Event Details

The Dodson & Horrell


at Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PP, United Kingdom
Friday 11 to Sunday 13 May 2018

Event Schedule

Entries Open 07 Apr 2018
Late Entry Surcharge Date 02 May 2018
Ballot Date 19 Apr 2018 @ 12 noon
Ballot Period May
Balloted 2017 71 N
  • Event Director - Patricia Clifton
  • Entries Secretary - Mrs Ann Allen
    Mobile: 07802 534837 NOT AFTER 7.00PM. Email: Web:
  • Event Co-ordinator & General Enquiries - Gail Dale
    Edgecumbe Cottage, Nun Monkton, York, YO26 8EN. Phone: 01423 330095. Email: Web:
  • Presidents - The Duke & Duchess of Devonshire
  • SJ Course Designer - Mrs Di Boddy
  • XC Course Designer - Ian Stark OBE for the Advanced and CIC3*; David Evans for Novice and CIC1*

Classes & Fees

ClassDaysDressage TestEntry FeeAbandon PremiumTotal PayableLate Entry Surcharge FeeStarting Fee
NSat N 110 (2012)£83.89£9.02£92.91£104.91£22.00
CIC*Sat 1*B (2015)£129.43£13.91£143.34£155.34£30.00
ASun A124 (2016)£156.02£16.77£172.79£184.79£30.00
CIC***Sun 3*B (2015)£275.47£29.61£305.08£317.08£30.00

Event Information


CIC3* Dressage will take place on Friday & Saturday. Those prepared to do Friday dressage are less likely to be balloted. If entries demand it we may need to run some dressage on Thursday but will try to avoid this.

CIC1* - All dressage will take place on Friday as will at least a section of SJ; Remaining SJ & all XC on Saturday.

X-C will be the final discipline in all classes. 

CIC3* & CIC1* horses and riders must be qualified as per FEI Rules. The Organisers reserve the right to transfer eligible horses from the Advanced to the CIC or vice-versa. Competitors will be notified and may in these circumstances withdraw and receive a full refund of entry fee.

A veterinary examination will take place before Dressage for CIC1* and CIC3* where your passport will need to be shown.

All horses must be in possession of an FEI Passport for the CIC3*. The CIC1*, if resident outside the UK, also need an FEI passport (Article 137 of FEI General Regulations).

The FEI schedule will available for download from or the FEI website

*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* 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  This fee will be refunded in full if your entry is withdrawn.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 215952994.
INTERNET entries ONLY on
OVERSEAS entries please note that no entry will be accepted without the entry fee.
STABLING - please refer to separate stabling section below. 
ENTRY AMENDMENTS by {07/05/18 at 1600GMT} by telephoning 07802 534837}.
REFUND POLICY - No refund after ballot date unless replaced (Rule 4.11).  If the event is oversubscribed a wait list will be held.
START TIMES are available from 19:00 on Wednesday 9th May for all classes from the
START FEES, which include a programme & VAT, are payable on collection of numbers (cash preferred please). Numbers will NOT be handed out until the start fee is paid. 


Limited onsite stabling available in Woodhouse barns/stables. £85 for 1 night, £125 for 2 nights and £150 for 3 or more nights inc VAT. Caviera shavings will given free to each horse stabled. 

Electric hook ups are available at £70 inc VAT which must be paid with entry.

Please pay with entry and book before Ballot Date to avoid disappointment.

No refunds for cancelled stabling after Ballot Date unless replaced.

Some local stabling is available – please contact the Show Office ( for information. In case of abandonment a full refund of stabling fees will be given.

Liability for each horse lies with its carer once stabling has been accepted and horse placed within the structure.


The D & H Chatsworth International Horse Trials are part of the Event Rider Masters series. Those NOT wishing to be considered for the ERM section should state so in ‘special requests’ when entering CIC 3*. At ballot date the top 36 FEI ranked riders entered will be selected for the ERM section according to ERM rules. 4 wild cards will then be selected. The Draw will take place for dressage at a time tbc.   Total Prize money £50,000: 1st £16,000, 2nd £12,000, 3rd £8,000, 4th £6,000, 5th £3,000, 6th £2,000, 7th £1,000, 8th £900, 9th £600, 10th £500  Full details and rules can be found at 

' The Dodson & Horrell Ducal Challenge’, whereby any rider who can win the CIC** at Floors Castle and subsequently, in the same weekend, win a CIC*** at Chatsworth International Horse Trials will be awarded a bonus prize of £500.

Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse 4 and 5 year old qualifiers on Friday 11th May. For schedule see and Declarations not necessary but withdrawals please by 1100GMT on 08/05/2018 by telephoning 07802 534837 or email

ARENA EVENTING - We will again run 90cm & 100cm classes.  See for schedule and further details. 


CIC3* Dodson & Horrell Challenge: Prizes in ratio of one to every four starters with the Chatsworth Trophy going to the winner.

CIC1*: Prizes in ratio of one to every four starters.

Advanced and Novice: Prizes in ratio of one to every six starters.

Further details on prize money fund will be available on the website. Archant Life is giving section winners a subscription for one year to their appropriate Life Magazine. There will be additional prizes in all classes. Rosettes to 10th in all classes.


All courses run over permanent grassland in Chatsworth Park incorporating many traditional features and will run in the same direction as 2017. There will be some new fences and the national tracks will be a slightly modified version of the FEI ones. A great deal of work will be done to ensure the best possible going.  The Advanced and CIC are designed as a good preparation for forthcoming three day events. 


Hot and cold food and licensed bar.

Accommodation list available from


In case of ABANDONMENT please check the website or telephone:01423 330095, 07740 605175, 07970 776355 or 07802 534837.
ALL TERRAIN vehicles/motorbikes/golf carts are not permitted.

DOGS must be kept on leads. Fines for anyone ignoring this are likely to be made and given to our official Charity.

ENTRANCE POLICY - BE Organisers/Officials Car passes will admit 2 people. BE Membership cards do not give admission to the event. Competitors will receive one lorry pass & 2 wristbands. Owners passes (one car pass & 2 owner’s badges) will be sent direct to them.

OWNERS - Dodson & Horrell Limited are again generously sponsoring an Owner's Breakfast from 8-10.30am on Friday and Saturday in their hospitality unit. There will also be a separate owners facility at the event.

MEMBERS  - badges available for Ringside Area available.  See

PHOTOGRAPHY An accredited photographer will be taking photographs/video footage for Chatsworth marketing purposes. If you have any issues with this, please let us know prior to the event.

BICYCLES - recommended - Lorry park is approximately 500m from main arena.

SHUTTLES will be operating between lorry park and main arena as well as along the main driveway.

Space in the lorry field is very limited therefore owners caravans must park in the caravan area. Please email, stating which horse you own, to book.


Chatsworth is 8 miles north of Matlock off the B6012. It is 16 miles from M1 junction 29, signposted via Chesterfield. 30 miles from M6 junction 19. Grid reference SK261702.