BEDE Events announce exciting plans for Catton Park Horse Trials
Catton Park Horse Trials on the Derbyshire and Staffordshire borders will return in 2022 under the portfolio of BEDE Events.
Having taken a short hiatus in production, the event will once again be held in the 250 acre parkland estate where it has been ran since 1993. With owners, Robin and Katie Nielson retiring, next year’s horse trials will be managed by the team at BEDE Events, working alongside the Nielson’s son, Oliver.
An event at Catton Park was last held in 2018 and BEDE Director, Stuart Buntine has exciting plans for next year when the horse trials will run on June 18 and 19.
We are really excited to add Catton Park to the BEDE portfolio of events and it is great to be working with Oliver to ensure that we are able to see the return of horse trials to Catton.
We really want to ensure the future of what is a wonderful event, held over a picturesque, historic estate situated on the banks of the River Trent near Alrewas.”
Catton Park will host BE100, Novice and Intermediate sections over the two days with the private estate owned by the Neilson family for more than 600 years.
Said Oliver Neilson:
It is good to be planning for horse trials to return to Catton Park after a three year absence, and working alongside Stuart and the team we really want to put on a showcase event in June.
The Catton estate lends itself superbly to the sport of eventing and we can’t wait for many of the leading names to make their way to Derbyshire for the horse trials next year.”
Catton is a glorious private Estate ideally situated in the centre of England and perfectly laid out for events. The 250 acres of surrounding parkland have been in the hands of the same family since 1405 and the present Hall, built in the 1740s, is the home of the Neilson family and currently run by Oliver and Lindsay Neilson.
The present house, originally designed by James Gibbs and built by Smith of Warwick for Christopher Horton stands on the banks of the River Trent. .
2022 BEDE Events – Calender
- Oasby (1) Horse Trials 10th – 13th March 2022
- The Eventing Spring Carnival 1st – 3rd April 2022
- Firle Place Horse Trials 14th – 15th May 2022
- Shelford (1) Horse Trials 29th – 31st May 2022
- BCA Horse Trials 11th – 12th June 2022
- Catton Park Horse Trials 18th – 19th June 2022
- Aske Horse Trials 9th – 10th July 2022
- Shelford (2) Horse Trials 27th – 29th August 2022
- Osberton International Horse Trials (incorporating the British Young Horse Championships) 28th September – 2nd October 2022
- Oasby (2) Horse Trials 15th – 16th October 2022
For further information please visit www.bede-events.co.uk
Feature image for illustration only: 2016 International Eventing Forum Lucinda Green. Photo courtesy of Fiona Scott-Maxwell.