Event Newsflash - 14/12/2017

Event Status - Change to Schedule Details

PLEASE NOTE: 2DBE100 dressage test updated to BE109

Event Details



at Blackwater Farm (Great Witchingham), Great Witchingham, Norfolk, NR9 5PH, United Kingdom
Friday 29 June to Sunday 1 July 2018

Event Schedule

Entries Open 28 May 2018
Late Entry Surcharge Date 19 Jun 2018
Ballot Date 11 Jun 2018 @ 12 noon
Ballot Period June
  • Organiser - Mr Robert Sayer
    Church Farm, Sparham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 5PR. Phone: 01362 688227. Telephone number on day of event: 01603 873187
  • Entries Secretary - Miss Wendy Evans
    2 Netherstead Court, Morton Bagot, Studley, Warwickshire, B80 7FG. Mobile: 07775 888546 between 9am and 7pm only.. Email: Web:
  • Event Secretary - Mrs Maggie Sayer
    Church Farm House, Sparham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 5PR. Phone: 01362 688227. Please send POSTAL ENTRIES TO WENDY EVANS as below
  • SJ Course Designer - Sue Peasley
  • XC Course Designer - David Sayer & Robert Sayer

Classes & Fees

ClassDaysDressage TestEntry FeeAbandon PremiumTotal PayableLate Entry Surcharge FeeStarting Fee
2BE100OpenSat Sun BE 109 (NEW 2018)£129.43£13.91£143.34£155.34£15.00
CIC*Fri Sat 1*A (2015)£129.43£13.91£143.34£155.34£20.00
5YOSat BE 103 (2010)£72.77£7.82£80.59£92.59£15.00
NSat N 113 (2009)£83.89£9.02£92.91£104.91£15.00
ONSat N 113 (2009)£83.89£9.02£92.91£104.91£15.00
ISat I 118 (2010)£114.85£12.35£127.20£139.20£20.00
OISat I 118 (2010)£114.85£12.35£127.20£139.20£20.00
BE80(T)Sun BE 92 (2009)£68.81£7.40£76.21£88.21£15.00
BE90Sun BE 93 (2009)£72.77£7.82£80.59£92.59£15.00
BE90OpenSun BE 93 (2009)£72.77£7.82£80.59£92.59£15.00
BE90PCSun BE 93 (2009)£68.81£7.40£76.21£88.21£5.00
BE100Sat BE 103 (2010)£72.77£7.82£80.59£92.59£15.00
BE100OpenSat BE 103 (2010)£72.77£7.82£80.59£92.59£15.00
BE100PCSun BE 103 (2010)£68.81£7.40£76.21£88.21£5.00
BE100PlusSun N 113 (2009)£72.77£7.82£80.59£92.59£15.00

Event Information


2DBE100Open class is a direct qualifier for the Mitsubishi Motors Cup at Badminton 2018.  2DEBE100open will run subject to 20 entries.  Dressage and SJ for this class will run on Saturday and XC on Sunday.   

All CIC1* Dressage will be on Friday with SJ and XC on Saturday.
See for all timings and briefings.  We reserve the right to transfer competitors into open sections if applicable.

Competitors in International Classes Only - Please note in addition to your entry fee at the time of entry you will be charged an extra fee of £16.00.  This is charged by the FEI for the Worldwide Equine & Human Anti-Doping Program.  This fee will be refunded in full if your entry is withdrawn.


Entry fees include VAT. VAT Reg No 105 751 588. INTERNET entries will be accepted on If unable to enter online send entries and stabling form to the Entries Secretary. Please make cheques payable to D J SAYER. Separate cheques are required for each horse. Please write horses' names on back of each cheque. Do not enclose an SAE as all off site stabling info will be emailed, and received entry and section details will be available on website. A Wait List will be kept if required.
ENTRY AMENDMENTS by 24/06/2018 6:00 PM by telephoning 07775 888546. REFUND POLICY - As per Rule 4.11 100% refund for withdrawals before ballot date.  After ballot date, refund only if replaced from a wait list.   
STARTING TIMES are available on 27/06/2018 7:00 PM on website Starting Fees include a programme and VAT.


£30 per night includes initial bed 2 bales 50/50 mix. 


Young Horse Championship Qualifier - 5 year olds.  
2DEBE100open - Eligible combinations placed in the top 10 per cent will qualify directly for the BE100 Championship Final.


BE100 2 DAY- 1st £200, 2nd £175, 3rd £150, 4th £125, 5th £100. Places one in four starters.
CIC1* - 1st £200, 2nd £175, 3rd £150, 4th £125, 5th £100, 6th £75 onwards for every one in four starters. 
PRIZE MONEY for other classes - Lower Limit 
BE90 and BE100 One Day prize money will be awarded
Rosettes to 10th place
Prizes for best East Anglian owned and ridden in all classes. 


Great Witchingham (2) has courses that are very different from the Spring event, with 70% of the courses on river meadows to give naturally good going in a dry summer. The remainder of the courses and the showjumping arena and parts of the cross country will be watered if necessary. The courses offer a good selection of well-built fences for Novice and BE 100 combinations, with two water crossings and alternatives where necessary. The Intermediate course is separate, up to height with 3 natural water complexes.


Mess tent with licensed bar and catering by Speciality Food Co, for hot and cold food. 7.00am - 9.30pm. Licensed bar.
HOTELS - Wensumn Valley Hotel & Golf Club 01603 261012, Travel Inn, Costessy 0870 1977197. List of B&Bs from Event Secretary. Lenwade County House Hotel 01603 879567; Barnham Broom Hotel 01603 759393.


In case of ABANDONMENT please phone 01362 688227 or 01603 873187.
DOGS must be kept on leads at all times.
XC SCHOOLING - the course is open for schooling, all year, weather permitting - please contact organiser.
ALL TERRAIN VEHICLES/MOTORCYCLES will not be permitted. ENTRANCE POLICY - Spectators £10.00 per car or £5.00 for a single entrant. BE Membership card and Organisers and Officials pass admits car and all occupants.


Grid reference TG083198. 

Great Witchingham Horse Trials are held at Blackwater Farm and are conveniently situated 10 miles West of Norwich on A1067 next to Norfolk Wildlife Park (Reepham turning).
Great Witchingham is usually referred to as Lenwade on road maps. Southern bypass avoids Norwich for those travelling via A11 or A140. The A11 is now fully dualled from A14, M11 to A47, within 8 miles of Great Witchingham.