Event Newsflash - 15/03/2018

Event Status - Cancelled

Regrettably, following the recent heavy rain, a decision has now been made to abandon all competition at Stafford (1) on 16th – 18th March.

Event Details


at Park Farm, Weston Road, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST18 0BD, United Kingdom
Friday 16 to Sunday 18 March 2018

Event Schedule

Entries Open 09 Feb 2018
Late Entry Surcharge Date 06 Mar 2018
Ballot Date 23 Feb 2018 @ 12 noon
Ballot Period March
  • Organiser - Mrs Vicky Plant
    2 Bridge Court, Woodseaves, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST20 0AW, United Kingdom. Mobile: 07779 017421. Email:
  • Assistant Organiser - Michelle Taylor
    Mobile: 07909 526068.
  • Entries Secretary - Mrs Sue Thompson
    Manor Farm House, Dunkirk, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 6LZ. Phone: 01244 851164 no later than 2100hrs. Mobile: 07917 678400. Email:
  • SJ Course Designer - Mrs Sue Stevenson
  • XC Course Builder - Mr James Plant
  • XC Course Designer - Mrs Janet Plant
    Rose Cottage, Broom Bank, Knightley, Woodseaves, Staffordshire, ST20 0JW, United Kingdom. Phone: 01785 284187. Mobile: 07836 579810. Email:

Classes & Fees

ClassDaysDressage TestEntry FeeAbandon PremiumTotal PayableLate Entry Surcharge FeeStarting Fee
BE80(T)Sat BE 91 (2009)£68.81£7.40£76.21£88.21£15.00
BE90Fri Sun BE 91 (2009)£68.81£7.40£76.21£88.21£15.00
BE90OpenFri BE 91 (2009)£68.81£7.40£76.21£88.21£15.00
BE100Fri Sat Sun BE 101 (2009)£68.81£7.40£76.21£88.21£15.00
BE100OpenFri BE 101 (2009)£68.81£7.40£76.21£88.21£15.00
BE100PlusFri N 110 (2012)£68.81£7.40£76.21£88.21£15.00

Event Information


INTERNET entries will be accepted on Internet entries are preferred. Entry fees include VAT.  VAT Reg No 260 4127 37.  A booking fee of £1.20 including VAT will be charge per entry. Please make cheques payable to Stafford Horse Trials. Separate cheques are required for each horse (with horse's name on back). Every effort will be made not to ballot. Please send entries in good time. Riders who volunteer at Stafford HT are guaranteed an entry - provided that the entry is received before ballot date, stating in special requests the name and contact details of the volunteer.  Riders wishing to compete at similar times to another rider - both entries must state on their forms.  
WAITING LIST - In the event of a ballot please state on entry form if you do NOT wish to be wait listed.
Entry amendments by 11/03/2018 12:00 AM  by email only. 
REFUND POLICY: 100% refund will be given to withdrawals before ballot date, thereafter refunds will only be paid if replaced from a wait list produced at ballot. These refunds are subject to a £12 charge plus VAT - see rule 4.11. If the event is oversubscribed and a ballot takes place, a wait list will be held if full at ballot date. STARTING TIMES are available between 14/03/2018 6:00 PM and 14/03/2018 8:00 PM on 07917 678400. Starting Times also available on website or  Start fees include a programme.


Some stabling is available on site at £30.00 this will include straw. Please contact Richard Williams on 01785 240257 to book stabling direct.


Blue Chip Central North West 80T Challenge Qualifier 


Prizes in kind in all BE80(T), BE90 and BE100 sections.
As a courtesy to our sponsors, the Rider/Owner or a representative of those placed 1st - 6th must attend the prize giving.  Any not collected will be forfeited.  We kindly ask that all come appropriately dressed.  
Rosettes will be given to 10th place.  Prizes in accordance with number of starters.


Stafford's course is a well-built introduction to British Eventing, designed by Janet Plant and built by James Plant. Stafford's course has consistently received high praise from riders for its going and high quality obstacles. The courses are designed to educate and give confidecne to both horses and riders at the beginning of the season.   The course runs over undulating permanent pasture and near MAXIMUM LENGTH. Fit horses are required. Every effort will be made to ensure good going. Fences are well dressed and are designed to provide a positive round with achievable questions. Some fences have options for more novice competitors. Plenty of level pasture for all warm ups.


Refreshments available throughout the event. B&B available on site - 01785 240257. 240v hookup for caravans or horseboxes also available.


In case of ABANDONMENT please phone 07779 017421.
DOGS must be kept on leads at all times. 
Riders able to provide help on one of the days of the March 2018 competition will receive preferential entry in the case of a ballot at one of our 2 events in 2018
Trade stands and interested sponsors should contact the Organiser in the first instance or download information from   


Grid reference SJ956252. Stafford is situated on the A518 Stafford to Weston road 2 miles to the east of Stafford. Will be signed from Jct 14 M6 and A51.