Cholmondeley Castle Horse Trials 2020

Words & Photos by Julian Portch

Cholmondeley Castle Horse Trials was held from Saturday 1st August 2020 to Tuesday 2nd August 2020, in the county of Cheshire. Cholmondeley, pronounced “Chumley” by the locals, has the wonderful castle and beautiful backdrops.

 

The Musketeer Team, lead by Alec Lehore, under Covid 19 Rules, was a slick operation, complete with video cameras at the main entrance and other places, to maintain a record of who had been in and where.

 

There were four days of competition which, for the most part, ran very smoothly. There were only essential trade stands, tea and coffee, food and tack.

 

Twenty sections from BE90 up to Intermediate and hundreds of volunteers over the four days. Mike Bain ran the start box with his team, a face I know from the Media Circuit.

 

All in all, four days of wonder competition, including forty hours of cross country, which is probably why my feet ache.

Vicki Ardern on EDDY MERCKX M2

Vicki Ardern on EDDY MERCKX M2

Section A BE90 Photo by Julian Portch

Bethany Lee on CREEVAGH HANNAH

Bethany Lee on CREEVAGH HANNAH

Section B BE90 Photo by Julian Portch

Georgia Webb on PANTHERAS ADONIS Section C BE90

Georgia Webb on PANTHERAS ADONIS Section C BE90

Section C BE90 Photo by Julian Portch

Hannah Bate on H. CYCLON

Hannah Bate on H. CYCLON

Section D BE90 Photo by Julian Portch

Katy Prince on DIZZEE RASCAL

Katy Prince on DIZZEE RASCAL

Section E BE90 Open Photo by Julian Portch

Ella Woodhouse on QUARZA

Ella Woodhouse on QUARZA

Section F BE100 Photo by Julian Portch

Amy Hawley on BROADSTONE NUMERO UNO

Amy Hawley on BROADSTONE NUMERO UNO

Section G BE100 Open Photo by Julian Portch

Tim Price on CHIO 20

Tim Price on CHIO 20

Section H BE100 Photo by Julian Portch

Alex Hua Tian on SECRET BRITANNIA

Alex Hua Tian on SECRET BRITANNIA

Section I BE100 Photo by Julian Portch

Aimee Penny on PSH ENCORE

Aimee Penny on PSH ENCORE

Section J BE100 Photo by Julian Portch

Samantha Lissington on RICKER RIDGE RICHOCHET

Samantha Lissington on RICKER RIDGE RICHOCHET

Section K BE100 Open Photo by Julian Portch

Emilie Chandler on GORTFADDA DIAMOND

Emilie Chandler on GORTFADDA DIAMOND

Section L Open Intermediate Photo by Julian Portch

Finn Healy on MIDNIGHT DANCER II

Finn Healy on MIDNIGHT DANCER II

Section M Ponies Open Novice Photo by Julian Portch

Amy O’Conner on COOLEY ADMIRAL

Amy O’Conner on COOLEY ADMIRAL

Section N Novice Photo by Julian Portch

Wills Oakden on MACGREGORS COOLEY

Wills Oakden on MACGREGORS COOLEY

Section O Intermediate Photo by Julian Portch

Emily King on VALMY BIATS

Emily King on VALMY BIATS

Section P Intermediate Photo by Julian Portch

Oliver Townend on ARKLOWPUISSANCE

Oliver Townend on ARKLOWPUISSANCE

Section Q Open Intermediate Photo by Julian Portch

Rosalind Canter on PENCOS CROWN JEWEL

Rosalind Canter on PENCOS CROWN JEWEL

Section R Open Intermediate Photo by Julian Portch

Holly Smith on MAXIKANN

Holly Smith on MAXIKANN

Section S Novice Photo by Julian Portch

Hannah Berryman on WESTWOOD II

Hannah Berryman on WESTWOOD II

Section T Novice Photo by Julian Portch

Izzy Taylor on SBH BIG WALL

Izzy Taylor on SBH BIG WALL

Section U BE100 Photo by Julian Portch

Craig Barr on MBF DASSETT LEGACY

Craig Barr on MBF DASSETT LEGACY

Section V Intermediate Photo by Julian Portch

Yasmin Ingham on BANZAI DU LOIR

Yasmin Ingham on BANZAI DU LOIR

Section W Intermediate Photo by Julian Portch

Piggy March on MARCHWOOD

Piggy March on MARCHWOOD

Section X Open Intermediate Photo by Julian Portch

Laura Collett on DACAPO

Laura Collett on DACAPO

Section Y Open Intermediate Photo by Julian Portch

Imogen Murray on TOMGAR JESS

Imogen Murray on TOMGAR JESS

Section Z Open Novice Photo by Julian Portch

Oliver Townend on COOLEY ROSALENT

Oliver Townend on COOLEY ROSALENT

Section A1 Novice Photo by Julian Portch