All three members of Britain’s gold medal-winning eventing team at the recent Tokyo Olympics are set to compete at Cornbury House Horse Trials in Oxfordshire this week.
Tom McEwen - who won individual silver as well as team gold - Oliver Townend and Laura Collett all have multiple rides at the most exciting new equestrian event on the circuit, which starts tomorrow (Wednesday, 8 September) and concludes on Sunday, 12 September.
“I’m looking forward to my first visit to Cornbury,” said Oliver, whose entries for the week include his double Kentucky CCI5* winner Cooley Master Class. “Our sport needs people like David Howden, Cornbury House Horse Trials’ founder, who are prepared to invest in it and who want to show the wider world how exciting it can be.”
Other stars vying with the golden trio include current world champion Ros Canter, Australia’s multiple gold medallist Andrew Hoy, who recently captured individual bronze and team silver at his eighth Olympics, Zara Tindall, William Fox-Pitt, Piggy March, Andrew Nicholson and Harry Meade.
David Howden said: “We are really looking forward to welcoming spectators to Cornbury this year - we had an incredibly successful debut event ‘behind closed doors’ in 2020, but we want to share this beautiful setting and the fantastic sport provided by these top-class riders with everyone. Weekday tickets are just £2.50, and £5 on Saturday and Sunday, with entry for under-16s free of charge. Do remember to buy online before your visit via our website, though, as they won’t be available on the gate this year.”
For those who can’t make it to Cornbury House Horse Trials 2021, all the cross-country and showjumping action will again be free to view through the event’s own livestream service, starting on Friday, 10 September.
To book tickets, please visit https://cornburyhousehorsetrials.ticketsrv.co.uk/tickets/
The free-to-view livestream will be shown on the event website (www.cornburyhousehorsetrials.co.uk) and social media channels.