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Swalcliffe Park British Eventing Horse Trials 2019

Laura Gaydon of SBK with Swalcliffe HT winner Christina Wiederkehr

Laura Gaydon of SBK with Swalcliffe HT winner Christina Wiederkehr During the weekend of 16th and 17th March 2019, Sheldon Bosley Knight sponsored a BE100 section of the British Eventing Horse Trials at Swalcliffe Park, near Banbury, Oxfordshire.

Nearly 500 competitors competed over the weekend with classes ranging from BE80(T) (training), BE90 and BE100.

For a one day event competition, competitors perform a dressage test in front of a judge, jump a course of show jumps and then follow a cross country course of rustic fences including banks and a water jump, over a specific distance and within an optimum time.

In the Sheldon Bosley Knight BE100 section, 40 riders took part and the competition was won by Christina Wiederkehr riding her own Lilas Girl, an 8 year old 16.2 hh grey mare.  Christina won the section with a 27 dressage score and double clear in the show jumping and cross country phases with no time penalty, giving her a total score for the three combined phases of 27.

Winners Goodies - Sheldon Bosley Knight - Swalcliffe Park Horse TrialsLaura Gaydon, Director of Sheldon Bosley Knight, said “There were a number of local and professional riders competing at Swalcliffe Park Horse Trials last weekend, with many riders praising the organising team for the great “going” on the cross country and show jumping.  We are delighted to support a local affiliated Eventing competition and enjoy seeing the riders compete. 

The skill of Event riding is precision and obedience in the dressage phase, agility and obedience in the show jumping phase and accuracy and bravery over the cross country fences.

It is the start of the 2019 eventing season, however Swalcliffe provides a very educational and encouraging cross country course at the lower levels of British Eventing – giving horses and riders the confidence to build on their run for the rest of the eventing season”.

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Swalcliffe Park Horse Trials 2017

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Swalcliffe Horse Trials 2017 3Sheldon Bosley Knight were delighted to once again sponsor the Swalcliffe Park Horse Trials near Banbury, Oxfordshire.

The British Eventing Horse Trials ran over two days on the 18th & 19th March 2017, organised by Richard and Sarah Taylor with local, national and international competitors taking part.

The popular event early on in the season had near-perfect going on the cross country course, but the obstacles were causing plenty of questions.

The second day of competition began with the Sheldon Bosley Knight Section H BE100 open class.

Laura Gaydon and Charlie Chamberlayne and Julia Fairbank - Swalcliffe Horse Trials 2017 3aThe 44-strong field was won by local rider Julia Fairbank riding her own Shannondale Sonoma, winning on her dressage score of 25.8 after a double clear.

Second place went to Charlie Chamberlayne riding his own Black Op, and third place to Louise Scammell on her own Future Cantata.

Swalcliffe Horse Trials 2017 SBK RosetteLaura Gaydon, Director of Sheldon Bosley Knight said “the organisers Richard and Sarah Taylor once again hosted a very successful event, the going was good across the three phases and the cross country course asked some new questions.  We are thrilled to support this local equestrian event which is the highlight of the spring calendar for many local riders and businesses. Congratulations to all competitors and connections who took part”.

Pictured above, L-R, Charlie Chamberlayne, Laura Gaydon, Julia Fairbank.

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Sheldon Bosley fence banner at Swalcliffe Park Horse Trials

sponsored rosette and programme entrySwalcliffe Park, near Banbury hosted another very successful British Eventing Horse Trials over the weekend with nearly 550 competitors taking part over the 2 days in classes of BE 80, 90 and 100.   

Numerous volunteers braved the cold weather to help the organising team and once again the competitors were hugely grateful for a successful event and good cross country going.

Swalcliffe Park Horse Trials crSheldon Bosley were delighted to sponsor the event and our sponsored Section G BE100 on Saturday 19th March was won by local event rider Ginny Howe riding Echo P, owned by Mrs Rachel Sheppard and Mrs Louise Weir, finishing on her dressage score of 27.8.
Sheldon Bosley fence banner at Swalcliffe Park Horse Trials

Thank you to the event organisers, Richard and Sarah Taylor and all connections for great hospitality and a hugely successful event.