Skipton Horse Trials
Providing a premier setting for the ultimate equestrian challenge
As a precautionary measure, pending the completion of an independent expert report on the safety of helmet cameras, the wearing of helmet cameras at all BE affiliated events has been prohibited with immediate effect.
Therefore, permissions previously given by or on behalf of the Chief Executive to wear a helmet camera are withdrawn. Safety of Horses and Riders is a top priority for British Eventing and the safety Committee have engaged the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) to conduct further research. Further details of this extremely important research will be announced in due course.
The Organisers introduced an Accumulator Prize for each of the BE90 & BE100 classes in 2014. Every rider who enters both the June & August event for these classes will qualify.
Riders will be allotted points in line with their placing e.g. 1 point for 1st place, 2 points for 2nd and so on. The rider with the combined lowest points for each class in June & August will win:
For further information on the Schedule & Entries please go to the British Eventing website.
In 2014 one of our co-organisers and course builder Tim Bennett took over the design and development of the cross country courses. The development continued last year with fresh land being used, changes to the course layout and the addition of new fences including some to celebrate our 25th Anniversary. We hope to carry out further changes over the forthcoming years which may include an additional water complex and more fences; which will take advantage of the stunning landscape and the natural features such as hedges and dry stone walls. The course itself gently undulates over well maintained pasture land with amazing views over the Yorkshire Dales.
The 2017 events will be held on the 24-25 June (Skipton 1) and the 5-6 August (Skipton 2).
Once again the Mitsubishi Motors Grassroot Championships offers amateur riders, competing at BE90 and BE100 level, the opportunity to qualify and ride at Badminton Horse Trials. To be part of such an amazing Three Day Event is a once in a lifetime experience for most riders and Skipton Horse Trials are again pleased to be hosting one of the regional finals in August.
The ultimate aim of the organisers is to provide you and your horse/s with a fantastic day out and to do all in their power to ensure that the event can run even if the weather is poor. Given the issues that many events faced in 2012 the organisers have agreed a contingency plan with the landowner, Mr John Howard, so that phases can be moved to alternative ground, should that be necessary. Whilst this may mean walking further between phases it will give the event a better chance of running if faced with inclement weather. PLEASE NOTE: This was not required in 2013, 2014 or 2015.
The lorry park is central to all three competitive areas. The dressage and showjumping arenas are positioned on flat ground. The Secretary's tent, refreshments and shopping are are sited around the show jumping arena.