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Horse trials set to attract world best to Bramham

Bramham Horse Trials action last year.
Bramham Horse Trials action last year.

Prize money of £18,500 is up for grabs in the showcase class at the four-day Bramham International Horse Trials.

The Equi-Trek CC13* attracts the world’s top riders and horses to the famous park from June 7-10.

A spokesman said: “It’s World Championship year so riders from all over the globe will be in Britain to prepare and catch the selectors’ eye and earn a trip to the USA in September.

“Bramham always attracts an international entry from countries like France, Ireland, Germany, New Zealand, Australia and, of course, last year’s winner was from Japan.

“Top British names like Yorkshire’s own Nicola Wilson and William Fox-Pitt, dubbed Mr Bramham as he’s won seven times at the venue, are regular entries.”

The British Horse Feeds CCIu25 is set to test the younger generation on their way to stardom while the British Equestrian Trade Association CIC3* completes the trio.

On top of this, there’s top-flight British Showjumping classes, show hunters, Dubarry Young Event Horse qualifiers, young stock showing and Pony Club activities.

As well as equestrian action, there are 135 trade stands, a food hall, action and adventure zone, displays by the Tailwaggers Club and the Samsalin Dog Rescue will be operating a dog creche.

Bramham’s nominated charity St Gemma’s Hospice will be fundraising for its vital Leeds-based operation.

Tickets start at £12 and are available from www.bramham-horse.co.uk Under-12s go free with a fee paying adult. Tickets can be upgraded to include the prestigious members’ enclosure. Advanced booking is recommended. Box office closes on June 3.