Borde Hill Horse Trials 29th & 30th May 2021
Borde Hill Garden, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 1XP
Words and photos by Julian Portch

 

It’s no secret, but Borde Hill Horse Trials is one of my favourite grassroots events. The backdrops are always there in multiple shades of green. Technical courses at all levels to test both horse and rider. Everything ran smoothly over the two days and the weather was very kind to us. Seventeen sections from BE80T to Novice kept the volunteers busy. I also like the system of riders having times to compete to. This Borde Hill was a first for me, as my sister and brother-in-law came to spectate. It really is quite a test to explain to people that have never been to a horse trial what to do and be careful of.

Borde Hill Horse Trials 2021

Borde Hill Horse Trials 2021

Section A BE90 Open U18 – (10) CONCLUSIVE Alice Ashby. Photo by Julian Portch

Borde Hill Horse Trials 2021

Borde Hill Horse Trials 2021

Section B BE90 – (70) CALCOURT FLORENTINE Holly Rogers. Photo by Julian Portch

Borde Hill Horse Trials 2021

Borde Hill Horse Trials 2021

Section B BE90 – (132) MERLIN MIX Katy Lawrence. Photo by Julian Portch

Borde Hill Horse Trials 2021

Borde Hill Horse Trials 2021

Section D BE90 – (164) FOODYS CLASSIC DAWN Sam Sweeney. Photo by Julian Portch

Borde Hill Horse Trials 2021

Borde Hill Horse Trials 2021

Section E BE80T – (209) LLANGENNYDD CHASE Milli Day. Photo by Julian Portch

Borde Hill Horse Trials 2021

Borde Hill Horse Trials 2021

Section F BE80T – (285) ELUSIVE OLIVER Tom Cousillas. Photo by Julian Portch

Borde Hill Horse Trials 2021

Borde Hill Horse Trials 2021

Section G BE80T – (302) MAGHERA LIAM Beth Hobden. Photo by Julian Portch

Borde Hill Horse Trials 2021

Borde Hill Horse Trials 2021

Section H BE100 – (354) DELIGHTFUL MR CLOVER Katherine Stewart. Photo by Julian Portch

Borde Hill Horse Trials 2021

Borde Hill Horse Trials 2021

Section I BE100 – (415) BALLYLENNON SAM Alana Sparrow. Photo by Julian Portch

Borde Hill Horse Trials 2021

Borde Hill Horse Trials 2021

Section J BE100 – (479) BELLA EMMY Harriet Ford. Photo by Julian Portch

Borde Hill Horse Trials 2021

Borde Hill Horse Trials 2021

Section K BE100 Open – (523) GRANTSTOWN CLASS ACT Amy Tate. Photo by Julian Portch

013 Sharon Newman (617) JP_A6671)

013 Sharon Newman (617) JP_A6671)

Section L BE90 – (561) MILLFIELD CATAPULT Nicola Holehouse. Photo by Julian Portch

Borde Hill Horse Trials 2021

Borde Hill Horse Trials 2021

Section M BE90 – (617) IGOR Sharon Newman. Photo by Julian Portch

Borde Hill Horse Trials 2021

Borde Hill Horse Trials 2021

Section N BE90 Open – (651) SHE'S THE ONE Gaspard Maksud. Photo by Julian Portch

Borde Hill Horse Trials 2021

Borde Hill Horse Trials 2021

Section O Novice – (706) ESTELITA Jack Pinkney. Photo by Julian Portch

Borde Hill Horse Trials 2021

Borde Hill Horse Trials 2021

Section P Novice – (774) PATITO Will Furlong. Photo by Julian Portch

Borde Hill Horse Trials 2021

Borde Hill Horse Trials 2021

Section Q Open Novice - 816 DOONAVEERAGH APRIL Claudia Thornett. Photo by Julian Portch