If you are thinking about entering the Horse & Hound Festival of Eventing in association with KBIS at Keysoe (26-28 May), then don’t delay! Entries close at midnight on Friday 11 May and there is limited availability in all four classes, so if you want to be part of this great competition, complete with entertainment and super prizes on offer, get your entry in now.
Once again, H&H is running four classes, at 70, 80, 90 and 100cm, at The College Equestrian Centre, promising the feel of an international three-day event.
Building on the success of the first such competition in 2017, the festival will this year feature a changed cross-country course, with guided coursewalks held on the Saturday, and a horse inspection on the Monday morning, with a pair of Lister Star clippers worth £250 as the prize for the best turned-out horse.
Entertainment will be on offer on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, and H&H journalists will be present throughout, interviewing competitors and providing extensive coverage for both the website and magazine.
“Last year’s inaugural Horse & Hound unaffiliated three-day event was a huge success — we received so many letters afterwards from riders who had really enjoyed the weekend,” said H&H magazine and eventing editor Pippa Roome.
“We can’t wait to build on the event this year and make it even better. It’s a wonderful opportunity for grassroots competitors to experience the atmosphere of a big competition and also to learn from doing a traditional three-day event, with the need to prepare their mount for the trot-up after cross-country and on to the showjumping.”
Prizes also include £250 credit from KBIS for an insurance policy, tickets to Bolesworth, saddlecloths, stall guards and NAF goody bags. The top three in each class will win a pair of Ariat Heritage II Contour boots, a pair of Devon Pro and a pair of Heritage IV boots respectively.
Competitors have until 11 May to enter, with stables allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, and the permanent boxes being allocated first. Anyone who withdraws before 11 May will be entitled to a full refund.
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