NAF Five Star Winter Dressage Championships
The NAF Five Star brand joins us in celebrating all that is great about British dressage at this year's Winter Dressage Championships 12 - 16 April 2017. Talented amateurs and Britain's best compete side by side over five days of intense competition.
Held at one of the UK's top equestrian venues, Hartpury Arena, the championships offer competitors the chance to go head to head for 29 titles from preliminary through to intermediate I, and play host to the ever popular Petplan Equine Area Festival Championships.
Join us for FREE to watch during the day on any of the action packed five - but on Friday and Saturday nights, we turn up the volume for our ticket-only Gala Performances featuring freestyle to music. On Friday, we host some of the country's best combinations for the Magic Prix St Georges Music Freestyle Gold Championship while on Saturday, it's the turn of the Superflex Intermediate I Music Freestyle Gold which is always a great mix of up-and-coming talent alongside the established pairings.
An annual hightlight of the gala performances is the Masterclass and this year's host has just been announced. It's none other than leading international rider and trainer, Emile Faurie. He's well known for his excellent eye in producing horses and riders, as a harmonious team and his FEI championship medals prove he's also a master in the saddle. His methods are simple but he knows just what it takes to realise the potential in any horse or rider.
Just added to join Emile: 'Spanish Delight' presented by Pete & Natasha from Olivants Equine Displays and 'Dressage Divas', performed by Anna Ross and team.
NEW for 2017 - Commemorative Championship Clothing
BD has teamed up with our clothing partner Tylers Horse & Country to bring you a range for the NAF Five Star Winter Dressage Championships and the Petplan Equine Area Festival Championships. There's a smart polo shirt, softshell gilet and hoodie in each range in the Championship colours. If you're a competitor, why not have it personalised with your name and horse? Pre-order yours now from Tylers!
2016 NAF Superflex Inter I Freestyle Champions Charlie Hutton & Super Blue
Britsh team regular Emile Faurie hosts this year's gala performance Master Class
The outdoor arenas at Hartpury