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British Dressage Petplan Equine Area festivals


Taking your horse to an Area Festival is an achievement in itself and Petplan Equine would like to congratulate all riders that took part in the 2010 series.

Riders placed 1st to 4th Preliminary or Novice and riders placed 1st or 2nd Elementary to Prix St Georges at each Area Festival during 2010 have been invited to compete at the Area Festival Championships. These finals are held at the prestigious Winter Dressage Championships at Hartpury College from 13th – 17th April 2011.

Spectators can enjoy the Winter Dressage Championships for free. Tickets to the gala evening performances on Friday and Saturday cost just £13. To purchase tickets send a self addressed envelope and a cheque made payable to 'The Winter Championships' to: Elaine Smyth, The Winter Championships, Tudor Cottage, Pendock Road, Redmarley, Gloucestershire GL19 3LG.

"Lauren partnered Moira Johnston's 14-year-old Belgian-bred gelding Walter to win the Petplan Equine Elementary Restricted Area Festival Championship 2010."

"The Area festivals are a fantastic way of gaining experience at a major championship for both horse and rider at any level. My experience at the Area Festival Championship is one I will never forget and I would recommend it to anyone."