Event Details

Sponsored by Childeric Saddles UK


at Ely Eventing Centre, Downham Common, Little Downham, Ely, Cambs, CB6 2TY, United Kingdom
Friday 1 to Sunday 3 June 2018

Event Schedule

Entries Open 27 Apr 2018
Late Entry Surcharge Date 22 May 2018
Ballot Date 14 May 2018 @ 12 noon
Ballot Period June
  • Organiser - Tina Ure
    ELY EVENTING CENTRE, Downham Common, Little Downham, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB6 2TY. Phone: 01353 698839. Mobile: 07999 957992. Email:
  • Entries Secretary - Mrs Sarah Robinson
    C/O Penlands, Pond Hall Road, Hadleigh, Suffolk, IP7 5PW. Phone: 01438 940790. Email:
  • Sponsorship Secretary - Sarah Skillin
  • SJ Course Designer - Sue Peasley
  • XC Course Designer - Jonathan Clissold and Tina Ure

Classes & Fees

ClassDaysDressage TestEntry FeeAbandon PremiumTotal PayableLate Entry Surcharge FeeStarting Fee
INFri I 117 (2009)£83.89£9.02£92.91£104.91£18.00
NSat N131 (NEW 2018)£83.89£9.02£92.91£104.91£18.00
NRFFri I 117 (2009)£83.89£9.02£92.91£104.91£18.00
IFri I 117 (2009)£114.85£12.35£127.20£139.20£20.00
OIFri I 117 (2009)£114.85£12.35£127.20£139.20£20.00
AFri A 123 (2011)£156.02£16.77£172.79£184.79£25.00
5YOSat BE 107 (2016)£72.77£7.82£80.59£92.59£15.00
BE100Sat Sun BE 107 (2016)£72.77£7.82£80.59£92.59£15.00
BE100PlusSun N131 (NEW 2018)£72.77£7.82£80.59£92.59£15.00
ONFri N131 (NEW 2018)£83.89£9.02£92.91£104.91£18.00
ONu18Sat N 114 (2016)£83.89£9.02£92.91£104.91£18.00
BE90Sun BE 97 (2016)£72.77£7.82£80.59£92.59£15.00
BE90OpenSun BE 97 (2016)£72.77£7.82£80.59£92.59£15.00
BE100OpenSun BE 107 (2016)£72.77£7.82£80.59£92.59£15.00
BE100Ou18Sat BE 107 (2016)£72.77£7.82£80.59£92.59£15.00

Event Information


Please make cheques payable to Little Downham Horse Trials. Entry fees include VAT. VAT Reg No 928183210. Send entries to the ENTRIES SECRETARY. Separate cheques are NOT required for each horse. Please enclose separate 22cm x 11cm (DL size) SELF SEAL SAE for each horse. Please write horses' names on back of each cheque. Include stabling fees with entry fee. Include an extra SAE for stabling confirmation.
INTERNET entries will be accepted on FAXED entries will NOT be accepted. NO RECORDED OR SPECIAL DELIVERY entries. A WAIT LIST will be kept if required. ENTRY AMENDMENTS by 28/05/2018 11:00 AM by telephoning 01438 940790. REFUND POLICY – A Wait List will be kept. The entry fee less £12+VAT admin fee will be refunded to entries made prior to ballot date who are replaced from the wait list for the same class/day. No refunds for entries received after Ballot Date. See Rule 4.11.
STARTING TIMES are available between 30/05/2018 5:00 PM and 30/05/2018 8:00 PM on 01353 698839. Starting Times also available on website


Onsite and local stabling must be booked and paid for with the stabling provider using the list found on Some B&B may be available with stables. Should the event cancel, sorry there will be no refund for onsite stables after the 29th May.


The British Intermediate Championship Qualifier.
BE100 Ou18 & Open Novice under 18 (ONu18).
British Eventing Young Horse Championships Qualifier - 5 Year Olds. 
Novice Regional Final.


Lower Limit in all classes with extra prizes kindly sponsored by Childeric, Rossdales Equine Hospital (u18), Baileys Horse Feeds (N), Tiggas Saddlery (100), Protexin (90),Global Herbs (80). The popular Protexin accumulator will again cover all BE90 and BE100 at the 3 Little Downham Events.
Rosettes to 10th place in all sections.


Little Downham has five separate courses, up to height and substantial but with lots of alternatives at the more challenging fences. The courses are educational, with a wide variety of inviting fences, and there are a high number of completions in each class, there will be changes to all courses from last year, including a major redesign at fence 5. The Advanced and Intermediate courses will be altered and some alternatives added to ensure that they will be suitable for a newly upgraded horse to gain confidence.  There is plenty of level working area for all phases, the peaty soils stand up to heavy rain, and an irrigation system has been installed for the show-jumping arena and cross country course to ensure that the ground will be good whatever the weather.


Hot and cold food available on site.
B&B available with some offsite stables.
Contact Ely Tourist Office for local accommodation


In case of ABANDONMENT please phone 01353 698839.

XC SCHOOLING - the course is open for schooling, all year, weather permitting - please contact organiser.
HELPERS are welcomed and guaranteed to have their entry accepted if they arrive before ballot date and are offered schooling vouchers in appreciation of their time, please contact Sarah Skillin - ENTRANCE POLICY - Each car displaying a current BE membership card will be admitted free including all occupants.


Grid reference TL517837.

Little Downham is 5 miles North of Ely off the A10. From all directions join the A10 and follow to the roundabout with A1101 to Wisbech. Join the A1101 and after 200 yards turn left into Black Bank Road, at the T junction at end of road turn right and ELY EVENTING CENTRE is on your left.