Show your support for para dressage

By: Horse Deals

Show your support for para dressage
Show your support for para dressage

British Dressage is calling for supporters to attend Paralympic dressage selection events at the Festival of Dressage CDPI (4 – 6 July) to help create a ‘Games-like’ atmosphere.

The event will complete final preparations for dressage hopefuls for the Paralympic Games and it is intended that they will help accustom both the equine and human athletes to the environment of a major international show.

The show is likely to feature past medal winners and potential future stars in action.

Initial entry lists include nine-times gold medallist Lee Pearson, Sophie Wells, Natasha Baker, Anne Dunham and Sophie Christiansen.

The event at Hartpury College will be free for spectators, and organisers are keen to attract as many supporters as possible.

The aim is to create a busy show environment to ensure the horses are suitably prepared for the many unfamiliar sights and sounds at Greenwich when the Games begin in August.

British Dressage chief executive Amanda Bond said: ‘This is a great chance to see top class dressage, particularly for those who have missed out on tickets for the Games. We really need dressage enthusiasts to support the team with this crucial preparation for the Paralympics. It really is a case of your country needs you!’

For a full entry lists and schedules visit

ArcEquine has also announced its sponsorship of para dressage at the 2012 CPEDI at Hartpury Festival of Dressage.

ArcEquine is a tissue repair system that has been developed with the help of successful national hunt trainers and leading riders from all Olympic disciplines.

"We have successfully treated many horses with soft tissue problems and to be able to support the sport of para dressage is great. Many riders and spectators will have already used or heard of our technology and this is an opportunity for us to give something back to the sport," says Ian Thirkell , ArcEquine managing

For more information on ArcEquine visit