The Whitfield Charity Horse
The Whitfield Horse Shows have been running now for 17 years and
were started to encourage local riders to compete at a level
they were comfortable with. Steane Park was our first venue and
when we grew too big we moved to Westbury Wilds where we were
welcomed until a change of Land Management and torrential rain
that year forced us off the land and we were offered a new home
at Manor Farm, Whitfield.
How lucky we were as we have a lovely area to run the shows and
plenty of space for parking and working in. The arenas are
always well covered and mown before each Dressage event and Show
and don't get too boggy in the wet weather.
The Shows are run completely for charity and we are hugely
grateful to everyone sponsors, advertisers, judges, helpers and
competitors for their support. All the events have to be well
supported as it isnít worth all the hard work involved in
setting up and running the events if noone comes. I am
especially grateful to Martin Clarke whose support I couldn't do
without and for being there for me when things just get too
much! Everyone needs someone like that when running an event.
Martin and Ellie do all the groundwork, keeping the area looking
good and putting up all the rings before each event and carting
the Working Hunter Jumps from storage to the ring area.