The Festival of British Eventing gains International Status
THE British Eventing Open Championship has gained international CIC*** status for 2013 which will provide important qualifications for horses and riders in the season.
The Festival is one of the highlights of the equestrian calendar and with the newly awarded CIC status the event will have an even higher profile in the calendar.
Once again a bumper weekend is being planned by the organisers of The Festival of British Eventing, Gatcombe Park, presented by British Equestrian Trade Association from 2-4 August 2013 and everyone is hoping that the sun will shine for the 2013 horse trials.
All horses and riders that missed their opportunity to compete in last year’s three championship classes – the Dodson & Horrell Novice Championship, The Smith & Williamson Intermediate Championship and The British Eventing Open Championship will be welcome back this year alongside all those that qualify for the championships this season.
The festival is also an annual highlight for all the owners of horses that qualify for the championships and the Event Horse Owners Association (EHOA) will be welcoming owners to their marquee for a ringside seat and free refreshment.
The combination of the glorious location of Gatcombe Park, top class international sport, family entertainment, first class catering and shopping facilities means that an increasing number of followers and families use The Festival as an opportunity for a weekend away and this year the caravan park has been extended to accommodate the increase in demand.
For more information on the timetable and ticket prices go to The Festival website at www.gatcombe-horse.co.uk which will keep you updated with activities, events and all the up to date action for The Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park in 2013.