New host venues announced

  • Written By: British Dressage
  • Published: Fri, 25 Jan 2019 12:14

British Dressage is proud to announce three host venues for this year’s Bronze Championships, Summer Music Championships and Nettex Associated Championships.

The Nettex Associated Championships, a unique series of ten title opportunities for horses of all shapes and sizes, is set to be bigger and better than ever with the breeds combining to make two show-stopping festivals. The first of these will take place from 31 October – 3 November at Bury Farm Equestrian Village, Buckingham, and will incorporate Championships for Draught, GB PRE, Lusitano, British Native Ponies, traditional gypsy cobs and Arab horses. The second Associated Championship fixture will be hosted by Leicestershire venue Vale View EC and will provide the setting for CHAPS, RoR, Thoroughbred and Veteran Horse and Rider combinations to battle for the accolades.

Returning after a successful debut year, the Bronze and Summer Music Championships has a new home for 2019 in premier venue, Sheepgate Equestrian. The team at Sheepgate are no strangers to the big occasion, as hosts to the annual BD Youth Under 25s Championships, Sheepgate Premier League as well as an Area Festival, the Bronze and Music Championships promise to be ‘well worth the journey’.

Date Championships Venue
31 October – 3 November Associated Championships (1) 
Inc. Draught, GB PRE, Lusitano, Native Pony, TGCA, Arab horse
Bury Farm, Buckinghamshire
7 – 10 November Associated Championships (2) 
Inc. CHAPS, ROR, Thoroughbred, Veteran horse and rider
Vale View EC, 
TBC Bronze and Summer Music Sheepgate EC, 

Sports Operations Manager Lou Jones commented; “I’m delighted to announce the allocation of three great championship opportunities to three venues who will without doubt deliver a top-class experience for all competitors.

The Nettex Associated Championships will come together to form two celebrations of all breeds. The ten-strong championship series has grown steadily in number and gone from strength to strength with the valued support of title sponsor Nettex and we’re delighted that proven Championship venues Bury Farm and Vale View EC are on board as hosts.

Sarah Payne’s team at Sheepgate EC are renowned for hosting major events and we’re confident that the Bronze and Music Championships will flourish under their care. Both myself and the Sports Operations team would like to thank all venues involved in the tender process and offer our congratulations to the three successful show centres, we’re very much looking forward to the year ahead.”