Gatcombe is home to the Princess
Royal, Princess Anne.
Also it is also the home to " The
Festable of British eventing".
Gatcombe runs twice a year so to maxi
the good running at either ends of the
There are a good varied amount of
shops to keep most people happy.
Facilities are good and well
maintained. A plentiful supply of food
outlets should keep hunger at bay.
Parking is a little walk from the main
areas so it can be a trek to take your
shopping back to the car before
heading out on XC.
The showjumping area has sits around
the top edge and there is plenty of
standing room for those who prefer to.
The dressage arenas are situated near
the XC start finish area.
XC, for this you are going to need
comfortable boots or shoes and a
healthy set of lungs.
There is no easier way to say this,
Gatcombe is hilly with a capital "H"!
The XC winds it way from one side of a
valley to the other and back again.
The idea of walking downhill might
sound easy but it can work muscles
that have not been used in a while, as
for the up hill, nuff said..
Truth be told I really like Gatcombe, it
runs some great competition and there
is plenty of opportunity for some