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Many budding amateur equestrians harbour dreams of cantering and jumping on the hallowed turf of Bramham Park but few realise the ambition…until now that is! New for this year at the Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse Trials (6 – 9 June) will be the Saracen Horse Feeds Arena Eventing in the iconic Obelisk Paddock all day on Sunday, 9 June.
Competitors will take on a course of show jumps designed and built by the best in the business, Di Boddy and team and then immediately on to a cross country round with fences designed by Ian Stark and built by David Evans and team – the very same crew who look after the International eventing competitions. There will be a final joker fence to test the competitor’s mettle and the horse’s accuracy and ability before the finish awaits.
There will be two classes; 90cm in the morning and 100cm in the afternoon and the organising team are delighted to welcome Saracen Horse Feeds on board as sponsors of the new venture.
Demand is expected to be high for this unique opportunity – two of the best course designers around, an expert cross country fence master who’s built at the Olympics and the honour of competing on the same ground as some of the world’s elite eventing riders – so our advice is to get your entry in soon. Entries are £50 and you can enter online via www.equo.co.uk – hurry, the closing date is 8 May.
Event Director Nicholas Pritchard commented; “The whole team is really excited by this new competition. What an amazing opportunity for the talented amateur and grass roots riders out there to be a part of the event and rub shoulders with the eventing greats. Tales will be told for years to come about ‘when I rode at Bramham’…even if it wasn’t quite the main event! We’re delighted to welcome Saracen Horse Feeds who are equally excited to get behind this new venture and bring a touch of Bramham magic and prestige to more riders.”
To qualify for either class, combinations must have competed in two events at the level entered (90 or 100cm) between 1 May 2018 and 8 May 2019 at any event in the UK. All horses competing are required to be vaccinated in accordance with FEI/BE rules. With high numbers expected, one entry per rider and horse per class please to accommodate demand.
More information is available on www.bramham-horse.co.uk about the competition – and of course you can buy your tickets to attend the four day equestrian extravaganza. Entry tickets, members’ passes and camping packages are all on offer at pre-event prices.
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