The British Open Championship at Gatcombe will now incorporate the British HSBC FEI World Cup eventing qualifier, after its original fixture at Chatsworth Horse Trials (16-17 May), was cancelled due to wet weather.
The qualifier at the Festival of British Eventing (7-9 August) is the last before the World Cup final in Strzegom, Poland (21-23 August).
As well as the Open — in which the highest-placed British rider is crowned national champion — the festival also includes the British intermediate and novice championships, classes that often highlight stars of the future.
For tickets, visit www.gatcombe-horse.co.uk or tel: 0871 789 1423
This article was first published in Horse & Hound (9 July, ’09)