Belsay International 2022
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Here at Belsay we are already gearing up for our International Event in 2022 and are so excited to be hosting the British Pony Championships for a second year, alongside a CCI-S ** competition for seniors.
The British Pony Championships is the pinnacle of the Pony Trials Series for riders aged 16 years and under riding ponies (14.0hh – 14.2hh). It represents the toughest test for pony riders and is run as a long format international competition over three days to give potential GB Pony Team members vital experience for the European Pony Championships, which take place in August every year.
We have lots of exciting plans for 2022 and will be doing everything we can to give our competitors, sponsors, volunteers and visitors the most fabulous experience, generous prize money and some great entertainment.
Belsay has a fantastic infrastructure in place for our International fixture. From trot up in front of the stunning Belsay Hall, to our a specially designed ‘International Arena’ with its state of the art sports drainage and our cross country course, designed by Adrian Ditcham and built by Robert McSkimming, Belsay provides a fabulous setting and true test for horses and riders.
The latest from Belsay
The British Pony Championships (aged 16 years and under riding ponies of 14hh – 14.2hh) was undoubtedly the highlight of this year’s Belsay and provided
The CCI2*- Long format competition for Juniors (aged 18 years and under riding horses) had a host of well-known young riders including the offspring of
The sun shines brightly on Brilliant Belsay in 2021!
Competitors and visitors alike enjoyed the most amazing few days of weather at Belsay International Horse Trials, the North East’s first big Sporting Event since the Covid 19 pandemic.
It was Belsay’s first year as an international event and there was a huge buzz of excitement surrounding the three big competitions – the CCI2* British Pony Championships (the CCI2*-S for Ponies), the CCI 2*- Long Format for Juniors and the CCI 2* Short Format competition for seniors. Cross Country from the event was live streamed by Horse & Country TV and individual rounds were filmed for video by An Eventful Life.
Gate numbers were definitely up on 2019, the last time the event ran, as several thousand headed out to enjoy a fabulous weekend of sporting action and family entertainment, all in the outdoor covid-safe environment of the Grade 1 parkland surrounding Belsay Hall and Castle. Belsay’s loyal sponsors, headed by Barbour, Womble Bond Dickinson, Ryecroft Glenton, Galbraith and Lycetts were out in force to support the event. Belsay’s Equestrian Sponsors were led by Saracens Horse Feeds, Equine Products, Voltaire, Empire Coachbuilders and AW Jenkinson Forest Products. There were over 35 trade stands with an array of shopping and eating opportunities.