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Be ready for the Event Insurance Winter Dressage Championship

The Event Insurance Winter Dressage Championship, supported by Horse & Hound, is taking place at Solihull Riding Club from 11-15 April. The event includes the Petplan Equine Area Festival Finals, the Spillers Response Combined Training Championships and a number of music freestyle championships, in addition to British Dressage’s popular winter dressage finals.

The gala evening performances include a masterclass with Dressage at Hickstead founder, Dane Rawlins, who will also be performing a pas de deux freestyle with Andrew Gould. Mary Ray will be demonstrating the act of canine heelwork to music and the English Vaulting squad will also be in action. Finally, there will also be top class freestyle to music to look forward to.

Admission to the event is free to spectators, except for Friday and Saturday evening performances, which cost £10 per person per night. Gala tickets can be obtained on the door, or send a cheque payable to “The Winter Championships” and an SAE to The Winter Championships, Bredon Manor, Bredon, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire GL20 7EG. For more information (tel: 07791 318721 1pm-8pm Mon-Fri) or visit www.bdchampionships.co.uk

TIMETABLE

Horse & Hound Arena — Wednesday, 11 April
8.30am Spillers Response Preliminary Combined Training
10.40am Spillers Response Open Combined Training
12.36pm Spillers Response Novice Combined Training

Horse & Hound Arena — Thursday, 12 April
8am Biotal Equine Gold Medium Restricted
10.47am Blue Chip Feed Balancer Novice Open
2.32pm Equissage Elementary Music Freestyle

Horse & Hound Arena — Friday, 13 April
8am Blue Chip Feed Balancer Novice Restricted
10.37am Baileys Novice Music Freestyle
1.55pm Teviot Elementary Open
Evening Performance
6.20pm doors open
6.50pm NAF Prix St George Music Freestyle
8.05pm heelwork to music masterclass with international dog trainer Mary Ray
8.25pm display by the English vaulting squad
8.35pm interval
9pm NAF Prix St George Freestyle cont
9.30pm masterclass with Dane Rawlins
9.50pm heelwork to music display by Mary Ray
10pm NAF Prix St George Freestyle cont
10.30pm Pas de deux display with Dane Rawlins and Andrew Gould
10.50pm close of show

Horse & Hound Arena — Saturday, 14 April
8am Elevator Preliminary
10.26am Albion Medium Music Freestyle
1.44pm Speedi-beet Advanced Medium
Evening Performance
6.20pm doors open
7pm Event Insurance Intermediaire 1 Music Freestyle
8.04pm heelwork to music masterclass
8.24pm display by the English vaulting squad
8.34pm heelwork to music display
8.40pm masterclass with Dane Rawlins
9.05pm interval
9.30pm Intermediaire I Freestyle cont
10.18pm Pas de deux display with Dane Rawlins and Andrew Gould
10.38pm close of show

Horse & Hound Arena — Sunday, 15 April
8am Teviot Elementary Restricted
11.08am Nupafeed Advanced Medium Music Freestyle
1.58pm Biotal Equine Gold Medium Open
All times subject to amendment

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