British Eventing & FEI Competition

Cross Country Equestrian
Show jumping

Location Rockingham Castle, Rockingham, Leicestershire, LE16 8TH
President: David Laing
Joint Organisers: James and Lizzie Saunders Watson, Phone: 01536 770240.
Event Administrator Katie Callaghan, Estate Office, Rockingham Castle, Leicestershire, LE16 8TH. Phone: 01536 770240. Email:
Event Secretary: Jane Rudd Email:
Entries Secretary: Tissie Reason: Phone: 07721 551713


Open Novice
Advanced Intermediate
Open Intermediate
Intermediate Masters
CCI-s 2*
CCI-s 3*



We will endeavour to take all large multiple entries, but in order to fix a timetable to suit the maximum amount of runners please enter by BALLOT DATE. Please state clearly on your entry form which day you would prefer to compete and also if you are able to compete on any day. The Organisers reserve the right to transfer horses from the Intermediate to the OI unless a specific request to the contrary is made.  The CCI-S2* and CCI-S3* Dressage will take place on Friday and some Dressage is likely to take place on Thursday. Showjumping CCI-S2* Sat am followed by XC. CC1-S3* Showjumping and XC will follow the CCI-S2*.

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 CHF 18.  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  This fee will be refunded in full if your entry is withdrawn.

Entries Open: 10/04/2023

Ballot Date: 25/04/2023

Late Entry Surcharge: 26/04/2023

Ballot Period: May

Entry Fees Include VAT. VAT Reg No 638 452 325.
Please make cheques payable to Rockingham Castle Estates. Please send entries to the Entries Secretary. Internet entries are preferred.

Refund Policy. The scale of refund of entry fees applicable to Events which are abandoned as defined in rule 4.11.1 are as follows:
Stage 1 – Before Ballot Date – Full refund
Stage 2 – Between Ballot Date to 14 days prior to the start date of the competition – 50% refund of entry fees
Stage 3 – Between 6 to 13 days prior to the event start date – 30% refund of entry fees
Stage 4 – Between 5 days of the event starting and 17:00 the afternoon before – 15% refund of entry fees
Stage 5 – From 17:00 the afternoon before the event day in question – 0% of refund of entry fees

Entry Amendments by 10/05/2023 by telephoning the Entries Secretary.

Starting Times are available 16/05/2023 from 18.00 on BE Website and Eventing Scores where numbers need to be printed directly from there – no other numbers should be used.

Owners Passes Will ONLY be available in advance and must be applied for by 5pm on Monday 15th May by emailing BE Member Cards will also allow free entry for the card holder ONLY


Prices for onsite stabling

One Night
Two Nights
Three Nights
Four Nights
Saturday Night Only
Price TBC

PLEASE NOTE – Under the new FEI regulations a BE Competing Horse and an FEI Competing Horse may not be stabled together unless the following is adhered to:-

  • BE Competing Horse must be registered with the FEI
  • BE Competing Horse must have had it’s most recent flu vaccine within the last 6 months.
  • BE Competing Horse must reside at the same yard as the FEI Competing Horse.
  • BE Competing Horse must have it’s temperature checked and recorded on the FEI App as per FEI regulations.
  • BE Competing Horse must be checked in by the vet as per FEI regulations.

If you are entering horses into both BE and FEI classes and wish all your horses to be stabled together, and you can adhere to the bullet points above, please email Jane Rudd at to advise her accordingly. If you don’t your BE and FEI horses will be stabled separately.


Sundown are pleased to be official bedding supplier at Rockingham Horse Trials. We are a local company that specialise in the highest quality, purpose- made horse bedding. For more information please visit our website

Please make sure you have read and fully understood the rules regarding Flu Vaccinations. Information can be found here

No stabling refunds unless stabling is reallocated

Note for On Site Stabling Competitors: 

  • Check-in for stabling will be between 7am – 7pm.
  • If you require a check-in outside of these hours please contact the Stable Manager.
  • You will be expected to keep any dogs on leads or tethered at all times.
  • Over exuberant horses may be asked to leave the stabling at short notice.
  • Due to limited Lorry Parking, cars are NOT permitted in the Lorry Park what so ever; the organisers reserve the right to clamp any unauthorised vehicles found in the lorry park.
  • Owners must clearly wear their owners badges. They will not be permitted in the stabling area without it. Owners passes must be requested in advance by contacting the Horse Trials office by email: Please note all badges must be requested prior to the event, no badges will be automatically sent.
  • A treating vet and farrier will be available throughout your stay should you require advice or treatment.
  • Showers are available on site.
  • Electrical Hookup is not available.
  • Stabling on site is at a premium on a first come, first served basis.  A wait list will be held.
  • Additional bedding can be purchased at £10 a bale.

Stables to be booked at the same time as entries are made.

For all other competitions stabling can be contacting Jane Rudd at
Bookings will not be accepted for stabling until eventing entry open. 

Qualifiers/Special classes

Burghley Young Event Horse – 4YO & 5YO Classes will take place on Friday 19 May. Schedule and Entry form will be uploaded shortly and can be found on the BYEH page.

Pony Club Team Show Jumping Competition will take place on Saturday 20 May. A schedule and Entry form will be uploaded shortly and can be found on the Pony Club Page.

Arena Eventing for BE70, BE80 & BE90 will take place on Sunday 21 May. A schedule and Entry form will be uploaded shortly and can be found on the Arena Eventing Page.

Riding Club Team Show Jumping Competition will take place on Sunday 21 May. A schedule and Entry form will be uploaded shortly and can be found on the Riding Club Page.


1st Prize CCI3* £500 with a total prize fund of £2000. CIC2* 1st prize £250, total prize fund of £1000. Lower limit for all other classes. Rosettes to 10th place in all classes.

It is mandatory for all prize winners 1st – 5th in each section to attend the prize giving or send a representative. Lower placings prizes to be collected from Secretary’s Office.  

Additional Prizes for first place in International Classes provided by Fairfax & Favor.

The Loomes Championship will take place on Sunday 21 May in the AI & OI Classes.  Full details and the rules can be found on the Loomes Championship page.

Course description

Event takes place in the Great Park. All phases are within a few minutes’ walk of the lorry park.  The cross country courses will run over undulating well drained parkland, including a section of woodland.  The fences will be up to height but inviting, including several ditches, and there is a water obstacle.  In case of dry conditions every effort will be made to create good ground with the BE machinery.

SJ Course DesignerMr Martin Cox
XC Course DesignerCapt Mark A P Phillips
Assistant XC Course Designer & Course Builder – David Carpenter


A wide range of refreshments will be available both days. Please visit our Places to Stay for website links.

We regret, there are no camping pitches available to book onsite.

Special notices

For all up to date information and/or in case of abandonment please refer to telephone 07721 551 713 or on the BE Hotline.

All terrain vehicles/motorcycles will not be permitted anywhere with the exception of those used by authorised officials.

Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.

Tradestand enquiries to

Entrance Policy all cars not showing an authorised car pass or presenting a valid ticket(s) will be charged an entrance fee.

Event Filming: An Eventful Life will be filing all XC rounds which will be available to purchase through their website following the event. Email:, Website:

Location – LE16 8TH

Grid reference SP867913. 1 mile north of Corby on the A6003.  Postcode LE16 8TH
What3words for Horsebox Entrance: victor.pulses.shoulders

Event Dates


Classes – Dressage, Show Jumping and Cross Country for the BE100. Dressage for CIC1* & CIC2*.  Burghley Young Event Horse 4 year old & 5 year old qualifier.


Classes – CIC1* & CIC2* Show Jumping & Cross Country. ONu18 Dressage, Show Jumping & Cross Country, Pony Club Team Show Jumping.


Classes – Dressage, Show Jumping and Cross country for the Novice, Open Novice, Intermediate, Advanced Intermediate and Open Intermediate classes. Arena Eventing Qualifier for BE90 & BE100. Riding Club Team Competition