Several Olympic eventers are set to compete in the popular Amlin Plus Eventers’ Challenge at the All England Jumping Course, Hickstead next week (28 July).
Prior to heading to his eighth Olympic Games, Sir Mark Todd, will head to Hickstead to compete in the class on NZB Land Vision. Also Pippa Funnell who’s now on Team GB’s eventing team for Rio will ride Billy Cuckoo in the Eventers’ Challenge, whilst Team GB’s reserve Tina Cook is entered to ride on Star Witness.
But no doubt the crowds will be delighted to watch Ben Hobday compete with Mulrys Error, known as ‘Supercob’ as the pair have made many fans with their cross-country performances at Badminton and Burghley. Other talented riders who are taking part include Laura Collett, Holly Woodhead, Jeanette Brakewell, Australia’s Paul Tapner and Ireland’s Joseph Murphy.
The Amlin Plus Eventers’ Challenge will be televised live on Hickstead.tv, with highlights shown later on Horse & Country TV, so those at home can still see all the action as the eventers tackle the course of cross-country style fences in Hickstead’s International Arena.