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Fabulous Faurie for five star master class

last updated on March 02, 2017 15:49

Fabulous Faurie for five star master class

We’re excited to welcome British dressage star Emile Faurie as host of two master classes during the NAF Five Star Winter Championships at Hartpury College, Glos. Emile will take to the floor to present a demonstration during each of the evening gala performances on Friday 14 April and Saturday 15 April 2017.

South African-born Emile is one of the UK’s top international riders and has represented Great Britain at World, European and Olympic level winning Individual Bronze and Team Silver at the 1993 Europeans and Team Bronze at the European Championships ten years on.

Emile has been passionate about horses and dressage for as long as he can remember. After moving to England in 1980 and with his heart set on dressage, he spent three years as a working pupil at Talland. A spell in Germany followed, where he worked at Performance Sales International (PSI) gaining great skill in how to recognise a good young horse. He’s since trained with a number of ‘greats’ including Klaus Balkenhol, Conrad Schumacher and the late Herbert Rehbein, giving him an excellent eye for how to bring on a horse and rider as a happy team.

Well known for his achievements with star rides Virtu, Legrini and Rascher Hopes, Emile is enjoying a return to the limelight with Hof Kasselmann’s Welt Hit II son, Weekend Fun, with whom he achieved a sensational fourth place at Olympia CDI-W last year.

As passionate about helping others as he is with his own competition career, Emile’s two 30-minute master classes promise a fascinating insight into his training ethos and will give the audience plenty of tips to take home.

Competition-wise, the headline classes for the gala performances are the Magic Prix St Georges Freestyle on Friday and the Superflex Intermediate I Freestyle on Saturday. Doors open at 6.20pm each night, competition kicks off at 7pm.

Tickets for the gala evenings are £16 each. Entrance is free at all other times. For the full competition timetable see Gala performance tickets are available on the door or by sending an SAE, details of your requirements, a contact number and cheque made payable to ‘The Winter Championships’, to: Elaine Smyth, The Winter Championships, Tudor Cottage, Pendock Road, Redmarley, Gloucestershire GL19 3LG.

Postal sales close 27 March after which tickets may be purchased on the showground during the championships or on the door subject to availability. Gala performance ticket information line: 07791 318721, 10am – 8pm Monday to Friday. A limited number of VIP Hospitality tickets for Friday and Saturday are available for two or more guests at £60 per person. Contact the ticket information line for further information and to book.