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4TH - 6TH AUGUST 2017



All competitors who have entered and paid entry fees will be sent an email shortly with further details.

The Festival of British Eventing is delighted to be holding two Arena Eventing Classes on Sunday 6th August.  This is the first time that we have held these classes, we will be holding a 90cm and 100cm class.

Arena Eventing is a two phase format  (show jumping and Cross Country) with competitors jumping approx 9 fences in each phase.  The Courses will be designed by International Course Designers Captain Mark Phillips (XC) and Di Boddy (SJ)

ARENA EVENTING SCHEDULE - available to download click here - Arena Eventing Schedule 


SUNDAY 6TH AUGUST 2017                                

Courses designed by Capt. Mark Phillips & Mrs Di Boddy

Please note you do NOT have to be a member of British Eventing to compete in these classes.

CLASS 1:  Arena Eventing –  90cm Level  

Height approx. 90cms   Entry Fee:  £35.00     

CLASS 2:  Arena Eventing –  100cm Level

Height approx. 100cms   Entry Fee:   £35.00

SAFETY:           British Eventing compliant* XC kit must be worn for the whole competition.

*A British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA) approved & appropriately labeled ‘Level 3 body protector’ with the year 2000 or 2009 shown on the label.

*Protective headwear -  a hat that is either PAS 015 or VG1 01.040 2014-12 standard with a BSI Kitemark or Inspec IC Mark, or a similar standard helmet.

Cross Country number bibs to be worn.   Numbers will be provided      

PRIZES:            £75, £60, £45, 30, £15 etc in the ratio of 1 prize for every 5 (completed) starters.       

Rosettes 1st – 10th



Speed 325mpm with time allowed

Approx. 9 fences

Knockdown - 5 penalties

First refusal - 5 penalties

Second refusal - 10 penalties

Third refusal - Elimination

Fall of horse or rider -Elimination

Exceeding time allowed -  Elimination


Speed 350mpm with a 10 second time window

Approx. 9 fences

First refusal - 20 penalties

Second refusal - 40 penalties

Third refusal - Elimination

Fall of horse or rider - Elimination

There will be an optimum time in this section with a 10 second window

Any time UNDER optimum  -  1 penalty per second

Any time OVER optimum - 1 penalty per second above the 10 second window

Time penalties will not be incurred within the 10 second window but the ranking will be

decided on those with ZERO penalties closest to optimum time


Opening Date: 20th June 2017

Entries close: 12th July 2017 or earlier if oversubscribed in which case a waiting list will be kept

Refunds: Only if withdrawn before close of entries or replaced from waiting list

Withdrawals:  By 31st July 1800 via email to

Times:  3rd August on

Flu Vaccination: All horses must have an up-to-date flu vaccination certificate available at the event. 

Competitors: must be age 12 years or over at the time of the competition

Horses: must be at least 137cm in height to compete in the 90cm and 142cm in height to compete in the 100cm class

Venue:   Gatcombe Park, Hampton Fields, Minchinhampton, Stroud, Glos. GL6 9AT

From the M4:

J15 follow A419 to Stroud.    J17 follow A429 to Malmesbury and B4014 through Tetbury.

J18 follow A46 to Stroud, follow signs to Minchinhampton.

From M5

J13 follow A419 to Stroud then follow signs to the event.

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Disclaimer of Liability: Save for the death or personal injury caused by the negligence of the organisers or anyone for whom they are in law responsible, neither the organisers of the Festival of British Eventing, Gatcombe Park, British Eventing, the FEI, the sponsors, nor any agent, employee or representative of those bodies accepts any liability for any accident, loss, damage, injury or illness to horses, owners, riders, spectators, land, cars, their contents and accessories, or any person or property whatsoever, whether caused by the negligence, breach of contract or in any other way whatsoever.

Health & Safety: The organisers of this event have taken reasonable precautions to ensure the health and safety of everyone present, for these measures to be effective, everyone must take all reasonable precautions to avoid and prevent accidents occurring and must obey the instructions of the organisers and all the officials and stewards.

Insurance: Riders are reminded that they are responsible for insurance of both themselves and their horses.