The First Horse Inspection, supported by Fibre-Beet, is complete and we now have our full line up for Bramham’s three world class eventing competitions.

In the show case Equi-Trek CCI4*-L 64 combinations will start in front of our Ground Jury of Angela Tucker (President), Ernst Topp and Tim Downes in the main arena at 9:00 on Thursday morning. French rider Maxime Livio is the first in with Vitorio du Montet for France, who are well represented in the class with some combinations who’ll be challenging for the title, and of course the much coveted use of a Equi-Trek Sonic horse box for a year.. Three time Bramham victor Andrew Nicholson has two rides so can’t be ruled out while the British challenge is spearheaded by local rider Nicola Wilson, Laura Collett, Gemma Tattersall, Zara Tindall, Harry Meade and Pippa Funnell.

The British Horse Feeds CCI4*-L u25 has 26 entries but it’s a wide open field with a number of rising stars who could challenge for the top prize. 2017 winner Will Furlong brings his rising star Cooley Zest forward while last year’s third placed rider Sam Ecroyd rides Davinci III. The French have an outstanding record in the class and they have four riders while Ireland also have four riders in the mix. Felicity Collins and Just Amazing III get the competition underway at 14:37 with the same Ground Jury overseeing proceedings.

At today’s inspections the important matter of the HiHo Silver Best Dressed Riders where the male and female who our judging panel of Andrew Ransford from HiHo, Debbie Lee from Land Rover and Rachel Lane Fox feel cut the best dash were judged. We’ll bring you news of our winners in due course but the riders all impressed with an impressive display alongside immaculately turned our horses – top effort by the hard working grooms behind the scenes.

It’s a capacity entry of 86 in the Land Rover CCI4*-S and again, it’s a wide open field where a winner will be difficult to predict but 2019 Badminton Champion Piggy French is in the midst of a purple patch so the bookies would have her favorite with two rides, Castletown Clover and Graf Cavalier. This class has a truly international feel with Australia, France, New Zealand, Japan, Czech Republic, United States, Belgium, Switzerland, Ireland and Italy all represented.

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