The hamlet of Hickstead lies on the A23 road, the main London to Brighton route, and is located just over 4 km west of Burgess Hill in West Sussex, the South East of England.
The village itself is not particularly notable for any historic events or illustrious families having lived there, but thrives because it is the home of the All England Jumping Course and regularly hosts important events in the equestrian sporting world.
The course was opened in 1960 and was the first permanent showground for horse and rider sporting events in Britain. The show jumping events consist of mainly two international level competitions, namely the Royal International Horse Show and the British Jumping Derby. Since its expansion of the grounds, there are now also dressage and other equestrian sports being held at this venue, as well as conferences and similar functions focusing on the world of horses.
For the high jump
The show grounds can accommodate up to 5,000 spectators at a time and the 4 days of the British Jumping Derby alone attract some 20,000 visitors to the grounds every year. Horses and their riders must compete on a 1,195-metre long course that boasts some of the most fiendishly difficult jumps – in particular the Devil’s Dyke, where three fences in short succession lie in wait, with a water-filled ditch in the middle just waiting to trip up the horse.
While riders expect to be thrown off by a grumpy mount or fall off during a jump, spectators expect to be kept safe in their seats. Nobody expects a disaster to occur at an equestrian sporting event, but stages have been known to collapse, roofs have been known to be blown off in high winds and advertising boards have a tendency to come off in strong gusts of wind, too.
If you suffer an accident during a sporting event and that accident was the result of somebody’s negligence, you can make an injury claim in Hickstead and expect to be paid compensation for your injuries.
Where can you make an injury claim Hickstead?
If you are looking for an accident solicitor offering no win no fee services, you may have to call quite a few law firms locally, as not every accident solicitor offers such services and in a small hamlet like Hickstead, there’s probably not even an accident solicitor present anyway.
Help is at hand, as all you need to do is make one call to Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993! Your call is free and there’s an expert available 24/7, every day of the year.
All Accident Advice Helpline legal partners offer no win no fee services, which means you won’t be asked to make an upfront payment for legal fees. If you qualify for making an injury claim in Hickstead, the advisor can allocate your injury claim to one of Accident Advice Helpline’s solicitors and you can start your claims process right away. However, you are under no obligation to proceed when you make your call.
Date Published: 2nd October 2013