An inaugural CDI competition will be held at Sandy Phillips’s Aston Farm home in April

Aston Farm, the home of dressage rider Sandy Phillips near Tetbury, Glos, will be hosting an international dressage competition supported by Berkeley Group plc.

The CDI event will take place from 9 to 14 April and will feature a young rider international, as well as national pony, young horse and Paralympic trials.

This event will be the first international dressage competition of the year, with the second being held at Hickstead in August.

The news comes at the same time as Michael and Frances Rudge’s announcement that they have been forced to cancel the proposed CDIat Stubbing Court due to lack of sponsorship.

The Aston Farm venue held its first Premier League event last year and organisers expressed an interest in holding an international event.

Event organiser Caroline Weston said: “We are very excited at the prospect of hosting an international event – so far we’ve received interest from nine nations, including Sweden, Germany, Holland and France.”

Aston Farm plans to make the venue spectator-friendly by adding a covered arena and seating area specially constructed by Danco plc.

For more information contact Caroline Weston (tel: 01793 782220).

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