7 events you need to venture to with your horse this Bank Holiday Monday

  • Hurrah for Bank Holiday Mondays! The last one this year (29 August) is just around the corner, and what better way to make the most of it than with your horse?

    Here is a selection of horse-filled fun options for you and your equine friend.

    Bishop Burton Ride Away Endeavour Express Eventing

    Venue: Bishop Burton, North Yorkshire
    What’s involved? There are three classes; 80cm, 90cm an 1m. An exciting combination of dressage, showjumping and cross-country. A selection of courses ideal for those new to Cross Country and those looking for more of a challenge. The competition will comprise of a dressage test, where participating riders will ride a test written by three senior riders who have been selected for their ambassadorial roles within the sport. The tests will be pink, red and black, reflecting the riding colours synonymous with their authors, Lucinda Fredericks, Lucy Jackson and Ben Hobday. Showjumping will be the second element, from which the riders will switch straight to a series of cross-country obstacles, ending with a showjumping ‘joker’ option, ensuring the competition retains the excitement for which it has become renowned, right up to the final jump.
    Where do I enter? equoevents.co.uk

    Bridge House Equestrian Centre unaffiliated dressage

    Venue: Bridge House Equestrian Centre, Horsham
    What’s involved? Tests from introductory to novice.Friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Rosettes to sixth place.
    Where do I enter? www.equoevents.co.uk

    KSEC showing show and fun dog show

    Venue: Kings Sedgemoor Equestrian Centre, near Birdgwater
    What’s involved? Classes for everyone, from showing and lead-rein, to in-hand, novelty and even a dog show
    Where do I enter? www.equoevents.co.uk

    Lustleigh Horse Show

    Venue: Lustleigh Show, Newton Abbot
    What’s involved? Well regarded local show, with showing and showjumping classes. Held in the beautiful Dartmoor countryside, with three rings, it runs alongside the Lustleigh Show, attracting thousands of visitors, with a wide range of catering and stalls, as well as a dog show and 10km run.
    Where do I enter? www.equoevents.co.uk

    Beaver Hall Showing Show

    Venue: Beaver Hall, Leek
    What’s involved? Open show and everyone is welcome. All classes are on a surface with lots of qualifiers.
    Where do I enter? www.equoevents.co.uk

    Sunset Farm Classical Dressage

    Venue: Sunset Farm, Boston
    What’s involved? Classical Dressage competition — open to everyone. Our aim is to promote good riding practices along classical lines. Tests will take place in our new 60m x 25m outdoor arena. Warm-up will take place outdoors on grass or in our small indoor arena.
    Where do I enter? www.equoevents.co.uk

    Cross-country clinic at Keysoe

    Venue: Keysoe, Bedford
    What’s involved? Cross-country clinic over the full course at Keysoe with British Eventing accredited coach Barry Meningen
    Where do I enter? www.equoevents.co.uk

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