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New amateur championship to be held at Blenheim Horse Trials

A new amateur eventers dressage championship is being held at this year’s Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials (17-20 September).

The championships, sponsored by Gatehouse, will take place on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 September.

The Championships is open to eventers who have competed at BE80, BE90 and BE100 level in the current season.

To qualify riders must have achieved a minimum dressage mark of 70% (30 penalties) in the dressage phase on two occasions at the level of class they are competing in.

Combinations who have competed at CIC2* or CC12* level or above in the current or preceding season are not eligible.

“We are delighted to offer amateur eventers the chance to bring their season to a climax at Blenheim,” said Mandy Hervieu, Blenheim horse trials event director.

Tracey Woods from Gatehouse said the company was “especially pleased to sponsor this exciting new championship.”

Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials is the largest sporting event in Oxfordshire attracting over 60,000 visitors each year.

The UK’s largest three-star event celebrates its 25th birthday this year.

As part of the birthday celebrations, Equilibrium Products will be offering prizes to the first 25 competitors who qualify and enter the Equilibrium Products BE100 Eventer Challenge 2015.

The arena eventing competition on the final day (20 September) of the three-star three day event offers riders competing at BE100 level a rare chance to jump in front of a large crowd at a prestigious equestrian venue.

To qualify riders must have gained a minimum of six foundations points in BE100 classes nationwide between 1 August 2014 and 31 July 2015.

Entries open on 1st May 2015 – and the first 25 people to enter will receive a prize from Equilibrium Products’ product ranges.

For more information visit: www.blenheimhorse.co.uk

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