Blackwater Farm to host Great Witchingham’s summer British Eventing Horse Trials

Great Witchingham's summer British Eventing Horse Trials are being held at Blackwater Farm this weekend.

There will be 600 horses competing over the weekend at dressage, show jumping and cross country with the lowest combined penalty score producing the winner in each section. Classes include 'Tiggas Saddlery' CIC* section and a BE100 three-day section, where horses compete over roads and tracks and steeplechase before going on to the cross country courses.

The recent wet weather has made the usual summer cross country courses on the river meadows unusable, so the cross country event will now run over the spring courses.

As always, at Great Witchingham's summer horse trials, there is a very strong entry from the Eastern areas' leading horses and riders, who are the rising stars in eventing; Kelly Aldous, Rosie Chinery, Casey Parker, Virgina Wells, Josh Ross-Millar, Jo Chipperfield, Chris Hunnable, Nat Dixon, Simon Grieve, competing against leading riders Mark and Tanya Kyle, MatthewWright, Rosalind Canter, Lawrence Hunt, Andrew James, Laura Collett, Virginia Turnbull, Takeakt Tsuchiya and Chloe Newton. There will be trade stands, a licensed bar and refreshments. Entry fee �10 per car and passengers, to include a programme. Blackwater Farm is just off of the A 1067, by the Norfolk Wildlife Park turning to Reepham.