Posted on 14th August 2020

Pontispool back in action

Pontispool Equine Sports Centre is limbering up for its horse trials which take place from Saturday 19 to Monday 21 September.

Classes at the event include BE80(T), BE80(T)RF, BE90, BE90Open, BE100, BE100Open, N, ON, OIu21, OI and I with the competition sponsored by Wychanger.

With entries already pouring in, organisers are expecting three full days of competition with up to 1000 horse and rider combinations in action.

The courses and Wychanger Arena are in immaculate condition and Richard Mitford-Slade and his partner Lucy Fielding-Johnson are looking forward to welcoming people back to the Somerset venue.

Richard said: “While lockdown curtailed business here at Pontispool we were able to put the time to good use. New fences have been built, the ground is in the best possible order, and we’re really looking forward to the competition, having lost our two previous dates this year. The cross country schooling courses and Wychanger Arena have been busy, but running horse trials is what it's all about for us and we’re raring to go again.”

All the courses at Pontispool are up to height, but with the fences built on parkland, there are long stretches where riders can establish a good rhythm in between the jumps and they are renowned for creating a positive experience.

Richard added: “It’s great to be back and with some big names already entered and we’re really looking forward to three great days of competition.”