Weston Park Horse Trials welcomes new Sponsor IEC Equine Solutions
Zoe Cappaert of IEC Equine Solutions commented “we are proud and excited to be involved and are looking forward to attending what promises to be an exciting weekend”.
Saturday welcomes the Charles Owen Pony Trial, which attracts a large number of entries and will prove to be an exciting competition. The course for the Novice classes – sponsored by Moores Metals and Landsbrook Stud plus the Charles Owen Pony Trials will run on the central park giving wonderful views from the vantage points which is greatly appreciated by owners and spectators.
The Show Jumping will again be situated near the Kidney Pool. There will be a separate arena each day which will produce good going for everyone and the course will be designed by Sue Barrett who has a great deal of experience.
Two Advanced Sections: The course includes a ‘new look’ at the Sunken Road and The Water Splash and the combinations are designed to test the best with escape routes when needed. These Advanced horses will Show Jump from 1.30 pm and run Cross Country from 2 pm
Saturday – Novice and Open Novice plus the Pony Trials
Dressage 8am; Show Jumping 8.45 am; Cross Country 9.30 am
Sunday – Intermediate and Open Intermediate: Dressage 8.O0am; Show Jumping 8.45 am; Cross Country 9.45am
Advanced sections Dressage 9.30 am; Show Jumping 1.30 pm Cross Country 2 pm
Yet again the Barefoot Retreats Burnham Market International Horse Trials has attracted the highest level of competitors from around the world.
In a change of scheduling:
Saturday - Intermediate and Advanced classes will take place
Sunday - will be dominated by the International jumping phases, the CCI3-S and CCI4-S runners.
160 combinations are entered in to the CCI4-S which has been split in to two sections as a result. The CCI3-S will be no walk in the park to win either, with 115 entrants. A total of 845 entries have been received for the three days of competition.
Leading manufacturer of equine first aid products, Robinson Animal Healthcare, are delighted to be sponsoring the CCIY* at Frickley Horse Trials, (July 26 -29).
The competition is open to riders under 21, and will take placethroughout the four days of the event.
Robinson Animal Healthcare is the brand synonymous with many household names in horse owner’s first aid kits including the legendary Animalintex®, which will be visible throughout the event.
On the cross-country course riders will have to negotiate the Animalintex® fence, and CCIY* class winners placed 1st to 10th will be able to scoop up prizes of Animalintex®, Veterinary Gamgee® and Equiwrap® from Robinson Animal Healthcare.
Product Manager, Ruth Pockson said: “We are thrilled to have formed an association with such a great event, joining an impressive list of sponsors that indicates the high regard of Frickley Horse Trials within the industry.”
“It provides a fantastic opportunity to promote our products and brand but in particular Animalintex®, which is the only VMD licensed multi-layered absorbent poultice available in the UK.”
Robinson Animal Healthcare has a wide range of products for all your first aid requirements.
For more information contact Robinson Animal Healthcare on 01909 735000 or visit www.robinsonanimalhealthcare.com
Richard Johnson, who was recently crowned Britain’s champion National Hunt jockey for the third time, will captain the jockeys’ team at the St James’s Place Barbury Horse Trials’ annual JCB Champions’ Challenge.
This highly entertaining relay race over fences in Barbury’s main arena on the Saturday of the four-day international horse trials (7 July) is a competition between a team of four National Hunt jockeys and four event riders, sponsored by JCB and in aid of the Injured Jockeys Fund. The jockeys riding alongside Richard Johnson are Wayne Hutchinson, Tom Scudamore and Sam Twiston-Davies.
Jonelle Price, the New Zealander who has won both the Badminton and Luhmühlen CCI4* events so far this season, captains the eventers. Accompanying her will be her husband Tim, Lissa Green and the legendary Sir Mark Todd.
Due to the competitive nature of all the top athletes involved, no quarter is given – expect a furiously fast pace and the odd under-hand tactic!
The JCB Champions' Challenge takes place at 1.45pm during a break in the eventing action, which on Saturday 7 July includes the dressage phase of the £50,000 Event Rider Masters class and the showjumping and cross-country elements of the CIC2* international sections. The jumping phases of the CIC3* classes, including the Event Rider Masters, take place on Sunday 8 July, when the main arena also features the ever-popular Shetland Grand National and a dog agility display.
Tim Leadbeater, representing JCB, said: “We so much enjoy our trip to Barbury for the JCB Champions’ Challenge every year. It’s such good fun and couldn’t be for a better cause in the Injured Jockeys Fund.”
As well as high-class eventing action and the JCB Champions’ Challenge, St James’s Place Barbury also features a new “kids zone” full of children’s entertainment, excellent shopping, a fully licensed bar and a wide range of food.
To buy tickets and for more information, visit www.barburyhorsetrials.co.uk.
Top Left Picture: Jonelle Price and Wayne Hutchinson competing in the 2016 JCB Champions’ Challenge, credit to Adam Dale.
London Capital & Finance Osborne Horse Trials – Brand New Event to Take Place on Isle of Wight This Summer with entries from far and wide.
Eventing makes its Isle of Wight debut at London Capital & Finance Osborne Horse Trials this July, hosted at world-famous Osborne House by BEDE Events Ltd.
The world’s greatest eventing stars will soon be travelling to the Isle of Wight to compete in the London Capital & Finance Osborne Horse Trials. Sporting legends such as William Fox Pitt, Mary King and Andrew Hoy are already confirmed to be competing for top spot in the thrilling two-day event, with many more famous faces set to join them.
A rider with a much shorter commute is Isle of Wight resident, Sarah Holmes. Sarah is taking full advantage of her newly established local event, running three horses in the inaugural London Capital & Finance Osborne Horse Trials on 25th & 26th July. Sarah would normally have to make a considerable journey to attend events but she says of London Capital & Finance Osborne Horse Trials:
“It’s very exciting, as normally I have to travel across the Solent to every event I compete in. It will be nice and relaxed, and lovely to have the Island support, which hopefully can allow people to see what I travel to the mainland for and encourage the younger generation to get involved.”
Sarah, who is based at Lake Farm Equitation Centre, has a long competition C.V. In 2015 she made the long journey with her horse, Lowhill Clover, to Helvoirt in the Netherlands to represent Team GB at the 2* European Eventing Championships. Lowhill Clover will be joined by two further top flight horses, Dunganstown Fleur & Greenvale Coriado at the inaugural London Capital & Finance Osborne Horse Trials.
Sarah and fellow riders will compete across two thrilling days of eventing. Each day is rounded off with a nail-biting cross country challenge to be crowned the champions of Osborne. The event will also have a range of attractions to suit both equestrian and non-equestrian fans. With plenty of shops to browse, arena contests, dog agility shows and demonstrations, a Victorian Funfair, Gin Den and a wide choice of bars and eateries available, there really is something on offer for everyone.
Tickets for London Capital & Finance Osborne Horse Trials are available at www.bede-events.co.uk and prices start at just £10.50 for children and £20 for adults. Parking on site is available. Book tickets early to receive online discount and avoid disappointment.
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The two highest ranked event riders in the world, Oliver Townend (world number one) and Gemma Tattersall (world number two) lead an exceptionally strong field for the St James’s Place Barbury Horse Trials (5-8 July).
Riders from 21 nations and around 1,000 horses in total will compete throughout the four days of top-class horse sport, which ranges from the elite CIC3* Event Rider Masters (ERM) class, worth £50,000, to the choicest future stars in the Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horses section.
An incredible nine former ERM-winning riders are entered in the Barbury ERM class: last year’s Barbury ERM heroes Tom Carlile and Upsilon, Oliver Townend (Cilnabradden Evo), Gemma Tattersall (Pamero 4), Izzy Taylor (Director General), Andrew Nicholson (Swallow Springs), Astier Nicolas (Alertamli Or), Sarah Cohen (Treason), Alex Hua Tian (Don Geniro) – and the superbly impressive champions of the most recent ERM leg at Arville in Belgium, Christopher Burton and Polystar I. It bids to be possibly the most competitive ERM class yet run. Among those fighting for a first ERM victory are legends of the sport Sir Mark Todd and William Fox-Pitt, and eventing’s most celebrated pair Tim Price and his Badminton-winning wife Jonelle.
The second CIC3* class is also brimming with quality and includes Christopher Burton and the Blenheim CIC3* for eight- and nine-year-old horses winner Cooley Lands, William Fox-Pitt and Fernhill Pimms, Laura Collett (Dacapo), Francis Whittington (Evento) and Blyth Tait (Leo Distinction). The jumping phases for both CIC3*s take place on Sunday, 8 July.
The three CIC2* sections, who perform their showjumping and cross-country on Saturday, 7 July, are probably the most competitive of the year. All the UK-based top riders have exciting younger horses entered, including Piggy French, Oliver Townend, Sam Griffiths, William Fox-Pitt and Sir Mark Todd. And Friday, 6 July will be a busy day, with no less than eight novice classes taking place.
Martyn Johnson, Event Director of St James’s Place Barbury, said: “I’m delighted with the entries, which include CCI4* winners, CCI3* winners and lots of contenders for the World Equestrian Games (WEG) in September – several leading nations are using Barbury as a WEG trial, which is a great compliment to the event. Anyone who wants to watch real superstars, both equine and human, in action, should come to Barbury. We have the best viewing of any event in the country, so feast your eyes on the best of the best!”
Supporting the superb eventing on show are arena attractions such as the highly popular and entertaining JCB Champions’ Challenge, which follows the inter-hunt relay final on Saturday, 7 July. Top eventers battle it out against the country’s best National Hunt jockeys – including current champion jockey Richard Johnson – in a relay race over fences.
And on Sunday, 8 July we welcome the world-famous Shetland Grand National to Barbury for the first time, as well as a brilliant display of dog agility from recent world silver medallist Anthony Clark and his top dog Protest, and celebrity dog agility with top riders!
There is also a great new “kids zone” full of children’s entertainment, excellent shopping, a fully licensed bar and a wide range of delicious food options available.
To buy tickets and for more information, visit www.barburyhorsetrials.co.uk.
The below pictures of 2017 Barbury ERM winners Tom Carlile and Upsilon and of Christopher Burton and Polystar I, winners of the most recent leg of the ERM series in Arville, by Benjamin Clark Photography.
The stage is set for the Saracen Horse Feeds Houghton International incorporating FEI Eventing Nations Cup
Visitors to this year's Saracen Horse Feeds Houghton International, 24th - 27th May, can look forward to an unusual blend of world class sport set against a backdrop of modern art. Houghton Hall currently has a Damien Hirst exhibition of new paintings alongside some of his most celebrated sculptures.
The Colour Space paintings have never been shown in public before and are a development of Hirst's iconic Spot Paintings, while the sculptures include Virgin Mother and Anatomy of an Angel.
Houghton hosts the only British leg of the FEI Eventing Nations Cup, where five nations will be vying to wrestle the title from three-times-consecutive winner Germany. In total 19 nations are represented in the eventing classes, with cross country and show jumping taking place on both Saturday and Sunday.
Additional equestrian classes also run throughout the event, with 'have a go' dog agility, children's entertainment and over 70 tradestands, food outlets and a licenced bar also on site.
Saracen Horse Feeds Houghton International is the only time of the year where the public can camp in the park, providing a perfect base for an action packed weekend. Full details are available on the event website.
Entrance to the the Damien Hirst exhibition is not included in Horse Trials admission. Tickets for the Horse Trials can be bought in advance via the event website, and on the Gate, which opens at 8.30am every day. For more information on any aspect of this year's FEI Saracen Horse Feeds
Houghton International Horse Trials, visit http://www.musketeer.co.uk
To buy tickets for the Damien Hirst exhibition, please visit https://www.houghtonhall.com
This weekend the Event Rider Masters heads to Germany and the Biebrich Palace situated on the banks of the River Rhine in the heart of the city of Wiesbaden.
With all three of the top ranked FEI Event Riders in the World competing here it is set to be a thrilling, hard fought competition.
An all-female top 7 in Leg 1 kicked off the 2018 Event Rider Masters last weekend. The stats would suggest we are likely to see more of the same this weekend on the final podium at Wiesbaden.
German riders, Ingrid Klimke and Julia Krajewski will go head-to-head as the home favourites. Ingrid rides her European Gold Medal mount, (and the horse Equiratings are tipping for an individual Gold at the World Equestrian Games later this Summer), SAP Hale Bob OLD. Ingrid and SAP Hale Bob OLD have made one previous appearance at Wiesbaden where they scored an 18.2. That would beat the Event Rider Masters record dressage score of 20.5, currently held by Thomas Carlile and Upsilon (Barbury, 2017)
Julia Krajewski rides Samourai du Thot, the winner of Luhmuhlen CCI 4 star in 2017. In any other field, this pair would be hot favourites and are the main challengers to SAP Hale Bob OLD and Ingrid this weekend. Any mistakes from either are very likely to expensive.
Izzy Taylor’s podium finish at Leg 1 means she is already being installed as one of the favourites to the land the 2018 Series. She rides the relatively inexperienced Director General this weekend.
Current FEI World Number 1 and 2016 ERM Champion Oliver Townend rides Cillnabradden Evo with World Number 2 Michael Jung partnering Corazon, a first timer at this level.
New Zealand rider and World Number 3, Tim Price brings the 2017 Boekelo CCI3 star winner Cekatinka
Ones to watch:
Jonelle Price (NZL) and Cloud Dancer – With a 100% CIC3 star top 5 placing rate and 100% clear cross country record at this level, the 2018 Badminton champion is on top form.
Sarah Cohen (GBR) & Treason – The reigning Wiesbaden ERM title holders are back to defend that title – don’t discount them.
Further sponsorship across all three major events:
Somerford Park are delighted to announce that Cooke Coachbuilders will be sponsoring both the Premier League Dressage event which takes place 25th - 28th May and International Horse Trials 17th - 19th August.
It was announced earlier this month that Cooke Coachbuilders are title sponsors of this weekends National British Eventing competition, at Cheshire’s premier equestrian venue Somerford Park