Go to the dressage convention, plus 8 other horsey things to do this week

  • Are you stuck for things to do this week? To keep your diary up-to-date and make sure you’re never missing out, we’ve picked a selection of equestrian events to keep boredom at bay over the next seven days.


    Uttoxeter racecourse is holding a family fun day on 22 November. As well as racing, there will be a Christmas market and children will have the chance to meet the ice queen and her reindeer.
    Visit: www.uttoxeter-racecourse.co.uk

    Watch National Hunt racing at Ascot racecourse on 20-21 November.
    Visit: www.ascot.co.uk

    A Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime-themed raceday is being held at Lingfield Park racecourse on 21 November.
    Visit: www.lingfieldpark.co.uk

    Dressage convention

    Top dressage riders and trainers will be taking part in masterclasses at the Best of British National Dressage Convention on 21-22 November at Hartpury College, Glos. Both days will feature para dressage sessions.
    Visit: www.britishdressage.co.uk

    Commemorative evening

    Sergeant Anthony Bysouth and equine vet Sally Hodgson will be remembering the British Cavalry’s retreat through France in August 1914. Organised by British Horse Society (BHS) Warwickshire, proceeds from the event on 20 November at Weddington Social Club, Nuneaton.
    Visit: www.bhs.org.uk/bhs-in-your-area/west-midlands/warwickshire

    Arena polo

    Hickstead’s opening arena polo tournament of the season will be held at the West Sussex venue on 21-22 November.
    Visit: www.hickstead.co.uk


    Alec Lochore will be speaking at World Horse Welfare’s Belwade Farm rescue and rehoming centre in Aberdeenshire on 20 November. Alec directed the 2015 European Eventing Championships at Blair Castle and was eventing manager at the London 2012 Olympics. He is also involved in the running of other major equestrian events.
    Visit: www.worldhorsewelfare.org


    A fundraising lunch for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) is being held at Ashlands Lodge, near Leicester, on 22 November. The event is sponsored by Dodson & Horrell and tickets cost £47.50 per person.
    Visit: www.theairambulanceservice.org.uk


    An exhibition of the work of sculptor and artist Elisabeth Frink will be held at Nottingham Lakeside Arts Centre from 25 November to 28 Februray. Equines feature in much of her work and a bronze horse commissioned by the Earl of March for Goodwood Racecourse will be on display.
    Visit: www.lakesidearts.org.uk

    This page will be updatedly weekly with new events, so why not add it to your bookmarks/favourites?

    If you are organising an event that you think would be suitable for this page, please email details to lucy.elder@timeinc.com

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