BEDE Events are running the British Eventing affiliated Brightling Park Horse Trials on behalf of Gardie Grissell.

Lots of work has gone into the site this year, with new routes being created and fences which are being provided by Hickstead. This year we are running BE80, BE90, BE100 and Novice classes. Brand New for this year is two Local Rider sections which are sponsored by Saracen Horse Feeds, one being a 90 section on Saturday and one a Nov section on Sunday. These will offer an enhanced prize pot along with the dressage being held on the lawns!

Gardie Grissell, Organiser

Brightling Park International Horse Trials has been running since 1987 and is organised by Gardie Grissell, joint owner of the Brightling Park Estate.

Gardie had a successful career as a racehorse trainer for 30 years and so understands the importance of producing good quality ground conditions. With the help of cross country course designer and builder, Scott Brickell, he aims to provide safe and enjoyable courses for horses with varying experience from BE90 to CIC2* so that competitors return year after year.

In the very wet summer of 2012, Gardie was praised for going ahead with the event, producing safe ground, despite the recent weather.


“Full marks to @BrightlingPark for running today, fab job done on course… Would run any of my horses on the ground.”
Tweet from a competitor, Phoebe Buckley
“Well done @BrightlingPark great job by all your stewards, volunteers and officials. A much needed run for all of us, thank you.”
Tweet from a competitor, Francis Whittington