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 3 - 7 April 2019. 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 offers competitors the chance to go head to head for 39 titles from Preliminary through to Intermediate I, and plays host to the ever popular Petplan Equine Area Festival Championships.
Join us for FREE to watch any of the action during the day - 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 highlight of the Gala Performances is the Masterclass and this year’s hosts have just been announced as two of the leading lights of dressage, Adam Kemp FBHS and Matt Frost. From the renowned AM Dressage in Gloucestershire, Adam and Matt are two of the most popular and skilled trainers within the UK.
As a rider, Adam has won national titles, and trained and competed horses to international Grand Prix. He’s trained with many of the sport’s greats including the Theodorescu family, Henk van Bergen and Kyra Kyrklund. Mix this with his application of modern coaching techniques, and you have a trainer who’s not only knowledgeable but also highly effective.
Matt, before making his name in the UK, spent time in Denmark which was fundamental in making him the rider he is today. Matt has represented Great Britain and has numerous placings at international CDI level. He’s a regular and popular figure on the competition circuit and is consistently well-placed in both Small Tour and Big Tour classes.
We look forward to welcoming Adam and Matt on Friday and Saturday nights for a masterclass which without doubt will be inspirational and educational for all.
Ticket hotline: 07791 318721 open from 10am - 7pm Monday to Friday. Public admission to the Championships is free, except for the Friday and Saturday Gala Performances which start at 7pm.
IMPORTANT - Equine Flu Vaccination Checks
Due to recent cases of Equine Flu in the UK, all flu vaccination certificates and passports
will be checked when horses arrive at the Championships.
All horses must have been fully vaccinated within the past 12 months before arriving at the event. Horses recently vaccinated must have seven days after the vaccination before arriving at the Championships.
Horses without a valid vaccination certificate within passports on arrival will not be allowed to stay at the Championships.
Click to download the 'Flu Vaccination Check Procedure' with information on the arrival process and vaccination requirements.
2018 Magic Prix St Georges Freestyle winners
Charlotte Dujardin and
River Rise Escarla
Adam Kemp FBHS and Matt Frost
host this year's
Gala Performance Master Class