Abby Qualifies for Blenheim Palace Horse Trials


14 year old King’s Girls’ Division pupil Abby Todd has recently qualified to participate in the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials, which take place 8th – 11th September 2016.

Abby, from Poynton, qualified for the 100cm Eventer Challenge after achieving 6 points at BE100 level in British Eventing competitions, which she managed after competing in two BE100 competions, both of which she finished in 7th place.

The 100cm Eventer Challenge at Blenheim Palace is aimed at amateur competitors and, this year, will be the seventh running of this exciting class. The ‘Derby Style’ Competition is a grass-arena-based challenge involving a testing course of 1m -1.05m show jumps and cross country fences with a 1.10m show jump called ‘the joker’ to finish. The event offers BE100 riders the chance to compete at the prestigious Blenheim Palace competition.

Abby and her horse Seren will be competing on Sunday 11th September and the 100cm Challenge will present a testing course of showjumps followed immediately by a course of cross country jumps. Abby says: “This is a really great opportunity as we will have the chance to ride amongst the 3* professional riders competing at the event.”

Pictured are Abby and her horse Seren at Skipton Horse Trials in the BE100, at which they qualified for the Blenheim Palace event.