Captain Mark Phillips To Build At Exciting New Three-Leg Eventing Grand Prix Series
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One of the worlds leading cross- country course designers, Captain Mark Phillips, has been confirmed to build at a new three-leg Eventing Grand Prix series.
Notable for course-designing at Burghley Horse Trials for the last 13 years, Captain Mark Phillips will be responsible for the course at this year’s Cazenove Capital Eventing Grand Prix held at the Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show.
As part of a new innovation, the top five placed riders in the class will qualify to compete in the final leg at the Theraplate UK Liverpool International Horse Show in December.
A second qualifying leg will run at the boles worth Young Horse Championship Show, 14th to 18th August.
This exciting feature class will take place during the evening performance on Thursday 13th June and is et to be a fast and furious competition which will provide great entertainment for ringside spectators.
This high calibre invitational event, with a £4000 prize fund, will see 20 leading event riders tackle a course of showjumps and feature cross-country fences, against the clock in the International Arena.
Captain Mark phillips stated:
Having visited the Theraplate UK Liverpool International Horse Show last year on New Year’s Eve, where the production exceeded all my expectations, I am delighted to be involved with this exciting new Eventing Grand Prix series which will give Event Riders a fantastic opportunity to compete in a world class environment
Nina Barbour added:
Last year’s Cazenove Capital Eventing Grand Prix proved a fantastic competition and this year we want to build on its success and make it part of a three event series.
The second qualifier sits really well as part of the programme at the Bolesworth Young Horse Championship Show and the final will hopefully prove a real crowd pleaser indoors at the Theraplate Liverpool International Horse Show at the M&S Bank Arena.
I vented for a number of years, it is a fantastic sport and the Eeventing Grand Prix brings a new dynamic to all three of our shows.
The competition will see showjumps standing at a maximum of 1.25m, with three seconds added for each fence knocked down. There will also be an optional joker fence at a maximum height of 1.35m providing a greater thrill and more excitement throughout the competition. The cross-country fences will be at British Eventing Intermediate level.
Visit www.bolesworthinternational.com to book for this year’s show.
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