Event Newsflash - 11/04/2018

All competition that was due to run at Eland Lodge (1) 14th-15th April has unfortunately been abandoned following this morning’s site inspection.

We are very grateful to the Organisers and BE Officials who have made huge efforts to run the event including making most of the preparations to the cross country course. However, the decision has been made to abandon the event as the ground is waterlogged and it would not be possible for emergency vehicles to move around the site.

Event Details


at Eland Lodge, Draycott-in-the-Clay, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 5HD, United Kingdom
Saturday 14 to Sunday 15 April 2018

Event Schedule

Entries Open 09 Mar 2018
Late Entry Surcharge Date 03 Apr 2018
Ballot Date 23 Mar 2018 @ 12 noon
Ballot Period April
  • Organiser - Mr John Coupland
    Eland Lodge Equestrian, Newborough Road, Draycott-in-the-Clay, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 5HD. Phone: 01283 575856. Mobile: 07971 674674. Email: john@elandlodge.com.
  • Entries Secretary - Donna Aldridge
    Eland Lodge Equestrian, Newborough Road,, Draycott-in-the-Clay, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 5HD. Phone: 01283 575856. Email: events@elandlodge.com.
  • SJ Course Designer - Mrs Sue Stevenson
  • XC Course Designer - Stuart Buntine

Classes & Fees

ClassDaysDressage TestEntry FeeAbandon PremiumTotal PayableLate Entry Surcharge FeeStarting Fee
ONu18Sun N 114 (2016)£83.89£9.65£93.54£104.91£15.00
BE90Sat BE 95 (2012)£68.81£7.40£76.21£88.21£15.00
BE100Sat Sun BE 106 (2012)£68.81£7.40£76.21£88.21£15.00
BE100OpenSat BE 106 (2012)£68.81£7.40£76.21£88.21£15.00
BE100Ou18Sun BE 106 (2012)£68.81£7.40£76.21£88.21£15.00
NSun N 110 (2012)£83.89£9.02£92.91£104.91£15.00
ONSun N 110 (2012)£83.89£9.02£92.91£104.91£15.00

Event Information


Please make cheques payable to ELAND LODGE EQUESTRIAN LTD. Entry fees include VAT. VAT Reg No 842999079. Separate cheques are required for each horse (with horse's name on back). Please enclose separate 22cm x 11cm (DL size) SELF SEAL SAE for each horse. FAXED entries will NOT be accepted.
INTERNET entries will be accepted on http://www.bdwp.co.uk.
WITHDRAWALS by 11/04/2018 12:00 AM by telephoning 01283 575856. REFUND POLICY: 100% refund will be given for withdrawals before Ballot Date. After Ballot Date competitors will be refunded their entry fee less £12.00 administration costs subject to substitution by the Organisers. Any entries made after Ballot Date will not be entitled to any refund should they withdraw before the event - See Rule 4.11. A WAIT LIST will be maintained.
STARTING TIMES are available between 11/04/2018 6:00 PM and 11/04/2018 8:00 PM on 01283 575856. Starting Times also available on website http://www.bdwp.co.uk.
Starting Fees include a programme.


Stabling is available onsite.  Please apply for stabling through www.bdwp.co.uk or by contacting Entries Secretary.


BE100 under 18 (BE100u18).


BE100: Prizes in kind
BE90: Prizes in kind
Novice: Lower limit


The Eland Lodge cross country course is situated in the rolling Staffordshire countryside with both open mature grassland and woodland forming discrete areas of the course. At the meeting of two brooks the site is a natural amphitheatre giving spectators the ability to see almost all of the course from the viewing point. All of the obstacles are built to the highest possible standards with permanent fences having all weather take offs and landings to aid horse and rider safety. Extensive works have once again taken place during the winter months to provide several changes to the course and more variation. Photographs of the various fences can be seen by visiting our website at www.elandlodge.com. The show jumping phase will take place on the Andrews Bowen Pro Wax Olympic Mix all weather surface.


Refreshments available throughout the event. Accommodation list is available from the Organiser - please send SAE.


In case of ABANDONMENT please phone 01283 575856. ALL TERRAIN VEHICLES/motorcycles will NOT be permitted except those used by authorised officials.
DOGS must be kept on leads at all times. ENTRANCE POLICY - Passes are not required as there is no charge for entrance.
Eland Lodge reserves the right to move competitors in non-open sections to open sections of a class. 

Helpers - Ballot stickers are not needed for helpers at this event.  Please indicate in the 'notes and requests' box on www.bdwp.co.uk if you are helping at Eland.  Helpers also receive a schooling voucher.  Contact jo@elandlodge.com to volunteer.


Grid reference SK141278.  For details maps refer to www.elandlodge.com