The College hosts its 12th annual British Eventing

Askham Bryan College is hosting its 12th annual British Eventing (BE) Horse Trials this weekend, 8-9 October. Students and staff from the College’s Equine, Land and Wildlife, Arboriculture, Horticulture, Public Services and Floristry departments helped prepare the set-up of the jumps and course, which was designed by BE Technical Adviser and Olympian course designer Adrian Ditcham. The students also assist with the management and operations of the weekend-long event. The event attracts riders from international acclaim including Alex Hua Tian who competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio and 2018 at the Jakarta Asian Games as well as local competitors like Holly Jones who is a Level 3 Equine Management student at the College.

Jo Richards, the College’s BE Event Organiser says, “British Eventing at the College offers a ‘skills experience’ that teaches our students how to lead, manage and run a high-profile fixture. It’s an opportunity to produce a quality event for all riders, experienced and new, to enjoy.  The students have done a great job prepping the event and are ready to welcome a full house of competitors this weekend.”

Competing disciplines include dressage, show-jumping and cross-country (classes from 80-T to Novice) and Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) Championship Final as part of the 90 Open and 100 Open categories. More information can be found at

The weekend event welcomes spectators. Entry is free.

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