Hundreds of world-class riders compete at Kelsall Hill Horse Trials
Glorious sunshine helped make this year’s Kelsall Hill Horse Trials a roaring success.
Hundreds turned out to see almost 550 world-class riders going head-to-head in the stunning Cheshire countryside.
The cross country course was designed by Captain Mark Phillips, built by David Evans and dressed by Mary Kennerley who was involved with the creation of floral displays at the London 2012 Olympics.
Owner and director Phil Latham said it was a fantastic weekend.
“A fantastic job was done of organising the 120 or so volunteers needed each day and it was a great opportunity for us to demonstrate what our team can achieve to British Eventing’s chief executive Mike Etherington Smith who visited on Sunday.
“We look forward to Easter next year when the event will be held again but over three days instead of two and where we will host a new advanced intermediate class with a £3,000 prize fund.
“For the first time at Kelsall this class will run with the show jumping last and in reverse order, to provide spectators with a real ‘champagne moment’ as the tension mounts as showjumping progresses.
“We hope the additional prize money will bring in even more top horses and riders,” he added.