What's on in July 2013
Shows, events, training days, lecture demos and more...
World Horse Welfare announces the 7th International Colloquium on Working Equids
Date: 1-3 July
Location: The Royal Holloway, University of London
About: The colloquium will feature two days of presentations and breakout group discussions with keynote speakers, poster displays, ‘charity knowledge exchange' and a discussion panel forum. This will be followed by a one day practical workshop.
Wiltshire County Show and Barbury Castle International Horse Trials
Date: 6 - 7 July, 2013
Location: Sharpridge Farm, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1RS
About: This show has a great range of attractions to suit a range of interests. As well as displays and demonstrations from Wiltshires agricultural and craft industries, there is a festival of food (complete with demonstrations and testing!) and, to top it all off, the whole thing runs alongside two days of the International CIC*** horse trials. This great venue has all the excitement, shopping, food and horses that you would expect from Badminton, but with less crowds to fight through, meaning you can enjoy your day without having to fight for your place.
Search for a Star Racehorse to Riding horse qualifier
Date: 7 July, 2013
Location: Bury Farm Equestrian Centre, New Bury Farm, Mill Road, Slapton, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 9BT
About: Search for a Star, with categories for most areas of showing, aims to encourage amateur riders to produce their horseso a high standard, and gives them the chance to compete at the finals at Horse of the Year Show. The Racehorse to Riding Horse Show Championship was created to support and encourage the re-education of thouroughbreds taken out of racing for the show ring. (The series is supported by the charity Retraining of Racehorses, RoR)
Great Yorkshire Show
Date: 9 – 11 July 2013
Location: Yorkshire Agricultural Society, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8NZ
About: The Great Yorkshire Show is held at Great Yorkshire Showground and includes equine classes and show jumping events as well as plenty of entertainment for the family.
Grand National Hero to Parade at the Great Yorkshire Show
Date: 9 - 11 July
Location: Yorkshire Agricultural Society,
Regional Agricultural Centre,
Great Yorkshire Showground,
About: One of the most famous racehorses in the world - Auroras Encore, the 2013 Grand National winner - will be a star guest at the Show. Each year the event attracts some of country's finest show jumpers to the classes which run over the three days. There is also an extensive food hall, and around 1,200 stands selling everything from combine harvesters to designer clothes and demonstrations of country skills. Tickets can be bought on the door.
Fun Showing & Dressage Show
Date: 14th July
Location: Plumpton College
About: See a range of fun showing classes between 9am and 12.30pm, including a Championship class, and then two Pick A Test dressage classes with tests from Intro to Novice level. Rosettes and prizes throughout the day.
The Longines Royal International Horse Show
Date: 30 July – 4 August 2013
Location: The All England Jumping Course, Hickstead, West Sussex, RH17 5NU
About: As one of the biggest outdoor shows in the country, the Longines Royal International Horse Show uniquely sees the elite of many equestrian disciplines compete side by side: it has everything from the thrills and spills of international showjumping to the elegance and glamour of the country's best showing horses and ponies, to the exhilarating buzz of the country's best eventers flying across country
CLA Game Fair
Date: 19 – 21 July 2013
Location: Ragley Hall, Warwickshire
About: As the World's Leading Country Sport Event the show hosts the UK's biggest and best shooting and fishing shows as well as the most comprehensive gundog and falconry exhibitions alongside every other aspect of countryside activities and interests such as ferreting, gamekeeping, Estate Management, Forestry and Woodland, hounds and hunting.
Date: 25 July - 4 August 2013
Location: Stoneleigh Park, Warwicks, CV8 2LZ
About: Trailblazers Championships is a competitions for committed competitors consisting of five disciplines: Dressage, Showjumping, Showing, Working Hunter and Combined Training.
Royal Welsh Show
Date: 22 - 25 July 2013
Location: The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, Powys LD2 3SY
About: The Royal Welsh Show is one of the biggest and best attended event of its kind in Britain. It hosts many country events that will keep everybody entertained.
Medieval Jousting and Tournament Week- Arundel Castle
Date: 23-28 July, 2013
Location: Arundel Castle,
About: The week-long event, held in the immediate shadow of the Castle, is the largest of its kind in England and has attracted professional opponents from across Europe to compete in the tournament, creating a thrilling live action spectacle for Castle visitors.
Thoroughbred Breeder's association meeting
Date: 25 July 2013
Location: Tattersalls, Park Paddocks
Contacts: Tell 01638 661321
About: College visits are planned from Autumn 2013 onwards, as part of the TBA's objective to promote Thoroughbred breeding and racing to as wide an audience as possible.
Date: 27 - 28 July, 2013
Location: Hopetoun House, South Queensferry, Edinburgh, EH30 9SL, Scotland
About: Some of the world's leading riders competed against the backdrop of the elegant 17th century ancestral home of The Earl of Hopetoun, who lives with his family in the house.
Longines Royal International Horse Show (30 July - 4 August).
Date: 30th July - 4th August
Location: London Rd
About: The Longines Royal International Horse Show is the official show of The British Horse Society and one of the most prestigious events in the equestrian calendar. It's the only competition where spectators can see the British team compete on home turf, and the pressure will be on for the Brits to capitalise on their gold-medal success of last summer in Greenwich.
The New Forest Show
Date: 30 July - 1 August, 2013
Location: The Showground, New Park, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7QH
About: With a mix of agriculture, crafts, produce, traditional country pursuits, three days of international showjumping and even a motor-cross display, the New Forest annual show is th perfect family day out with something exciting for everyone.
Norfolk Polo Club polo festival
Date: no dates yet
Location: Langley Abbey Estate
About: The fast moving two day event will provide spectators with the opportunity to watch "the sport of kings" in a wonderful setting, whether in a VIP marquee or in a more informal picnic setting. Each day of the festival holds five competitive polo matches. Saturday culminates in a high-goal Exhibition Match, with guests in the VIP area being able to enjoy dinner and dancing after the match. The Sunday is finals day, with a prize giving for the successful team.
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