2016 Chatsworth International Horse Trials

21st Mar 2016

The Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials are approaching fast and its shaping up to be a busy schedule for this stunning event held in the beautiful grounds of Chatsworth House, Derbyshire on 13-15 May 2016.  

The horse trials are a key event in the calendar for title sponsor, Dodson & Horrell, as not only does it put them at the heart of one of the best horse trials in the UK but it is a great opportunity to meet riders and owners face to face.  Dodson & Horrell nutritionists will be available throughout the weekend to offer specialist advice to anyone visiting the stand.

This year will be even more special as the recipients of the Dodson & Horrell Bursary, launched at the start of the year, will be presented with their bursary on Saturday 14 May. The nominations have been selected from over 500 entrants and will be shortlisted by eminent judges Dan Hughes (Performance Director, British Equestrian Federation), Ian Stark OBE (Cross Country Course Designer) and Dodson & Horrell CEO, Sam Horrell. The four winners will be chosen by the equine community and will receive funding to support future plans and aspirations in the equine world and presented with their bursary at the horse trials.

The weekend hosts a series of top class eventing competitions from Novice through to CIC3* with some of the very best competitors in the country taking part over the three days of competition.  The inaugural Event Rider Masters also takes place at the horse trials over the weekend. 

As always there will also be an array of entertainment for all the family to enjoy as well as the opportunity to support the official charity in 2016 –The Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA).

Sam Horrell, CEO at Dodson & Horrell, commented “The Horse Trials play a valuable role in our sponsorship portfolio and we are proud to be a part of such an important occasion in the equestrian calendar.   The setting at Chatsworth provides a wonderful backdrop and allows everyone to not only enjoy the exciting competition but also to soak up the charming atmosphere that Chatsworth creates over the weekend.”

Event Director, Patricia Clifton added “To have such a prestigious brand as Dodson & Horrell on board as sponsor of the horse trials is extremely rewarding and the team at Dodson & Horrell make working at the event so special.   This year promises to be even better than ever!”

The Box Office is now open; tickets bought in advance are available at a discounted rate and can be purchased by visiting the website www.chatsworth.org which will keep you updated with activities, events and all the action for The Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials 2016.