Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 by Heather Dodd
Some of the leading names from the equestrian world will take centre stage as part of a gala evening at Hartpury College in Gloucestershire on Friday 4 November, and all in a bid to raise funds for charity.
Premium Italian saddle brand Amerigo is hosting the event where it’s ambassadors including dressage stars Michael and Maria Eilberg, showing supremo Louise Bell and top event rider Nicola Wilson will each perform a 30 minute riding demonstration.
The evening will be compèred by eventing stalwart Lucinda Green, while Amerigo’s renowned saddle designer, Peter Menet will provide insight into horse biomechanics.
“It’s fantastic that we are able to bring together some of our leading ambassadors in this one evening, giving spectators a real treat,” said Simon Middleton, managing director at Zebra Products, who is organising the event. “Alongside viewing the fabulous riding demonstrations, spectators will be able to learn more about the importance of correct saddle fitting and understand just how influential saddles can be in terms of their, and their horses, performance.”
Tickets cost £15 each in advance or £20 on the door, with all profits going to two charities; The Brooke and The Injured Jockey Fund. Tickets also act as a 5% discount voucher on all Amerigo saddles and accessories until 31 December 2016. A raffle will also be held on the night to support the fundraising efforts with various Amerigo items of tack and accessories up for grabs. The bar and restaurant will be open for the evening – serving a range of hot and cold refreshments and drinks.
Doors will open at 6pm ahead of a start time of 7.00pm. Please call Abigail Unwin on 01352 763350 or email [email protected] to purchase tickets.
Posted on Thursday, September 24, 2015 by Heather Dodd
Words and pictures by Fiona Scott-Maxwell
Oliver Townend from Shropshire so nearly made it a clean sweep at the Festival 7-9 August 2015. He won the Dodson & Horrell British Novice Championship with Sonic de Sermentol (and took 2nd place with Ridire Dorcha) and also the Smith & Williamson British Intermediate Championship with Note Worthy. Oliver was 4th in the Open with Armada, just .8 behind Nicola Wilson and Beltane Queen who took the National Title.
An exciting addition to the Festival was The TopSpec Challenge for The Corinthian Cup held at Restricted Novice level, for amateur riders. Mark Phillips designed a brand new novice XC course built by the David Evans team and also the Willis Brothers.
Camilla Browne and Wills Rebel who were 8th in The TopSpec Challenge for the Corinthian Cup won the Sarah Staples Memorial Trophy for the highest placed rider from Wiltshire/Gloucestershire. Camilla is based in Gloucestershire.
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