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What are the major events that set the standard in equestrian sport? Once again we asked each of our section editors to nominate 10 in their field.

Here’s what they chose, presented in descending order according to where the counties were placed in our feature Britain’s Horsiest County.

GLOUCESTERSHIRE

  • Hartpury Festival of Dressage
  • Winter Dressage Championships (Hartpury)
  • The Cotswold Team Chase
  • Badminton Horse Trials
  • The Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe
  • Cheltenham Festival (racing)
  • The Duke of Beaufort point-to-point

NORTH YORKSHIRE

  • Bramham Horse Trials
  • York’s Ebor meeting (racing)

STAFFORDSHIRE

  • Horse of the Year Show (showing and showjumping)
  • British Open Show Jumping Championships

SURREY

  • Queen’s Cup (polo)
  • Cartier International Day (polo)

DEVON

  • The Torrington Farmers’ point-to-point

WEST SUSSEX

  • Dressage at Hickstead
  • Glorious Goodwood (racing)
  • Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup (polo)
  • Hickstead Derby (showjumping)
  • Royal International Horse Show (showing and showjumping)

SUFFOLK

  • Newmarket’s Guineas meeting

WARWICKSHIRE

  • National Dressage Championships

BERKSHIRE

  • Royal Ascot
  • Hennessy Gold Cup meeting

LINCOLNSHIRE

  • Burghley Horse Trials

LEICESTERSHIRE

  • The Fernie team chasing final

OXFORDSHIRE

  • Blenheim Horse Trials

DERBYSHIRE

  • Chatsworth Horse Trials

CAMBRIDGESHIRE

  • Festival of Hunting, Peterborough

GREATER LONDON

  • Olympia Horse Show and World Cup qualifier (showjumping and dressage)

TAYSIDE

  • Blair Castle Horse Trials

Do you agree? What events would you have nominated and why? Email hhletters@ipcmedia.com to let us have your views

For the full report on Britain’s Horsiest County, see the current issue of Horse & Hound (7 July, ’10) — out today

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