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Kent riding centre promotes dressage at open day

A riding centre in Kent is hosting an open day next month to encourage riders to take up dressage.

A dressage demonstration and open day is being held at Chelsfield Equestrian Centre in Orpington, Kent, on Sunday 16 August.

The event, designed to inspire riders to get involved with dressage, will feature exhibitions of riding school horses and demonstrations of dressage from novice to grand prix level on horses that were not specifically bred for dressage.

Dressage is the fastest growing equestrian discipline.

Centre manager Cheryl Hammerson, said the aim of the event was to demonstrate that all horses and riders are capable competing at dressage.

“Our aim at Chelsfield is to help people realise that you don’t have to be wealthy to have success at dressage, nor do you have to have a highly bred horse,” she said. “I want people to come along, have fun and see what can be achieved with perfectly ordinary horses”.

Tickets for the demonstration cost £12.

The proceeds will be donated to the southern region amateur dressage teams, to enable them to represent England at the forthcoming senior home international (17-18 Oct) in Scotland.

For further information visit: www.chelsfieldequestriancentre.co.uk

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