T-minus two days until revitalised Hickstead Premier League

  • Written By: All England Jumping Course/British Dressage
  • Published: Wed, 19 May 2021 14:46

2021’s seven-fixture Premier Leagues series continues this Friday at The All England Jumping Course, Hickstead, which is hosting 30 classes across three days at its inaugural I.C.E. Horseboxes All England Dressage Festival Premier League (21 – 23 May 2021).

The revitalised Premier League show at the iconic West Sussex venue is the first British Dressage show to take place at the main Hickstead showground, following the closure of the original Dressage at Hickstead site. This significant event has attracted a bumper entry of top competitors including Olympic riders Fiona Bigwood, Emile Faurie and Kirsty Mepham.

Others taking part across the three days include Louise Bell, Lara Butler, Tom Goode, Sune Hansen, Dane Rawlins, Anna Ross, Daniel Watson and Alice Oppenheimer.

West Sussex-based Sarah Millis, who will also be competing at the show, comments: “Premier League shows are critical for the development of international horses, providing them with experience on the bigger stage. Hickstead is an iconic name within equestrian sport, and I am very excited to be competing at the upcoming Premier League show.”

The show will feature classes from Advanced Medium up to Grand Prix, along with Shearwater and British Dressage International Young Horse qualifiers plus FEI youth classes from Pony to Under 25. Three rings of action will run throughout the three days, with the LeMieux Grand Prix the feature class on Saturday, and the action culminating in the I.C.E. Horseboxes FEI Grand Prix Special on Sunday afternoon.

While Government restrictions mean the show is being run behind closed doors, action from the Coldstream Arena will be livestreamed on ClipMyHorse.TV and Hickstead.TV so you can be a part of the action from the comfort of home.

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