Following the cancellation of Chatsworth International Horse Trials in 2009 due to incredibly wet weather, there were a number of competitors who found themselves short of an international run that spring. With a new team in the Bramham Horse Trials Office, we took on the challenge of running a CIC3* alongside the existing CCI3* and Under 25 CCI3* with only three weeks to go. Although it added pressure in the office, the CIC3* was a great success, with over 40 top class entries, and it was decided that it was a great addition to the timetable and that it should continue as a permanent competition at Bramham.
This class has gone from strength to strength ever since, and in 2012 it was used as the final selection event for many nations (including Great Britain) for the London 2012 Olympics. That year, it was so popular with riders that we had to run an additional cross country day on the Sunday to ensure that everyone who wanted to compete was able to. In 2016, we are one of the final international Events before nominations have to be in for the Rio 2016 Olympics, so many nations are expected to use Bramham as their final selection trial. Can you spot the 2016 Olympic Champion here?!
The cross country course is slightly less demanding and shorter than the CCI3* course, but is still designed by world-renowned designer, Ian Stark.
This class is a great class to spot the up and coming future champions.
Ernst Topp (GER) – President
Jane Tolley (GBR)
Jane Holderness-Roddam (GBR)
Dressage for this class is on Thursday and Friday.
Show Jumping is on Saturday morning.
Cross country takes place on Saturday afternoon.
Prize giving is unmounted, and takes place in the Equi-Trek Arena at approximately 5.30pm on Saturday.
Entries for this class are now closed.
Entries can be viewed at www.bdwp.co.uk/bra.
Should you have any queries relating to the competition, please contact our Entries Secretary, Holly Farr – email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 07966 421779.