5-8 September 2024

Tom Jackson Capels Hollow Drift LRBHT PN22 41190


The most popular and the most demanding of the three disciplines. With over four miles of Cross Country course and 30 fences, visitors can get close to the action on the Saturday.

Saturday - Provisional Programme

07.30Gates Open
08.00 – 09.30Members Only: Breakfast served in the Members’ Enclosure
09.00 – 17.30Shops Open


Shetland Pony Grand National
11.00 – 17.00Cross Country
18.00Showground Closes

Celebrity Talk Area

10.00Nicole Brown
10.15Anna Price & Josh Levitt
10.30Spike Milligan


Dr Olivia Chapple, Horatio's Garden
11.00Blyth Tait
11.15 onwardsRiders as they land after cross-country
4.00Sir Mark Todd
4.30Richard Waygood
5.00 (approx)Leaders after cross-country

Please note: all the above times are provisional.

Cross Country rules

Faults at Obstacles
First Refusal, run out or circle at an obstacle - 20 penalties
Second Refusal, run out or circle at the same obstacle - 40 penalties
Third Refusal, run out or circle anywhere on the entire course - Elimination
Fall of Horse or Athlete anywhere on the course - Elimination
Activating a frangible pin - 11 penalties
Missing a flag - 15 penalties

Size of Obstacles
The maximum dimensions of the obstacles are:
Height 1.20m (3’11”)
Top Spread 2.00m (6’6”)
Base Spread 3.00m (9’9”)
Maximum Drop 2.00m (6’6”)
Brush Fences 1.45m (4’9”)

Shetland Pony Grand National

Guaranteed to be fun, exhilarating and definitely competitive! Come along and see the smaller competitors battle it out for the top prize.

A firm family favourite for the Saturday of the event; perfect for those early arrivals before the Cross Country starts.