October 04, 2016 at 9:54 PM

Olympic riders feature in ‘Dressage Friday’ at Horse of the Year Show 2016


Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) is set to bring another unforgettable five days of entertainment to the NEC in Birmingham this week. With show stopping displays, exhilarating show jumping and outstanding showing championships, this year’s show is setting supreme standards by adding two Olympic dressage champions to the line-up.

Olympic dressage rider Carl Hester MBE will be hosting a dressage spectacular on Friday 7th October at the prestigious Horse of the Year Show. The dressage masterclass sponsored by Arbonne is bound to be a crowd pleaser, with Carl giving insight into the making of an Olympic standard dressage performance. With Carl’s extensive knowledge of competing at such a high level he is the perfect rider to host the HOYS Dressage Masterclass. Not only that but you can meet him in person as Carl will also be doing rider signing in the Retail Village after his Masterclass.


In Friday’s evening performance, the Arbonne Dressage Future Elite Championship will continue to deliver World Class dressage performances from two time gold medallist, Charlotte Dujardin as well as World Equestrian Games Champion, Michael Eilberg.  Under the lights of the Andrews Bowen International Arena, the Arbonne Dressage Future Elite Championship will provide an excellent opportunity for riders to showcase their up-and-coming Grand Prix horses in an international setting. The full list of competitors includes: 

  • Tom Goode riding Dior III
  • Sonnar Murray-brown riding Erlentanz
  • Charlotte Dujardin riding Hawtins Delicato
  • Bryony Goodwin riding Hawtins Floriana
  • Kate Cowell riding Samba Dancer
  • Michael Eilberg riding Sa Coeur
  • Henrietta Cheetham riding Schattentanzerin


Each combination will perform an Intermediate I Freestyle Test to music. The judges for this year’s competition will be FEI Dressage Judge General, Olympic Judge and internationally renowned trainer Stephen Clarke, FEI 5* Judge and successful trainer Isobel Wessels and FEI 5* Judge and mentor Andrew Gardner.


For more information on Horse of the Year Show or for tickets, please visit www.hoys.co.uk or email HOYSpress@grandstand.co.uk


Further information

The Dressage Future Elite Championship returns to Horse of the Year Show for 2016 under new sponsorship from Arbonne. This popular and prestigious Championship has quickly become a greatly anticipated fixture in the HOYS timetable and is now in it’s fourth year.

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