Champion jockeys to show jump

By: Horse Deals


Champion jockeys to show jump
Champion jockeys to show jump

Champion Jockey and 2010 BBC Sports Personality of the Year AP McCoy will join the line-up of top former and current jockeys taking part in a show jumping ‘puissance’ competition at the Betfair Lambourn Open Day on Friday 22nd April, 2011. The event is set to be the highlight of the afternoon’s entertainment, on a day when trainers across the Lambourn Valley open their yards to the public.

A crowd of up to 10,000 flock to the annual Betfair Lambourn Open Day, which remains racing’s best attended non-racecourse event. The public are provided with a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes at some of the country’s top training establishments, including Nicky Henderson’s Seven Barrows, and meet the stars of the show.

A host of Easter entertainment will be on offer for all the family featuring top jockeys such as John Francome, AP McCoy and Mick Fitzgerald competing in a puissance competition and schooling horses. Other entertainment will include a sheepdog display, Horseball and Farriery.

Tickets cost just £12 for the whole day and £6 after 1.00pm whilst children go free. All money raised supports local charities including the Lambourn Valley Housing Trust and Thames Valley Air Ambulance.

Visit www.lambourn.info for more information.