Bumper entries at Blenheim

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Bumper entries at Blenheim
Bumper entries at Blenheim
The Fidelity Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials (9-12 September) has responded to bumper entries for their CIC*** class for 8/9 year old horses, by putting on a second day of dressage.
More than70 competitors now start in this class with its dressage section starting a day earlier and running across both Thursday and Friday.
Blenheim introduced the new CIC*** for eight and nine-year olds last year to offer younger horses the chance to compete at this prestigious venue, over a less technical and shorter cross country track, after the show jumping phase
The new Blenheim Championship field includes of top riders including Ruth Edge, William Fox-Pitt, Clayton Fredericks, Pippa Funnell, Zara Phillips, Paul Tapner, Andrew Nicholson, Mark Todd and Oliver Townend.
Entries for the CCI*** class for the more experienced horses, currently stand at more than 80 with a long list of household names, including four of the six riders on the British Eventing squad for the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky Tina Cook, William Fox-Pitt, Piggy French and Pippa Funnell. In addition, Blenheim spectators will have the bonus of being able to watch all the team members (on their team horses) perform a run-through of their WEG dressage test (Friday) and participate in a jumping clinic (Sunday).

Full details and advanced discount tickets booked, at www.blenheim-horse.co.uk until 3 September; thereafter tickets need to be bought on the gate.