The Burton Hunter Trial 2016

It was great to be a part of and support the 2016 Burton Hunter Trial at Hackthorn Hall.

This years event was held on Sunday the 25th of September.

Hackthorn Hall is a country estate dating early 1600's and ancestral home of the Cracroft-Eley's whose very kind patronage makes this event possible.

The organisers of the Burton Hunter Trial and all their reliable team of helpers strive to create a fun, friendly course with good children's classes and riding club standard novice and intermediate.

The organisers of the Hunter Trial work hard to create a family day out which has something to offer for everybody: a scenic cross country walk and refreshments on the Saturday: a delightful dog show with fun classes for all canine varieties.

While competitors awaited their class or contemplated their triumph, they were able to indulge in barbequed beef burgers, sausages and bacon rolls supplied by Oxley's, Gainsborough, or partook in a home made slice of cake served by lovely tea ladies all undercover in a spacious marquee with trade stands to browse and titillate or tables and chairs to have a minute. 

Following the success of last year, they once again ran the Gate Jumping Competition in the Main Ring.   A real crowd pleaser, the gate jumping provided an element of fun for the competitors and entertainment for the crowd as the gate was raised in a knockabout style competition.

The organisers of the Hunter Trial this year included several  qualifying events  for the finals of the  2016 Horseware National Hunter Trial Championships  held at Eland Lodge in Derbyshire.

There was plenty for everyone with car stands and various things mechanical for dads, husbands,  boyfriends who usually hover about as support and unpaid chauffeurs.

The day was finished off with afternoon tea or a well deserved gin and tonic watching the sun dip down behind the hall. 

We urge you to try the Burton Hunter Trial experience in 2017