Wednesday 19th of June 2019

Petplan Equine ‘Festival Fever’ starts this week

The 2017/18 series of twenty-seven Petplan Equine Area Festivals, eight Petplan Equine Area Festival Finals and the Petplan Equine Area Festival Championships at Hartpury College, in Gloucestershire in April 2018 will expand the potential number of competitor places from 9,600 to over 27,000 in 2017/18 making it the most participated in British Dressage series ever.

The new look Petplan Equine Area Festivals will begin at Wellington Riding in Hampshire and Rockrose Equestrian Centre in East Lothian, Scotland this weekend.

The Area Festivals take place from Aberdeenshire to the Channel Islands and celebrate dressage at all levels from Preliminary to Intermediate II. There is also a new under-18 section in response to British Dressage members asking for an age limited competition for young riders.

“We can’t wait for the Petplan Equine Area Festival season to get started,” commented Kate Hopkins, Marketing Executive at Petplan Equine. “The Area Festivals have always been a great success and provide grassroots horse and rider combinations with the perfect startto affiliated competition. Open to all riders who want to experience the thrill of competing in championship-style conditions, the Petplan Equine Area Festivals have a relaxed, friendly and encouraging atmosphere. The new style Area Festivals will allow even more competitors to get involved and be part of a very special competition.”

Petplan Equine Area Festivals – 2017

Wellington Hampshire 11- 14 May
Rockrose East Lothian 13-14 May
Arena UK Lincolnshire 20-21 May
Kingswood West Mids 2 – 4 June
Moreton Dorset 3-4 June
Pachesham Surrey 10-12 June
Codham Park Essex 17-18 June
Alnwick ford Northumberland 17-18 June
Tushingham Cheshire 24 – 25 June
Muirmill Ayrshire 24-25 June
Allens Hill Worcestershire 30 June – 2 July
Brook Farm Essex 30 June – 2 July
Aintree Merseyside 5 – 9 July
Crofton Manor Hampshire 7-9 July
The Cabin Aberdeenshire 1-2 July
Sheepgate Lincolnshire 7-9 July
Mount Ballan Monmouthshire 14-16 July
Moreton Morrell Warwickshire 20-22 July
Myerscough Lancashire 27 – 30 July
Chester Hall Kent 12-14 Aug
Duchy Cornwall 11-13 Aug
Beacons Carmarthenshire 12-13 Aug
Keysoe Bedfordshire 19-21 Aug
Northallerton North Yorkshire 18-20 Aug
Sparsholt Hampshire 25-27 Aug
Hartpury Gloucestershire 27-28 Aug
Jersey Jersey 2 – 3 Sept

Finished in the top ten of your Area Festival section at Prelim to Advanced Medium or the top five at Prix St Georges to Inter II? You’ve qualified for an Area Festival Final!

Petplan Equine Area Festival Final Venues

Fieldhouse Staffordshire 22-24 Sept
Oldencraig Surrey 23-24 Sept
Houghton Hall Cambs 23-24 Sept
Widmer Buckinghamshire 27 Sept – 1 Oct
Manor Grange West Yorkshire 7-8 Oct
Morris Renfrewshire 14-15 Oct
Bicton Arena Devon 21-22 Oct
Pencoed Glamorgan 28-30 Oct

To find out more information about plans for the 2017/18 series please visit our website:

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