Horse Trials & British Eventing


British Eventing Breckenbrough Horse Trials runs in early April each year. Breckenbrough’s aim is to give you an educational and fun experience as a rider, owner or horse during your visit. The Bell team love sharing their wonderful facilities with you during the Event season to compete, train or hire.

Cross Country Course

David Evans XC Course Builder

All of our tracks are designed by Olympic Course Builder David Evans and built by Paul Ellis and team. The course is run over permanent, extremely well-drained sandy grassland. Our unique going means we have the ability to run when other events are under water. The ground is never holding and therefore gives confidence to horse and rider. Over the BE weekend we have a dedicated team working to maintain the ground conditions.

The tracks combine inviting solid and portable fences with alternatives at the more difficult fences. The venue features two water complexes and ditch combinations. 

Show Jumping Phase

The Show Jumping section is usually run on our large arena or in a dry year we will often run on grass . 

Dressage Phase

Our dressage warm-up area is flat with plenty of room away from the excitement of the jumping sections.

Breckenbrough’s Amenities

Breckenbrough benefits from a large cafe area with tasty food served by “Harleys”. On-site Wifi and TV is also available .

We also RENT THE FACILITIES to clubs to run unaffiliated events  events throughout the season .

Event Organising Team

Breckenbrough’s Organising Committee include the Tonks Family, who make up a large part of the Team. Kevin and Mandy are key to the smooth running of the Event and organising the volunteers. Also, Megan Tonks is responsible for designing the program superbly every year. 

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British Eventing Official Announcement from Andrew & Abigail TurnbullIt is with sadness that we have decided not to run Richmond Horse Trials (2) in September 2022. This decision has not been taken lightly, however with low entries and restrictions in place, as well as our British Eventing dates clashing with Badminton and Burghley's, we must be pragmatic to ensure the long term success of Richmond Horse Trials.We will turn our full attention to running one British Eventing Competition in May 2022.Although a sad decision, this will give us chance to run more of our own events on the Cross Country fields, including The Richmond Cup (Saturday 16th July 2022), Pleasure Rides, Cross Country Schooling (90cm to Intermediate), Hunter Trials and more. It will also mean that our wonderful team of staff and volunteers will get the chance to attend Burghley Horse Trials, which is a nearby favourite and has been missing from the BE calendar for the last 2 years. We thank you all for your continued support of Richmond Horse Trials and Richmond Equestrian Centre and we hope to see you all soon. ... See MoreSee Less
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