Event Newsflash - 28/03/2018

Due to the recent adverse weather inspections at Goring Heath (1) were carried out by BE Officials both yesterday and today and regrettably it was agreed that there was no option but to abandon all competition scheduled to take place on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st March.

Event Details


at Hill Bottom, Goring Heath, Reading, Oxfordshire, RG8 7RT, United Kingdom
Friday 30 to Saturday 31 March 2018

Event Schedule

Entries Open 24 Feb 2018
Late Entry Surcharge Date 13 Mar 2018
Ballot Date 12 Mar 2018 @ 12 noon
Ballot Period March
  • Organiser - Mrs Jan Cottam & Mrs Josie Brettell
    Cross Lanes Farm, Mapledurham, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 7UW, United Kingdom. Phone: 01189 723167. Mobile: 07811 175750. Email: jancottam@gmail.com. Web: http://www.goringheathhorsetrials.co.uk Please contact the Organiser for information regarding the event - in particular - tradestands and sponsorship
  • Entries Secretary - Mrs Josie Brettell
    2 Park View Crowmarsh Gifford, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 8BJ, United Kingdom. Phone: 07812586988. Mobile: 07812 586988. Email: josiebrettell@gmail.com. Web: http://www.bdwp.co.uk/jbrettell
  • SJ Course Designer - Mr Mike Benfield
  • XC Course Designer - Mr Harry Williams

Classes & Fees

ClassDaysDressage TestEntry FeeAbandon PremiumTotal PayableLate Entry Surcharge FeeStarting Fee
BE90Sat BE 91 (2009)£68.81£7.40£76.21£88.21£12.00
BE100Fri Sat BE 101 (2009)£68.81£7.40£76.21£88.21£12.00
BE100OpenFri BE 101 (2009)£68.81£7.40£76.21£88.21£12.00
BE90OpenSat BE 91 (2009)£68.81£7.40£76.21£88.21£12.00
BE105Fri N 112 (2010)£68.81£7.40£76.21£88.21£12.00

Event Information


The Organiser reserves the right to transfer entries to other classes if necessary.


Entry Fees include VAT. VAT Reg No 783781679. Please make cheques payable to {Goring Heath Horse Trials}. INTERNET entries will be accepted on www.bdwp.co.uk If entering by post, separate cheques are required for each horse (with horse's name on back).
Returned Cheques will be subject to a surcharge.
Refund Policy 100% refunds for withdrawals before ballot date. Thereafter, entries that are replaced in the same class & same day will receive a full refund (plus VAT if applicable) subject to a £12 administration charge (plus VAT if applicable). If classes are full, a wait list will be held. See rule 4.11.  
WITHDRAWALS by 26.03.18 by emailing the Entry Secretary.
STARTING TIMES are available between 18.00 and 19.00 on {01189 723167} on 28/03/18. Starting Times also available on website www.bdwp.co.uk


Local stabling is available at £25.00 per night. Please do not book with your entry form. Send separate cheque (with riders name on back) & stabling form to the Organiser or email to goringheathht@gmail.com.  Payment can be made to GHHT Sort Code 16-29-25  Acc. Number 11270988.  In the event of a stabling booking not being required, 48 hours notice must be given to the Organiser.   No refunds for stabling fees after 28th March.  


South East Eventers League Qualifier.


BE105: Prizes in Kind
BE100: Prizes in Kind
BE 90 : Prizes in Kind 


Goring Heath has moved its cross country course to enable a much more compact event.  The new course is set in Oxfordshire farmland and will interesting and educational. There will be a variety of well-built fences resulting in good standard courses.  The old turf which will be aerated if necessary.
Previous courses on www.goringheathhorsetrials.co.uk


Hot and cold food available on site.


In case of ABANDONMENT please phone 07812586988 which is also the contact number during event.
DOGS must be kept on leads at all times.  Owners of loose dogs will be fined £25 to be donated to the Air Ambulance. 
ENTRANCE POLICY - Horseboxes/trailers do not need a car pass.  £5 per car or no charge on production of a current BE membership card or BE Car Pass to include all occupants.
The Landlord of the lorry park is very anxious that NO litter is left behind.  He has also strictly forbidden mucking out vehicles onto his land.  Allowing horses to dig holes in the ground when tied to the side of a vehicle will result in a £25 fine to be donated to the Air Ambulance.  
Individuals with mobility challenges should ask at the Secretaries for assistance


Grid reference SU648783. Post Code - RG8 7RT. Goring Heath is not on the OS map.  It is situated a 1/2 mile off the road between Woodcote and Whitchurch on Thames.
From the north - approach via Oxford and A4074.  
From other directions:-
Tall vehicles or HGV's must approach via Reading and the A4074  
Traffic approaching from the M4, leave at Junction 12.  Turn to Theale and Pangbourne.  Between Pangbourne & the event, there is a weight restriction, low bridge (11') & a Toll bridge. If you have concerns about the low bridge, follow signs to Goring & Streatley where you will pick up event signage but there are still weight & (13') height restrictions. 
Please ignore your Sat Nav as soon as you pick up the event signage.
NB. Goring Heath should not be confused with Goring on Thames.