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Full steam ahead for Bramham horse trials

Last year's Bramham CIC 3-star winners Jonathan Paget and Clifton Lush.

Last year's Bramham CIC 3-star winners Jonathan Paget and Clifton Lush. © Mike Bain

Among the few bright spots of this year’s British eventing season is the fact that conditions are looking good for the Bramham International Horse Trials next month.

Event Director Nick Pritchard  inspected the grounds yesterday after a constant flow of rain the night before, and has reported rain “no squelching”.

He said the car park fields, main event site, stables field, camp site and the cross-country course are all good underfoot.

In fact, the rain had been helping to ensure that there is a thick covering of lush green grass. “The ground at Bramham is extremely well draining, and currently looking fantastic”, organisers say.

The event is planned to go ahead on June 7.

Chatsworth International is the latest event to succumb to the weather, following several others in the country, including the famous Badminton Horse Trials.

This weekend’s cancellations also include Aston Le Walls and West Buckland, and Richmond is postponed. However, Houghton International (May 24-27) and Little Downham are among those events running extra classes and extending entries.

 

 

 

 

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