Mount Ballan Horse Trials (affiliated with British Eventing) is now in its' thirteenth year, and once again in 2014 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 are in a field near the lorry park and the Show Jumping will be held in the all weather arena.
Press Releases / Special Notices
NEWS FLASH - IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR ALL COMPETITORS & HELPERS
M48 SEVERN BRIDGE CLOSURE STATUS UPDATE
Today we have had an update to say that the M48 Severn Bridge is NOT planned for closure westbound this weekend after all.
In any event it would be wise to check at www.severnbridge.co.uk/maintentance.html for the current status the night before you set out."
We are sorry for this inconvenience but it is beyond our control! At least the weather is looking up and we are hoping for a pleasant weekend with some sun at last.
SEVERN BRIDGE TOLL PRICES
Tolls are charged westwards only.
Tolls for horse boxes with living accommodation have been reduced and now only pay the car toll.
Vehicle Category 1 (Car) - £6.40
Vehicle Category 2 (Van - up to 3,500kg) - £12.80
Vehicle Category 3 (Lorry - from 3,500kg) - £19.20
ADDRESS FOR SAT NAVS
The David Broome Event Centre, Mt Ballan Manor, Portskewett, Gwent NP26 5XP
» In case of ABANDONMENT please phone 07721438091.
» 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 2014
PROVISIONAL TIMETABLE (subject to change after final withdrawals)
|BE100 A | Open||1-50
|Open Novice H||351-400||1230||1300||1345|
|BE 90 J1/BE90 Open J2||401-450||0730
|BE 90 K||451-500||0730
|BE 90 L||501-550||0730
|BE 90 M||551-600||0800
|BE 90 N||601-650||0800||0845||0930|
|BE 90 P||651-700||1100||1340||1430|
|BE 100 Q||701-750||1200||1500||1550|
|BE 100 R||751-800||1200||1500||1550|
Novice, Open Novice N111; BE 100, BE 102 Open 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 2014 (By Rider & By Number) - External Link
Results 2014 results available from 6pm on 18 May 2014 - External Link
Entries Open: 11 Apr 2014
Late Entry Surcharge Date: 7 May 2014
Ballot Date: 25 Apr 2014 @ 12 noon
Ballot Period: May
Entries, Classes & Fees
|CLASS ||DAYS ||DRESSAGE |
|LATE ENTRY |
||BE 102 (2010)
||BE 102 (2010)
||N 111 (2010)
||N 111 (2010)
|BE90||Sun ||BE 92 (2009)
|BE90Open||Sun ||BE 92 (2009)
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 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 13 May 2014 6PM 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 15 May 2014 6PM and 15 May 2014 8PM
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 2014.
BE90 - prizes in kind
BE100 - prizes in kind
Novice Prize Money: 1st £50, 2nd £48, 3rd £45, 4th £42, 5th £40, 6th £40.00
Rosettes to 10th place
Caldicot Saddlery - Steve Taylor
43 Leechpool, Port Skewett, Caldicot, Gwent 01291 422249
Knight Frank - www.knightfrank.co.uk
NaturaHorse - www.naturahorse.co.uk
Ride & Stride - www.rideandstride.co.uk
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 and his 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, a bank and a water complex.
The ground is varied and undulating, there will some new fences and improvements.
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 12 May 2014.
Please book stabling online with entry or by post with stable form.
After close of entries please contact Lucy Sweeting for stabling information.
After close of entries please contact Philip Bown for stabling information - 07770 335965
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
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» David Broome Equestrian Centre
» Caldicot Castle
» Monmouthshire County Council
» Chepstow Town Council
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