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 06 - 10 April 2016. 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 Championship while on Saturday, it's the turn of the Superflex Intermediate I Music Freestyle which is always a great mix of up-and-coming talent alongside the established pairings.
Admist the dancing action, Team GBR rider Gareth Hughes is your host for this year's masterclass. Gareth is renown for his elegant, quiet riding style, ability to produce a stunning test and skill as a trainer and he'll treat you to some of his methods, insight and, with his wicked Aussie kick, some fantastic entertainment.
Also part of the gala performances will be a real treat from Isobel Wessels who'll focus on what makes a great freestyle performance - Prix St Georges level on Friday and Inter I on Saturday. Isobel is one of the best in the business - both as a rider and judge so she's the perfect person to explain.
We'll be bringing the two freestyle classes to life with the help of international rider and judge Paul Hayler. He'll add his own expert opinion after the tests to give the audience a bit more flavour to the class.
Ahead of the prize presenations on Friday and Saturday nights, husband and wife duo Charlie and Abbi Hutton will captivate with their new 'Hero' pas de deux - not to be missed!
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World and European team medallist Gareth Hughes is our Masterclass on gala performance nights
A winner in 2012, Isobel Wessels gives her winning Freestyle formula on Friday & Saturday night
The outdoor arenas at Hartpury