Event Details

Incorporating the FEI Nations Cup & NAF British Eventing National u21 Championships. Sponsored by Saracen Horse Feeds


by Kind Permission of The Marquess Cholmondeley
at Houghton Hall, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 6UE, United Kingdom
Thursday 24 to Sunday 27 May 2018

Event Schedule

Entries Open 19 Apr 2018
Late Entry Surcharge Date 14 May 2018
Ballot Date 03 May 2018 @ 12 noon
Ballot Period May
  • Organiser - Musketeer Event Management Ltd
    Musketeer Event Management Ltd, 2 Gate Cottage, Brancaster, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 8AG. Phone: 01485 210070. Email: info@musketeer.co.uk.
  • Entries Secretary - Mrs Vanessa Luff
    Phone: 01949 829061. Email: entries@tristareventing.com.
  • Event Director - Mr Alec Lochore
  • SJ Course Designer - Sue Peasley
  • XC Course Designer - Mr Alec Lochore

Classes & Fees

ClassDaysDressage TestEntry FeeAbandon PremiumTotal PayableLate Entry Surcharge FeeStarting Fee
CCI*Thu Fri Sat Sun 1*A (2015)£369.10£39.68£408.78£420.78N/A
CCI**Thu Fri Sat Sun 2*B (2015)£369.10£39.68£408.78£420.78N/A
CCIYR**Fri Sat Sun 2*B (2015)£369.10£39.68£408.78£420.78N/A
CICO***Thu Fri Sat Sun 3*A (2015)£275.47£29.61£305.08£317.08£25.00

Event Information


Passports − Please ensure that you horse(s) passports are correct and in date.

A copy of the FEI schedule can be found on www.musketeer.co.uk

The CCI1* and CCI2* will have a trot up on Wednesday afternoon and perform dressage on Thursday and Friday with cross country on Saturday and showjumping on Sunday. The CCI2*YR will trot up on Thursday and perform dressage on Friday.  The CICO3* dressage will take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday with showjumping on Saturday and cross country on Sunday.

The Nations Cup Draw will take place on Thursday miday subject to entries i.e. it could take place earlier.

The schedule will remain fluid and changes may be subject to entries − there will, however, only be two days of XC − Saturday and Sunday.

*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 for 1 and 2* Competitors and £22.00 for 3* Competitors.  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  This fee will be refunded in full if your entry is withdrawn.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 797 8351 61. Please make cheques payable to MEM.

INTERNET - entries will be accepted on www.musketeer.co.uk

ENTRY AMENDMENTS - by 20/05/2018 11:00 AM by telephoning 01949 829061 / entries@tristareventing.com.

REFUND POLICY - 100% refund for entries withdrawn before ballot date.  Withdrawals before 18th May will get full refund less £25 if the place can be filled OR £150 if not filled. From 18th May and thereafter no refunds will be given except where the place can be filled, when the entry fee will be refunded less £25.  A waitlist will be held.  Please note all refunds will be issued within 3 weeks following the end of the event. 

STARTING TIMES - CCI* and CCI** start times are available after the Horse Inspection and the CICO*** after the FEI Nations Cup Draw. Starting Times also available on website www.musketeer.co.uk


Onsite stables - £155.00 per stable Inc. VAT for the duration of the event (includes two bales of bedding  on night one).  Onsite stabling for non-international is available at £125.00 Inc. VAT.

Local Stables - £25 per night.  Please complete a British Eventing Stabling form and return with a SAE for confirmation.

Stabling Refunds - There will be no stable refunds after Monday 14th May.

The stables will be available from 13.00 on Monday 21st May.  Please indicate day of arrival when booking.

Hook Up - There will be electric hook ups available on a first booked basis - £85 - this is for 1 connection only and will be monitored!  Bookings for hook ups will only be accepted after Monday 14th May subject to capacity availability. 


There will be a number of additional classes including: Burghley Young Event Horse Qualifiers, CCI3* Combined Training, Affiliated British Show Jumping, Arena Eventing.  Visit www.musketeer.co.uk for more information.


Rosettes to twentieth place, prize money to be confirmed (dependent on Sponsorship).  There will be additional prizes.


The parkland is on ancient turf which is sandy, free-draining loam.  Every effort will be made to ensure good going.  Designed by Alec Lochore, the permanent courses are free flowing and set in the beautiful deer park.  The fences make good use of the variety of natural features within the parkland.  There will be several modifications made to the courses.


The official caterers will be serving hot and cold food as from Wednesday 23rd May. Accommodation in this part of Norfolk will need booking well in advance. For a list of hotels and B&B's visit www.musketeer.co.uk  

If you are bringing a caravan and your lorry has hook up but the caravan does not then you will not be able to park next to each other.


In case of ABANDONMENT please phone 01485 210070.

Briefings - Will take place on Wednesday 23rd May.  For final details of the timetable please refer to the website.

Entrance Policy - General admission tickets are sold on a per-person basis, see www.musketeer.co.uk for prices (there is no charge for parking).  No other passes, other than those issued by Houghton International Horse Trials, will admit to the event.

Owners - All registered owners of competing horses will gain entry via their BE Membership card.  Please see website for further details.   Houghton International Horse Trials will also provide an owners marquee adjacent to the main arena for use by all owners, which will serve complimentary light refreshments throughout the day.

Entertainment - There will be a drinks party in the evening of Thursday 24th hosted by the Marquess of Cholmondeley, held on the west lawn of Houghton Hall.  There will be evening entertainment on both Friday and Saturday, further details will be available on www.musketeer.co.uk.

Dogs - Due to previous incidents, there is a zero tolerance on loose dogs.  All dogs must be kept on a lead and under control at all times as the estate has both a deer park and game birds.

ALL TERRAIN VEHICLES/motorcycles - Will not be permitted.  There will be a penalty for non-compliance.

Please see website - www.musketeer.co.uk for up to date details.


Grid reference TF791287. Houghton Hall is situated approximately 10 miles east of Kings Lynn just off the A148 Kings Lynn to Cromer road.