CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Derbyshire Life today CLICK HERE

New organising team announced for Chatsworth International Horse Trials

PUBLISHED: 09:34 26 February 2014 | UPDATED: 09:34 26 February 2014

Patricia Clifton

Patricia Clifton

as submitted

The Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials (CIHT) has appointed a new organising team for 2014

Patricia Clifton, a well-established face on the international horse trials circuit, will act as director, with experienced back-up from Gail Dale as event co-ordinator.

A former competitor, Patricia is a regular British Eventing steward and FEI technical delegate who officiated at the European Eventing Championships in Sweden last year; she is also closely involved with developing the sport in Africa. Gail was secretary at Bramham Horse Trials for many years and now acts in the same capacity at the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe.

‘I’m looking forward to it with both huge excitement and a certain amount of nervousness because Chatsworth is such a special event held in great affection by so many people,’ says Patricia of her appointment. ‘But I know I’ve got a terrific team of supporters behind me who will carry on the good work in producing one of the best horse trials in the country. I also couldn’t be more delighted that Dodson & Horrell are continuing as our title sponsor – they provide the perfect support to this event.’

The annual event, a favourite with spectators and competitors alike, is held in the magnificent setting of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire’s parkland at Chatsworth, near Bakewell, in Derbyshire and takes place on Friday 16th to Sunday May 18th 2014.

Ian Stark, a five-time Olympian, continues in his role as designer of the CIC3* and advanced cross-country course, and David Evans, who was course-builder at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, will produce the CIC1* and novice track.

There will be cross-country action on both Saturday and Sunday, plus an arena programme of family entertainment and shopping. Spectators can also visit Chatsworth House, Garden and Farmyard and Adventure Playground at a reduced rate which will be open as usual during the weekend.

Chatsworth Horse Trials 2014 - 16th-18th May

For more information visit www.chatsworth.org

0 comments

More from Out & About

Pat Ashworth talks to Lady Edward Manners about Christmas at the Hall where they’ll be celebrating the first family Christmas for 300 years

Read more

As winter strikes, what strategies have our wildlife developed to help them survive these harsher months

Read more

A look at the festive themes and events at the county’s great houses

Read more
Christmas

A ten-minute drive from the western edge of Sheffield brings thrill-seekers to a Derbyshire valley where outdoor activities are thriving.

Read more

Andrew Griffiths meets Jim Dixon, the former Chief Executive Officer of the Peak District National Park.

Read more

This walk offers a dance with the Dove and a meander by the Manifold, whilst along the way passing a church, castle remains, country houses and a hollow way

Read more

With winter on the horizon, trees glow with colour, migratory birds arrive and house spiders set off in search of a mate

Read more

Ann Hodgkin investigates a case of the sincerest form of flattery… or industrial espionage!

Read more

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust’s vision is of landscapes rich in wildlife, valued by everyone. They will achieve this 
by pursuing their mission of creating Living Landscapes. Here Julia Gow, the White Peak Reserve Officer at Derbyshire Wildlife Trust tells us about the reserve above the River Wye

Read more

Nigel Powlson visits Sudbury where a shopping courtyard is attracting even more visitors to this quintessential English village

Read more

If you’re walking in the Peak District, the chances are that you could encounter a reservoir at some point during your ramble. There are dozens of resevoirs dotted around all corners of the national park, we pick some of our favourite walks from our archive.

Read more
Peak District

A five-year Heritage Lottery-funded scheme, launched in 2010, was designed to encourage the restoration and conservation of the distinctive landscape character of a large area of north-east Derbyshire.

Read more

Enjoy the wonder of woodland in our glorious Derwent Valley on this park and ride special.

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy


Subscribe or buy a mag today

Topics of Interest


Local Business Directory


Property Search