Preview: Vale View High Profile Show
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The first High Profile Show fixture in the 2022 BD calendar takes place this week at Vale View Equestrian in Leicestershire (13 – 15 January 2022), boasting three days of great action brought live to subscribers by Horse & Country. The first major domestic fixture of the year, it has attracted many top riders from across the UK.
Thursday’s headline classes, in the International Arena and available to watch on H&C+, are the Prix St Georges starting at midday, the Intermediate I at 15:10 and the Haygain Intermediate II, which gets underway at 16:40. Amongst a wealth of promising combinations, Amy Woodhead rides Emma Blundell’s MSJ Top Secret (Totilas x Dacaprio) in both the PSG and Inter I. Meanwhile, youth riders are represented in the shape of Chloe Hill (18) with Sarah Oppenheimer’s Headmore Delegate (Dimaggio x Akut), and Gemma Owen, also 18, with Sirius Black II (Stedinger x Rotspon), both of whom are also contesting Young Riders.
Friday morning features a strong contingent of youth riders starting their 2022 campaigns. Pony riders, Children on Horses, Juniors and Young Riders each ride their respective Team Test in the National Arena from 08:30, 10:05, 10:45 and 12:20 respectively.
A highlight of the afternoon is the 24-strong LeMieux Grand Prix. Making their partnership debut will be Emile Faurie with Sarah Oppenheimer’s Headmore Dirubinio (Dimaggio x Rubinstein), first in at 17:31, followed by Anna Ross and her up-and-coming ride, Habouche (Ampere x Sydney). Greece’s Theodora Livanos presents two rides, Robinvale and Dono Di Maggio, whilst Leah Beckett concludes the class with her exciting new partner Lollipop 126 (by Lord Sinclair), a former British team ride of Emile Faurie and now owned by Anya Brunander.
The show continues Saturday with youth riders’ Individual tests, another Prix St Georges, freestyles from Medium to PSG and the U25 Grand Prix.
If you’re not able to join us at Vale View, you needn't miss a minute of the action as our preferred streaming partner Horse & Country is covering the competition via the H&C+ platform. You’ll need to be a subscriber to view but it’s quick and simple to join. There’s no contract involved and you can subscribe on a monthly basis for £5.99 per month or yearly at just £59.99.