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Top Dressage riders to compete at HOYS!


Grandstand Media Ltd, the organisers behind the prestigious Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), are delighted to announce that a select group of Britains top Dressage riders have been invited to compete in Sunday mornings Grand Prix Freestyle competition on 10th October 2010.

Dressage is becoming more and more popular at HOYS and the organisers are keen to reflect this and showcase Britains top riders performing at the highest levels in front of a keen home crowd. Helena Pettit, Managing Director of Grandstand Group, commented HOYS is a show dedicated to the crme de la crme in equestrianism, so we are really thrilled to be able to hold a Grand Prix Freestyle competition this year for our Dressage enthusiasts. British riders are really beginning to make a name for themselves against our European counterparts and what better way to enjoy their success than have them compete at the worlds most famous horse show.

The first six riders to be invited to this coveted competition are:

Laura Bechtolsheimer (Ampney St Peter, Gloucestershire)
Steph Croxford (Matlock, Derbyshire)
Richard Davison (Cambridge, Staffordshire)
Carl Hester (Newent, Gloucestershire)
Michael Eilberg (Redditch, Worcestershire)
Amy Stovold (Cowfold, West Sussex)

Full details will be posted on the website ( where riders and horses will be confirmed shortly.

If you would like to enjoy the Dressage from a very special vantage point, dont forget about our Hospitality facilities. The Hospitality area offers an unrivalled view of the arena and is a wonderful setting to enjoy the show in. For more information about Hospitality at HOYS or to book tickets, see the website or call 01582 711 411.

Visitors are advised to book their HOYS tickets early to avoid disappointment. For show information, including the full show timetable and timings, and to book general tickets visit or call 0844 581 8282.

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