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New to Allerton? Our horse trials in a nutshell.

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!

Access

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.

Venue

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.

Dressage

Our grass arenas are graded "excellent" by ERA, "nice and flat".

Showjumping

Competitors commented "Big grass arena, good ground and very atmospheric", with "a good-sized warm-up".

Cross-country

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".

Advanced

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".


Great comments following the 2012 trials

13 Jan 2013

The ERA said:
"Lovely event that is always on my list of must do's", "Has the atmosphere of a bigger event, beautiful setting and easy to get to.", "lovely challenging but enjoyable cross country course."

Whilst BE commented:
"The comments from the riders were full of praise and Allerton rightly deserves its reputation for being a popular, friendly event producing good forward riding XC courses.

It was exciting having the Advanced for the first time and I know this will enhance the event even more."


Allerton secures two Cross-Country Fences from London 2012 as part of the Olympic Legacy

2 Aug 2012

Allerton Park has secured two of the cross country fences which featured in London2012 as part of the Olympic legacy.

East End Barrows will be the final fence on the new Advanced Course and two of the magnificent Chestnut Logs will feature in the Advanced Track at the Water Complex.  

The fences are being positioned on the course this week.  Photographs coming soon.