Entries surge for Little Downham Regional Championships (30th September – 1st October 2023), with the event seeing a “significant influx of entries” in the first few days of entries being opened.
Event organiser Tina Ure had taken the decision to move the entries window closer to the event and is pleased with the levels of entries received so far.
“We know that competitors like to enter later, and this has been seen with entry trends across the season. For our June event we weren’t full at Ballot date and by the week of the event we had a sizable waitlist. There is great enthusiasm for events and still a good number of horse and rider combinations wanting to enter but they simply want to enter later. Moving our entry window back allows competitors to enter much closer to the event, enabling them to assess whether horses are ready, fit to run and keeping their money in the bank that little bit longer.”
Courses for the Regional Championships will have key differences to those of the non-championship sections and will also be slightly longer.
On-site stabling is filling up fast, with only a limited number of stables available on-site. Competitors are urged to book stabling early to avoid disappointment.
Entries for the final CCI4*S of the season are also looking positive. The Little Downham Advanced and CCI4*S has become a go-to fixture for those preparing for the Autumn CCI5*, with course design and going that lends itself perfectly to preparation for the European circuit.
Entries for both Little Downham International and the Regional Championships will close on 12th September. Competitors are urged to enter as early as possible so decisions regarding additional days can be made, should the need arise.