Eventing island style at the London Capital and Finance Osborne Horse Trials
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Osborne House 25 Jan 18

Eventing island style at the London Capital and Finance Osborne Horse Trials

British Eventing is supporting a ground breaking format for a new horse trials at Osborne House, the former Isle of Wight home of Queen Victoria. The exciting new event will run on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th July 2018, under the BEDE Events banner.

Thanks to corporate support, a prize fund of over £60,000 will be on offer, spread across just four classes with 20 horses per class – the winner of the Grand Prix taking home £10,000.

The inaugural Isle of Wight event will run to British Eventingstandards, however with a thrilling new short format, Osborne Horse Trials will have some of its own competition rules including a bespoke dressage test and cross country layout. It will be open to BE members, but as a special event it will not carry BE Points or MER qualifications.

London Capital & Finance Osborne Horse Trials hopes to attract a new audience with its easy to follow format. Horses will perform dressage and show jumping on the House lawns, before setting out across the estate parkland. Each phase will finish before the next commences, enabling spectators to see 70% of the action from one spot.

Both days will feature two classes at open intermediate level with a Grand Prix class and three further categories tailored to either top level or less experienced horses – eligibility criteria for entries will be confirmed at a later date. Work on the cross country course starts in earnest at the end of January.