Express Eventing stars at Festival

By: Horse Deals


Express Eventing stars at Festival
Express Eventing stars at Festival
The Royal Festival of the Horse (Stoneleigh Park, Warwicks, Friday 9 to Sunday 11 July) has announced the riders who will be competing in the Express Eventing competition on Sunday 11 July.

The list of participants includes riders from the UK, Europe and China.
The selected riders include Sam Watson, who finished in the top 15 at Badminton Horse Trials, Phoebe Buckley, who was part of the winning team at the Young Riders Championships in 2005 and successfully completed Badminton this year on Little Tiger, as well as China’s Alex Hua Tian, who received the HSBC ‘Rising Star’ Award in 2009.

Winner of the inaugural Express Eventing event, Oliver Townend, said: "I’m delighted that these young riders are being given the chance to take part in this most exciting challenge. Not only does it provide unique and valuable experience for them, but it gives the crowd a ring-side view of three Olympic disciplines all in one day in one arena."

Sam Watson said: "I’m really looking forward to getting to grips with Express Eventing. It’s exciting to be at the forefront of establishing this new equestrian spectator sport and I can really see the appeal. Riders get to complete all three disciplines in one day and the audience gets to see all the action up close and personal."

Royal Festival of the Horse Ticket prices range from £20 for one-day standard admission. A single one-day ticket including a covered seat in the stadium grandstand is £40. Family and weekend tickets are also available.

For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.royalfestivalofthehorse.co.uk or contact 0844 581 1400.