HARTPURY is staging three top equestrian events in July and August this year. They are all good dates to have in the diary, whether as competitors or spectators.
An International Festival of Dressage takes place from July 3-7, followed by the Hartpury Showjumping Spectacular from July 18-21 and the Hartpury International Horse Trials, which take place from August 7-11.
The Festival of Dressage has 40 dressage and para-dressage classes with Charlotte Dujardin and Carl Hester among the entries once again for 2019.
It will feature a gala evening on the Saturday evening where Anna Ross Davies will perform a demo alongside the Young Horse PSG Final and the Grand Prix Freestyle Final. See www.hartpuryfestivalofdressage.co.uk for more details.
The Showjumping Spectacular is not international yet but does attract top riders including William Funnell who will compete in classes from young horse to four-year-old to the 1.50m Area Trial. See hartpuryshowjumpingspectacular.co.uk
In the Horse Trials there are classes including CCI2*-L, CCI3*-L, and the highlight. is CCI4*-S. The latter regularly attracts competitors warming up for Burghley and this year, the aim is to get some of the riders heading for the European Champs.
See www.hartpuryhorsetrials.co.uk for full details.