Schedule and General Information 2-3 June 2018

 The beginning of June sees three days of exciting competition at Brand Hall incorporating:

  • Charles Owen British Pony Championships CICBCP*
  • Rookery Park Stud CIC*
  • Racesafe National under 18 Championships CICJ*
  • Novice 
  • Hatfields Land Rover Open Novice section including Open Novice U18
  • Blue Chip BE90 sections on Sunday

Please note that times displayed in the table below after ballot date are provisional and may be subject to alteration following final withdrawals

Thursday 31st May

0900 - Event Stables Open
1100 - CICJ1*, CIC1* & Pony Ground Jury Course Inspection
1330 - Pony Official Competitors Briefing
1430 - Ponies Championship measuring 
1630 - Charles Owen British National Pony Championship CICBCP First Horse Inspection 

Friday 1st June

0900 - Rookery Park Stud CIC1* Dressage
0930 - Charles Owen British Pony Championship Dressage
0930 - Racesafe National U18 Championships Dressage

Saturday 2nd June

Racesafe National U18 Championships Show Jumping - 0800, Cross Country - 1030

Racesafe National U18 Championships Prize Giving - 1220

Rookery Park Stud CIC* Show Jumping - 0800, Cross Country - 1140
Charles Owen British National Ponies Championship Cross Country - 0900
Novice Dressage - 0900, Show Jumping - 1110, Cross Country - 1340
Hatfields Land Rover Open Novice Dressage - 1000, Show Jumping - 1520, Cross Country - 1630
Novice Regional Final Dressage - 1400, Show Jumping - 1620, Cross Country - 1730

Sunday 3rd June

0830 - Charles Owen British National Ponies Championship Final Horse Inspection 
1000 - Charles Owen British National Ponies Championship Show Jumping 

1130 approx. - Charles Owen British National Ponies Championship Prize Giving 

Blue Chip BE 90 Sections I,J,K Dressage - 0800, Show Jumping - 0850, Cross Country - 0940
Blue Chip BE 90 Sections L,M,N Dressage - 1030, Show Jumping - 1230, Cross Country - 1320

General Information

 General Information

Brand Hall Norton in Hales, Market Drayton, Shropshire TF9 3TP
by kind permission of Michael and Lizzie Taylor

Please approach the event from the A53 Shrewsbury to Newcastle under Lyme Road.

Please follow all horse traials signs. Do not go through Norton in Hales village.


Joint Organiser

Janet & Vicky Plant
Rose Cottage, Broom Bank, Knightley, Woodseaves, Staffordshire, ST20 0JW.
Phone: 01785 284187. Fax: 01785 284019. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Entries Secretary

Paul Hagerty
12 Haywood Heights, Little Haywood, Stafford, ST18 0UR
Phone: 01889 882264 Mobile: 07816 236262. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Web:

Course Description

Brand Hall is a Georgian house set in Shropshire with some 200 acres of rolling parkland interspersed with small wooded areas. The Novice and BE90 courses are planned to encourage and give confidence. All courses will be solid and beautifully dressed, testing but fair built by the Weston Park team headed by James Plant.
XC Course Designer Mrs Janet Plant

Entries & Starting Fees

Entry fees include VAT. VAT Reg No 152 6644 10.

INTERNET entries will be accepted on and will not receive confirmation letters all details will be on the website.  A booking fee of £1.20 including VAT will be charged per entry.  
Send paper entries to the ENTRIES SECRETARY. Please make cheques payable to Brand Hall Horse Trials. Separate cheques are required for each horse (with horse's name on back). 

Entry fees - Novice, ON, NRF - £92.91, - BE90 - £76.21, - CICBCP and CCIJ* - £408.78, CIC* £143.34
Competitors in International Classes only: Please note that, in addition to your entry fee, you will be charged an extra fee of £16 at the time of entry. This is charged by the FEI for the Worldwide Equine & Human Anti-Doping Program. This fee will be refunded in full if your entry is withdrawn
Internet entries accepted on

Starting fees - BE90 £15, Novice £20, CIC* & CICJ* £25. Starting fees include a programme.

Special Classes

Novice Regional Final
Racesafe National under 18 Championships.
Charles Owen British Pony Championships (BCP)

Withdrawals & Alterations

WITHDRAWALS & ANY ENTRY ALTERATIONS MUST BE MADE BY POST OR EMAIL - THEY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED BY TELEPHONE. Final WITHDRAWAL DAY by Telephone only on 29th May. Accepted between 0800hrs and 2000hrs on 07816 236262 .

REFUND POLICY: 100% refund for entries withdrawn before Ballot Date. Thereafter, refunds will only be paid if replaced from a wait list produced at ballot these refunds are subject to a £12 (Plus VAT) administration charge - see rule 4.11 if the event is oversubscribed and a ballot takes place a wait list will be held

Starting Times

STARTING TIMES are available on 30th May between 6.00 pm and 8.00 pm on 01889 882264. This number to be used ONLY for times.

Starting Times also available on website as well as British Eventing website.


CIC1*: 1st £350, 2nd £300, 3rd £250, 4th £200, 5th £150, 6th £100, 7th £80, 8th £80
CIC1*BCP: Training vouchers to be confirmed
CICJ*: 1st £350, 2nd £300, 3rd £250, 4th £200, 5th £150, 6th £100, 7th £80, 8th £80
BE90: Sponsor special prizes in kind.
Novice: 1st £85, 2nd £80, 3rd £75, 4th £73, 5th £72, 6th £71
Prize winners or their representative must attend prize giving failure to do so will result in prizes being forfeited.

FEI classes 1 prize per 4 starters, BE classes 1 prize per 6 starters


Temporary stabling will be available on site for FEI Ponies at a charge of £140.00 including 2 bales of bedding; extra bedding will be charged to competitors.
Others wishing to stable on site will be on a first come basis as stabling is limited. Local stabling will be available at £35.00 per night straw only.

No refunds for stabling fees after 22nd May. Stabling only accepted with entries.

Catering & Accommodation

Hot and cold food available on site.

Accommodation list is available on the website

Trade Stands

A varied and interesting range of trade stands will be available.

If you are interested in trade stand space at Brand Hall - Please Contact Mr J Plant - see above for a booking form.

Trade Stand Space booked by 1st May will be @ £35 per metre Frontage (3 metre Minimum in multiples of a metre )
Booking accepted only with full Fee

After 1st May @ £40 per metre Frontage if space available
Web page link £50 - Programme Advertisement - Half A5 Page £50 Full A5 Page £100

Admission  Each car displaying a current BE membership card or Organisers and Officials car pass will be admitted including all occupants, all other cars will be charged an entrance fee. Members to park in the grounds Car Park. Horse Vehicles do not need a pass.



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