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Anna Ross: Top horses are pricey for a reason *H&H Plus*

Opinion

H&H’s dressage columnist on the price tags for purpose-bred horses, and savvy ways to save

Among the events back underway are two exciting young horse competitions: the revived British Dressage (BD) Shearwater young horse series, as well as the new Nexgen young horse series, which is an interesting addition to the calendar. It has a multi-discipline format and a big prize fund, and is being promoted really positively.

There are interviews with the winners on social media, regular videos from the qualifiers on Instagram and Facebook, and the series will culminate in a grand final at Hickstead that will be livestreamed.

It’s the brainchild of Rachel Wakefield from Uptown Eventing and Victoria Wright from Caunton Manor Stud, and the idea is to provide a Bundeschampionate feel as well as an auction in the future.