Olympic riders head to Hickstead for inaugural dressage Premier League show

Dane Rawlins, a top international dressage rider pictured in action in the arena. Photo: Jeannie Knight
Olympic riders Fiona Bigwood and Emile Faurie are among the entrants for the I.C.E Horseboxes All England Dressage Festival at Hickstead (21-23 May).

Riders are heading to Hickstead for the inaugural dressage Premier League show.

Other dressage riders due to take part in this British Dressage Premier League show include international stars Louise Bell, Lara Butler, Tom Goode, Sune Hansen, Dane Rawlins, Anna Ross, Daniel Watson and Alice Oppenheimer.  

It is the first British Dressage show to take place at the main Hickstead showground, following the closure of the original Dressage at Hickstead site.

West Sussex-based rider Sarah Millis, who will also be competing at the show, comments: “Premier League shows are critical for the development of international horses, providing them with experience on the bigger stage. Hickstead is an iconic name within equestrian sport, and I am very excited to be competing at the upcoming Premier League show.”

The show will feature classes from Advanced Medium up to Grand Prix, along with Shearwater and British Dressage International Young Horse qualifiers. plus FEI youth classes from Pony to Under 25.

Three rings of action will run throughout the three days, with the LeMieux Grand Prix the feature class on the Saturday, and the action culminating in the I.C.E. Horseboxes FEI Grand Prix Special on the Sunday afternoon.

While the show is being run behind closed doors, action from the Coldstream Arena will be livestreamed on ClipMyHorse.TV and on Hickstead.TV.

Start lists and results will be available online here.
Meanwhile details of key equestrian events at Hickstead are below.

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