Event Details

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at Blackwater Farm (Great Witchingham), Great Witchingham, Norfolk, NR9 5PH, United Kingdom
Friday 24 to Sunday 26 March 2017

Times and TimeTable

Show Jumping09:5610:0612:3011:4414:1515:35
Cross Country10:3810:4413:1612:1714:5816:20
Show Jumping13:2113:2509:1009:1809:1611:1612:1513:3216:04
Cross Country14:1214:2310:0610:2010:0812:1612:5214:1016:38
Show Jumping09:3009:3209:3409:3613:0214:1514:17
Cross Country10:3010:3210:3410:3613:5015:0815:10
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Event Schedule

Entries Open 17 Feb 2017
Late Entry Surcharge Date 13 Mar 2017
Ballot Date 03 Mar 2017 @ 12 noon
Ballot Period March
  • Organiser - Mr Robert Sayer
    Church Farm Lane, Sparham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 5QB, United Kingdom. Phone: 01603 873187. Mobile: 07789 225416. Email: 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. Email: Web: Please call only between 9.00am and 7.00pm
  • Event Secretary - Mrs Maggie Sayer
    Church Farm House, Sparham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 5PR. Phone: 01362 688 227. Email: Trade Stands - Please phone Event Secretary. PLEASE SEND ALL ENTRIES AND STABLING APPLICATIONS TO WENDY EVANS.
  • SJ Course Designer - TBC
  • XC Course Designer - David Sayer & Robert Sayer

Classes & Fees

ClassDaysDressage TestEntry FeeAbandon PremiumTotal PayableLate Entry Surcharge FeeStarting FeeView Entries
CIC*Fri 1*A (2015)£123.26£14.17£137.43£149.43£20.00view
BE100Fri Sat BE 103 (2010)£69.30£7.97£77.27£89.27£15.00view
NFri Sat N 113 (2009)£79.90£9.19£89.09£101.09£15.00view
AIFri AI 119 (2010)£109.38£12.58£121.96£133.96£20.00view
IFri I 118 (2010)£109.38£12.58£121.96£133.96£20.00view
OIFri I 118 (2010)£109.38£12.58£121.96£133.96£20.00view
BE100OpenSat BE 103 (2010)£69.30£7.97£77.27£89.27£15.00view
BE100PlusSat N 113 (2009)£69.30£7.97£77.27£89.27£15.00view
INSat I 118 (2010)£79.90£9.19£89.09£101.09£15.00view
ONSat N 113 (2009)£79.90£9.19£89.09£101.09£15.00view
BE80(T)Sun BE 92 (2009)£65.53£7.54£73.07£85.07£15.00view
BE90Sun BE 93 (2009)£69.30£7.97£77.27£89.27£15.00view
BE90OpenSun BE 93 (2009)£69.30£7.97£77.27£89.27£12.00view
BE90PCSun BE 92 (2009)£65.53£7.54£73.07£85.07£5.00view
BE100PCSat BE 102 (2010)£65.53£7.54£73.07£85.07£5.00view

Event Information


BE100 classes will run on Friday/Saturday  Novice classes will run on Friday/Saturday.  Please state preference on entry.  BE90 classes will run on Sunday. We reserve the right to transfer Intermediate horses into OI, Novice horses into ON, BE100 horses into BE100Open and BE90 horses into BE90Open if necessary.  
All CIC1* will take place on Friday.

*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 A WAIT LIST will be kept if required.   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 (with horse's name on back). Include stabling fees with entry fee is applicable. Do not enclose SAE as all offsite stabling info will be emailed and received entry and section details will be available on website.  WITHDRAWALS by 20/03/2017 12:00 PM by telephoning 07775 888546 or email
REFUND POLICY - 100% refund for withdrawals before ballot date, withdrawals after the ballot date no refunds unless replaced - see rule 4.11.
STARTING TIMES are available on 01362 688227. Times will be available between 19:00 and 20:00 on 22 March.. Starting Times also available on website
Starting Fees include a programme and VAT.
Starting Fees will be used for course improvements and medical cover.


Stabling on site at £30 per night in 12'x12' stables includes an initial bed of 2 bales of shavings or off site at £25 per night straw only. No refunds after ballot date. Send stabling cheques and forms with SAE to Entries Secretary - Miss Wendy Evans - address as above, or apply on line when entering.


The British Intermediate Championship Qualifier. 


BE90 & BE100: prize money will be awarded
Rosettes to 10th place. Prize Money lower limit. Worshipful Company of Saddlers will award a £50 cash voucher for the highest placed non-cash prize winning competitor from the Novice sections.
Prize for the best East Anglian owned and ridden in each section of all classes (please state eligibility on entry form).
The Melford Bell Memorial Trophy to the winner of the AI class. CIC1* prize money TBC subject to sponsorship. 


Novice, BE100 & BE90 courses will start in the opposite direction this year.  Great Witchingham's courses offer a good selection of well-built fences, with alternatives aimed at first time novice and BE 100 combinations. Runs over gently undulating permanent pasture and grassland and incorporates three copses and natural water obstacles. The ground is generally light or black peat. Take offs and landings of cross country fences are prepared. The Intermediate course is separate, educational, up to height, with two natural water complexes, alternatives for the more difficult fences. Owner-friendly layout with excellent viewing.


Local accommodation: Lenwade House Hotel, Great Witchingham, 01603 879567; Wensum Lodge Hotel, Fakenham, 01328 862100; Premier Inn, Costessey, 0870 1977197; Wensum Valley Hotel, Taverham, Norwich, 01603 261012; Barnham Broom Hotel, 01603 759393. Bar and hot and cold food. Available on site all days by the Speciality Food Company 


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.
ENTRANCE POLICY - Membership card admits the member and car, otherwise £10 per car or £5 per person (e.g. a car with 4 people in costs £10 or a car with 1 person in costs £5). Organisers and Officials pass admits the 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 1 mile West of Lenwade (Reepham turning).
Great Witchingham is usually referred to as Lenwade on road maps. The A11 is now fully dualled from M11, A14 to A47 within eight miles of Great Witchingham.