Our weekly round-up of British Eventing competition that has taken place from 5-11 April.
Harry Meade and MBF Outlier on their way to success at Portman (image, Hannah Cole)
Portman kicked off the action over the last seven days, with a selection of classes up to IN run on Tuesday and Wednesday (5-6 April). Set in the Rushmore Estate in Wiltshire, the courses are deigned to be suitable for first timers and those wanting to build experience. Plenty of horses enjoyed a run on the old turf, full results can be found here.
The sandy and well-drained soil, together with the investment the team has made in stone pads for take offs and landings at certain points on the course, made for super spring going at Breckenbrough in Yorkshire over the weekend (9-10 April). New Course designer, Judith Shipton-Ellis set some lovely educational courses from BE80 to Novice. Click here for full results.
Larkhill provided some super courses set on the well-drained chalk downland on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire on Saturday and Sunday. There was plenty of success for riders from the South West, especially those based locally in Wiltshire. See the full results here.
The first of two Norton Disney fixtures for 2022 also took place on 9-10 April. Enjoying beautiful sunshine for much of the weekend, the Lincolnshire venue ran a range of classes from BE80 to Novice. Full results are available here.
South of England
South of England (1) was another fixture that took place over the weekend (9-10 April). The courses run over the showground and the adjoining farmland at South of England and all four tracks (BE90, BE100, Novice and Intermediate) were in use this weekend. See the full results here.
The first visit of this season to Weston Park in Shropshire over the weekend provided two days of high-quality competition, offering classes up to Advanced. It was a fixture that many young riders had their eye on, with Pony Trial, ONu18 and OIu21 classes all taking place. Click here for full results.
Action got underway for the first time in Scotland this year at Kirriemuir in Angus on Sunday. Competitors enjoyed some fantastic going, thanks to the old turf that this event runs on and the ground preparation equipment that the team has invested in. Classes ran from BE80 to Novice, with many competitors enjoying their first runs of the season. Full results available here.