Top Dressage Riders Confirmed for HOYS
This year’s Horse of the Year Show features the fifth running of the annual Dressage Future Elite Championship. Taking place during the evening performance on Thursday 5th October, this prestigious competition provides a platform for the UK’s rising Grand Prix horses to gain invaluable experience under the spotlight at a world famous international event. In conjunction with British Dressage, the popular Championship is designed for horses between eight and ten years old. The class will feature a total of eight horse and rider combinations that will each showcase an Intermediate I Freestyle.
Last year’s Future Elite was won by none other than Olympic gold medallist Charlotte Dujardin riding Hawtins Delicato who scored an incredible 78.62%. Charlotte is back competing in the Championship again this year to defend her title, aboard her new ride Mount St John Freestyle.
The eight horse and rider combinations this year include:
· Owen Cooper riding Don Dante
· Rebecca Cowderoy riding Celicia
· Charlotte Dujardin riding Mount St John Freestyle
· Maria Eilberg riding Sarotti 57
· Dan Greenwood riding Chevalier O
· Sadie Smith riding Keystone Dynamite
· Vicky Thompson Winfield riding Artist
· Sophie Wells riding C Fatal Attraction
Thursday is all about dressage at HOYS and at 2pm you can stop by the HOYS Live Zone in the Retail Village where Charlotte Dujardin will be doing a Q&A and rider signing. At 4:05pm Charlotte will be hosting this year’s Dressage Masterclass in the Andrews Bowen International Arena, and then the Dressage Future Elite Championship will commence at approximately 7:15pm.
Tickets are still available for pre-purchase or on the day purchase subject to availability, starting from just £33.00. Whilst Wednesday, Thursday and Friday tickets are valid for the full day, Saturday and Sunday are split into daytime and evening performances, with both options allowing full day access to the HOYS Retail Village.
With over 250 tradestands and a fun-filled five days of competition, it’s just the ticket to celebrate equestrian sport and enjoy a great family day out.
To book your tickets, please visit www.hoys.co.uk/tickets or call the Box Office on 0844 581 8282.