|Nicky Hill at Weston Park in 2016|
Weston Park is one of the Midlands premier venues, visitors are attracted from all over the world, home to the Earls of Bradford which today is run by a charitable foundation. Weston Park Horse Trials has experience stretching over 30 years' in show casing Championship level events with educational Cross Country Courses, respected for bold and encouraging beautifully built and dressed fences at all levels.
Over 500 entries have been received for this action packed weekend - On Saturday the Blue Chip BE90 and the Blue Chip Central North West BE80(T) Challenge, Sunday the Rookery Park Novice sections including under 18's plus the Blue Chip BE100. Each day will run a Mitsubishi Regional Final which is a qualifier for the Badminton Grassroots Championship. The organisers of Weston Park Horse Trials are thrilled to be working with all their Sponsors - David and Catherine Witt of Rookery Park Stud being the Title sponsors once again.
The Blue Chip Central North West BE80(T) Challenge was designed to enhance the education of the BE80(T) competitor, attracting new competitors to British Eventing and last year provided the Grassroots of our sport within the region an exciting end to their season.
The challenge has run qualifiers within The Central North West at the eight qualifying events. The final proved to be so popular with competitors that they had to be split into two sections with Blue Chip Feed providing a year's sponsorship to the winner of each section. This great prize will also include the winner starring in Blue Chip promotions. What a fantastic prize!
Clare Blaskey, founder of Blue Chip Feed, said "Blue Chip is thrilled to continue with their support of the Blue Chip BE80(T) Challenge. We were thrilled with last year's championship which had two great winners who Blue Chip are sponsoring this year. As a company we have always supported grassroots riders and Blue Chip BE80(T) Challenge is the perfect championship for riders starting out their eventing career."
One of last year's winners Chloe Fairley is delighted the Challenge is continuing and commented: "It is very exciting to hear that the wonderful Blue Chip Central North West BE80(T) Challenge is being held again in 2017 and with the final at the beautiful Weston Park. Winning was the highlight of 2016. The final at Weston Park had a real 'championship' feel. To be able to gallop around the stunning parkland and over such beautifully presented fences was a massive thrill.
The other section winner Georgia Butler commented: "Thank you so much to Blue Chip for running the Central North West BE80(T) Challenge. 2016 has been my first full season eventing since I was a teenager (approximately 25 years ago!!!) and the Challenge was absolutely tailor made for people like me."
The course, designed by Janet Plant and superbly constructed, will run over a thousand acres of rolling wooded parkland and the fences are solid and imposing. Each class runs over a different course Janet Plant comments “it is a privilege to design on such a fabulous estate and the courses run on the central park giving wonderful views from the vantage points which is greatly appreciated by owners and spectators.
Saturday – Blue Chip BE90, Mitsubishi Motors Cup BE90 Regional Final, Blue Chip Central North West BE80T Challenge Final,
Dressage 8am; Show Jumping 8.30 am; Cross Country 9.30 am
Sunday –: Blue Chip BE100, BE100 Open and BE100 u 18, Mitsubishi Motors Cup BE 100 Regional Final; Rookery Park Stud Novice and Open Novice; Dressage 8.O0am Show Jumping 8.45 am; Cross Country 9.45am
Admission: Cars with a BE membership card – free. Non-members Adults £10 per person; accompanied Children under 12 years are free.
Come and walk round the beautiful parkland, enjoy looking at the varied and interesting range of trade stands. Hot and cold fast food facilities are available or bring a picnic.
Weston Park is situated at Weston under Lizard, Shropshire on the A5, 7 miles west of junction 12, off the M6 and junction 3 off the M54.
Weston Park Autumn 2017 Press Release ends.