Skipton Horse Trials
Providing a premier setting for the ultimate equestrian challenge
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It takes 120 people to put on a day's eventing competition and the vast majority of these are volunteers - who come from all walks of life but share a common passion for eventing or horse sport and want to put something back to allow the sport they love to continue and thrive.
Please DO NOT approach via Carleton Village as traffic control will be in place and access from the village prohibited.
Skipton's cross country course has undergone extensive redesign over recent years and as part of the continued development and reinvestment strategy we have commissioned a brand new BE80T for 2018 which is specifically designed to provide an educational experience for both horse and rider. This course will take advantage of the hills and natural features of Funkirk Farm. There will be subtle changes to the other 3 courses to help provide new challenges and variety. The gently undulating track has amazing views over the Yorkshire Dales and runs over pasture land.
Dressage and show jumping are held on good flat ground and the lorry park is central to all three competition areas. Every effort will be made to get the going just right, something which we have always been complimented on. As the weather in previous years has not been kind to the sport we have a contingency plan in place so we can move phases of the event onto alternative ground should that be necessary.