Event Details

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at Blackwater Farm (Great Witchingham), Great Witchingham, Norfolk, NR9 5PH, United Kingdom
Friday 22 to Sunday 24 March 2019

Event Schedule

Entries Open 12 Feb 2019
Late Entry Surcharge Date 12 Mar 2019
Ballot Date 26 Mar 2019 @ 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 - Mr David 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 - Mrs Sue Peasley
  • XC Course Designer - David Sayer & Robert Sayer

Classes & Fees

ClassDaysDressage TestEntry FeeAbandon PremiumTotal PayableLate Entry Surcharge FeeStarting Fee
CCI-S2*Fri 1*A (2015)£132.35£14.23£146.58£158.58£20.00
BE100Fri Sat BE 103 (2010)£74.40£8.00£82.40£94.40£15.00
NFri Sat N 113 (2009)£85.78£9.22£95.00£107.00£15.00
AIFri AI 119 (2010)£117.43£12.62£130.05£142.05£20.00
IFri I 118 (2010)£117.43£12.62£130.05£142.05£20.00
OIFri I 118 (2010)£117.43£12.62£130.05£142.05£20.00
BE100OpenSat Sun BE 103 (2010)£74.40£8.00£82.40£94.40£15.00
BE100PlusSat N 113 (2009)£74.40£8.00£82.40£94.40£15.00
INSat I 118 (2010)£85.78£9.22£95.00£107.00£15.00
ONSat N 113 (2009)£85.78£9.22£95.00£107.00£15.00
ONu18Sat BE 102 (2010)£85.78£9.22£95.00£107.00£15.00
BE80(T)Sun BE 92 (2009)£70.36£7.56£77.92£89.92£15.00
BE90Sun BE 93 (2009)£74.40£8.00£82.40£94.40£15.00
BE90OpenSun BE 93 (2009)£74.40£8.00£82.40£94.40£15.00
BE90PCSun BE 92 (2009)£70.36£7.56£77.92£89.92£5.00
BE100PCSat BE 102 (2010)£70.36£7.56£77.92£89.92£5.00

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 CCI2* 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 £15.00.  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.  ENTRY AMENDMENTS by 18/03/2019 12:00 PM by telephoning by emailing or telephoning 07775 888546, amendments preferred in writing.
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 http://on website or between 1900 and 2000 hrs on 01362 688227.
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.


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. CCI2* 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, there are 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, 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.