EVENTING NORTH YORKSHIRE
I've driven up to compete twice now, best part of 200 miles but so worth it, fab event
Well what a year 2021 was for Allerton Park horse Trials 25th anniversary!!!
Lets start at dressage, the new site worked well including this years novice masters long arena. All advanced dressage took place in the north park. The main dressage was central for spectators this time for viewing which was gratefully recieved.
Show jumping was the central event in the middle of a busy trade area this year. The course flowed over different fences for different classes throughout the large grass arena sponsored by Bettalife.
Cross Country, we couldn't of wished for better conditions, we have received no end of praise about how great the ground was for running both days. 2021 saw the inclusion of the new water complex. The well received new water complex was easily accessible for spectators to view enhanced by the fantastic weather we had for the weekend.
The 2021 event programme was created online due to covid restrictions, this was new to us but easily accessible to anyone via our website or our social media page.
Trade stands and catering proved very popular with plenty of variety, as did our sponsors marquee where a fantastic atmosphere was created to provide hospitality for all fabulous sponsors that support us.
A huge appreciation goes out to everyone who came over the two days and to those who sent us amazing reviews.
After a devastating 2020, having to cancel Allerton Park Horse Trials left us just as disappointed as our competitors. We felt unable to run a safe event whilst covid-19 still had a grip on our lives and the safety of our volunteers, riders and public had to come first, however we are now in full swing for 2021 preparations!
This year, 2021, marks the 25th anniversary for Allerton park Horse Trials, first started by the late Lord Edward Mowbray in 1996 followed by Lady Nell Mowbray in 2011 who continues to add to the successful event.
Ever since, Allerton has held a strong reputation for being a prestigious event run in a unique countryside setting with stunning lakes, to which 2021 will be no different. We fully intend to run a spectacular show with some added perks to celebrate the fantastic 25 years of horse trials being held here at Allerton park.
On the whole we were very pleased with how the weekend went, the weather was kind to us until Sunday afternoon where it turned a little damp. We also had the cycling to contend with locally however this didn’t cause too much disruption to visitors.
From the dressage to show jumping to cross country all phases ran smoothly with a great appreciation from our volunteers for competitors being prompt. We had great feedback about the Cross Country tracks designed by Ian Stark & Rob McSkimming this year.
It was a great result for Sammy Oliver who won the Advanced and it was great to see so many local riders have a good weekend as well as those travelling several miles to compete with us.
Date for the diary next year is 19th / 20th September 2020!
First time i've visited and certainly wont be the last. lovely XC and all your car park staff clearly had had their weetabix for breakfast given the amount of cars they were pushing out
I've driven up to compete twice now, best part of 200 miles, but so worth it, fab event.