Event Newsflash - 04/01/2018

Event Status - Change to Schedule Details

Please note updated email address for Day Secretary & Stabling - Mrs Liz Lyall -

Event Details

Sponsored by LAND ROVER


By kind permission of HRH The Princess Royal
at Gatcombe Park, Minchinhampton, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 9AT, United Kingdom
Saturday 24 to Sunday 25 March 2018

Event Schedule

Entries Open 09 Feb 2018
Late Entry Surcharge Date 14 Mar 2018
Ballot Date 23 Feb 2018 @ 12 noon
Ballot Period March
Balloted 2017 75 N
2 ON
  • Organiser - Patricia Biden
    Horse Trials Office, Gatcombe Park, Minchinhampton, Stroud, Glos, GL6 9AT. Phone: 01453 887730. Mobile: 07836 644818. Email: Web:
  • Entries Secretary - Miss Wendy Evans
    2 Netherstead Court, Morton Bagot, Studley, Warwickshire, B80 7FG. Mobile: 07775 888546. Email: Web: Please call only between 9.00 am and 7.00pm.
  • Day Secretary & Stabling - Mrs Liz Lyall
    45 Banbury Road, Ettington, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 7SR. Phone: 07818 037246. Email: Send entries AND stabling form to the ENTRIES SECRETARY
  • Tradestand Secretary - Mr Derick Brown
    Phone: 01242 870238.
  • SJ Course Designer - Mike Benfield
  • XC Course Designer - HRH The Princess Royal and Pattie Biden

Classes & Fees

ClassDaysDressage TestEntry FeeAbandon PremiumTotal PayableLate Entry Surcharge FeeStarting Fee
AISun AI 119 (2010)£114.85£12.35£127.20£139.20£22.00
ISun I116 (new 2016)£114.85£12.35£127.20£139.20£22.00
OISun I116 (new 2016)£114.85£12.35£127.20£139.20£22.00
INSat I116 (new 2016)£83.89£9.02£92.91£104.91£16.00
NSat N 112 (2010)£83.89£9.02£92.91£104.91£16.00
ONSat N 112 (2010)£83.89£9.02£92.91£104.91£16.00

Event Information


If entries warrant an Intermediate section of day before dressage and some AI dressage may take place on Saturday.  We reserve the right to transfer Intermediate horses into the OI section and Novice horses to ON if necessary.


Entry fees include VAT. VAT Reg No 601 101 917.
INTERNET entries will be accepted on A WAIT LIST will be kept if required. If unable to enter online please send entries AND stabling form to the ENTRIES SECRETARY.  Please make cheques payable to GATCOMBE HORSE TRIALS. Separate cheques are required for each horse (with horse's name on back). Include stabling fees with entry fee.  Do not send stamped addressed envelope as all stabling details will be sent by email, and received entries and section details can be found on website.
WITHDRAWALS by 1200 noon on 20 March by emailing or by telephoning 07775 888546. REFUND POLICY - 100% refund will be given for withdrawals before ballot date. 100% less £12 plus VAT admin fee if replaced for the same class - see rule 4.11.
STARTING TIMES are available on 22/03/2018 19:00:00 until 20:00:00 on 01789 740566. Starting Times also available on website
Starting Fees include a programme and VAT.


Local stabling available at £30 per night which includes bedding. No refunds for stabling fees after late entry surcharge date unless replaced.  If the event is abandoned stabling will be refunded less £5 admin fee. Please send stabling form to Wendy Evans with entry form.


The British Intermediate Championship Qualifier.


Prize Money to be confirmed. As a courtesy to our sponsors LAND ROVER, either rider or owner of the 1st-4th placed horses in each section MUST attend the prizegiving in person otherwise forfeit their prize. No exceptions will be made.


Gatcombe is a nice inviting course for the more experienced and first time novices alike. The course is run over well drained land, and includes water. There are no hills. The water jump has been revamped. Intermediate - This is an up to height Intermediate course built with good big timber by Willis Bros. Both courses ride well whatever the weather.


Refreshments available throughout the event. The Organisers cannot undertake to reserve hotel accommodation but the following local hotels are recommended:
Burleigh Court 01453 883804; The Bear at Rodborough 01453 878522; The Thames Head Inn 01285 770259; B&B - Sophie Hill 01453 883217.


In case of ABANDONMENT please phone 07836 644818 or 01453 887730 or 01242 870238.
ALL TERRAIN VEHICLES/MOTORCYCLES will not be permitted. ENTRANCE POLICY - Each car displaying a current BE membership card will be admitted including all occupants.


Gatcombe Park is situated on the Avening to Minchinhampton Road. Grid reference ST882992. Postcode: GL6 9AT