Mount Ballan Horse Trials (affiliated with British Eventing) is now in its' twelfth year, and once again in 2013 it will be held at the David Broome Equestrian Centre, an international show jumping establishment near Chepstow.
The Mount Ballan committee rent the site for the horse trials every year and we try not to disrupt areas that are used for future events by David Brome and his family which are held here all the year round.
Please be aware that this event is organised entirely by volunteers, including the Organiser.
The Dressage arenas at Mount Ballan have been moved into a large field near the lorry park. Since 2010 the dressage field has been much improved with ground work and reseeding. The Show Jumping will be held in the all weather arena.
Press Releases / Special Notices
» In case of ABANDONMENT please phone 07721438091.
» SEVERN BRIDGE - Tolls for horse boxes with living accommodation have
been reduced and now only pay the car toll.
» ALL TERRAIN VEHICLES / MOTORCYCLES will not be permitted.
» DOGS must be kept on leads at all times.
» TRADESTAND enquiries to the organiser.
» DRESSAGE is held on grass arenas.
» SHOWJUMPING will be held in the Equestrian Centre's all weather surface arena.
» NO LUNGING on the site
» ENTRANCE POLICY - All vehicles enter the site free of charge.
» A lot of work and help are needed to run the event, most of it is voluntary.
The committee will be very grateful of help in setting up and clearing up
the event, come and join us.
Event Timetable 2013
|BE100 classes starting at
||BE 90 classes starting at
|Novice classes starting at
||BE 100 classes starting at
||KBIS 5 year old class starting at
£5.00 for competitors
Novice, Open Novice N111; BE 100, BE 100 Open, 5YO BE 102; BE90, BE90 Open BE 92
BE Rules say that competitors must be prepared to start each phase at their published times. The start times have been prepared on this basis. Competitors must therefore please do their best to comply with the Rules.
The board in the warm up will list horses in time order which the stewards will do their best to follow. They will ensure that the next horses to jump always know their exact order. If incidents elsewhere cause difficulties, the stewards will use their discretion to keep the arena flowing. They will however always try to give priority to competitors who are ready on their times.
Rider Information - Times & Results
» View Riders' Times 2013 (By Rider & By Number) - External Link
Results 2013 results available from 6pm on 18 May 2013 - External Link
Entries Open: 13 Apr 2013
Late Entry Surcharge Date: 08 May 2013
Ballot Date: 26 Apr 2013 @ 12 noon
Ballot Period: May
Entries, Classes & Fees
|Class ||Days ||Dressage |
|Late Entry |
|BE90||Sun ||BE 92 (2009)
||£59.88||£7.19||£67.07||£79.48 ||£12.00 |
|BE90Open||Sun ||BE 92 (2009)||£59.888 ||£7.19||£67.07||£79.48||£12.00 |
||BE 102 (2010)
||BE 102 (2010)
|BE100Open||Sat ||BE 102 (2010)||£59.88||£7.19||£67.07||£79.48||£12.00 |
||N 111 (2010)
|N||Sat ||N 111 (2010)||£73.08 ||£8.77||£81.85 ||£93.85 ||£12.00 |
Note: Some Dressage may take place the day before -
Please tick appropriate box on entry form if able to do so..
Entry fees include VAT. VAT Reg No 975 6848 50.
INTERNET entries are preferred on http://www.britisheventing.com.
Please make cheques payable to MOUNT BALLAN HORSE TRIALS.
Send entries to the ENTRIES SECRETARY.
Separate cheques are required for each horse (with horse's name on back).
Include stabling fees with entry fee.
Please enclose separate 22cm x 11cm (DL size) SELF SEAL SAE for each horse.
In the event of a ballot please state on entry form if you do NOT wish to be wait listed.
WITHDRAWALS by 14 May 2013 06:00 PM by telephoning 01395 239088 or 07977 034986.
All withdrawals to be followed by written confirmation.
Only horse substitutions after this date, no other changes permitted.
REFUND POLICY - As per Rule 4.11.
STARTING TIMES are available between 16 May 2013 06:00 PM and 16 May 2013 08:00 PM
on 01395 239088 or 01291 630665.
Starting Times also available on website
www.beahorse.org & www.britisheventing.com.
Qualifiers / Special Classes
BE90 section for competitors under 18 years old in 2012.
British Eventing Young Horse Championships Qualifier - 5 Year Olds.
All BE100 competitors who complete a double clear in the show jumping and cross country will have obtained one qualifying result towards entry for the BE100 Eventer Challenge competition held at Blenheim on September 15thsee www.blenheim-horse.co.uk under Tri-Zone Eventer Challenge within the competitors information section for full details.
BE90 - prizes in kind
BE100 - prizes in kind
Novice Prize Money: Lower limit
Rosettes to 10th place
» CALDICOT SADDLERY - Steve Taylor 01291 422249
» CHEVIOT ASSET MANAGEMENT - www.cheviot.co.uk
» KBIS Insurance sponsor Young Horse Championship qualifier - www.kbis.co.uk
» SHOWGROUND PHOTOGRAPHY - www.showgroundphotography.com
Please visit their website to view and/or purchase images of MB Horse Trials.
Event / Course Information
Eventing Disciplines for Intro, Pre-Novice & Novice Classes
Dressage at Mount Ballan will be held on grass arenas, and the Show Jumping will be held in the all weather arena.
Consequently the dressage tests will be in a more peaceful environment for young horses and cause less congestion than in previous years.
The Cross Country course runs through the farm land surrounding the Equestrian Centre, and some of the parkland attached to Caldicot Castle, which is owned by Monmouthshire County Council.
Eric Winter is the course designer, Simon Grundy, Dave Thompson and their team present well built courses. Every effort will be made to present good ground conditions, the course will include a combination of fixed and portable fences and a water complex.
Changes made for 2012 but not used because of shortened courses due to wet weather, will be included this year, including a new bank on the novice course, some alterations to other courses. The ground is varied and undulating.
The ground where needed will be aerovated with an Earthquake machine. The same machine is also used for ground preparation in the grass show jumping arena for international shows held at the David Broome Events Centre.
SJ Course Designer - Mr Edward Williams
XC Course Designer - Mr Eric Winter
Stabling is available on site at £25.00 per night.
No refund for stabling cancelled after the 14 May 2013.
Please book stabling online with entry or by post with stable form.
After close of entries please contact Lucy Sweeting for stabling information.
Tel@ 01291 630665 & 07812 348666
Hot and cold food and licensed bar on site.
A hog roast will be held on Saturday night at the Pavilion overlooking the main arenas and will cost £5.00 for competitors.
Accommodation list is available from the Organiser - please send SAE.
Various local accommodation options are available via the links below:
» Bed & Breakfast
» Smooth Hound
Directions to Mount Ballan
The venue address is:
David Broome Event Centre, Mount Ballan Manor,
Crick, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, NP26 5XP
Grid reference ST494891.
From M4 East -
Off M4 at Junction 21 signed M48 Chepstow/Services - this will take you over the old Severn Bridge
Off M48 at Junction 2 (A466) Follow signs to Chepstow.
At next roundabout turn left onto A48 signpost Caldicot/Caerwent.
At next roundabout (approx 3 miles) turn left B4245.
Approx 2 miles turn right, Lorry park will be on your left hand side.
From M4 West - Follow Chepstow signs onto M48, leave at J2 follow directions as above.
For additional directions please click here
For Google map please click here
For more information please contact the event organiser Diana Bown
Organiser - Mrs Diana Bown
Phone: 07721 438091
Entries Secretary - Mrs Rosemary Cann
Randlehayes Farm, Aylesbeare, Exeter, Devon, EX5 2JN. Phone: 01395 239088. Fax:01395 239071. Email: email@example.com
» Showground Photography
» British Eventing
» David Broome Equestrian Centre
» Caldicot Castle
» Monmouthshire County Council
» Chepstow Town Council
» To view and/or purchase images of Mount Ballan Horse Trials please go to:
Showground Photography - www.showgroundphotography.com