The prestigious Hilton Herbs Golden Horseshoe FEI ride attracts entries from around the world

The world’s top endurance rider, Dato Kamaruddin, is among the international contingent lining up to contest the inaugural Hilton Herbs Golden Horseshoe FEI CEI/A two-day 100-miler (12-14 May).

Dato, winner of last year’s Montcuq event, will be joined on the historic ride by a fellow Malaysian team member Pn Norlaily, as well as riders from France.

Chairman of Endurance GB, John Hudson, and his Arab gelding Tigre will be among the British challengers.

Prizes of around £3,000 are on offer from sponsor Hilton Herbs.

Organiser Martin Pickard reports that entries for the 100-mile set speed Golden Horseshoe Class are higher than ever. This year’s course includes 70% of the route last run in 2000 but with half of the gates taken out.

As well as a dinner on the Saturday night, this year’s social events include a reception on the Sunday lunchtime.

Entries for the FEI event close on 25 April.

For more information visit www.goldenhorseshoe.co.uk

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