Today is the final day to take advantage of the standard entry price for this year’s H&H Festival of Eventing.
The cheaper rate applies until midnight on Friday (10 May) for all entries to the 2019 three-day unaffiliated event, which runs at The College Equestrian Centre, Keysoe, from 25 to 27 May.
Classes run at 70cm, 80cm, 90cm and 1m with a host of great prizes in each section, including Ariat boots for the top three riders in each class, plus a commemorative rug for each class winner. Other fabulous prizes will include vouchers from Equilibrium, Horseware Ice-vibe boots, Aerochill boots, Dublin riding tights, bridles and much more, with great prizes going down to 10th place in each section.
Competitors can also join course-walks with experienced trainers and enjoy evening entertainment to make the stay-away show experience really enjoyable.
Sarah Nicholls from Leicestershire, who claimed last year’s 90cm title riding CSH Sioux, recommends the three-day event to fellow riders.
“I ended up going on my own to the festival with just my dog and my horse ‘Simon’,” she said.
“It’s a lovely experience and I took full advantage of everything H&H put on, including the course walks, the evening entertainment and the lecture demo. I even got Simon on the Spillers weighbridge,” said Sarah, who also hunts her 15.1hh gelding with the Quorn.
“The venue was fantastic and I think the festival will continue to get bigger and better — it’s a brilliant show put on by Keysoe and H&H.
“I was lucky to win and I couldn’t believe it, plus the prizes were amazing. The coverage around the event was great too, both on the H&H website and in the magazine.”
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The event format will run along similar lines to an international long-format event, with no roads and tracks. There will be no initial vet’s inspection at this event, but there will be a trot-up on the final morning.
From Friday, the price will go up by £5 per entry, which includes stabling. An additional 100 permanent stables have been built at Keysoe since last year so all horses are expected to be stabled in the permanent facilities. The final closing date for late entries is Wednesday 15 May.
To enter, visit Equo.
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