Bicton Arena run both Affiliated showjumping (BS) and Unaffiliated showjumping throughout the year. We host numerous multi-day BS Shows through the Summer months, our busiest one being our Spectacular show where we run HOYS Qualifiers and stable in excess of 800 horses on site. These shows make use of all our arenas, both all-weather and grass, with the showcase classes being held in the iconic TopSpec Main Arena.
Whilst the multi-day shows only run through the Summer months, we also run single days of BS in February and March on the all-weather arenas.
Unaffiliated showjumping runs all year round, normally making use of the all-weather arenas.
For details of any of our showjumping shows, please go to the Events Calendar and click on the show you are interested in for further information.
The courses run through Grade One Listed Parkland over undulating, well draining permanent pasture. Fences are up to height, solidly built and are considered to be fair but challenging, rewarding forward and accurate riding. Great attention is paid to footing, as well as presentation and dressing of all courses.
The CIC** has a wide variety of questions which are fair and obvious to younger horses as well as the more experienced. It is significantly different to the Intermediate track and provides a great set-up for a CCI**. There are options at all questions to ensure completion. The CIC** will Show Jump in the Main Arena.
The Novice & Intermediate tracks will be ideally suited to this stage in the season, asking fair questions but offering alternatives at the more difficult fences.
The 90 & 100 tracks will be encouraging for those stepping up to these levels early in the season, whilst also offering enough to jump for more established combinations.
We run British Dressage competitions once a month with levels varying from Prelim – Grand Prix, Bicton Arena will be hosting the Regional Championships for the next three years (2020-2023) and also a Summer Petplan Area Festival for the three years also (2020-2023). Please see Event listings for full schedules.
Dressage takes place on purpose levelled arenas away from all the Show Jumping and Cross Country action. CIC** dressage will take place in the iconic Main Arena which provides a unique opportunity for horses to gain valuable experience in an atmospheric setting.
Please see Event listings for full schedules.
The Show will be well signposted and is situated at Bicton Arena - East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 7BL.Click here for directions
Kenniford Farm operate an on-site cafe & a licensed bar will be open during the multi-day shows. Covid restrictions may apply.
On-site permanent toilet & shower block and electric hook up available on request.
We have over 250 stables on site. Bedding & forage are available to purchase on-site at our major shows.
Spectators are welcome & depending on the event an entry fee may be applicable, details available on our homepage
Bicton Arena - East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 7BLThere will be AA signage for both of the International Horse Trials
Kenniford Farm operate the on-site catering concession. They are a high welfare red tractor approved pig farm in East Devon who have been farming for over 20 years. There is also a licensed bar at both of the International Horse Trials and the multi-day Showjumping Shows. Covid restrictions will apply.
Onsite permanent toilet & shower block and electric hook up available on request.
Visitors are welcome to bring dogs if they are kept on leads at all times and you pick up after them. Please do not leave your dog in the car in warm weather. Spot checks will be happening regularly throughout the day.
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