South East Eventers League Event of the Year 2012 & 2013


by kind permission of the Viscount and Lady Gage In aid of Hope in the Valley Riding for the Disabled
at Firle Place, Nr Lewes, Sussex, BN8 6LP, United Kingdom
Saturday 20 to Sunday 21 August 2016

Event Schedule

Entries Open 15 Jul 2016
Late Entry Surcharge Date 10 Aug 2016
Ballot Date 29 Jul 2016 @ 12 noon
Ballot Period August
  • Organiser & Event Director -BEDE Events
    Cottage 5,
    Shelford Manor,
    Nottingham, NG12 1ES

    01949 829061

  • Entries Secretary – Mrs Ann Allen
    33 Nine Acres Close, Charlbury, Oxfordshire, OX7 3RD. Phone: 01608 811070. Mobile: 07802 534837. Email: Web:
  • SJ Course Designer – John Farrell
  • XC Course Builders – Willis Brothers
  • XC Course Designer – James Willis

Classes & Fees

Class Days Dressage Test Entry Fee Abandon Premium Total Payable Late Entry Surcharge Fee Starting Fee
BE90 Sat BE 92 (2009) £53.80 £6.19 £59.99 £69.99 £15.00
BE90RF Sat BE 92 (2009) £53.80 £6.19 £59.99 £69.99 £15.00
BE100 Sat Sun BE 101 (2009) £53.80 £6.19 £59.99 £69.99 £15.00
BE100Open Sat BE 101 (2009) £53.80 £6.19 £59.99 £69.99 £15.00
CIC* Sun 1*A (2015) £101.20 £11.64 £112.84 £122.84 £25.00
BE100RF Sun BE 101 (2009) £53.80 £6.19 £59.99 £69.99 £15.00
IN Sun I 117 (2009) £65.60 £7.54 £73.14 £83.14 £20.00
N Sun N 112 (2010) £65.60 £7.54 £73.14 £83.14 £15.00
ON Sun N 112 (2010) £65.60 £7.54 £73.14 £83.14 £15.00

Event Information


WE WILL BE RUNNING TWO SECTIONS IN A 60×20 ARENA: ONE BE90 (BE 94 2010) on SATURDAY and ONE BE100 (BE105 2011) on SUNDAY. Please indicate if you wish to be entered in those special sections.

BE 100 will run on Saturday and Sunday – please state your preference. The CIC1* dressage will be on Saturday, cross country and show jumping on Sunday. Some BE 90, BE 100 and NOVICE may be required to do day before dressage and in the event of a ballot, preference will be given to those able to do so. Please state on entry form if ABLE to do so.

Competitors in International Classes Only – Please note in addition to your entry fee at the time of entry you will be charged an extra fee of £11.80.  This is charged by the FEI for the Worldwide Equine & Human Anti-Doping Program.  This fee will be refunded in full if your entry is withdrawn.


Please make cheques payable to FIRLE PLACE HORSE TRIALS LTD. Send entries to the ENTRIES SECRETARY. Separate cheques are required for each horse (with horse’s name on back). Please enclose separate 22cm x 11cm (DL size) SELF SEAL SAE for each horse.
INTERNET entries will be accepted on FAXED entries will NOT be accepted. A WAITING LIST – will be maintained. Please indicate if you WISH to be included in the event of a ballot. Those wait listed will be notified immediately a space is available. If you do not compete your entry fee will be refunded.
WITHDRAWALS by 16/08/2016 12:00 AM by telephoning 07802 534837. REFUND POLICY – 100% refund for withdrawals before ballot date. 100% refund (minus a £10 admin fee as per the BE Rule Book) for withdrawals after the ballot date if replaced. 100% refund for withdrawals after the ballot date if the competitor gives one full day’s help at the event.
STARTING TIMES are available between 18/08/2016 6:00 PM and 18/08/2016 8:00 PM on 07802 534837. Starting Times also available on website Internet entries must be paid by ballot date or competitor may forfeit their place.


Stabling: please email the Organiser at to book.


South East Eventers League Qualifier.
OWNER/RIDER Sponsors’ section: One Novice section will be a sponsors’ section – with a special prize for the winning combination including the Christine Scott Bronze Memorial Trophy. Please state if you wish to be entered.
Local Rider BE90 Section: trophy and £60 prize money for winner – living within 20 miles of Firle. Please state if you wish to be entered
The Mitsubishi Motors Cup BE90 and BE100 Regional Final.


Firle Place International 40th Anniversary Glasses to tenth place in all sections.
SPECIAL PRIZES: THE SOUTH EAST EVENTERS LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL TROPHY, presented to the highest placed rider registered with SEEL in the CIC1*.
The Vice Versa Trophy
: Highest placed BE 100 Rider over 40 on Sunday.
Owner/Rider Novice: The Christine Scott Bronze Memorial Trophy



The course will make the most of the parkland. A mix of permanent and portable Willis Brothers fences, changed and refreshed every year, it runs over undulating old parkland turf in the South Downs National Park, with excellent viewing. The BE Agrivators are booked and we ensure good landing and take-offs. The fences are built to be solid and inviting with alternatives if required.


A wide variety of refreshments available throughout the event – with the addition of local food stalls on Sunday.
Accommodation list is available from the Organiser – please send SAE


In case of ABANDONMENT please phone 01323 482016. Emergency number on day 07973 103110.
ALL TERRAIN VEHICLES/MOTORCYCLES will not be permitted. DOGS must be kept on leads at all times unless actually racing or in the dog show!
The event has a very family friendly approach, and the Country Fair and Dog Festival are on Sunday are open to all with over 100 trade stands and a wide range of ‘have a go’ dog events – from Dog Agility, Gundog Scurry, Kennel Club dog show and Bronze awards, to terrier racing and show, lurcher show and longdog racing. Plus the Wealden Craft Fair and a Food Market. Entertainment for the whole family and the dogs, so bring them all along!
The course will be open for schooling for two days after the event, depending on the weather. Please book in with the secretary or email ENTRANCE POLICY – Each car displaying a current BE membership card will be admitted including all occupants.


Post Code: BN8 6LP. Grid reference TQ466078. Map link: Firle Place is situated in the South Downs National Park, some three miles east of Lewes, just off the A27 Lewes – Eastbourne road. Check on the website for a map link you can print off.