As 2009 draws to an end, planning is well underway for the Chatsworth International Horse Trials on 15/16 May 2010. The cross country courses have been designed and work on the cross country course building has started. Arena attractions have been booked, tradestand applications are being received, judges and helpers are being invited, discussions are taking place with sponsors and contractors, and accommodation and stabling are being arranged. As I walked across the park today imagining how it will look in May everywhere seemed very still as if the landscape is waiting to greet the New Year.
There is much to do over the next few months and in May when the park is full of competitors and spectators it will be difficult to remember the stillness of this December day.