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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