Horse trials ignore the wet weather

Horse trials ignore the wet weather

By Paula Tegerdine

The 41st Wilton Horse Trials attracted 503 equestrians from all over the UK, competing in its dressage, show jumping and cross-country events this year.

Rain did not stop a weekend of competitions, including a new cross-country route, and they culminated with prizes for 16 winners.

Organiser Anthony Ffooks said: “The new fences and new route pretty much rode very well. I’ve had nice emails from people saying how much they enjoyed the event and the cross-country courses.

“This is my 19th year of organising it. Weather-wise it was probably the most stressful, but all the big lorries got out without help.

“I think overall we are happy that, despite the weather, we had a successful event – and roll on next year.”

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