enjoy a Staycation at The Eventing Spring Carnival
21 January 2022
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Looking for a great staycation this Spring and still be able to get that horsey fix for you and the family?

Camping and caravanning is available at this year’s Eventing Spring Carnival - April 1 to 3, on the prestigious Nottinghamshire country estate at Thoresby Park.

Enjoy all the fun of the entertainment and chill out and have a drink with friends before heading back to the camping field for a BBQ and to relive the days sporting action.

Organisers BEDE Events have put together a host of packages including Camping Tickets and an Eventing Spring Carnival Membership which gives you forward parking for all three days and access to the Member’s Lounge with complimentary tea and coffee refreshments.

There’s no better way to enjoy a horse trials than a good walk round the cross-country knowing you have somewhere to go back to where you can relax and recuperate.

Sections include international 2*S and Novice on Warner Hotels Friday; international 3*, Intermediate and Open Intermediate on the Saturday and Lycetts Grantham Cup (International 4*) and Advanced on the Sunday. Also running throughout the event is the Animalintex Leading Rider Award who will take the prize at grand finale.

Ticket Offers

With the New Year well and truly here it’s all systems go for The Eventing Spring Carnival, April 1 to 3 at Thoresby Park. We have some fantastic ticket, camping and membership offers running throughout January and February.

Friday tickets are £7, Saturday and Sunday tickets £28.50 for two or £17 single. Camping is £40 plus £15 per person for the event.

If you really want to enjoy the event in luxury why not treat yourself to membership, £25 for Friday, £35 for Saturday or Sunday, and £70 for season membership, all three days.

Experience Luxury Hospitality at The Eventing Spring Carnival
14 January 2022
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Excitement is already building for this year’s Eventing Spring Carnival which takes place at Thoresby Park in Nottinghamshire, April 1 to 3.

For those event-goers wanting to experience the horse trials in the very best surroundings why not treat yourself to a fantastic hospitality experience.

Many of the country’s leading riders will be in attendance including Olympic and World class sporting legends as well as members of the 2021 all-girl Team Gold European medallists.

There’s no better way to enjoy a horse trials than a good walk round the cross-country knowing you have somewhere to go back to where you can relax and recuperate.

Sections include international 2*S and Novice on Warner Hotels Friday; international 3*, Intermediate and Open Intermediate on the Saturday and Lycetts Grantham Cup (International 4*) and Advanced on the Sunday. Also running throughout the event is the Animalintex Leading Rider Award who will take the prize at grand finale.

From the elegance of the dressage to the cut and thrust of the cross-country, a day at the Eventing Spring Carnival has it all.

Hospitality suites will be located on the lawns of Thoresby Park with views over the show jumping arenas.

A private garden will give you uninterrupted access to the side of the cross country course allowing you to get ‘up close’ to all the action.

Private Chalets

Private Chalets are available hosting up to 20 guests and providing a bespoke menu of your choice.

From relaxed buffest to a formal lunch, whatever the occasion you can relax knowing you will enjoy your day in style.

The package includes, morning and afternoon tea, private chalet for your use throughout the day, bespoke menus, champagne reception, exclusive garden overlooking the action, drink service, dedicated parking and the event programme.

Pierrepont Restaurant

Another option is the Pierrepont restaurant, the perfect location to host clients, colleagues, friends and family.

With double aspect views, of both the show jumping arena and the cross country course, your table is in the centre of all the action.

Your table offers you a base for the day ensuring that you never miss any of the exciting sporting action.

To book hospitality and find out more 01949 829061 or email stuart@bedeltd.co.uk

Ticket Offers

With the New Year well and truly here it’s all systems go for The Eventing Spring Carnival, April 1 to 3 at Thoresby Park. We have some fantastic ticket, camping and membership offers running throughout January and February.

Friday tickets are £7, Saturday and Sunday tickets £28.50 for two or £17 single. Camping is £40 plus £15 per person for the event.

If you really want to enjoy the event in luxury why not treat yourself to membership, £25 for Friday, £35 for Saturday or Sunday, and £70 for season membership, all three days.

Animalintex® Support New Leading Rider Award at The Eventing Spring Carnival
11 January 2022
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An innovative new leading rider award will be presented at The Eventing Spring Carnival at Thoresby Park.

Running April 1 to 3, 2022 the event will host the Animalintex® Leading Rider Award which will run over the three days and lead to a grand finale climax and prize giving.

Points will be awarded for the top six placings in all classes across the event with daily updates on the leaderboard as to which riders are out in front.

Said Stuart Buntine of organisers BEDE Events: “We are delighted to be running this new innovation at The Eventing Spring Carnival.

“Without doubt the Animalintex® Leading Rider Award is a fantastic new idea for us and is a concept that has been very popular in the world of racing at the major festivals for many years.”

Added Lindsay Hall, Product Manager at Robinson Animal Healthcare: “We were very pleased with the sponsorship when we supported the Pony Club Mounted Games at Osberton International in the autumn, which was also run by the BEDE Events team.

“We are really excited about sponsoring the Animalintex® Leading Rider Award and hope it adds even more prestige to this high profile horse trials.”

The top three riders in the Animalintex® Leading Rider Award will each receive cash prizes and the overall winner will be presented with the Leading Rider Trophy.

Animalintex® from Robinson Animal Healthcare is the only VMD licensed multi-layered absorbent poultice available in the UK

With the country’s leading event riders set to attend, get your tickets and camping booked - it’s always great to have something to look forward to in the New Year.

Sections include international 2*S and Novice on the Friday; international 3*, Intermediate and Open Intermediate on the Saturday and The Grantham Cup (International 4*) and Advanced on the Sunday.

To book your tickets, camping and membership visit www.bede-events.co.uk

Warner leisure Hotels to Sponsor the Eventing Spring Carnival
11 January 2022

What better place to stay for The Eventing Spring Carnival than onsite at the historic Thoresby Hall Hotel, owned by Warner Leisure Hotels.

Thoresby Hall is a wonderful hotel for owners, riders and visitors to be based throughout the event which runs from Friday 1 April to Sunday 3 April 2022 on the Nottinghamshire estate.

Putting their support behind the event, Warner Leisure Hotels is the title sponsor of the first day of The Eventing Spring Carnival which will be known as ‘Warner Hotels Friday.’

Stuart Buntine of organisers BEDE Events said: “We are delighted to be working with Thoresby Hall Hotel to make ‘Warner Hotels Friday’ a fantastic day out for all members of the family.

“Planning for The Eventing Spring Carnival is well underway, and we are looking forward to a brilliant three days with top class eventing and a host of added attractions.

“We are building a strong partnership with the Thoresby Hall Hotel team and developing a great opportunity for owners and guests to stay at the hotel, visit the event and enjoy three days of sport, shopping and delicious food and drink.”

Claire Fletcher, General Manager of Thoresby Hall said: “We are delighted that this event is being hosted beside the hotel in the Thoresby Estate.

“It means our guests have this exciting addition to their holiday, all included in the price of their break and we’re really looking forward to welcoming them to enjoy such a unique event.”

Thoresby Hall Hotel is situated just 50 metres from the cross-country course and main arenas providing the ideal base for a fantastic few days away and watching some of the country’s leading event riders in action.

A three-day break at the hotel will give access to the event on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday, allowing you to park your car up on site and enjoy a restful few days in luxury surroundings.

To book your stay at Thoresby Hall Hotel visit www.warnerleisurehotels.co.uk/

Lycetts Insurance Brokers Renew Their Sponsorship of the Grantham Cup at The Eventing Spring Carnival
5 January 2022
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THE Grantham Cup, the 4* headline class at The Eventing Spring Carnival has won the support of Lycetts Insurance Brokers who are entering their eleventh year of support for organisers, BEDE Events.

Leading riders at the event, April 1 to 3, 2022 will be vying for the top awards in this prestigious section which is one of the highlights of the horse trials, held in the picturesque Thoresby Park.

The Eventing Spring Carnival is a fantastic way to get your horse trials viewing and spectating underway in a truly historic setting.

Stuart Buntine of BEDE Events said: “Lycetts have been fantastic supporters of our events over the years and we are delighted that they are again sponsoring the Grantham Cup, which will run at The Eventing Spring Carnival for the first time next year.

“We are looking forward to many of the country’s leading riders competing at Thoresby Park across the wonderful parkland and in front of the historic Thoresby Hall.”

Anna Goodley of Lycetts added: “Lycetts are delighted to be cementing their support of Eventing by sponsoring the Grantham Cup for the eleventh year, and look forward to seeing many of you at the exciting venue of Thoresby.”

The Lycetts group has more than 60 years’ experience of providing a comprehensive range of insurance, risk management and financial advice to a broad cross section of commercial, equine and private clients.

With the country’s leading event riders set to attend get your tickets and camping booked - it’s always great to have something to look forward to in the New Year.

Sections include international 2*S and Novice on the Friday; international 3*, Intermediate and Open Intermediate on the Saturday and The Grantham Cup (International 4*) and Advanced on the Sunday.

To book your tickets, camping and membership visit www.bede-events.co.uk

The Eventing Spring Carnival - so much to look forward to
2 December 2021
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LOOKING for a great staycation in the Spring to get your eventing season underway in a historic and beautiful location?

Camping and caravanning is available at this year’s The Eventing Spring Carnival - Thoresby Park running April 1 to 3, 2022 on this prestigious Nottinghamshire country estate.

Enjoy all the fun of the evening entertainment and chill out and have a drink with friends before heading back to the camping field for a BBQ and to relive the days sporting action.

Organisers BEDE Events have put together a host of packages including an Eventing Spring Carnival Membership which gives you forward parking for all three days and access to the Member’s Enclosure with complimentary tea and coffee refreshments.

There’s no better way to enjoy a horse trials than a good walk round the cross-country knowing you have somewhere to go back to where you can relax and recuperate.

Sections include international 2*S and Novice on the Friday; international 3*, Intermediate and Open Intermediate on the Saturday and The Grantham Cup (International 4*) and Advanced on the Sunday.

Said organiser Stuart Buntine: “We are so looking forward to running The Eventing Spring Carnival in 2022. Thoresby Park is a fantastic location and an idyllic spot to camp or caravan for a few days.

“The estate has a wonderful relaxed feel to it and the event is set to attract the country’s leading riders as they get their early season runs underway.”

If you’ve missed the excitement and thrill of visiting a major horse trials why not treat yourself to membership and enjoy a glass of fizz and delicious food while catching the thrills and spills that all three days of action offer.

What better way to enjoy The Eventing Spring Carnival than with your caravan, motorhome, horsebox or tent on site allowing you to stay overnight, book your pitch before they go and get set to party!

Knowing you can enjoy three full days watching all the sections whilst experiencing the many added attractions of this fantastic event is something to look forward to at the beginning of April.

There are a number of great offers running throughout December.

Tickets and Camping

Free car parking

Friday ticket £6.50

Saturday and Sunday ticket £23 for two or £13.30 single

Camping - £40 plus £10 per person for the event.

Members Pass

Enjoy your visit to The Eventing Spring Carnival - Thoresby Park - April 1 to 3, 2022 with a Members Pass to make it an extra special occasion. Membership includes:

Hard standing parking, Entry to the event, Access to the Members Pavillion, Free tea and coffee, Programmes, Meals available.

Friday - £15 per person plus £5P&P

Saturday and Sunday - £30 per person plus £5P&P

To book your tickets, camping and membership visit www.bede-events.co.uk

The Eventing Spring Carnival Christmas Bundle - A Truly Unique Present
30 November 2021
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It’s simply the very best Christmas Present for the ultimate Eventing fan!

The Eventing Spring Carnival Christmas Bundle is a truly unique gift that is sure to prove a huge hit with eventing friends or family.

The gift includes everything to make their visit to the event, held at Thoresby Park - April 1 to 3, 2021 - extra special over the three days.

Included for two people are - Season Members Pass, Tickets to Drinks with the Stars, a Show Jumping Course Walk with one of the leading riders and a complimentary programme.

This is all for the fantastic price of £115 and offers a 40% saving.

The Christmas Bundle is also currently the only way to get an invite to Drinks with the Stars, an exclusive event on the Friday evening which provides the opportunity to catch up with and chat to the leading names in the sport over a glass or two of fizz and wine. Tickets for this event will go on sale in January, by purchasing a Christmas Bundle you will be assured access.

The evening will be held in the Old Riding School at Thoresby as you mingle with the stars of the eventing world. Britain currently holds World, Olympic and European titles and many of the riders will be in attendance.

On the Sunday morning you will be able to enjoy a unique chance to walk the international show jumping course with one of the country’s top riders.

The fantastic opportunity will see you up close and personal to the show jumping fences and provides the ideal time to ask all the questions you like and learn all about the skills required to jump a clear round when it really matters.

The show jumping will take place on the magnificent lawns at Thoresby Park, adjacent to the Members’ Enclosure.

A Members Pass provides access to the members’ pavilion, priority car parking,

private arena side garden with unrestricted views of the main arena, restaurant where you can book in for a two course lunch, fully licensed bar, private toilets and complimentary tea & coffee.

All Systems go for Trade Stands at BEDE Events Horse Trials 2022
22 November 2021
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THE countdown is on for the 2022 eventing season and the team at BEDE Events are all systems go to welcome trade stands to their 10-strong horse trials calendar.

The season gets underway with the hugely popular Oasby (1) Horse Trials in Lincolnshire, always a great event for blowing off the cobwebs and ensuring a great cross-country run on good going.

Trade stands will be available at all events with a special focus on the three major horse trials of the season, The Eventing Spring Carnival - Thoresby Park - April 1 to 3, Firle Place Country Show and Horse Trials – May 14th & 15th and Osberton International Horse Trials - September 28 to October 2.

The shopping villages at these events are a big part of the occasion with trade stands very busy at Osberton International in 2021 with fantastic business carried out over the four days.

Said Stuart Buntine of BEDE Events: “We were delighted with the success of Osberton International, it really was a great event with more spectators than ever before.

“It was great to see the trade stands so busy and doing good business at the end of the season and we want to make the shopping villages at The Eventing Spring Carnival, Firle Place and Osberton International bigger and better in 2022.

“Shopping and the trade stands are always a part of a visit to any event and we were very pleased with all the support we received at Osberton after such a difficult year for traders.”

Following on from The Eventing Spring Carnival is Firle Place in May. Held in the South Downs National Park in the village of Firle, Sussex, the Estate is just 60 miles from the centre of London.

Shelford (1) takes place at the end of May at the BEDE Events base in Nottinghamshire and is closely followed by BCA (Berkshire College of Agriculture) in the middle of June.

New to the BEDE organising team for is Catton Park just a week later in Derbyshire. This historic estate has held a horse trials over the 250 acre parkland since 1993 but with owners Robin and Katie Neilson retiring, the 2022 horse trials will be managed by the team at BEDE Events, working alongside the Neilson’s son, Oliver.

Aske Horse Trials in North Yorkshire follows in July, held at Aske Hall by kind permission of the Earl and Countess Ronaldshay.

It’s back to Shelford (2) at the end of August before heading to Osberton International which incorporates the British Eventing Young Horse Championships with the season rounding off at Oasby (2) in the middle of October.

Oasby (1) Horse Trials 10th – 13th March 2022

The Eventing Spring Carnival 1st – 3rd April 2022

Firle Place Horse Trials 14th – 15th May 2022

Shelford (1) Horse Trials 29th – 31st May 2022

BCA Horse Trials 11th – 12th June 2022

Catton Park Horse Trials 18th – 19th June 2022

Aske Horse Trials 9th – 10th July 2022

Shelford (2) Horse Trials 27th – 29th August 2022

Osberton International Horse Trials (incorporating the British Young Horse Championships) 28th September – 2nd October 2022

Oasby (2) Horse Trials 15th – 16th October 2022

For further information on trade stands please visit https://www.bede-events.co.uk/... or contact office@bedeltd.co.uk

BEDE Events Launch Winter Dressage Series
28 October 2021
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LOOKING to keep competition ready over the winter period?

BEDE Events are running a Winter Dressage Series with the Championship held at The Eventing Spring Carnival at Thoresby in the new year.

Dressage competitions will be held at:

  • National Horse Racing College, Doncaster - Sunday, November 21, 2021
  • Brackenhurst Equestrian Centre, Southwell - Saturday, December 18, 2021
  • Brackenhurst Equestrian Centre, Southwell - Sunday, January 16, 2022
  • Grand final - The Eventing Spring Carnival, Thoresby - Sunday, April 3, 2022

There will be plenty of Christmas cheers at the December competition with special festive prizes so get your tinsel at the ready.

And the January competition will give all competitors the chance to dust off the cobwebs and get their new year schedule underway.

At each event there are four classes with each designed to be ‘pick a test’ with competitors nominating the test they would like to ride on their entry. The winners will be decided by percentage marks across the various tests.

Classes are:

Class 1 - BD Introductory B (walk&trot), BE95 (2012), Prelim 7 (2002)

Class 2 - BE108 (2016), Prelim 18 (Q), Nov 24 (2010)

Class 3 - BE Nov 110 (2012), Nov 27, Elem 42

Class 4 - BE Int 118, Nov 30 (Q), Elem 44

The qualifying tests for the Championship Final at Thoresby International Horse Trials on April 3, 2022 will be Prelim 18 in class 2 and Novice 30 in class 4 with the top 30 per cent qualifying.

For competitors attending all the winter series dates they will be eligible to claim a season ticket to Thoresby.

Said Stuart Buntine of BEDE: “It is brilliant to be hosting the Winter Dressage Series once again after our very popular Virtual Dressage Competition earlier in this year.

“It is always a very popular series and we hope offers a class and a test for everyone wanting to get involved and keep their dressage training and competing going through the winter months.

“We are excited to be using the National Racing College for the first time in 2021, which offers the great benefit of an indoor warm up as well as the indoor competition arena so everyone can keep dry whatever the weather.”

To enter a class at £15 each visit www.bede-events.co.uk.


BEDE Events Team to Run Catton Park Horse Trials
27 October 2021
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THE hugely popular Catton Park Horse Trials on the Derbyshire and Staffordshire borders will be back in 2022.

This historic estate has held a horse trials over the 250 acre parkland since 1993 but with owners Robin and Katie Nielson retiring, next year’s horse trials will be managed by the team at BEDE Events, working alongside the Nielson’s son, Oliver.

An event at Catton Park was last held in 2018 and BEDE Director, Stuart Buntine has exciting plans for next year when the horse trials will run on June 18 and 19.

Said Stuart: “We are really excited to add Catton Park to the BEDE portfolio of events and it is great to be working with Oliver to ensure that we are able to see the return of horse trials to Catton.

“We really want to ensure the future of what is a wonderful event, held over a picturesque, historic estate situated on the banks of the River Trent near Alrewas.”

Catton Park will host BE100, Novice and Intermediate sections over the two days with the private estate owned by the Neilson family for more than 600 years.

Said Oliver Neilson: “It is good to be planning for horse trials to return to Catton Park after a three year absence, and working alongside Stuart and the team we really want to put on a showcase event in June.

“The Catton estate lends itself superbly to the sport of eventing and we can’t wait for many of the leading names to make their way to Derbyshire for the horse trials next year.”

Catton is a glorious private Estate ideally situated in the centre of England and perfectly laid out for events. The 250 acres of surrounding parkland have been in the hands of the same family since 1405 and the present Hall, built in the 1740s, is the home of the Neilson family and currently run by Oliver and Lindsay Neilson.

The present house, originally designed by James Gibbs and built by Smith of Warwick for Christopher Horton stands on the banks of the River Trent. .

Bennington Carriages Osberton International Proves a Big Hit with Carriage Drivers
6 October 2021
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This year’s Osberton International Horse Trials played host to a national driving event for the very first time.

Following the huge success of a test driving trials in 2019, the team at organiser’s BEDE Events pulled out all the stops to bring top-level sport to the Osberton Estate in Nottinghamshire.

Sponsored by Bennington Carriages the competition was one of just five national events planned for the year.

With the magnificent backdrop of the Osberton Estate the marathon course included an exciting new water complex which was a big hit with competitors.

Winner of the Horse Fours, Karen Bassett said: “The venue was just fantastic, it was a really great event and I would definitely hope to be back next year. It was wonderful competing alongside the horse trials and the atmosphere was electric at times.”

Karen started in second place after the dressage, moved up to first in the cones and then pulled off a great marathon section to stay out in front with George Bowman IV taking second place and Chris Manger third.

The Horse Fours was very well represented with six teams starting out in a bid to take the top awards.

Guildford-based Dick Lane was another to relish the opportunity to compete alongside the leading event riders in the country when winning the Advanced Horse Pairs.

Said Dick: “I was very pleased to be in the lead after the dressage, the horses are not used to competing in an arena with lots of spectators and trade stands at the side so it really was a challenging environment for them.

“The cones was quite a tricky course, well designed and competitive and was a good warm-up for the third day.

“The marathon was absolutely super with excellent ground conditions and the event just gets better and better.”

Added winner of the Advanced Single Horse, Carol Boswell: “It is an absolutely fantastic venue and so worth the trip and effort to travel from Scotland.

Carol drove her nine-year-old welsh cob cross, Percy and she was delighted to win from a seven-strong entry.

“He is such a star and a real character, I have been driving him for four years but he is a real allrounder, that I ride as well. We led after the dressage, but in the cones I had a senior moment and galloped past number two and had to go back, then we just flew in the marathon it was great.”

Carol first competed at the Osberton venue in 1979, when they won the first horse tandem combined driving event so she was delighted to be back.

Said Stuart Buntine of organiser BEDE Events: “It was brilliant having the Bennington Carriages Driving Trials at Osberton International and without doubt it added another dimension to the event.

“We have had fantastic and very positive feedback and really feeling the carriage driving will develop year on year.”

Added Sue Mart of Bennington Carriages: “It was wonderful to be back at Osberton after our test event in 2019 and to see so many competitors was just great. We had the opportunity to talk to a lot of the event riders and people new to the sport and the trade stand was very busy.

“We are looking to build on this year and want to attract the very best drivers to come along and take part.

“The competition provided a great end to the season and everyone was in a fantastic party spirit while also competing hard to win.”

Results:

All class winners:

Novice Pony - Lyn Chorlton

Novice Horse - Jack Brooks

Intermediate Pony - Sally Bullar

Open Single Pony - Susan Don

Advanced Single Pony - Lucinda Scott

Open Pony Pairs - Wendy Wadsworth

Pony Tandems - David Taylor

Pony Fours - Angela Smith

Open Single Horse - Vicky Irwin

Advanced Single Horse - Carol Boswell

Open Horse Pairs - Angela Flanagan

Advanced Horse Pairs - Dick Lane

Horse Fours - Karen Bassett

A Fantastic Day of Top Class Competition at Osberton International
2 October 2021
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The crowds came out in their droves to enjoy an action packed third day at Osberton International.

John-Paul Sheffield and the talented chestnut, Cathmore Fusion owned by Vanessa Garfoot started the day well when heading a fantastic line up in the British Eventing 5YO Championship.

“I was delighted with him today, he was a star and I am very excited about his future, he is definitely looking like a Le Lion horse,” said John-Paul.

“He was produced by Ginnie Turnbull last year who did a brilliant job with him and I have had him since February this year.”

In the British Eventing 6YO Championship it was the turn of Jodie Amos and the Sara Brown owned Rubin Moon SB.

Said Jodie: “He’s not the biggest horse but has a lot of talent and has always shown plenty of ablity.

“He’s a real competition horse and pulls out his best. Sometimes things just go right and he has been great in all three phases, I couldn’t have asked for any more.”

Gloucestershire-based Stephen Heal and the 16.3hh, chestnut, Quidam De Lux finished at the head of the leader board in the British Eventing 7YO Championship after a consistent run throughout.

In the lead after the dressage, Stephen went into second place after the cross-country but secured a win following the show jumping section much to his delight.

Said Stephen: “I have been riding him for three years and am very pleased with his progress . He did a fantastic dressage test and is a great mover.

“I was a bit frustrated to be a second over the time on the cross-country but he is an amazing jumper and did a great round in the showjumping.

“In the back of our minds we will aim for the Blenheim 8 and 9-year-olds but there is no pressure and we will just consolidate on the work this year.”

In the Investec CCI2*-L the leader board stays unchanged with Susie Berry and Gortins House, Toots Bartlett and Freestyle R, and Willa Newton holding the top three spots.

Izzy Taylor and Carolines Air KM are in pole position in the BEDE CCI3*-L, with Kevin McNab and Aoife Clark holding second and third.

Claire Lomas Returns to Osberton International and Scene of her Life Changing Accident
1 October 2021
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LEGENDARY fundraiser, Claire Lomas MBE returned to Osberton International Horse Trials for the first time in 14 years after her life changing accident.

The collision with a tree is well documented and left Claire without the use of her legs but she says ‘a plethora of life experiences and challenges to recount.’

Claire visited the event to speak at a Business Lunch and networking gathering and while there filmed for Good Morning Britain at the tree she collided with.

Over the years her hard work and dedication to fundraising has amassed more than £800,000 and she takes part in the 32nd London Marathon on Sunday.

Said Claire: “It certainly doesn’t feel like its 14 years ago since the accident, it’s quite strange but it’s great to be back.

“Without doubt it changed my life and there were some hard times but I got through them and it has led me on to things that I would never have done, so in a way it’s not a sad thing to me because I wouldn’t have achieved what I have done since.

“Yes at times I couldn’t see a way through, when you ride horses it is all consuming and it left a huge gap.

“I ride motorbikes, I am learning to fly, I have a wonderful husband and two little girls. I rode really quickly after my accident, 12 weeks but I found it quite boring to be honest.

“Going round in circles when you are used to eventing and jumping big fences and going fast, wasn’t for me and walking and trotting and doing dressage was quite slow in comparison.

“The idea of spending my life in a dressage arena wasn’t really going to give me the buzz I wanted.

“I was really excited when Stuart asked me to talk at the Business Lunch, I have done a lot of venue speaking but this has to be at the top of the list and mean the most to me.

“I think some people expect me to be sad but it is also a moment to reflect in how far I have come on the journey and the days where it all started.”

Added Osberton International Organiser, Stuart Buntine: “I feel very honoured to have Claire back here after all this time.

“She is an amazing and inspirational woman and keeps smiling and giving to so many people and causes.

Picture Caption: Stuart Buntine and Claire Lomas at the tree she collided with 14 years ago.

Osberton International Four-Year-Old Showcase Proves a Hit
1 October 2021
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THE new 4YO Showcase at this year’s Osberton International Horse Trials proved a resounding success with 41 entered in this innovative addition to the schedule.

After a fantastic afternoon, the class went to Flora Harris with MGH Hildare Harlequin owned by Anna Sims Hilditch.

Said Flora: “Anna bought him as a three-year-old from Padraig McCarthy and I really feel he is going to be a superstar.

“He made everything feel easy and we couldn’t be more delighted. He will now have a good rest before next season, but there is no rush with him and we will just take our time.”

Taking second place was a delighted Ginnie Turnbull with the attractive coloured, Saint Sir Dapper, owned and bred by Jonathan Canty.

Simon Grieve and Haselmere Rockey rounded off the top three, the grey gelding delighting the Leicestershire-based rider.

The feature section of the day, the class included a dressage test, showjumping and cross-country section incorporating a water jump, bank and ditch.

With a busy dressage schedule throughout the day, leading the way in the British Eventing 5YO 1*S is Ros Canter with DHI Rock Dancer.

Heading the British Eventing 6YO 2*S is the inform Piggy French with Brookfield Future News and at the top of the leader board in the 7YO 3*S is Stephen Heal with the chestnut, Quidam De Lux.

Said organiser Stuart Buntine: “It has been a great day at Osberton International, blustery at times but it was great to see so many riders out competing and with a smile on their faces.

“Everyone is in great form and we are looking forward to more dressage in the Investec CCI2*-L and CCI3*-L and cross-country for the British Eventing Young Horse classes tomorrow as well as dressage in the Bennington Carriages Driving Trials.”

Bumper Entries and World Class Riders Head to Osberton International
7 September 2021
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MOST of the country’s leading riders are entered and set to converge on Osberton International Horse Trials later this month.

Well known as a training ground for many horses that go on to compete at world class level, the top eight horses at this year’s Chedington Bicton Park CCI5* Horse Trials were all Osberton International graduates in their earlier years.

Bicton provided a fantastic win for Gemma Tattersall who heads to Osberton alongside Piggy March, Ros Canter, Richard Jones and Oliver Townend all in the top seven at the Devon event.

Said Stuart Buntine, BEDE Events, organisers of Osberton: “We are so proud that many horses successful at Osberton International go on to win at major championships around the world are graduates of the Nottinghamshire event.”

Bumper entries at Osberton International - September 30 to October 3 - see 164 entered in the CCI-L3* and 141 heading to this autumn showcase to set out in the Investec sponsored CCI-L2*.

In the Young Horse Championship the CCI-SYH3* for seven-year-olds has 57 entered, the CCI-SYH2* for six-year-olds will see 86 in the start box and the five-year-old CCI-S1* has 33 on the start list.

Added Stuart Buntine of BEDE Events: “We are delighted with the entry numbers and are really looking forward to an Osberton to remember.

“The field of riders entered is top class with this year’s Tokyo gold medal winning team members, Oliver Townend and Laura Collett bringing stars of the future, the in- form Piggy March entered with a team of six horses, and Rosie Fry, this year’s Land Rover Blair International champion all heading to Osberton.”

Leading names, Harry Meade, Kitty King, Nicola Wilson, Izzy Taylor, Emily King, Ros Canter and so many more, make this autumn fixture a must visit for eventing fans and family.

On the young horse front Eliza Stoddart brings two former five-year-old winners, Code Breaker to contest the seven-year-olds and De Pleasure for the six-year-olds while Piggy March brings Cooley Goodwood, winner of last years’ CCI-SYH2* for this year’s seven-year-olds.

Plan Your Osberton Staycation
7 September 2021
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Looking for a great staycation at the end of the summer months and still be able to get that horsey fix for you and the family?

Enjoy all the fun of the evening entertainment and chill out and have a drink with friends before heading back to the camping field for a BBQ and to relive the days sporting action.

There’s no better way to enjoy a horse trials than a good walk round the cross-country knowing you have somewhere to go back to where you can relax and recuperate.

What better way to enjoy Osberton International Horse Trials than with your caravan, motorhome, horsebox or tent on site allowing you to stay overnight, book your pitch before they go and get set to party!

Knowing you can enjoy four full days watching all three sections whilst experiencing the many added attractions of this fantastic event is something to look forward to at the end of the summer.

Entry to Osberton International is FREE but to guarantee your place get your forward parking booked. Once they’re gone they’re gone.

Forward parking gives you easy access to your vehicle and is in the heart of the showground.

As well as a new look British Eventing Your Horse Championships with a 4 Year Old showcase, 5, 6 & 7 year Old National Championships alongside two international sections set to attract the country’s leading riders.

The event will also play host to a national driving event for the very first time. Following the huge success of a test driving trials in 2019, the team are pulling out all the stops to bring top-level sport to the Osberton Estate from October 1 to 3, 2021.

Sponsored by Bennington Carriages there will be classes for single, pairs and teams and will see major names from the carriage driving world battle it out to head the leader board.

Osberton International - There’s No Better Place To Be!
6 September 2021
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THIS year’s Osberton International Horse Trials looks set to provide a fantastic day out as well as top class eventing action attracting the sports leading riders.

Held at the picturesque Nottinghamshire estate - September 29 to October 3, visitors can watch major names from the eventing world as well as the leading players in the sport of driving.

If that’s not all there is also the cut and thrust of Pony Club Mounted Games, Pony Club show jumping and dog agility providing fun for all the family.

A craft marquee, fun fair, great food choices and bar will keep everyone entertained and provide a fantastic day out.

What better way to enjoy Osberton International Horse Trials than with your caravan, motorhome, horsebox or tent on site allowing you to stay overnight, book your pitch before they go and get set to party!

Knowing you can enjoy four full days watching all three sections whilst experiencing the many added attractions of this fantastic event is something to look forward to at the end of the summer.

Enjoy all the fun of the evening entertainment and chill out and have a drink with friends before heading back to the camping field for a BBQ and to relive the days sporting action.

A new look British Eventing Young Horse Championship will take centre stage at this year’s Osberton International Horse Trials.

The event will host the Four-year-old Showcase, Five-year-old CCI1*, Six and Seven-year-old CCIS 2* and 3*.

The Four-year-old Showcase will be held as the feature class on the Thursday and includes a new dressage test, showjumping and cross-country section incorporating a water jump, bank and ditch while the Five-year-old takes place at CCI1* level for the first time.

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.

Following the huge success of a test driving trials in 2019, the team at organiser’s BEDE Events are pulling out all the stops to bring top-level sport to the Osberton Estate from October 1 to 3, 2021.

Sponsored by Bennington Carriages there will be classes for single, pairs and teams with the competition one of just five national event planned for the year.

With the magnificent backdrop of the Osberton Estate and efforts in place to develop an exciting new water complex on the marathon, many of the country’s leading names are set to take part.

Mr Michael Foljambe
16 August 2021
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It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of longstanding eventing supporter and Osberton landowner Mr Michael Foljambe on Sunday 15th August 2021.

The sport loses one of its most dedicated benefactors, in Mr ‘F’. He opened his estate to the eventing community for over 50 years, started the horse trials at Osberton in the 1960’s and ran it until the late 90’s and then was an incredibly supportive landowner to Michael & Sue Browne and BEDE Events in later years.

Osberton has been one of the most popular events in the calendar, which included being the selection event for the 1976 Olympics.

Michael will be fondly remembered by many, for his eccentric ways and his presence will be sorely missed at Osberton.

Details of his funeral will be available at a later date and our thoughts and best wishes are with his family and friends.

Industry Conferences and Educational Platforms New Additions To Osberton International Horse Trials
10 August 2021
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A SERIES of forward thinking business conferences and educational platforms are new additions to a packed schedule at this year’s Osberton International Horse Trials organised by the team at BEDE Events.

Running from September 29 to October 3 at the picturesque Osberton Estate, as well as top class eventing and carriage driving, four innovative conferences, a business lunch and networking opportunities will also be held throughout the event.

This exciting new concept running under the Bedeveloped brand has already secured support from specialist sports timing company, Optimum Time and leading name in the safety world, uvex, well known for their head to toe personal protective equipment including riding helmets, gloves and eyewear.

  • Wednesday, September 29 - will focus on supporting coaches and trainers with talks and discussions across a wide range of topics.
  • Thursday, September 30 - the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) will be holding a seminar for vets on the theme of what vets need to know when on call at an event for both human and equine. The course - Event Incident Management - will cover all major aspects of working at a horse trials. Speakers include FEI Course Designer and Technical Delegate, Stuart Buntine; Jim Green of BARTA, UK; Lesley Barwise-Munro, BSc BVM&S CertEP MRCVS, Northumbria; Peter ‘Spike’ Milligam BVetMed MRCVS. Lambourn. Topics covered will be human casualties, equine safety, the fallen horse, acute eventing orthopaedics, acute eventing medicine, competitors vet/team role.
  • Friday, October 1 - will see Claire Lomas MBE talk at the event’s inaugural Business Lunch and networking opportunity. Now well known for her legendary fundraising Claire suffered a life changing accident at Osberton International Horse Trials in 2007.The collision with a tree is well documented and left Claire without the use of her legs but now 14 years later and with a plethora of life experiences and challenges to recount, Claire is returning to the scene of her accident as guest speaker.
  • Saturday and Sunday, October 2 and 3 - British Eventing Officials seminars. An in depth programme for TA's, Stewards, course designers & builders from BE, Pony Club and riding club. The sessions will include talks from the World Horse Welfare Organisation CEO, Roly Owers on how to manage the public impression when things go wrong and lessons learned in other countries. Sam Watson from Equi-ratings will be providing a live video link on how the statistics stack up for individual horse and rider combinations and which are the most likely to suffer issues. Information and data gathered from the BE records and turned into a powerful tool to improve event safety. Discussions also on clean data itself, how it's obtained, what is needed and how it should be used and qualified for the TA's along with course walks, fence information, training and more.

Osberton International Horse Trials (incorporating the British Eventing Young Horse Championship) runs from September 29 to October 3.

Plan Your Osberton Staycation
9 August 2021
Osberton By Night 1

Looking for a great staycation at the end of the summer months and still be able to get that horsey fix for you and the family?

Enjoy all the fun of the evening entertainment and chill out and have a drink with friends before heading back to the camping field for a BBQ and to relive the days sporting action.

We have put together a host of packages including an Osberton Membership which gives you forward parking for all four days and access to the Member’s Lounge with complimentary tea and coffee refreshments. You will also enjoy priority parking and meals are available for purchase

There’s no better way to enjoy a horse trials than a good walk round the cross-country knowing you have somewhere to go back to where you can relax and recuperate.

If you’ve missed the excitement and thrill of visiting a major three-day-event why not treat yourself to picnic parking. Enjoy your glass of fizz and delicious food while catching the thrills and spills that cross-country day is bound to bring.

Picnic Parking at the water jump is available on Saturday, October 2 and will see you right up, close and personal to the action. There is limited space so don’t delay if you want this fantastic view.

What better way to enjoy Osberton International Horse Trials than with your caravan, motorhome, horsebox or tent on site allowing you to stay overnight, book your pitch before they go and get set to party!

Knowing you can enjoy four full days watching all three sections whilst experiencing the many added attractions of this fantastic event is something to look forward to at the end of the summer.

Entry to Osberton International is FREE but to guarantee your place get your forward parking booked. Once they’re gone they’re gone.

Forward parking gives you easy access to your vehicle and is in the heart of the showground.

As well as a new look British Eventing Your Horse Championships with a 4 Year Old showcase, 5, 6 & 7 year Old National Championships alongside two international sections set to attract the country’s leading riders.

The event will also play host to a national driving event for the very first time. Following the huge success of a test driving trials in 2019, the team are pulling out all the stops to bring top-level sport to the Osberton Estate from October 1 to 3, 2021.

Sponsored by Bennington Carriages there will be classes for single, pairs and teams and will see major names from the carriage driving world battle it out to head the leader board.

What’s New at This Year’s Osberton International
27 July 2021
Osberton Water

HAVE you missed attending a major three-day-event over the last 18-months?

Now’s your chance to get close-up and personal to the country’s leading event riders and horses heading to Osberton International Horse Trials.

Entry is FREE to Osberton International this year and forward car parking is going fast with passes at £10 Thursday and Friday, £12 Saturday and Sunday.

This popular autumn fixture will see a host of new features and attractions over the four days and runs from September 29 to October 3, incorporating the prestigious British Eventing Young Horse Championship.

Why not enjoy Osberton International in style in the Members Enclosure. Your membership gives you forward car parking, access to the members pavilion, complimentary tea and coffee, light refreshments, and great views of the event for all four days September 30 to October 3.

Who doesn’t head to the water jump at a three-day-event? Always the place for thrills and spills this year Picnic Parking is available for Saturday, October 2. Get your pass which includes all occupants.

Chill out at Osberton in style and book your camping pitch. Enjoy the evening entertainment and Osberton By Night! Non Hook Up and Hook Up Pitches include all occupants.

There’s no better event for an end of season party and get together than this Nottinghamshire competition that offers topclass action, a trade stand village allowing you to shop til you drop, great places to eat and drink, evening entertainment and even camping on site.

Amongst a number of exciting developments organiser and course designer, Stuart Buntine has re-routed the cross-country course which will run through the trade stand village adding drama and atmosphere for spectators and competitors alike.

From the members enclosure visitors will be able see the dressage, show jumping and cross country sections whilst relaxing and enjoying light refreshments.

The team at long-time supporter and sponsor British Polo Gin will be hosting themed nights in a fantastic party atmosphere each evening to bring each day to a close.

The ever popular Tiggas Saddlery Pony Club show jumping takes centre stage on the Sunday running alongside the Driving Marathon as part of the first ever national driving event to be held at Osberton International.

It’s all set for the fun and action from the Animalintex Pony Club Mounted Games - always worth a watch - catch the action on the Sunday it’s bound to be a big hit.

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 for the first time.

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.

Shelford (2) - 28th - 30th August 2021
27 July 2021
Oliver Jackson Shelford

Shelford 2 runs from August 28 to 30 with the first two days of affiliated eventing followed by unaffiliated on the third and final day.

A full range of British Eventing sections include a five-year-old class, special under 18 sections, BE90, BE100, Novice and Open Novice.

Classes on the Monday are Pre Intro 80cm, Intro 90cm, Pre Novice 100cm, Pony Club 80cm, Pony Club 90cm and Pony Club 100cm. Unaffiliated classes will include qualifiers for the Brigante Cup, the Grand Final of which will take place on September 12 and 13 at Frickley Park.

Competitors will compete in a long arena dressage test in front of the Hall at Frickley, followed by a championship standard cross-country course, before the finale of reverse order show jumping to crown the champions at 80cm, 90cm and 100cm levels.

The team at BEDE Events will once again welcome spectators and supporters to come along and enjoy the sport in this fantastic relaxed setting.

Enjoy a drink from the bar and catch up with your friends in a chilled and safe environment.

Have a browse round the trade stands and watch all the action from the dressage, show jumping and cross-country.

Said organiser Stuart Buntine: “Shelford is looking in great condition and holding up well to our events this season.

“The first Shelford was very busy and the Eventer Trials are also proving popular giving riders a chance to get out and have some fun on the cross-country and show jumping.

“Our aim at Shelford is to put on well run and organised events that our longstanding supporters enjoy coming to with the cross-country courses developing and changing all the time, to provide new challenges and variety for competitors.”

Claire Lomas Returns to Osberton as Business Lunch Guest Speaker
15 July 2021
Claire Finishing In Bionic Suit

Inspirational, unique, one on her own, with true grit are just a few of the many ways to describe former event rider, turned legendary fundraiser Claire Lomas MBE, who suffered a life changing accident at Osberton International Horse Trials in 2007.

The collision with a tree is well documented and left Claire without the use of her legs but now 14 years later and with a plethora of life experiences and challenges to recount, Claire is returning to the scene of her accident as guest speaker at the event’s very first Business Lunch on Friday, October 1.

Said event organiser, Stuart Buntine: “We are honoured and privileged that Claire has agreed to return to Osberton for the first time since that fateful day as the speaker at our new Business Lunch and networking gathering.

“Without doubt I am sure many attending will be interested to find out more about the challenges she has undertaken over the last 14 years which has included countless fundraising efforts.

“We are always looking for new ways to develop Osberton International and the conference facility at the venue will be busy over the event.

“We have conferences planned for British Eventing Coaching, a British Equine Veterinary Association gathering, Officials Safety Day and Stewards/Eventing Technical Advisor and Show Jumping day all running to add to the occasion.”

Adds Claire: “I am delighted to return back to Osberton. It was the place where my life turned upside down but what I didn’t know at the time, is that I was put on a new journey which has led me to so many new and exciting adventures. I look forward to sharing my story; from the depths of despair to those things I never thought would be possible.”

One of Claire’s most memorable fundraisers took place in 2012 when she set out to raise a massive £50,000 for the Spinal Research charity to help find a repair for spinal cord injury.

The campaign promoted as Claire’s Walk focused around her participation in the 32nd London Marathon when she finished the herculean effort in 17 days using the ReWalk robotic suit that’s helps people with paraplegia walk standing in an upright position.

In a show of huge admiration for the massive task Claire undertook the fundraising reached more than £220,000 and she continues to set herself further challenges with her fundraising now amassing to a fantastic £800,000.

Claire is taking part in this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon on the Sunday of Osberton International setting herself yet another inspirational milestone.

Osberton International Horse Trials (incorporating the British Eventing Young Horse Championship) runs from September 29 to October 3.

Osberton International Horse Trials - So Much To Look Forward To
5 July 2021

LOOKING for a great staycation at the end of the summer months and still be able to get that horsey fix for you and the family?

Camping and caravanning is available at this year’s Osberton International Horse Trials which runs from September 29 to October 3 on this prestigious Nottinghamshire country estate.

Enjoy all the fun of the evening entertainment and chill out and have a drink with friends before heading back to the camping field for a BBQ and to relive the days sporting action.

Organisers BEDE Events have put together a host of packages including an Osberton Membership which gives you forward parking for all four days and access to the Member’s Lounge with complimentary tea and coffee refreshments.

There’s no better way to enjoy a horse trials than a good walk round the cross-country knowing you have somewhere to go back to where you can relax and recuperate.

If you’ve missed the excitement and thrill of visiting a major three-day-event why not treat yourself to picnic parking. Enjoy your glass of fizz and delicious food while catching the thrills and spills that cross-country day is bound to bring.

Picnic Parking at the water jump is available on Saturday, October 2 and will see you right up, close and personal to the action. There is limited space so don’t delay if you want this fantastic view.

What better way to enjoy Osberton International Horse Trials than with your caravan, motorhome, horsebox or tent on site allowing you to stay overnight, book your pitch before they go and get set to party!

Knowing you can enjoy four full days watching all three sections whilst experiencing the many added attractions of this fantastic event is something to look forward to at the end of the summer.

Entry to Osberton International is free but to guarantee your place get your forward parking booked. Once they’re gone they’re gone.

Forward parking gives you easy access to your vehicle and is just a five minute walk from the heart of the showground and all the action.

As well as a new look British Eventing Your Horse Championships with a 4 Year Old showcase, 5, 6 & 7 year Old National Championships alongside two international sections set to attract the country’s leading riders.

The event will also play host to a national driving event for the very first time. Following the huge success of a regional driving trials in 2019, the team are pulling out all the stops to bring top-level sport to the Osberton Estate from October 1 to 3, 2021.

Sponsored by Bennington Carriages there will be classes for single, pairs and teams and will see major names from the carriage driving world battle it out to head the leader board.

To book your forward parking, membership, picnic parking or camping visit www.bede-events.co.uk

Aske Horse Trials Cancellation 2021
21 June 2021
Grey Show Jumping

THE organisers of this year’s Aske Horse Trials, set to take place on July 10 and 11 have sadly had to cancel the event due to lack of entries.

Organised by BEDE Events, Aske failed to attract enough entries but the team has thanked those riders that did enter and support what in most years has proved a popular fixture.

Said Stuart Buntine of BEDE Events: “It is a great shame that we have had to cancel Aske and I would like to thank the hosts Lord and Lady Ronaldshay for their support and understanding.

“As ever we look forward and will be planning for a bigger and better horse trials in 2022 when more competitors will be back up and running at full speed.”

What’s New at This Year’s Osberton International
21 June 2021
Osberton Water

HAVE you missed attending a major three-day-event over the last 18-months?

Now’s your chance to get close-up and personal to the country’s leading event riders and horses heading to Osberton International Horse Trials.

This popular autumn fixture will see a host of new features and attractions over the four days and runs from September 29 to October 3, incorporating the prestigious British Eventing Young Horse Championship.

There’s no better event for an end of season party and get together than this Nottinghamshire competition that offers topclass action, a trade stand village allowing you to shop til you drop, great places to eat and drink, evening entertainment and even camping on site.

Amongst a number of exciting developments organiser and course designer, Stuart Buntine has re-routed the cross-country course which will run through the trade stand village adding drama and atmosphere for spectators and competitors alike.

From the members enclosure visitors will be able see the dressage, show jumping and cross country sections whilst relaxing and enjoying light refreshments.

The team at long-time supporter and sponsor British Polo Gin will be hosting themed nights in a fantastic party atmosphere each evening to bring each day to a close.

The ever popular Pony Club show jumping takes centre stage on the Sunday running alongside the Driving Marathon as part of the first ever national driving event to be held at Osberton International.

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.

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 for the first time.

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.

To book your forward parking, membership, picnic parking or camping visit www.bede-events.co.uk

Shelford Proves a Huge Success
8 June 2021
James Black And Capadust

With 24 sections running over the first two days at Shelford British Eventing and a further 12 unaffiliated classes taking place on the third and final day it was a busy and sun-baked event for the team at BEDE.

More than 750 entries were catered for over the three days with Stuart Buntine’s cross-country courses receiving much praise from competitors over the Nottinghamshire parkland.

Said Stuart: “Wow what a fantastic three days. A big thankyou to our many volunteers and sponsors who help to make our events run and all the support from competitors. It was really was a busy but brilliant event.”

Sections included BE80T through to BE100 Open, BE100 Under 18 and a special five-year-old section which attracted entries from leading names Andrew Heffernan, Ben and Sarah Way and Ros Canter.

In a closely fought section it was Sarah Way and Ditchford Explorer who ran out the winners finishing on their dressage score of 26.5 after a solid clear in the show jumping and cross-country.

Leading after the dressage, Ros Canter and DHI Rock Dancer’s pole down in the show jumping proved costly as they claimed second place on 27.8.

Sarah’s husband Ben came home in third with the attractive World on Fire, also finishing on their dressage score while Georgie Frow and Milton’s Star took fourth, a pole falling in the show jumping also proving expensive.

At the end of the day on a sun-baked Bank Holiday Monday, Ros Canter was in the ribbons once again when heading the final BE100 section on Destiny. Again leading after the dressage on a superlative score of 22, the Lincolnshire based rider then went clear show jumping and on the cross-country.

The second day of Shelford also proved a busy one for Paul Burgess and his team when heading Section U. One of seven BE100 sections held over the event, Paul secured the leader board with Noble Son, a six-year-old bay gelding by Noble Warrior. Paul also took second in BE100, Section S on Colandro Rivie owned by Gaynor Green.

Section T, BE100 fell to John-Paul Sheffield and the Carole Kirkham owned, Shannondale Aero, the talented seven-year-old, bay gelding heading off Nina De Haas and Enola who finished in the runner-up spot.

Shelford Countdown
20 May 2021
Oliver Jackson Shelford


With just over a week to go the team at BEDE Events are on the countdown to the first of the Shelford Horse Trials this season.

As well as our fantastic competitors we welcome spectators and supporters to come along and enjoy the sport May 30 to June 1.

Enjoy a drink from the bar and catch up with your friends in a relaxed and safe environment.

Have a browse round the trade stands and watch all the action from the dressage, show jumping and cross-country.

Said organiser Stuart Buntine: “It is wonderful to be moving forward with the sport this year and Shelford is such a great venue for competitors and spectators alike.

“The ground is looking in superb condition and plans are all in place to host a fabulous three days.”

Firle Place - A Magical Event
20 May 2021
Sect E Ella Lucas And My Good Morning

It was a busy two days at the new Science Supplements Area Festival at Firle Place with 17 sections running over the weekend.

Firle Place was the first of the exciting new Area Festivals to run this season and was 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 were delighted to host the first of the exciting new Science Supplements Area Festivals at Firle. It was a great two days of sport giving grass roots riders the opportunity to compete at a championship atmosphere in a stunning location.”

Leading the way in the South East Eventers League BE100 Championship was Katie Hipkins and Martins Irish Warrior finishing on a score of 34.6.

The Autumn Financial sponsored BE100 Open Championship went to Justin Clubley and his nine-year-old KWPN gelding, Hokus Pokus with superb clears in both the cross-country and show jumping.

It was the turn of Ella Lucas and My Good Morning in the Allen & Page BE80 Championship. A full-time psychology and neuroscience student, Ella and the six-year-old black gelding completed on their impressive dressage score of 25.3.

Heading the Equissage supported BE80 Open Championship was Deborah Burrell and Imperial Tangle.

“When I heard about these new Area Festivals I was keen to qualify and was delighted to get my double-clear at Chilham Castle. The BE80 courses at Firle were so well built; challenging, technical and up to height,” said Deborah.

The Eco Voltz BE90 Championship provided a great win for Chloe Dunn and Towerhill Shamie. Partnering the 10-year-old gelding, the duo galloped home clear in both the show jumping and cross-country.

Elizabeth Evans and Diamond Rhapsody captured the Science Supplements BE90 Open Championship with the 11-year-old, bay mare finishing on a dressage score of 27.5 before a clean sheet in the show jumping and cross-country over the magical Firle backdrop.

New Classes Open For All At Firle Place, Science Supplements Area Festival
15 April 2021
2 Firle Place North And East Front 1

THE Firle Place, Science Supplements Area Festival is now hosting new classes to give non-qualified competitors the chance to enjoy competing at this fantastic venue.

Organised by the team at BEDE Events, Firle Place is the first of the exciting new Area festivals and takes place on May 15 and 16, in the South Downs National Park in the village of Firle, Sussex.

Classes open to all BE members will include the following:

BE80 – Saturday and Sunday

BE90 – Sunday

BE100 & BE100Op – Saturday

Said Stuart Buntine of BEDE: “We are delighted to be able to give competitors the opportunity to compete at Firle Place. These new classes running alongside the Area Championships will really add to the occasion.

“Everyone involved recognises the season started late and the new Science Supplements Area Festival has come round really quickly so the opportunity to give more riders a run across this idyllic estate is just great news.

“We are delighted to be working with the All England Jumping Course, Hickstead at Firle, and they will be supplying us with the show jumps for the event. The show jumping will take place in front of the house.

“Our building team are working on some exciting new fences and combinations for the cross country phase.

“We are thrilled to be opening up our entries to run normal BE80, BE90, BE100 and BE100 Open classes – these entries are open now. Area Championship and Area Qualifier competitors entering before midday on Tuesday 20 April will be given priority entry, so we urge anyone looking to make an entry to do so promptly”

Firle Place 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.

Leading Names Triumph at Oasby
12 April 2021
Izzy Taylor And Carolines Air Km

OASBY Horse Trials saw a packed three days of British Eventing competition over the Easter weekend, with a full unaffiliated programme running on the fourth and final day.

With the likes of Oliver Townend, Izzy Taylor, Nicola Wilson, Piggy French and Laura Collett, to name just a few of the sport’s leading players, all vying for podium positions, competition was fierce throughout.

The first day started well for Oliver when heading the first of two Open Intermediate sections on Miss Cooley ahead of Yasmin Ingham and Rehy DJ.

The inform Piggy March and striking chestnut, Dargun ran out the winners of the second Open Intermediate with Izzy Taylor and Happy Days taking the runner-up spot.

Izzy was another rider starting the season in winning mode when heading the two Intermediate sections with Ballingowan Leia and Caroline’s Air KM.

Heidi Coy set the standard in the NAF sponsored Open Intermediate Under 21 section when winning on Russal Z and also claimed third on Royal Fury; leaving Daisy Proctor and Quarryman to fill the runner-up slot.

The Open Novice saw Piggy March again taking the section with the attractive I Diablo Joe, and to round off a hugely successful day, saw the grey, Cooley Goodwood finish in third, with Emily Finston and Morelands Casanova taking second.

Laura Collett and Canyon Du Fort Vert ran out the winners in the Novice over Ben Way and Eliza Stoddart with Codebreaker.

Said Stuart Buntine of organiser’s BEDE Events: “It was fantastic to have so many of the country’s top riders travelling to Oasby for an early season run. Whilst the dry weather had the ground on the firm side of good, we couldn’t have been more pleased with how the event ran.”

Saturday’s competition included 11 sections ranging from BE90 to BE100 Open classes with Under 18 and Pony Trial categories.

Willa Newton’s team of young contenders were in great form winning the BE100 Open on Light The Fuse on the Saturday, taking a Novice section on the Sunday with Escape Route and a BE100 Open on Quality Time.

Holly Woodhead was also in competitive spirit on the Sunday when capturing the Open Novice on Beneicia B and the final BE100 of the day with Jackpot DHI to round off a busy but brilliant Oasby 1.

Horse & Country Live Stream Oasby Elite
17 March 2021
Watch Oasby Elite Live On 4

Many of the country’s leading event riders are set to converge on Oasby for their Elite event on Monday, March 22.

The event has attracted major names in the sport and H&C+ will live stream more than five hours action from the cross-country phase as some 150 riders head out on this exciting section.

Riders making their way to the Lincolnshire event include 2020 Pau 5* winner, Laura Collett and London 52, Burghley winners, Pippa Funnell and MGH Grafton Street along with Piggy March, Tom McEwen and Ros Canter.

The line-up is second to none with many riders bringing their top horses to take part in the Open Intermediate section and get their season underway.

Oliver Townend, Nicola Wilson, Izzy Taylor, Tina Cook, Harry Meade and Polly Stockton are just a few more legends of the sport all entered and set to take part.

The stream starts at 11.30m and will run until around 5pm with the cross country course designed to give riders and horses a good ‘pipe’ opener as they start their competition campaign.

Well known commentator and international rider, Spencer Sturmey will bring the action to life as riders make their way around Stuart Buntine’s cross country course.

Said Stuart: “With strict COVID guidelines in place, it is with regret that we are unable to welcome owners and supporters to Oasby Elite, but we are delighted that Horse & Country are joining us to live stream the cross country action.

“The sport will be a fantastic occasion for eventing fans who will be able to see so many of the country’s major stars in action throughout the Monday afternoon.”

To watch the live stream make sure you are signed up to H&C+, Horse & Country’s streaming service. H&C+ members can watch online or with H&C’s mobile apps, as well as on Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, and Amazon Fire. Membership is just £5.99 per month and full details on how to join can be found at horseandcountry.tv

Oasby Gets BEDE Events Season Underway
2 March 2021
Eliza Stoddar And De Pleasure On The Cross Country

EVENTING competitors are set to converge on Oasby (1) Horse Trials, as the season gets underway for the team at BEDE Events.

Oasby (1), Lincolnshire will take place on Friday 2nd April – Sunday 4th April. Easter Monday will see unaffiliated eventing running and this has already met with a fantastic response.

Held over flat ground with just one valley, the cross country course will be designed to give horses and riders a confidence building first event of the season.

Said BEDE’s Stuart Buntine: “We are aware that both horses and riders will be short of schooling rounds so have designed the courses with this in mind.

“It is brilliant to get the green light to run Oasby and we are looking forward to catching up with the many competitors who are great supporters of the events we run.

“Oasby provides a great first run to the season for many competitors as they get their competitive year underway, let’s hope momentum continues and we can all enjoy fantastic sport.”

Sections include BE90, BE90Ou18, BE100, BE100 Open, BE100Ou18, Novice, Open Novice, Pony Trial, Intermediate, Open Intermediate and OIu21.

Oasby runs on the first weekend of the resumption of the sport with British Eventing working hard to get competitive activity up and running once again.

Unaffiliated sections on the Monday include Pre Novice (1m), Intro (90cm) and Pre Intro (80cm) giving riders a great opportunity to get out competing again.

BEDE Events Launch Virtual Dressage Competition
9 February 2021
Dressage Brack

With the aim of ‘bringing riders together while apart’ we have launched a Virtual Dressage competition that will see three British Eventing dressage tests to choose from.

Due to the BEDE winter dressage series having to be cancelled we wanted to bring everyone together for this fantastic virtual opportunity.

The tests will allow riders to have a practice under competition rules before the season gets underway.

Dressage tests will include Pony Club Walk & Trot Test (2013), Pony Club Introduction to Dressage (2019), BE 95 (2012), BE 106 (2012) and BE Novice 110 (2011) and a team competition.

Combinations are required to video their tests from C and upload them to Facebook or Youtube and add your link to your entry form, with your name, horses name and test they have ridden.

These will then be judged by an accredited BE judge and competitors will receive their dressage sheet back to assist with training in the run up to the outdoor season.

Said Stuart Buntine of BEDE: “With the season being delayed we wanted to develop the Virtual Dressage competition to try and give our much valued competitors something to aim for while training at home.

“We have some fantastic prizes and great support from sponsors, and hopefully it will provide some fun at the same time and bring people together.”

As well as prizes in each section, there will also be a team prize, and fun awards.

Added Stuart: “We really want as many riders as possible to get involved with the competition with classes for grass roots, Riding Club and Pony Club, through to leading riders wanting feedback on tests with their novice horses.”

To enter a class at £10 each visit www.bede-events.co.uk. Entries and submission dates for the videos will be from Saturday, February 20 to Monday, March 1.

Cancellation of The Eventing Spring Carnival 2021
29 January 2021
Thoresby Logs 3

It is with much sadness that the team at BEDE Events has announced this year’s Eventing Spring Carnival set to run at Thoresby Park, April 1 to 3 will not go-ahead.

The organisers led by BEDE’s Stuart Buntine have been monitoring the situation closely but in recent days it is becoming ever more clear that it is unlikely COVID-19 restrictions will ease very soon.

Said Stuart: “Thoresby Park is a fantastic venue and we were very relieved when we were able to re-route the autumn Osberton International Horse Trials to the venue.

“We ran what quickly became known as ‘Thoresberton’ to much praise from riders, owners and sponsors thanks to the efforts of Thoresby Park’s, Gregor Pierrepont and the team.

“In order to run The Eventing Spring Carnival in April, work needed to start in early February, which has meant we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel this year’s event and plan towards a bigger and better 2022.

“As ever at BEDE Events we are a positive team and are sure our busy calendar of fixtures will get underway before we know it, but in order for riders to plan their season we felt they needed to be kept in the loop.

“It is very sad for Gregor and the team at Thoresby Park as they have been a brilliant support and this is the second year that the virus has led to cancellation of the spring event but let’s hope 2022 is third time lucky.

“Of course we are very aware that whilst the sport is central to our lives and those of our competitors it is vital that we support the efforts to rid the country of this pandemic.”

Added Gregor: "Over the last two years we've done everything that could be done to make the inaugural Eventing Spring Carnival at Thoresby Park the best it can be, and we remain determined it will launch in 2022 with a bang.

The autumn event at Thoresby really showcased our strengths as a venue, with massive potential to put on a truly international event. We are determined to get there and look forward to welcoming everyone as soon as we can.”

The BEDE team are now continuing to work closely with British Eventing to look at alternative dates for their Oasby Horse Trials event, with the aim of giving competitors an early season run with classes from BE90 to Intermediate level.

2020 Round Up
23 November 2020
Horse Xc In Front Of Thoresby Hall

In a year that many will want to forget, the we pulled together to deliver five very well received and much appreciated horse trials at four locations around the country – running more than 3,000 horses and reaping huge praise from competitors and their support teams.

We started the year at Oasby (1), in March, despite the weather being unhelpful, we managed to run all 4 days of competition, which started our year off with a great event. However, un beknown to us, that was our last event for a few months! All hands were on deck at Thoresby, preparing for our inaugural event, however less than a week before the first hooves were due to step onto the park, the country went into lockdown, and the office was closed and the team were furloughed.

Stuart & Anna kept the business ticking over during lockdown and prepared everything, so as July started, the team headed North to run one of the first events of the "new" season at Aske Hall. With many new protocols coming into play, no one knew what to expect, however it was great to see everyone back and the sun shone for us all.

Heading into the summer, we welcomed back Tower Equine as our sponsors of the Summer Series. This year we moved the series from Newton down to Shelford, it was welcomed by many riders and we had so much support we ended up putting on an extra day. Our August event at Shelford, ran over three days and we welcomed many of our local riders through the gates. The talk of the event was, Stuart's lockdown purchase, his pygmy goats, who caused much amusement throughout the event.

Our first run at Thoresby Park was simply fantastic despite the challenging weather which kept us on our toes. At an event which quickly became known as Thoresberton – Osberton running at Thoresby - the ground held up brilliantly with a few minor tweaks to the cross-country course and gave everyone in the team food for thought on how the venue can be developed for The Eventing Spring Carnival at the end of March. What can we say about this true gem of a venue with an international flavour. Thoresberton proved what we always thought – one of the best and most historic estates in the country providing a superb backdrop of the highest standard.

This event is already a must visit for leading names in the sport. In 2021 The Eventing Spring Carnival will be the major pre-run for competitors heading to Badminton just a few weeks later. Expect top class sport and the very best eventing action over the four days.

We finished up the season at Oasby (2), where once again we were inundated with entries, which always makes us feel good, and our team pulled an extra day out of the bag on the Monday to ensure we could run as many riders as possible.

Now we are into our winter of planning and have got lots of new things coming in 2021! With the latest update from Boris Johnson, there are very positive signs leaning towards a more "normal" 2021 and the opportunity of welcoming many of you back to our events, we are looking at all the new protocols and plans moving into 2021.

We are so grateful for all the support we have received from everyone this year. A HUGE thank you to our sponsors, owners, riders, traders, grooms, volunteers and all the four legged friends (dogs & horses alike!). Here is a to a great and busy 2021!

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.