We are privileged to welcome High Ash Country Store - Joules stockist, as a new sponsor to Stafford Horse Trials.

High Ash Country store have generously agreed to sponsor a section at the event, and will also be attending the horse trials with their wonderful collection of Joules clothing, so don't forget your wallets!


High Ash Country Store

EC Straiton & Partners

We are absolutely delighted to announce that in 2016, E.C Straiton & Partners Veterinary Hospital will generously be providing Veterinary Cover for Stafford Horse Trials.

The practice has an excellent reputation and its veterinary surgeons have vast experience at providing equine veterinary care at events; from the grassroots levels through to Advanced and FEI 3DE competitions.

A mixed veterinary practice, E C Straiton & Partners has been catering for 'all creatures great & small' since 1942.

From its main veterinary hospital in Penkridge and branch surgery in Rugeley, routine and referral services are offered for small animal and equine patients, with 24-hour care available at the hospital when necessary. Based at Penkridge, the farm division covers most of Staffordshire as well as parts of Derbyshire and Shropshire.

The practice's large number of long-standing clients is testament to the experienced team's commitment to deliver the highest levels of service and professionalism within a friendly and fun-loving atmosphere.

E C Straiton & Partners was established by the late Eddie Straiton. The original 'TV Vet', Eddie is renowned for his broadcast and writing career, offering advice and educating the public on TV, Radio and via his numerous books. He also acted as an advisor when the novels of his great friend, J.A. Wight – better known as James Herriot – were brought to life in the much-loved series 'All Creatures Great & Small'.

To find out more about the services that they can offer please visit www.straitonvets.co.uk

Cards for Equestrians

We are delighted to welcome new sponsors 'Cards For Equestrians' to Stafford Horse Trials. Cards for Equestrians will be supporting both our March and July event so please take a little time to visit their website and peruse their selection of equine cards cardsforequestrians.com.

'Send an equestrian smile to someone today with Cards For Equestrian's unique range of horsey cards that you won't find anywhere else. How? Simply choose your card, customise the message inside, tell us where to send it and we do the rest'

Why not visit their website to find out more information and peruse their products



We are absolutly delighted to be welcoming Fish4Dogs as a new Sponsor to our July event.

Fish4dogs are very generously sponsoring a section, and for those of you with pampered pooches they will also be attending the event with their trade stand.

'At Fish4Dogs we sell a fantastic range of super premium dog food.

Tasty, natural and healthy fish-based premium dog food and treats; which are gluten free, hypoallergenic and packed with naturally occurring Omega 3.

A palatable fish-rich diet is not only nutritious but can help with coat condition, skin condition, joint mobility, digestion, energy and brain and eye development. Our award winning Sea Jerky treats have been voted "Best Treat" by the readers of Your Dog magazine three years running. Fish4Dogs deliver the full range of the best dry dog food direct to your door as well as selling a range of web-exclusive deals for dog owners, puppy owners and breeders.

Feed fish, and see the difference'.

Why not visit their website to find out more information and peruse their products


Stafford Horse Trials is one of the largest grassroots events on the British Eventing calendar and members in the region were very disappointed when the closure of the event was announced.

British Eventing are delighted to confirm that Stafford will be back for 2016

James and Vicky Plant will take over as organisers for 2016 and have already made major personal investment to replace the large number of cross country fences that were sold off after the July event. Work has also been undertaken to lay new drainage above the water complex which will greatly improve the going.

A great partnership has already been built up with the land owner, Richard Williams, and an agreement has been reached to secure the future of the event.

The organising team have a wealth of experience between them. James is a gold level course builder who has built courses for the Stafford event since it began in 2005. Vicky who is already joint organiser of the long standing Weston Park and Brand Hall Horse Trials. Vicky has also been involved with Stafford since its launch, carrying out roles from Chief Steward to Assistant Organiser.

Course Designer Janet Plant will also be returning to design the cross country course after a period of absence following illness. Vicky commented "This is a park that Janet knows well and we look forward to seeing how she will incorporate the new fences, many of which have already been designed and built.

The Plant family is delighted to be able to keep this very popular event in the calendar and to be working with the generous land owner once again.

British Eventing Chief Executive David Holmes commented: "The number of riders competing at the lower levels of the sport is dramatically rising every year so it is wonderful to share the news that a much loved event is back in the calendar and being run by such a welcoming and well organised team."

Provisional dates for Stafford in 2016 are 18th – 20th March & 15th – 17th July

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