Combining dressage showjumping and cross country, riders were put through their paces in a challenging equestrian competition, regulated by British Eventing.
Featuring BE90, BE100 & Novice classes, including under 18 sections, it was a fantastic day with some exceptional displays of horsemanship.
Riders of all abilities competed from grassroots to international level, including individual gold winner at the World Championships, Yasmin Ingham. Placing first in the Novice – Section E class on Goliath Du Loir, Yasmin, from the Ilse of Man is a rising star in the equestrian world. Her success at Bishop Burton follows in the wake of wins at a senior level at Burnham Market and Blenheim, a second at the Kentucky Three Day Event and her individual gold at the World Championships.
Also competing, was Bishop Burton student and star of the summer’s International Youth Championships, Lucy Copeland. After a fantastic performance in August, where she secured a double win in the BE90 Open under 18 Championship in the individual and team competition, Business and Equine Academy student Lucy returned to compete on her mare Dernhatten Colour Code.
The cross country phase of the Horse Trials is held over Bishop Burton’s impressive course, which was only updated in 2021, after significant investment by the college. Designed by British Eventing Gold Course Builder and BE Silver Course Designer Joe Weller, this inviting and exhilarating course makes use of the undulating parkland at Bishop Burton through a mixture of permanent and portable fences.
Equine Centre Manager, Hannah Ward commented “It is always a huge pleasure to host horse trials here at Bishop Burton. We saw outstanding riding and sportsmanship from riders of all ages and abilities. It’s wonderful to see competitors enjoying Bishop Burton’s amazing facilities and the opportunity to compete on our brilliant cross-country course.”