Get ready for H&H Winter Championships

  • The Horse & Hound Winter Dressage Championships promises to be a fantastic display of horsemanship at all levels, as riders from around the country flock to Solihull Riding Club, Warks.

    The action begins tomorrow (Wednesday, 24 March) with the Spillers Response Combined Training Championships, while the pure dressage classes get underway on Thursday.

    The popular gala performances on Friday and Saturday evening will include a freestyle demonstration by Laura Richardson and Millenium (pictured), who have just returned from a successful Spanish Sunshine Tour. Laura will also be hosting a masterclass on Saturday evening.

    Other gala performance attractions include canine heelwork to music with the amazing Atilla Szkukalek and the Pony Club verses celebrities’ barrel racing.

    Admission to the show is free, except for the Friday and Saturday gala evening performances. Gala tickets can be obtained on the door at £10 per head. For more information contact (tel: 07791 318721) between 1pm and 8pm or visit: www.bdchampionships.co.uk

    Action in the Horse & Hound Arena

    Wednesday, 24 March

    7.40am Spillers Response Preliminary Combined Training
    11.38am Spillers Response Novice Combined Training
    15.00pm Spillers Response Open Combined Training

    Thursday, 25 March

    8.00am Blue Chip Pro Elementary Restricted
    11.08am Blue Chip Feed Balancer Novice Open
    14.34pm Baileys Horse Feeds Novice Freestyle Championship

    Friday, 26 March

    10.00am NAF Medium Elite (medium riders)
    11.25am Equissage Elementary Freestyle Championship
    15.17pm Nirvana Spa Young Horse Prix St Georges

    Evening performance

    6pm: Nirvana Spa Young Prix St George Championship — sec 2; draw for Medium Elite riders; prize-giving for Nirvana Spa Young Prix St George; freestyle performance by Laura Richardson; interval; NAF Medium Elite (elite riders); NAF prize draw; Grange Hotels Intermediaire I Pas-De-Deux Classic; prize-giving for NAF Medium Elite; canine heelwork to Music by Atilla Szkukalek; prize-giving for Grange Hotels Pas-de-Deux Classic. Close of show 22.45pm

    Saturday, 27 March

    8.14am Horsesense Preliminary Championship
    10.28am Albion Medium Music Freestyle Championship
    14.32pm Biotal Medium Restricted Championship

    Evening performance

    6.45pm: Grange Hotels Intermediaire I Freestyle; prize-giving for Biotal Medium Restricted Championship; Grange Hotels Intermediaire 1 Freestyle cont; Pony Club/celebrities’ barrel racing; Blue Chip Feeds prize draw; canine heelwork to music by Atilla Szkukalek; master class with Laura Richardson; interval; The Grange Hotels Intermediaire 1 Freestyle cont; freestyle performance by Laura Richardson; prize-giving for Grange Hotels Intermediaire 1 Freestyle

    Sunday, 28 March

    8.00am Blue Chip Balancer Novice Restricted Championship
    10.50 Biotal Medium Open Championship
    15.12pm Blue Chip Pro’ Elementary Open Championship

    All times are subject to amendment

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