BETV livestream comes to Bramham

As part of the British Eventing Commercial Strategy to bring the sport to a wider audience, BETV, the online video channel from British Eventing and publishers Archant Dialogue, will be presenting free to view cross country livestream feed from this year’s Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse Trials (8 – 11 June 2017).

The livestream from this popular Yorkshire event airs on Saturday 10 June from 9:20 am on BETV (www.britisheventing.tv) and will show live cross country footage throughout the day from all three cross country sections of the event.  The feature Equi-Trek CCI3* kicks off the cross country action over Ian Stark’s challenge which is then followed by the stars of the future in the Bishop Burton College under 25 CCI3*.  The day rounds off with the British Equestrian Trade Association CIC3* where the winner will be crowned as the final rider passes through the finish.

Presented by Lizzie Greenwood-Hughes, the stream will also feature live scoring and include expert commentary from event rider and equestrian journalist Ellie Kelly as well as experienced international eventer and commentator, Angus Smales.

How to watch

The stream is available for anyone to watch, whether in the UK or overseas, BE member or eventing fan free of charge. The livestream will be available from 09:20 am via www.britisheventing.tv throughout the day.

If you can’t watch live or want to see an amazing round once more, a ‘watch again’ service of the cross country rounds also be available on BETV soon after the day’s action has finished.

A highlights show from the Equi-Trek CCI3* feature class at Bramham will premiere on the Horse & Country TV Network on Saturday 17 June at 8pm (GMT) in the UK, Ireland, The Netherlands, Sweden, Germany and Australia.

Head to Bramham

If you’ve never been to Bramham in person and Saturday’s livestream whets your appetite to head to the event on Sunday (11 June), find out more at www.bramham-horse.co.uk – here you can also find full information regarding the event’s entertainment and tradestand listings.

Discounted pre-event tickets are available via the online box office by midnight 4 June.  After that, cash ticket and parking sales will be available on the entry gate.

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Hiho Silver sponsors second trot up style of the season!

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Hiho Silver is delighted to announce its sponsorship of the best dressed at Bramham International Horse Trials in June.

 

Following the success of a similar sponsorship at Badminton Horse Trials in May, Hiho is delighted to announce further support at Bramham, one of the events that is much loved by the Hiho team. Andrew, Hiho’s King of the Road, will be judging the best dressed at the trot up with the smartest male and female rider being awarded some stunning Hiho jewellery.

 

Paul Tapner   riding UP IN THE AIR in the CCI ***
Paul Tapner riding UP IN THE AIR in the CCI ***

“We are really pleased to be working with the Bramham team on this opportunity,” said Emma Warren from Hiho Silver. “We love the style and fashion of the three and four star trot ups, and being involved on this level is really exciting for us. We know how much effort the grooms go to make sure the horses look amazing, and the effort that goes into the trot up outfits too, so finding a way to celebrate this really ticked all the boxes for us!”

 

At Badminton, Paul Tapner and Danni Dunn were victorious in a very tight competition, and with Bramham attracting an amazing number of top level eventers with different styles, it’s set to be just as exciting.

 

“We are delighted to welcome Hiho Silver to Bramham as sponsors of the Best Dressed Award at trot up on Sunday 11th June,” said Laura Jennings, Event Assistant for Bramham International Horse Trials. “We are hoping for some stunning outfits and with Hiho kindly supplying prizes for both the best dressed man and best dressed lady, we are sure that the riders will be going all out to win!”

 

To find out more about Hiho Silver, see www.hihosilver.co.uk or call 01460 221006. To find out more about Bramham International Horse Trials, see www.bramham-horse.co.uk.

Bramham 2017 Challenge Issued…

The final countdown is on for this year’s Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse Trials (8 – 11 June) and one of the key elements which make this Yorkshire equestrian event such a spectacle – Ian Stark’s cross country courses – have been revealed.  Handcrafted by David Evans and his team , the courses will be in action on Saturday 10 June when around 180 brave horse and rider combinations will attempt Ian’s challenge over three competitions;  Bramham’s show piece competition, the Equi-Trek CCI3*, the Bishop Burton College U25 CCI3* and the British Equestrian Trade Association CIC3*.

 

Our intrepid horses and riders get started at the highest point in the Park near the stables with the first fence, the Yorkshire Post Garden and on to the Aardvark Safaris Roll Top at two. The first combination of fences comes next, the multi-coloured Yorkshire Dales Ice Cream Cones, but no time for a sample of the goods here!

 

The Supreme Products Question at four has a different look this year, there’s just two elements but Ian has tested the rider’s ability to hold a line. Heading towards the Park’s iconic feature, the Round House, is the imposing, British Equestrian Trade Association Table (5).  The Equi-Trek Round House at six has had a face lift, with a new hanging log up to a couple of corners then on to a second hanging log.  Those looking for a win will need their horses firing on all cylinders as Ian says; “For the horses that are on form this should ride like a gymnastic exercise, but there’s plenty room for errors and the competition could easily be won or lost here!”

 

Across to Lord Bingleys where the Stick Pile at seven is on the approach to the slope down before rising  with the woods in sight where the combination of the Joules Clothing Silver Birch Rails (8) and the Woodhead Seeds Offset Rails (9) awaits.

 

Out of the woods through the impressive Powa Services Keyhole at ten – spectators can enjoy a spectacular view of the House here but our competitors won’t have the chance! A downhill approach to a real test at 11 and 12, the two Suregrow Kidney Ponds.  Two significant drops into the water will test the horse’s bravery (and willingness to get wet hooves) followed by a ‘skinny’ out where riders will need to ride smartly.

 

On to Ian’s personal favourite at 13, the Horse & Hound Leap of Faith which leads back through the trees at Lord Bingley’s on to a new Spinney combination at 14 which needs full respect and on to the Harrington’s Dog Kennel (15) before turning to the Hollow at 16 and 17.  The straight route is by far and away the fastest but those playing safe have plenty of options.

 

There’s a little time to catch the breath at 18, the KBIS Oxer before heading down the hill into the front Park, where the Komfi Bedstead (19) awaits.  A change of route brings our competitors to the new look Bond Dickinson Pond at 20.  Thousands of tonnes of earth have been moved to produce a ‘blank canvas’ area for Ian’s imagination to run wild and his first creation won’t disappoint!

 

A short sharp rise brings 21, the Speedi-Beet Double Feat combination which is situated downhill so riders will need to have their horses in balance and listening well.

 

On to 22, the course regular, the Carter Jonas Sun and Moon are reversed and horses mustn’t be distracted by the main arena collecting ring where our show jumpers will be busy preparing for their action.

 

Horses will know their noses are headed home now as they head toward 23, the Yorkshire Cruise Club Trakehner before the final climb to the Land Rover Above and Beyond (24 and 25) at the penultimate.

 

The Finale (26) will be a welcome sight for many but still needs respect and jumping before cantering through the finish flags and stopping the time clock.

 

Event Director Nicholas Pritchard is delighted with the progress as the clock ticks down toward kick off on Wednesday 7 June when the site will welcome most of the horses.  “The estate team have been working hard and I think the Park is looking better than ever.  The early spring sunshine followed by some rain and then more sunshine has given the grass boost and we’ve been mowing regularly to give the horse’s the best going possible.  Ian and David have pulled out all the stops this year with their cross country course developments, the riders and spectators are going to be impressed!  We’re about ready; the Park is looking amazing, the marquees are being built, the finishing touches are being worked on, we can’t wait to welcome everyone to our slice of Yorkshire heaven for some top-flight action and enjoyment.“

 

Remember, planning ahead is the best way to enjoy Bramham and by booking your tickets in advance you’ll avoid the queues and save pennies!  Early booking discounts on entry tickets and parking add up to make great savings but hurry – the online box office closes at midnight on 4 June.  Members’ passes and season camping packages are selling fast so it you require either of these great value offerings, get booking now.  Visit www.bramham-horse.co.uk to secure your tickets today! Tickets and car parking will of course be available on the gate on to purchase any day.
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