The Devon based venue is hosting its first horse trials of the season with Badminton Horse Trials specifically in mind. The three days of competition will be the ultimate pre-Badminton run for both the five-star fixture and grassroots Science Supplements Cup competitors.
The Advanced Intermediate will ride their dressage test on our Martin Collins surface in the Western Counties arena and will compete over a more technical cross- country track.
The Advanced Intermediate, held on Friday 17 April;
“We always look forward to welcoming back our elite riders who choose to compete their star horses at our venue. Bicton is known for its excellent ground conditions and we know that the Advanced Intermediate class will give yourhorse the prep run it needs,” commented Bicton Arena Manager and Course Designer, Helen West.
The BE100 Plus, held on Sunday 19 April;
“The BE100 Plus is a fantastic class if you want to give your horse the opportunity to experience more of an atmosphere in a 20m x 60m arena. It is the only event where you will be able to ride the BE100 Championship test to practice for Badminton. The show jumping phase is also atmospheric as it takes place in the amphitheatre-style Everys arena on an all-weather surface, whilst the cross country is designed at near maximum distance, providing a great preparation for the Championships. We really want riders who are competing in the BE100 class at Badminton to have a good run before the event in May,” said Helen.
Entries are open for the event on 9 March so make sure you have included this in your event plans for an early season run. To find out more information visit https://bit.ly/2NwX7GK