The Senior Showing and Dressage (SSADL) Grand Final 2021 is to be held at The Longines Royal International Horse Show (RIHS).

The prestigious series finale was previously held at Olympia, and had been hosted by the London event since 2007.

Organisers were delighted to welcome the exciting championships to Hickstead.

‘It is fantastic news for SSADL and our members that our Grand Finals will be held at such a prestigious event,” said Clare Frost, founder of SSADL.

“We are very excited to be working with the team at Hickstead to offer the chance for 40 home produced senior horses and ponies to qualify for this highly prestigious show, for both the in-hand and ridden finals.

“We are also thrilled that our long term sponsor, Anthony D Evans, will continue to sponsor our Grand Finals, on behalf of all SSADL I would like to thank Anthony for his continued support.”

The Longines Royal International Horse Show has been held at Hickstead since 1992.

“We are delighted to welcome the Grand Finals of the SSADL series, which will be an exciting addition to the Royal International schedule,” said Hickstead Director Lizzie Bunn.

“Riders from all around the country work extremely hard to achieve their Hickstead qualifying tickets, and we are excited to see a top class line-up of senior horses and ponies come forward for this final in July.”

The Anthony D Evans Insurance/SSADL Longines Royal International Horse Show Grand Finals will take place on Saturday 24 July, 2021.

”I am privileged to be invited to sponsor the grand final again for the eighth year, and at such a prestigious venue as the Royal International Horse Show,” added Anthony D Evans.

“We are all hoping the showing season for 2021 will be upon us very soon and I wish all the competitors the very best of luck in the qualifying stages.”

More information, and details of the format for the new qualifying classes, will be available soon on both the SSDAL website and Facebook pages.