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Posted on 16th July 2021

Gain confidence at Calmsden!  

After a 2-year break Calmsden is delighted to be holding this summer’s event from July 31 – 1 August, welcoming back grassroots riders. With courses by Andrew Hunter, the BE80 class will be a fair, but a kind test for first timers, with one or two alternative routes available. This stunning venue set in the Cotswold Hills has been generously supported for many years by local businesses, 

 

Jo Verey – Organiser said, "We simply could not run without the marvellous and generous support of these sponsors who have returned for many years including last year when we ran behind closed doors, we are so pleased to invite them back this summer in person to enjoy a great day out.”

The BE90 and BE100 courses are up to height and include a variety of natural obstacles, plus some great new combinations! The water fences will be towards the end of the course for all classes.

International Irish rider Jonty Evans will be making a star appearance to help competitors with warming and course walks.

Entries still open so ENTER NOW.

No late entry surcharge - entry amendment date is the 26th of July.

 

With thanks to the sponsors:

Equisupplies are a local horse bedding company based in Wiltshire with over 30 years’ experience in the industry and are well known for their Pure Green® and Pure Flake® brands. Specialising in high quality, dust extracted bedding options from small flake shavings, large flake shavings, chopped wheat straw and flax horse bedding. Equisupplies are proud to support Calmsden Horse Trials for the third consecutive year and are looking forward to a successful event for competitors, organisers and sponsors alike. 

Ivy lodge Farm Rehabilitation situated nearby in Brimsfield - run by Jason Maguire  their rehab yard included a water treadmill, hydro spa, gallops,lunge pen/ arenas and extensive grazing, a go to place for many professional local riders to keep their horses in perfect condition for the eventing season.

NFU Mutual (Cirencester), offer a personal service and have years of experience in insurance business - they are our Insurers and have supported us for over 11 years with the event. 

The Royal Agricultural University (RAU) has been at the forefront of agricultural education, research and innovation for more than 175 years. Today, the RAU has around 1,100 undergraduate and postgraduate students studying subjects ranging from agriculture, rural land management, and rural policy to sustainable food systems, real estate, cultural heritage, business and entrepreneurship, and equine science, all based at its Cirencester campus. The RAU has a network of education partners across the UK and abroad and prides itself on its links with industry and its ability to meet the demand for land-based expertise worldwide.

McGills Chartered accountants - Simon and his team are brilliant - his staff form the team that work on Show jumping - they come back year after year to help build the course and work throughout the event and have sponsored since it started over 10 years ago.