British Eventing trials at Kirkley Hall hailed a success 6th year running
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British Eventing trials at Kirkley Hall hailed a success 6th year running

28 June

Northumberland College’s Kirkley Hall Campus, saw 200 competition entries from all over the North East and further afield take part in its sixth Kirkley Hall Horse Trials.

The trials that are part of the British Eventing Competition saw riders and their horses compete in three disciplines of dressage, show jumping and cross-country in 8 sections.

Successful competitors included:
• BE80 – 1st Amy Watson (Previous student from Northumberland College) 2nd Libby Gallon (Equestrian Apprentice) 1st Harriet Jackson
• BE90 – 1st Nick Hodkinson 1st Natalie Ireland 1st Susan Chappelhow Lacey 1st Jade Thompson
• BE 100 – 1st Amanda Walker 1st Laura Ritchie Bland

John Tilley, Equestrian Resource manager at Kirkley Hall said: “It was a pleasure to welcome so many riders from Northumberland and surrounding counties including many from Scotland and Yorkshire and great to see so many people enjoying watch the competition and visiting Kirkley Hall.

“We are committed to developing the competition each year and changes to our cross-country course this year, include reversing the course routes and adding some new key fences.

“Our core business is training people for the equine and wider land based industries, so it is particularly pleasing us to be able to hold horse trials and include our students as they learn the complexities of every aspect of event management and indeed competing.

“We would also like to thank everyone for coming and for our sponsors who generously backed the event including our overall sponsor Close House

Northumberland College’s Kirkley Hall Campus offers a wide range of equine courses from Level 1 up to degree level.
Facilities include a 25 horse stable yard, eight DIY stables for students, a demonstration area, two-floodlit 60x30m outdoor all weather arenas, a cross-country course and a 40 x 25m indoor riding arena.

To find out more about equine courses at Northumberland College please visit


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