Dressage riders confirmed for HOYS 2019
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This year’s Horse of the Year Show features the seventh running of the annual Dressage Future Elite Championship. Taking place during the evening performance on Thursday 3 October, this prestigious competition provides a platform for the UK's rising Grand Prix horses to gain invaluable experience under the spotlight at a world famous international event.
In conjunction with British Dressage, the popular Championship is designed for horses between eight and ten years old. The class will feature a total of eight horse and rider combinations who will each showcase an Intermediate I Freestyle to Music in the Andrews Bowen International Arena.
For the past three years, Charlote Dujardin has taken the title; 2016 riding Hawtins Delicato scoring 78.62%, 2017 with Mount St John Freestyle scoring 84.91% and last year she sealed her HOYS hat-trick with the young grey mare, Florentina VI, on 79.12%. This year, Charlotte is back with another star in the making, Mount St John Valencia, the mare with whom she won the Saracen Horse Feeds Inter I Freestyle at the LeMieux National Championships earlier this month.
The eight horse and rider combinations competing this year are:
• Katie Bailey with Hannah Dovey’s Eagle Nouvelle
• Kate Cowell with Patricia Andrews’ Dramatic Conquest
• Dylan Deutrom with William Deans’ San Marco
• Charlotte Dujardin with Mount St John Stud’s Mount St John Valencia
• Lara Edwards with her own and Laura Milner’s Jazzed Up
• Emily Harris with Fay Thomas’s Freya FST
• Abi Lyle with Fenella Ross’s Farrell
• Jayne Turney with Shirley Rixon’s Penhaligon’s Jupiter
Thursday is all about dressage at HOYS. Emile Faurie is set to inspire the Thursday afternoon HOYS audience in the Andrews Bowen International Arena as he hosts the show’s dressage masterclass for the very first time.
“For the masterclass, Tom Goode will ride five year old stallion Jarsto to demonstrate what it is we look for in a dressage horse and I'll talk through how we start the horse out in his training," said Emile. "And I'm bringing Niina Nilosaari's Grand Prix gelding, Quentano, to demonstrate the higher level movements and show the levels of progression as the horse develops towards Grand Prix.”
Then at 5.30pm you can stop by the HOYS Live Zone in the Retail Village to see Emile’s ‘Let’s Talk Dressage’ expert talk.
The Dressage Future Elite Championship will commence at approximately 6.05pm.
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