Four events to follow this week: Zara Tindall’s Badminton horse has a run plus $30million of prize money

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  • From Cirencester Park Horse Trials to big money racing in Dubai, we bring you the events you need to keep an eye on over the next week…

    1. Cirencester Park Horse Trials, Glos

    Dates: 26-28 March
    More info: event website or schedule on British Eventing website
    Get the H&H lowdown: read our report in the magazine (31 March issue)
    Why we’re excited about it: Cirencester returned to the British Eventing calendar last year, having been cancelled due to Covid-19 in 2020, and the vote of approval it won from riders is shown in the fact it has added an extra day (Monday) to this event because it had so many entries. With the Badminton Horse Trials entries now revealed, there are 14 Badminton-entered horses in the advanced intermediate at Cirencester, including Zara Tindall’s ride Class Affair having his second run of 2021.

    2. Dubai World Cup, Meydan Racecourse

    Date: Saturday 26 March
    More info: dubairacingclub.com
    How to watch: the eight-race card is available to watch on Racing TV
    Get the H&H lowdown: read all about the Meydan showpiece in 31 March issue of the magazine
    Why we’re excited about it: the meeting is worth a staggering $30.5m (approximately £23m) and attracts the world’s top racehorses. The US-trained Life Is Good looks set to go off favourite for the Dubai World Cup itself while the Saeed bin Suroor-trained Real World is the sole British entry in the feature race.

    3. The PRP Rescue Wiltshire Spring Show, West Wilts Equestrian Centre

    Dates: 26-27 March
    More info: wiltshireshow.co.uk
    Get the H&H lowdown: read about it in the magazine (7 April issue)
    Why we’re excited about it: a two-day showing fixture boasting a schedule packed full of in-hand, ridden and working hunter classes with several qualifiers for the Royal International Horse Show. The first day of competition will culminate in two supremes, the Kellythorpe Stud amateur supreme and the Jensen Family overall supreme, both offering £500 prizes to the winners.

    4. British Showjumping Spring Championships, Northcote Stud, Lancs

    Dates: 24-27 March
    More info: northcotestud.com
    How to watch: the four days are being streamed on clipmyhorse.tv
    Get the H&H lowdown:
    follow our online coverage throughout the weekend and check out our magazine report in 31 March issue
    Why we’re excited about it: a string of championship titles up for grabs ranging from children-on-horses to the bronze and silver leagues and young horse finals.

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