Plan your equestrian outings for 2015

  • It’s the new year and it is never too early to start planning your equestrian outings for the next 12 months. As well as all the usual excitements — such as Royal Ascot and the Equestrian.com Hickstead Derby — 2015 will also see the eventing European championships come to Scotland.

    Here are some of the major dates to be scribbled in your diary that are not to be missed:

    Cheltenham Festival

    10-13 March

    Location: Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire

    Crabbie’s Grand National Festival

    9-11 April

    Location: Aintree racecourse, Merseyside

    Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials

    6-10 May

    Location: Badminton, Gloucestershire

    CHI Royal Windsor Horse Show

    13-17 May

    Location: Windsor Castle, Berkshire

    The Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials

    15-17 May

    Location: Chatsworth House, Derbyshire

    Rolex Kentucky Three-Day event

    23-26 April

    Location: Lexington, America

    Investec Derby Day

    6 June

    Location: Epsom Downs racecourse, Surrey

    Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse Trials

    11-14 June

    Location: Braham, West Yorkshire

    Royal Ascot

    16 -20 June

    Location: Ascot racecourse, Berkshire

    Luhmühlen Horse Trials

    18-21 June

    Location: Luhmühlen, Germany

    The Equestrian.com Hickstead Derby Meeting

    24-28 June

    Location: The All England Jumping Course Hickstead, West Sussex

    The Longines Royal International Horse Show

    29 July- 3 August

    Location: The All England Jumping Course Hickstead, West Sussex

    Festival of British Eventing

    7-9 August

    Gatcombe Park, Gloucestershire

    FEI European championships for dressage, showjumping, reining, driving and vaulting

    11-23 August

    Location: Aachen, Germany

    Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials

    3-6 September

    Location: Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire

    FEI European Eventing Championships

    10-13 September

    Location: Blair Castle, Perthshire

    FEI European para dressage championships

    17-20 September

    Location: Deauville, France

    British Dressage Summer National Championships

    17-20 September

    Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire

    Blenheim Horse Trials

    17-20 September

    Location: Blenheim Palace, Oxforshire

    Horse of the Year Show

    7-11 October

    Location: Birmingham NEC

    Pau Horse Trials

    21- 25 October

    Location: Les 4 Etoiles de Pau, France

    Adelaide Horse Trials

    19-22 November 2015

    Location: Adelaide, Australia

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