The A.T Classics – ‘The £15,000 Unaffiliated Series’
Tweseldown and Aston-Le-Walls are pleased to be able to confirm their partnership and presentation of the A.T. Classics series for 2017 – the unaffiliated eventing series with a generous £15,000 prize pot.
The A.T. Classics is on course to run across 9 events from April to November at both Aston-Le-Walls in Northamptonshire, and Tweseldown in Hampshire, and will cover three separate height classes – 80cm, 90cm and 100cm.
Rachael Faulkner, Nigel Taylor and their collective teams were aware of the general lack of prize money at the lower levels of eventing and looked to launch a series with a substantial prize fund.
“We wanted to offer a high profile series, with serious prize money, for grass roots riders. We wanted to encourage more riders at the lower levels to take up the reins and come eventing, whilst also creating a pathway for riders moving up the British Eventing levels” – Rachael Faulkner, Tweseldown owner and organiser.
The A.T. Classics will be run on an accumulator basis, giving all competitors a chance at winning the prize money and generous prizes on offer. 1st place will attract 12 points, with 10th place attracting 3 points. A bonus point will also be available to those unplaced double clears.
The A.T. Classics series has attracted generous sponsorship from the likes of Keyflow Feeds and Hit Air UK, with further support from the British Connemara Ponies Society.
Because every eventing enthusiast loves to party the series prizes will be presented at an End of Season Ball, held at Tweseldown on the 11th November, with tickets also being made available to the general public.
The A.T. Classics will be held at the following events:
- April 8/9th – Aston-Le-Walls
- April 29/30th – Tweseldown
- June 3/4th – Aston-Le-Walls
- July 15/16th – Tweseldown
- August 13/14th – Aston-Le-Walls
- August 26/27th – Tweseldown
- September 9/10th – Aston-Le-Walls
- October 21/22nd – Tweseldown
- November 4/5th – Aston-Le-Walls
In order for riders to be eligible to for the series the 80cm and 90cm class is limited to those riders not to have competed at British Eventing Novice, and the 100cm class limited to those that have not competed at British Eventing Intermediate.