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2-Day Event - Saturday 16 to Sunday 17 May 2015

Mount Ballan Horse Trials (affiliated with British Eventing) is now in its' fouteenth year, and once again in 2015 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


It is always wise to check at www.severnbridge.co.uk/maintentance.html for the current status the night before you set out."

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) - £6.50
Vehicle Category 2 (Van - up to 3,500kg) - £13.10
Vehicle Category 3 (Lorry - from 3,500kg) - £19.60



   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.
is held on grass arenas.
» SHOWJUMPING will be held in the Equestrian Centre's all weather surface arena.
» NO LUNGING on the site
- 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.

back to the top of the pageEvent Timetable 2015

PROVISIONAL TIMETABLE (subject to change after final withdrawals)

A BE 100 Open 07:30 08:45 09:30
B BE 100 Sat 07:30 08:45 09:30
C BE 100 Sat 08:00 08:45 09:30
D BE 100 Sat 08:00 08:45 09:30
E Novice 10:30 13:00 14:00
F Novice 12:00 13:00 14:00
G Open Novice 12:00 13:00 14:00
H Novice Regional Final 12:30 13:00 14:00
J BE 90 07:30 08:45 09:30
K1 BE 90 07:30 08:45 09:30
K2 BE 90 Open 07:30 08:45 09:30
L BE 90 07:30 08:45 09:30
M BE 90 08:00 08:45 09:30
N BE 90 08:00 08:45 09:30
P BE 90 11:00 13:40 14:30
Q BE 100 Sun 12:00 15:00 15:50
R BE 100 Sun 12:00 15:00 15:50

Novice, Open Novice N111; NRF I 117 BE 100, BE 100 Open, BE 102; BE90, BE90 Open BE 92

The building between the main arenas.
Prize money cheques to be collected from the Secretaries office after prize giving.

The long pavilion building overlooking the main arenas.

Next to Secretaries Office.

back to the top of the pageShow Jumping

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.

back to the top of the pageRider Information - Times & Results

» View Riders' Times 2015 (By Rider & By Number) - External Link

» View Results 2015 results available from 6pm on 16 May 2015 - External Link

back to the top of the pageEvent Schedule

Entries Open: 10 Apr 2015
Late Entry Surcharge Date: 6 May 2015
Ballot Date: 25 Apr 2015 @ 12 noon
Ballot Period: May

back to the top of the pageEntries, Classes & Fees

BE100Sat Sun BE 102 (2010)62.647.5270.1682.1612.00view
Sat BE 102 (2010)62.647.5270.1682.1612.00view
NSat N 111 (2010)76.329.1685.4897.4815.00view
NRFSat I 117 (2009)76.329.1685.4897.4815.00view
ONSat N 111 (2010)76.329.1685.4897.4815.00
BE90Sun BE 92 (2009)62.647.5270.1682.1612.00view
Sun BE 92 (2009)62.647.5270.1682.1612.00view

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.
WITHDRAWALSby 12/05/2015 6:00 PM by telephoning 01395 239088 or 07977 034986.
All withdrawals to be followed by written/email confirmation.
Only horse substitutions after this date, no other changes permitted.
REFUND POLICY as per Rule 4.11.
STARTING TIMES are available between 14/05/2015 6:00 PM and 14/05/2015 8:00 PM
on 01395 239088 or 01291 630665.
Starting Times also available on website
www.beahorse.org & www.britisheventing.com.

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Qualifiers / Special Classes

BE90 section for competitors under 18 years old in 2015.

Equilibrium Products BE100 Eventer Challenge

In order to qualify for the 2015 Equilibrium Products BE100 Eventer Challenge at Blenheim on Sunday 20 September 2015, you must achieve six foundation points across a minimum of two BE100 events. Equilibrium Products are providing £20 off vouchers for those placed 1st-10th in BE100 Qualifiers. For further details click here to visit Blenheim Horse Trials website.

Equilibrium Products BE100 Eventer Challenge

back to the top of the pagePrizes

BE90 - prizes in kind
BE100 - prizes in kind
Novice Prize Money: lower limit
Rosettes to 10th place

back to the top of the pageSponsors

Section Sponsors

Caldicot Saddlery - Steve Taylor
43 Leechpool, Port Skewett, Caldicot, Gwent 01291 422249

NaturaHorse - www.naturahorse.co.uk

Ride & Stride - www.rideandstride.co.uk

Programme Sponsor

Quilter Cheviot Asset Management - www.quiltercheviot.com

back to the top of the pageEvent / 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.

Course Designers

SJ Course Designer - Mr Edward Williams
XC Course Designer - Mr Eric Winter

back to the top of the pageStabling

Stabling is available on site at £25.00 per night.
No refund for stabling cancelled after the 13 May 2015.
Please book stabling online with entry or by post with stable form.
fter close of entries please email philipabown@aol.com for stabling information
or telephone 01983 873247 until 8 May & then mobile 07770335965

back to the top of the pageCatering

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.

back to the top of the pageAccommodation

Accommodation list is available from the Organiser - please send SAE.
Various local accommodation options are available via the links below:
» 4Hotels
» Bed & Breakfast
» Smooth Hound

back to the top of the pageDirections 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

back to the top of the pageContacts

For more information please contact the event organiser Diana Bown

Organiser - Mrs Diana Bown
Phone: 07721 438091
Email: dianacbown@aol.com

Entries Secretary - Mrs Rosemary Cann
Randlehayes Farm, Aylesbeare, Exeter, Devon, EX5 2JN.
Phone: 01395 239088.
Fax: 01395 239071. Email: rosemary@bicton.com

back to the top of the pageUseful Links

» Showground Photography
» British Eventing
» David Broome Equestrian Centre
» Caldicot Castle
» Monmouthshire County Council
» Chepstow Town Council

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» To view and/or purchase images of Mount Ballan Horse Trials please go to:
   Showground Photography - www.showgroundphotography.com

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