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Exciting line-up for HOYS Future Elite

last updated on October 05, 2017 13:43

Exciting line-up for HOYS Future Elite

This year’s Horse of the Year Show at the NEC Arena, Birmingham, features the fifth running of the annual Dressage Future Elite Championship. Taking place during today's evening performance, 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 that will each showcase an Intermediate I Freestyle.

Last year's Future Elite was won by none other than Olympic gold medallist Charlotte Dujardin riding Hawtins Delicato who scored an incredible 78.62%. Charlotte is back competing in the Championship again this year to defend her title, aboard Mount St John Freestyle.

The eight horse and rider combinations this year include:

• Owen Cooper riding Don Dante
• Rebecca Cowderoy riding Celicia
• Charlotte Dujardin riding Mount St John Freestyle
• Maria Eilberg riding Sarotti 57
• Dan Greenwood riding Chevalier O
• Sadie Smith riding Keystone Dynamite
• Vicky Thompson Winfield riding Artist
• Sophie Wells riding C Fatal Attraction

The Dressage Future Elite Championship will commence at 5.50pm and an be watched via the live stream.

To find out more about the show visit the show website.