Presented by Beta

3RD - 5TH AUGUST 2018

Arena Attractions

Further details & timings will be published when they have been confirmed

Friday 


PONY CLUB TEAM SHOW JUMPING

Sponsored by British Equestrian Trade Association

Always a fiercely fought competition between 20 Pony Club Teams to see who will be the best on the day.   


DUBARRY BURGHLEY YOUNG EVENT HORSE CLASSES

This hugely popular competition is the shop window to view potential ‘four star’ horses at an early age.  Open to four and five year olds, the aim of the Series is to encourage breeders and trainers to produce and present the type of young horse which will be considered to be the best material to make a world class three day event horse 


Saturday & Sunday


SHETLAND PONY GRAND NATIONAL 

Shetland Pony Grand National

Saturday & Sunday

The ponies are only 40 inches high and the silk-clad jockeys no more than 13 years old but the competition is just as fierce as at Aintree in this Lilliputian Blue Riband of Steeplechasing.

First past the post in the final round will qualify for the final at the famous Olympia International Show Jumping Championships in December. The racing is fast and furious. Backing a winner is not easy as the ponies have come from all corners of Great Britain including the Shetland Isles. Some have raced the previous season, and others are new to the exciting sport of Shetland Pony racing.


DRESSAGE TO MUSIC - Desi Dillingham MBE

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Saturday & Sunday 

British Dressage is booming with over 16,000 full members and over 38,000 associate members.  We have enjoyed a great surge in growth across all ages and we are very proud to show you some of the top performers in their age groups and a few that we hope to take over on the world stage in the not so distant future.

The display will show ponies and horses at different levels and will end with a Dressage to Music display at the top level – the Grand Prix.


PONY CLUB MOUNTED GAMES 

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Local Pony Club Senior teams will compete in the fast and fun Mounted Games.


THE ROYAL AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE BEAGLES 

The RAC Beagles were formed in 1890 and have been going ever since exept during the two World Wars.  The country they hunt is within approximately a ten mile radius of Cirencester and they only continue to hunt due to the goodwill of farmers and surrounding packs of Foxhounds.

They are hunted by students at the college who are supported by a professional in kennels. Between them they look after around 30 couple of hounds. The Hounds are fed entirely on the fallen stock from the surounding farms, this is considered a valuable service by the farmers and goes to show how important hunting is to the rural economy.


THE DUKE OF BEAUFORT'S HOUNDS

The Hounds are kennelled at Badminton and are out four days a week from November to March - even more during Autumn hunting later in August.  Under the Mastership of the Duke of Beaufort and Captain Ian Farquhar, hunted by Mr Matthew Ramsden, they are a popular and traditional part of the countryside and perform a vital service for farmers.


HARRINGTONS ARENA 


PONY CLUB SHOW JUMPING 

We are holding 80cm & 90cm team show jumping competitions as well as our team show jumping on Friday.  Over 20 teams will be competing.


ARENA EVENTING  

This will be a two phase competition of approx 9 show jumps and approx 9 cross country fences, the courses will be designed by Di Boddy and Captain Mark Phillips respectively. We will hold two classes, one at 90cm & one at 100cm, Schedule and Entry form will be available online from our competition page shortly. 


FUN DOG SHOW - Saturday & SundaySupporting our Sponsors BETA

Please bring your dog along and enter on the day.

TIMECLASS
 11:00 Most Handsome Dog
 11:30 Prettiest Bitch
 12:00 Best Rescue
 12:30 Best Veteran 
 13:00 Best Child Handler (7-12 yrs old) 
 13:30 Best in Show 


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'HAVE A GO' DOG AGILITY - 10am-4pm

Why don't you bring along you four legged canine friend and enter the “Have a Go” Dog agility completion.

For more information please email: info@gatcombe-horse.co.uk