Kawasaki Commercial Products Division have generously agreed to sponsor the BHS Hunter Trials 2000-1 series. BHS chairman Michael Clayton said: "We are delighted that a company of the stature of Kawasaki wants to sponsor the BHS hunter trials. It is evidence of the value they perceive in a partnership with the grass roots of equestrian sport."
Jack Ford, UK Sales and Marketing Manager for Kawasaki Commercial Products, said "It's marvellous to help establish an exciting event such as this particularly with its appeal to such a broad cross-section of leisure riders".
The equestrian world is becoming increasingly aware of the valuable use to be made of ATVs around the stable yard and paddocks, together with the power products such as brushcutters, hedge trimmers, and blowers. This makes the association with Kawasaki mutually beneficial.
Thirty three events are being planned around the country for the coming season and the national final will be held at Offchurch Bury on 18-19 August. (Complete list of dates and venues attached).
The aim of the competition is to allow recreational riders at every level of ability to 'have a go'. The courses are designed to provide a challenge for riders of varying skills and at the same time to be well constructed and safe. Each competition consist of three sections - two individual classes and one pairs. Section A (pairs) and Section B fences will not exceed 2'9", and Section C fences will not exceed 3'3". The courses are about 1.5 miles long, with 18-20 fences.
Entries are invited now for all the above qualifiers. Entry fee is £22, with a reduced rate of £12 for BHS gold members and £16 for BHS silvermembers, BHS affiliated riding clubs, and Pony Club.
Entry forms from the Competitions Office, BHS, Stoneleigh Deer Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV82XZ (sae please).
NB BHS Insure Hunter Trials are NOT open to BE (British Eventing) registered horses.
KAWASAKI BHS HUNTER TRIALS 2001
March 4: Weston Park, Weston Longville, Norwich Norfolk
March 11 Ratcliffe Culey, Nr Atherstone Warks
March 17: Cooks Brae, Kircubbin N Ireland
March 25: Newnham Grounds Farm, A45 Daventry Northants
March 25: Green Farm, Cam, Dursley Glos
April 1: Warren Barn Farm, Woldingham Surrey
April 1: Naylor's Hill Farm, Laughterton Lincolnshire
April 8: Hill House, Hill House Farm, Carlton Bedfordshire
April 22: Poplar Park, Hollesley, Woodbridge Suffolk
April 22: Wickstead Farm EC, Highworth, Swindon Wilts
April 29: Marian Bach, Babell, Holywell Flintshire
April 29: Deep Mill Farm, Great Missenden Bucks
May 6: Lowfold Farm, Sunnybrow, Crook Durham
May 27: Strathearn Eventing, Bachilton House Perth
May 27: Warren Farm, Formby Merseyside
June 2: Strathdon Hunter Chase, Strathdon Aberdeen
June 3: Merrist Wood College, Nr Guildford Surrey
June 9: Solihull Riding Club, Dorridge Warwickshire
June 10: Moreton Stables, Moreton Dorset
June 10: Urchinwood Manor EC, Congresbury Avon
June 16: Richmond EC, Brough Park, Richmond Yorkshire
June 17: Ely Event Centre, Little Downham Cambs
June 23: White Barn Farm, Rhiwderin, Newport Wales
June 24 Nutwell Court, Exmouth Devon
June 30: Stonar School, Atworth, Melksham Wiltshire
July 1: Milton Keynes EC, Hanslope Bucks
July 8: RAF Cranwell, Sleaford Lincolnshire
July 14: Great Westwood Park, Kings Langley Hertfordshire
July 15: Cuckoo's Nest, Uplowman, Tiverton Devon
July 15: Burgie, Forres Inverness
July 29: Thornhill Hall Farm, Dewsbury W Yorkshire
Aug 5: New Farm, Compton, Newbury Berkshire
Aug 18-19 FINALS Warwickshire