National dressage championships

National Dressage ChampionshipsThe 2021 LeMieux National Dressage Championships are taking place at Somerford Park Farm on 16-19 September – the first time it has been held at the Cheshire venue. The event attracts the best British dressage riders across all the levels with championship classes from prelim up to grand prix, as well as para dressage championships and young horse finals for four-, five- and six-year-olds.

The annual National Dressage Championships makes a welcome return to the dressage calendar this year, after being cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Among the top riders to have been confirmed to be in action at the 2021 championships are Charlotte Dujardin, Emile Faurie, Gareth Hughes, Michael Eilberg and Spencer Wilton.

The National Dressage Championships will also include masterclasses on each of the four days, hosted by Olympic silver medallist Spencer Wilton, as well as international rider, trainer and breeder Anna Ross. Visitors can also enjoy letting loose their credit card with their favourite ‘must-haves’ from the shopping village, where there will be 44 tradestands this year.

Horse & Hound is sending three reporters to the 2021 show, and will be keeping you fully up to date, with stories and features published on our website throughout every day, bringing you all the action as it happens. You can also read full reports and analysis of the championships in the 23 September issue of the magazine.

Find more information about this year’s championships, including how to buy tickets and to view the full entry lists for every class.