Petplan Equine ‘Festival Fever’ has begun!

Novice Bronze winner Tayla Brooks from Lancashire at the annual Petplan Equine Area Festival Finals held at Hartpury College, Gloucestershire in April 2017.

Novice Bronze winner Tayla Brooks from Lancashire at the annual Petplan Equine Area Festival Finals held at Hartpury College, Gloucestershire in April 2017.

The new-look Petplan Equine Area Festivals will begin at Wellington Riding in Hampshire and Rockrose Equestrian Centre in East Lothian, Scotland this weekend, kicking off the 2017/18 series.

The series of 27 Petplan Equine Area Festivals, eight Petplan Equine Area Festival Finals and the Petplan Equine Area Festival Championships at Hartpury College, in Gloucestershire in April 2018 will expand the potential number of competitor places from 9,600 to over 27,000 in 2017/18 making it the most participated in British Dressage series ever.

The Area Festivals take place from Aberdeenshire to the Channel Islands and celebrate dressage at all levels from Preliminary to Intermediate II. There is also a new under-18 section in response to British Dressage members asking for an age limited competition for young riders.

“We can’t wait for the Petplan Equine Area Festival season to get started,” commented Kate Hopkins, Marketing Executive at Petplan Equine. “The Area Festivals have always been a great success and provide grassroots horse and rider combinations with the perfect startto affiliated competition. Open to all riders who want to experience the thrill of competing in championship-style conditions, the Petplan Equine Area Festivals have a relaxed, friendly and encouraging atmosphere. The new style Area Festivals will allow even more competitors to get involved and be part of a very special competition.”

Petplan Equine Area Festivals – 2017

  • Wellington    Hampshire    11- 14 May
  • Rockrose    East Lothian    13-14 May
  • Arena UK    Lincolnshire    20-21 May
  • Kingswood    West Mids    2 - 4 June
  • Moreton    Dorset    3-4 June
  • Pachesham    Surrey    10-12 June
  • Codham Park    Essex    17-18 June
  • Alnwick ford    Northumberland    17-18 June
  • Tushingham    Cheshire    24 - 25 June
  • Muirmill    Ayrshire    24-25 June
  • Allens Hill    Worcestershire    30 June - 2 July
  • Brook Farm    Essex    30 June - 2 July
  • Aintree    Merseyside    5 - 9 July
  • Crofton Manor    Hampshire    7-9 July
  • The Cabin    Aberdeenshire    1-2 July
  • Sheepgate    Lincolnshire    7-9 July
  • Mount Ballan    Monmouthshire    14-16 July
  • Moreton Morrell    Warwickshire    20-22 July
  • Myerscough    Lancashire    27 - 30 July
  • Chester Hall    Kent    12-14 Aug
  • Duchy    Cornwall    11-13 Aug
  • Beacons    Carmarthenshire    12-13 Aug
  • Keysoe    Bedfordshire    19-21 Aug
  • Northallerton    North Yorkshire    18-20 Aug
  • Sparsholt    Hampshire    25-27 Aug
  • Hartpury    Gloucestershire    27-28 Aug
  • Jersey    Jersey    2 - 3 Sept

Finished in the top 10 of your Area Festival section at Prelim to Advanced Medium or the top five at Prix St Georges to Inter II? You've qualified for an Area Festival Final!

  • Petplan Equine Area Festival Final Venues
  • Fieldhouse    Staffordshire    22-24 Sept
  • Oldencraig    Surrey    23-24 Sept
  • Houghton Hall    Cambs    23-24 Sept
  • Widmer    Buckinghamshire    27 Sept - 1 Oct
  • Manor Grange    West Yorkshire    7-8 Oct
  • Morris    Renfrewshire    14-15 Oct
  • Bicton Arena    Devon    21-22 Oct
  • Pencoed    Glamorgan    28-30 Oct

 
To find out more information about plans for the 2017/18 series please visit our website: www.petplanequine.co.uk/area-festivals

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