The Bates Sadddles British Eventing Arena Eventing Championships 2023

An enjoyable day was had by all at The Bates Saddles British Eventing Arena Eventing Championships which took place on Sunday at Northamptonshire’s Aston le Walls Eventing Centre. After a week of wet weather, riders were delighted to see the rain clouds had dispersed, and were able to compete in cloudy, but dry conditions.

Riders travelled from all over the country to compete for the four Championship titles on offer throughout the day across Bates Saddles AE80, AE90 and AE100 levels. The event involved riding a course of show jumps followed immediately by completing a cross country course, and finishing with a challenging ‘joker fence’ as the last fence, at a height 10cm higher.

Congratulations to everyone who competed. The top three combinations from each of the Championships were as follows:

Bates Saddles AE80 Champion, 18 Year-old Molly Rattue from Wiltshire riding Dave II

Bates Saddles AE80 Championship
1st Molly Rattue & Dave II
2nd Lydia Madgwick & Knocknippy Boy
3rd Heather Williams & Riversides Crystal


Bates Saddles AE90 Champion 17 year-old Amelia Bullock from North Yorkshire riding Claret Jug

Bates Saddles AE90 Championship
1st Amelia Bullock & Claret Jug
2nd Katherine Smith & Corbeagh Night Light
3rd Charlotte Radley & Little M II

Bates Saddles AE100 Champion Ellie Clarke from South Yorkshire riding Ballygriffin Doc Cider

Bates Saddles AE100 Championship
1st Ellie Clarke & Ballygriffin Doc Cider
2nd Saskia Brookes & Derreentige Tilly
3rd Lucy Dennis & Little Lord Z


Bates Saddles AE100 Open Champion Katy Williams from Linconshire riding Weston IV

Bates Saddles AE100 Open Championship
1st Katy Williams & Weston IV
2nd Alison Garner & B Walt Lando Z
3rd Amanda Bettle & Fusilier

Full results can be found here.

A huge thanks to Bates Saddles for sponsoring the series and thank you also to all the volunteers for giving up their time to help run a fabulous event.

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