The Elandlodge.com National Hunter Trial Championship Final 2021. After the pandemic forced the 2020 Final to be postponed, the 2021 was a bumper event featuring qualifiers from the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Run over two action packed days, and featuring almost 400 competitors, the atmosphere was lively, and this year’s competitors were challenged by a strong course featuring varied terrain and technical fences.
The National Final was held at Eland Lodge, located in the stunning Staffordshire countryside. Competitors travelled from all parts of the country, with some competitors travelling for far away locations including Cornwall, Scotland and Wales, however the perfect conditions and beautifully presented course made the effort well worth it.
Saturday, the first day of the competition, started with a beautiful sunrise over the Eland Lodge grounds, setting the tone for a glorious weekend of sport. With the preceding weeks seeing huge amounts of preparation from the Eland Lodge team, all that remained was to get the lovely volunteers in place – and we were ready for the first class!