What is Eventing? Each of the three disciplines is designed to test the horses ability – dressage shows how trainable the horse is and its basic paces in walk, trot and canter. The show jumping shows athleticism, control and accuracy while the cross country tests stamina, speed, jumping and bravery. The sport is rather like the pentathlon in that it combines different disciplines in one competition and is run on a cumulative penalty basis. The competitor with least penalties at the end is the winner.
At Somerford we have numerous mobile catering units around the Showground provide a wide choice of Snacks, Ice Cream, Sandwiches and Drinks. A public bar on the Show Ground will sell alcoholic drinks, along with a wonderful array of shops to suit any shopaholic!
Which day to watch? The competition starts on Friday, with the International Dressage as well as the National classes competing. There is XC and Show Jumping to watch on all three days, but the biggest and most spectacular day would have to be the Sunday, this culminates the CIC1* and CIC2**. With an exciting reverse order of ranking Show Jumping round at the end of the day.
The postcode for you to enter into your SAT NAV is CW124SW. There will also be road signs from the motorway at Junction 17 and 18 off the M6.
Visitors are welcome to bring their dogs to the show as long as they are kept on a lead and remain under control.
Owners are also responsible for cleaning up after their dogs.
Numerous mobile catering units around the Showground provide a wide choice of Snacks, Ice Cream, Sandwiches and Drinks. A public bar on the Show Ground will sell alcoholic drinks. ID will be requested
Toilets are situated all around the show site. Facilities for disabled visitors are also available.
Information and event programmes can be obtained/purchased from the secretary on site.
Somerford Park is situated half way between Congleton and Holmes Chapel, on the main A54 with easy access from the M6 at junction 18.
Gates open from 8am. Entry is charged at £10 per car or £5 per person. If you show your BE membership card this will allow you free access.