Posted on 7th May 2021

Countdown is on to the first Science Supplements Area Festival

The countdown is officially on to the inaugural Science Supplements Area Festival, hosted at Firle Place, Sussex 15-16 May. The BEDE organising team are gearing up to welcome competitors to the park for a thrilling and memorable weekend of competition.


Rider packs

The organisers and sponsor wish your Area Festival experience to be as memorable as possible whilst maintaining protocols.

All Area Festival competitors will have a rider pack available for collection on arrival at the event, containing your bib numbers, information from sponsors plus discounts available for use throughout the event.

Title sponsors Science Supplements will also be providing goody bags and a plaque to commemorate your time at the event.

Please ensure that you come to the event office on arrival to collect your pack and goody bag.

Trade stands

The BEDE team are delighted to have a small range of tradestands for you to enjoy over the weekend, so we do ask you take the time to have a look around them and support them.

These stands include:

  • Science Supplements
  • Equissage
  • British Polo Gin
  • Wynings and Weaver
  • The Gray Earl Van
  • Hinez Catering
  • Stormtech


Due to COVID-19 stabling will not be available on site this year, however competitors have the unique opportunity to stable at Hickstead. Spaces are limited and we request that you book before Monday 10th May.

Book stabling

Photographer and videographer

Athalens will be the official event photographer – so please download their app so that you are able to see your photos as soon as you have finished your jumping phases.

An Eventful Life will be capturing your eventing memories recording every cross country round; videos will be available to purchase after the event.

Prize giving

There will be a socially-distanced UNMOUNTED prize giving for the top three competitors in each Science Supplements Area Festival class, taking place next to the house. We are excited to have a great prize pool for each Championship class of £550.

We wish you all an enjoyable Area Festival experience and ask that you tag BEDE Events, British Eventing and Science Supplements in your social media posts so that we can share in your journey!