Grafton Hunt – HUNTER TRIALS

Grafton Hunt – HUNTER TRIALS

Where: Foxhill Farm
When: 06/09/20
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Event Information


Incorporating Qualifier for National Hunter Trial Series 2021

By kind permission of Mrs L Smith

All government guidelines relating to Covid-19 will be adhered to and a FULL REFUND will be given if the pandemic prevents the event from taking place

Veterinary and medical cover provided

Refreshments available                             Trade stands

With Thanks to our Sponsors:

Carrdus School

Tudor Hall School

Beachborough School

Buckingham Equine Vets

Equine Veterinary & Reproduction


Withdrawal Date: 2 September 2020
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
75cm PAIRS qualifier for 80cm pairs class
Class 2
75cm INDIVIDUAL qualifier for 80cm Class
Class 3
85cm PAIRS
Class 4
85cm Individual qualifier for 90cm Class
Class 5
95cm INDIVIDUAL qualifier for 1m Class

Entries & Entry Fees

Entry and Entry Fees

Entries should be made online at

If you have any queries regarding online entries please do not hesitate to contact us email: tel: 07962 251 696 (not after 7pm)

Class 1 & 3 £40 + £1.75  Non refundable booking fee

Class 2, 4 &5 £28 + £1.35 Non refundable booking fee

Please note all entries are subject to a non-refundable booking fee. Please add £4 per rider for Medical Cover.

Prompt 9.00am start

Qualifier for National Hunter Trial Series 2021

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



Closing Date / Withdrawal

Closing Date:

All entries must be received by Wednesday 2nd 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 2nd September. There will be no refund of entry fees after this date.



Times & Course Walk

Start Times:

Starting times will be allocated for all classes. Go to or or

Course Walk:

The course will be open for inspection on Saturday 5th September from 2pm.

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

Competitor briefings on Optimum Time at 3pm and 5pm in the Sponsors’ Tent.

Course enquiries call 01295 760230.

There will be some ‘L’ alternatives in all classes. There will be 2 dressing fences for the pairs.

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

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

Competitors must wear crash hats (no fixed peak) and back protectors to current BSI standard.

Competitors should bring their own number bib.

Bibs will be available to purchase.

Rosettes & Prizes

There will be no prize giving; the results will be on the Grafton Hunt and Horse-Events websites and prizes posted to the winners.

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.



Foxhill Farm is located 1⁄2 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.

Important Event Information

Due to Government guidelines this event will be run “behind closed doors”.  This means no Secretary on the day so all entries online please, printing your numbers at home.

Competitors will be issued with a time and asked to turn up for their start time, compete and then leave.

You are restricted to one helper per horse.  In order to allow for track and trace we will need to check everyone in/out of the venue.

Event Booking Information

This event is being organised by the GRAFTON HUNT. Equine Bookings is acting as the booking agent for this event, enabling you to book online, for which you will be charged a booking fee per space which will be added to your cart.

As booking agents, we accept no responsibility for the actual provision of any event for which you purchase event tickets for. Our responsibilities are limited to providing the online platform to enable you to purchase tickets. The booking fee is the separate non-refundable charge we make to you for facilitating the booking. Your contract is held with the Promoter/event organiser.

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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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