Crawley & Horsham Hunt Hunter Trial October 2020
Words & Photos by Julian Portch

Rackham’s cross-country course in West Sussex is well known throughout the South East as a nice place to take a young horse or for riders just starting out or coming back to the sport. I’ve always been there for BE Horse Trials, so it was strange not to see the dressage and showjumping arenas, as it was a Hunter Trial.

Having been to six BE Eventing competitions under Covid 19 rules, the CHH team and volunteers put on a smoothly run Hunter Trial, with three heights, 80cm, 90cm and 100cm. Competitors were running to order and the competition ran to time.

It was particularly nice to see eventers with young horses competing along side riders on their hunters and ponies.

I would particularly like to draw attention to Lucy Kleinwort’s victory in the Open Section, showing the younger riders how it’s done.

Thanks must go to the Caroline Hoare and her team for putting on an excellent day of sport.

For competitors reading this report, don’t forget to go to LRG Photography for your competition photos.

CHH Hunter Trial – Class 1 Novice Pair

CHH Hunter Trial – Class 1 Novice Pair

1st Place Equal – Brooke Meurer on Jiggy & Neve Meurer on Mr P. Photo by Julian Portch

CHH Hunter Trial – Class 1 Novice Pair

CHH Hunter Trial – Class 1 Novice Pair

1st Place Equal – Madalaine Gowing on Bollin Sam & Evie Edgar on Captain Jubilee WC. Photo by Julian Portch

3 CHH Hunter Trial – Class 1 Novice Pair

3 CHH Hunter Trial – Class 1 Novice Pair

3rd Place – George Gorman on Northern Light & Elysia Vaughn on Boyles Boys. Photo by Julian Portch

CHH Hunter Trial – Class 2 Novice

CHH Hunter Trial – Class 2 Novice

1st Place – Rachel Webb on Raymond. Photo by Julian Portch

CHH Hunter Trial – Class 2 Novice

CHH Hunter Trial – Class 2 Novice

2nd Place - Katy Lawrence on Nip Down the Jug. Photo by Julian Portch

CHH Hunter Trial – Class 2 Novice

CHH Hunter Trial – Class 2 Novice

3rd Place – Mia Maloney on Jebs Gamble. Photo by Julian Portch

CHH Hunter Trial – Class 3 Intermediat

CHH Hunter Trial – Class 3 Intermediat

1st Place – Ellie Simmonds on Emerald Gem & Kate Simmonds on Ardlea Toby Star. Photo by Julian Portch

CHH Hunter Trial – Class 3 Intermediat

CHH Hunter Trial – Class 3 Intermediat

2nd Place – Olivia Watts on Seeking Gold & Georgina Knight on The Gent. Photo by Julian Portch

CHH Hunter Trial – Class 3 Intermediat

CHH Hunter Trial – Class 3 Intermediat

3rd Place – Lanto Sheridan on Welcombe & Ruth Starey on Moss. Photo by Julian Portch

CHH Hunter Trial – Class 4 Intermedia

CHH Hunter Trial – Class 4 Intermedia

1st Place – Sara Holden on Sprite. Photo by Julian Portch

CHH Hunter Trial – Class 4 Intermedia

CHH Hunter Trial – Class 4 Intermedia

2nd Place – Jodie Moore on Diva Photo by Julian Portch

CHH Hunter Trial – Class 4 Intermedia

CHH Hunter Trial – Class 4 Intermedia

3rd Place – Anna Sheffield on Hero. Photo by Julian Portch

CHH Hunter Trial – Class 5 Open

CHH Hunter Trial – Class 5 Open

1st Place – Lucy Kleinwort on Rusty II. Photo by Julian Portch

CHH Hunter Trial – Class 5 Open

CHH Hunter Trial – Class 5 Open

2nd Place – Harrison Chart on Watervalley Quite A Guy. Photo by Julian Portch

CHH Hunter Trial – Class 5 Open

CHH Hunter Trial – Class 5 Open

3rd Place – Georgia Darlington on Lisas Dream. Photo by Julian Portch