BOUNCING back from
the disappointment of
having to cancel in 2012
due to extreme rain, the
organisers and volunteers
of the Homme
House Horse Trials are
already galloping along
with plans for this
year’s event on August 6
and 7.
Once again John and
Jocelyn Finnigan are
allowing the organisers
to transform Homme’s
parkland at Much
Marcle for the
enjoyment of riders and
visitors alike. Dressage
is held to the backdrop
of the 13th century St
Bartholomew’s Church
with its famous historic
yew tree. Show jumping
takes place in an arena
sitting below the ha-ha
in front of Homme
House itself and the
cross country winds
through the Capability
Brown parkland and
adjoining woodland.
All three come together
to create a spectacular,
picturesque and
quintessentially English
setting for the trials.
The cross country
course even includes a
special “hedgehog”
fence recognising the
emblem of the Kyrle
family who first came to
Homme House in the
16th century.
Jocelyn said: “We are
extremely honoured
that Herefordshire’s
only British Eventing
horse trials are held at
Homme House.
“It is very rewarding to
see so many people
enjoying the parkland
which generations of the
estate’s owners have
worked so hard to
“Walking around
during the trials it has
been heartening to hear
competitors, volunteers
and spectators remark
on the atmosphere at
Homme House Horse
Trials as being very
special and I am really
looking forward to
welcoming everyone
again this year.”
Eventing fans are
welcome to saddle up
and check out this very
special atmosphere for
themselves, enjoying a
great day out to watch
the action, do some
shopping, capture
stunning images, or
enjoy a family picnic
while watching all the
action at the water or
hedgehog jumps.
For further
information or if you are
interested in joining
thevolunteers, call Anne
on 07772 246428 or Stella
on 07825 702116.
Details of other British
Eventing activities can
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