4 Sep 2013
Our horse trials are always well-attended by regular competitors with varying degrees of riding experience. We have something for every competitive rider. However if you've never attended yourself or never even heard of us, here is a quick overview of (arguably) Yorkshire's favourite horse trials!
North, but not too far North! Here we enjoy extremely easy access straight off the A1 with no narrow, winding country roads to contend with.
The event is staged in the grounds of Allerton Castle, an elegant, Gothic revival stately home surrounded by 260 acres of beautiful parkland. You'll find lakes, woodland, meadow and scenic views across the Vale of York.
Our grass arenas are graded "excellent" by ERA, "nice and flat".
Competitors commented "Big grass arena, good ground and very atmospheric", with "a good-sized warm-up".
All four XC tracks run through extensive rolling parkland using natural features which include an island water complex. The courses are designed by Ian Stark to be bold and educational to encourage forward riding. Novice and BE100 tracks for 2013 have been redesigned to avoid areas prone to problems in wet weather.
Rider's comment "Lovely challenging but enjoyable XC course".
Our Advanced course was new for 2012 and has been developed further for 2013. It will feature the Chestnut logs and East End Barrows from Greenwich.
A great opportunity to have a good educational Advanced run in a relaxed environment at an event that has "the atmosphere of a bigger event, beautiful scenery setting and is easy to get to".