Grafton Hunt – HUNTER TRIALS

Grafton Hunt – HUNTER TRIALS

Where: Foxhill Farm
When: 29/09/19
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Grafton Hunt – HUNTER TRIALS

Qualifier for National Hunter Trial Series



Veterinary and medical cover provided

Refreshments available

Trade stands

Withdrawal Date: 25 September 2019
Grafton Hunt
Event Secretary
T: +44 (0)7962 251 696
(not after 7pm) Entry Queries

Event Classes

The following classes are available for the Grafton Hunt – HUNTER TRIALS

Class 1
NOVICE PAIRS 80cm pairs class
Approx 75-80 cms
Class 2
NOVICE 80cm class
Approx 75-80 cms
Class 3
( qualifier n/a ) Approx 85-90 cms
Class 4
Approx 85-90 cms
Class 5
OPEN 1m class
Approx 100 cms

Class Information

All classes will be judged on an Optimum Time which will be published at the Secretary’s Tent

9am start (times allocated for pairs classes)

No horse/pony to compete in more than 2 classes, or more than once in any one class.

All classes open to any senior or junior (aged 8 or over) on horse or ponies.

Classes 1, 2, 4 and 5 are qualifiers for the National Hunter Trial series final which will take place in the autumn at Eland Lodge Equestrian, Ashbourne, Derbyshire.

There will be five classes with heights of 70cm, 80cm, 80cm Pairs, 90cm and 1m.

The three top placed riders in each class will qualify for the Final.


CLASS qualifier for



ENTRY FEE Excluding £4 Medical cover
CLASS 1 NOVICE PAIRS 80cm pairs class Approx    75-80 cms   £36 per PAIR
CLASS 2 NOVICE 80cm class Approx    75-80 cms   £25
CLASS 3 INTERMEDIATE PAIRS n/a Approx    85-90 cms   £36 per PAIR
CLASS 4 INTERMEDIATE 90cm class Approx    85-90 cms   £26
CLASS 5 OPEN 1m class Approx    100 cms   £26



Entries on line

£1.35 – £1.50 non refundable booking fee per entry.

£4 medical cover per person

Closing Date: All entries must be received by Wednesday 25 September. Late entries may be accepted at the discretion of the Entries Secretary, subject to a £5.00 supplement.

Withdrawals: by email to by Wednesday 25 September. There will be no refund of entry fees after this date


If you have any queries regarding online entries please do not hesitate to contact us email: tel: 07962 251 696 (not after 7pm)
Please note all entries are subject to a non-refundable booking fee.

Please bring your own number bib.  Bibs will be available to purchase

Rosettes and Prizes

Trophies to the winners of all classes

Prizes to winner and runner-up in all classes

Rosettes to 10th place in individual classes and 6th place in pairs classes.


Additional Information

Photographers, caterers and First Aiders will be in attendance.

The course will be open for inspection on Saturday 28 September from 2pm. Competitor briefings on Optimum Time at 3pm and 5pm in the Sponsors’ Tent.

No watches or timing equipment to be worn/carried by any rider while competing on the course.

Dogs must be on a lead


Foxhill Farm is located ½ mile south of Moreton Pinkney on the Thorpe Mandeville road.  Please follow the signs, and approach from this direction, not via Eydon.

A one-way system will be in operation to ensure traffic flow.

Event Booking Information

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Venue Information

Foxhill Farm is located in the unspoilt countryside of South Northants midway between Banbury, Brackley and Towcester. Owned and run by Lesley Smith, this family business offers the perfect environment for you to ride to your full potential.

Set in beautiful countryside, livery owners have the opportunity to hack down endless bridleways, byways and quiet country lanes, as well as having the perfect setting to prepare for competitions throughout the year.

Instruction on your own horse can be provided by Lesley Smith; a qualified and highly experienced instructor. Group and individual lessons are available in all disciplines for every age and ability.

Foxhill offers a wide variety of equestrian facilities and services, including:

  • 70m x 40m all weather menage
  • Full set of competition showjumps
  • XC schooling course designed and built by Hugh Lochore
  • Regular training days, clinics and competitions
  • A purpose built American barn housing stabling for 23
  • Over 120 acres of turnout
  • Claydon Horse Walker
  • Holiday/short term and schooling livery.

The cross country course is open for schooling throughout the year. The location of the course is on well draining permanent pasture and will only be closed in very severe weather.

The course was built and designed by Hugh Lochore, one of the UK’s leading course designers. It includes a wide variety of fences from 2ft to 3ft 6ins. The design incorporates many of the types of fences often used in British Eventing courses. These include corners, arrow heads, sunken road, bank complex, training ditches, trakehner, and a water complex with a wide variety of options to both enter and exit the water.

The permanent fences have all weather take off and landings.


Foxhill Farm, Eydon, Daventry, NN11 3QB
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