Cheshire event promises top dressage, shopping and charity fun to boot!
By Katy Islip
17 May 2012 18:19
Dressage fans can catch some great riding in Cheshire later this month.
The three-day Somerford Premier League Dressage event kicks off on Friday, May 25 at Somerford Park in Congleton, Cheshire, with some of the UK’s top riders set to compete.
It will also feature trade stands and on the Friday night will play host to a fashion show and charity auction to support the British Young Rider Dressage Scheme (BYRDS) and World Horse Welfare.
Event organiser Julian Sebire said: “We are aiming to make this a bigger and better competition using the new facilities within Somerford Park. There will be an opportunity to see some of the highest level dressage as well as to do a little shopping.”
Friday’s schedule includes Advanced Medium, Prix St Georges and Inter ll classes followed by the five and six year old young dressage horse classes, while Saturday will see the Inter l followed by the Grand Prix, then the team competition for ponies, juniors and young riders. The International qualifiers for five and six year old horses for the Final at Hickstead in July will also take place on this day.
On Sunday, May 27, spectators will be treated to the Prix St Georges, Grand Prix Special and the individual competition for ponies, junior and young riders, as well as Freestyle Music classes at Advanced Medium and Prix St Georges.
Entry is free on Friday and costs just £5 per car on Saturday and Sunday.
For more details about the event visit www.somerfordpremierleague.co.uk