Piggy’s heading to Witchingham

Great Witchingham's International Summer Horse Trials are being held at Blackwater Farm, Great Witchingham this weekend.

The event has attracted a host of exciting entries, including Piggy French, whose horses are very much in form at present, Matthew Wright, Kelly Aldous, Mark and Tanya Kyle, Casey Parker, Chloe Newson, Pip Peters, Marianne Ames, J P Sheffield, Ginny Turnbull, Giovanni Ugolotti (ITL) and Ludwig Svennerstal (SWE); all with multiple rides over the weekend. Taking place on the summer courses over the meadows beside the picturesque Blackwater river, the going over the lush turf should prove ideal.

A BE100 three-day class complete with steeplechase and roads and track sessions will commence on Friday afternoon. Both the 3DBE100 and Saturday's BE100 Open – in which many East Anglian riders taking part – are qualifiers for the Mitsubishi Motors Grassroots Championships at Badminton 2012.

The CIC* International section gets underway on Saturday with the dressage, with the show jumping and cross-country starting the following day at 8.30am and 9.30am respectively.

This year, Great Witchingham is also running National Schools Association classes for BE100 and BE90 competitors, which are being supported by EQ Magazine.


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Trade stands and refreshments are available. Spectators �10 a car, �5 single occupant.

• South Norfolk PC Area Dressage: last week it was reported that the Pony Club Area 8 at Blackwater Farm was hosted by the Puckeridge Hunt, when it fact it was South Norfolk Pony Club. Apologies – to see a full report of South Norfolk Pony Club's successful event see the next edition of EQ Magazine.

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