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Star line up set for National Convention stage

last updated on November 08, 2017 09:17

Star line up set for National Convention stage

British Dressage can now proudly announce the demo rider details for the 2017 National Convention, supported by Harrison Clark Rickerbys (25 – 26 November).

Spearheading the lineup is none other than this year’s LeMieux Grand Prix champion Lara Butler, who will be bringing her star partner Rubin Al Asad.

Joining Lara are ten of the hottest talents on the dressage circuit combining the best of British riding and British breeding. All of the combinations who will step out under the watchful eyes of Ulf Moller and Michael Klimke have had outstanding results throughout the season and are sure to impress the crowds heading to Hartpury later this month. With the two day schedule set under the headings ‘building the foundations’ and ‘putting it into action’ the demo riders and horses will give an interesting insight into the training and progression process from Novice through to Grand Prix.

Notably representing the young horse category is Amy Woodhead with World Young Horse Championship contender Mount St John Zonetta. With Amy in the saddle, the black mare by Zonik did a stellar job of representing Great Britain at the prestigious event held at Ermelo in August as well as producing some immense scores at Premier League shows and the National Championships this year.

Amongst the combinations representing the higher levels, Becky Edwards has also had a remarkable year. At only 21 years of age she’s recently experienced a sold out demonstration in Canada alongside her trainer Carl Hester. Plus enjoying several great International results in her first season competing Sarah Oppenheimer’s Headmore Delegate. Becky will without doubt bring all of her experience to the weekend and give a valuable insight to training towards Grand Prix.

The full line up of selected combinations is:

Lara Butler (28) from Ampney St Peter, Gloucestershire with Dr W Bechtolsheimer’s 15 year old bay gelding Rubin Al Asad (Rubin Royal x Wanderbursch II), currently competing at Grand Prix.

Bryony Goodwin (32) from Newnham-on-Severn, Gloucestershire with Judith Davis’ five year old chestnut gelding Hawtins Salerno (Sir Donnerhall), currently competing in the Young Horse classes and at Novice.

Jayden Brown (29) from Brisbane, Australia with Emma Blundell’s six year old dark bay mare MSJ Top Secret (Totilas x Dacaprio), currently competing in the Young Horse classes and at Medium/Advanced Medium.

Amy Woodhead (25) from Grimsby, Humberside with Emma Blundell’s five year old brown mare Mount St John Zonetta (Zonik x Riccione), currently competing in the Young Horse classes.

Alice Oppenheimer (27) from Fourmark, Hampshire with Sarah Oppenheimer’s five year old liver chestnut mare Headmore Bella Ruby (Belissimo M), currently competing in the Young Horse classes and at Novice.

Sadie Smith (20) from Bristol, Gloucestershire with her own ten year old chestnut gelding Keystone Dynamite (Dimaggio), currently competing at Inter I. 

Katie Bailey (29) from Newent, Gloucestershire with Leslie Forlee’s 10 year old liver chestnut gelding Bocelli IV (Belissimo M), currently competing at Prix St Georges.

Kate Cowell (37) from Mathon, Worcestershire with Christine Richards and Audrey Lawrence’s 11 year old chestnut gelding Samba Dancer (Samba Hit II), currently competing at PSG/Inter I.

Bobby Hayler (25) from Writtle, Essex with Paul Hayler’s 15 year old grey stallion Aldborough Rubenhall (Rubioso N), currently competing at Inter II/Grand Prix.

Becky Edwards (21) from Reading, Berkshire with Sarah Oppenheimer’s 14 year old chestnut gelding Headmore Delegate (Dimaggio), currently competing at Inter I/Inter II.

Cara Sweeney (30) from Alcester, Warwickshire with her own 18 year old dark brown stallion Kaiserdom (Van Deyk), currently competing at Grand Prix.

Tickets are selling fast, so make sure you get yours quick. Day and weekend tickets are available to purchase via the British Dressage website. Plus, if you book a weekend ticket before 14 November, you’ll be automatically entered into a prize draw to win tickets to visit Carl Hester’s yard!  Alternatively, you can book over the phone with our Training and Education team on 02476 698833 or 02476 698831.