An action packed couple of weeks of equestrian sport is set to kick off at Rio 2016 this week and, looking ahead, Somerford Park is thrilled that British Team member Gemma Tattersall, New Zealand’s Mark Todd and China’s anchor man Alex Hua Tian will be flying back from Brazil in time to make a welcome appearance.
Somerford Park International Horse Trials in Congleton, is a popular event that takes place in the beautiful Cheshire countryside from 19 - 21 August. a
Many of last year’s winners will return to defend their titles including New Zealand riders Mark Todd and James Avery, British rider’s Nicola Wilson and Harry Meade, while Irish rider Aoife Clark will also be among the line up bidding to claim back their titles from last year.
Strong entries from both British and British based riders include Jeannette Brakewell, Ben Hobday, Izzy Taylor, Oliver Townend, Brazilian Carlos Parro and New Zealand’s Tim and Jonelle Price.
An impressive contingent of local Cheshire riders will also be competing across the weekendamong them will beAndrew Downes, Sam Ecroyd, Robyn Gray, Yasmin Ingham, Michael Owen, French rider Arthur Duffort as well Somerford Park based riders Andrew Heffernan and Sally James.
A dual role for Orthteam, as well as being long term sponsors of Somerford Park locally based eventer Sonya Ravenscroft will also be competing.
‘I’m delighted with the entries proving once again that Somerford Park Farm is popular among so many of our leading competitors,’ said Somerford’s Millie King,
‘Somerford Park International Horse Trials is a fun day out for all the family providing top sporting action, superb retail therapy, champagne bar and excellent food outlets.’
Do you enjoy the occasional Gin? Purchase your tickets, collect you tasting glass and join us on Saturday or Sunday for some Gin tasting in association with The Drunken Pug. Tickets are available online www.somerfordparkhorsetrials.com £10 when purchased with £30 hospitality or £17 (Gin tasting only).