- tickets selling fast!
is so much to see and do at Equus-The Horse Event 2003 that
tickets are selling fast! It is set to be the most successful
Equus to date
Household Cavalry will be making the most dramatic entrance of all
the displays to Equus 2003. Not only will they amaze Equus visitors,
with their incredible skill and exemplary turnout during their display,
but they will also stop commuters in their tracks as they make their
way across London early on the morning of Thursday 3rd April. What
lengths will some people go to in order to avoid the congestion
people, riders and non-riders alike, have dreamt of playing polo
or riding western style? Many could seize this chance to turn this
dream into reality at Equus 2003. Every day in the Main Arena members
of the audience can have-a-go! Victoria Grace one of the leading
women's polo players will be demonstrating and instructing visitors
in the skills involved in playing polo whilst David Deptford, western
riding expert will be on hand with his beautiful agile quarter horses.
Brakewell, one of the numerous number of celebrities coming to Equus,
has just announced that one of the horses that she will be bringing
is Over to You , which will delight the eventing fanatics in the
audience. Brook Staples will also be participating in the Eventing
Lassetter who trained at The Spanish Riding School of Vienna and
then Saumur with The Cadre Noir is hosting a clinic. The British
Riding Club Riding Test runner up, Carol Alcock, is a big fan of
John's and is incredibly excited about the prospect of taking part
in the clinic on Saturday morning.
is a purpose-built Stable Yard area where many experts will be giving
free, live lecture/demos on a range of fascinating topics. And,
thanks to Redwings Horse Sanctuary, there'll be two live demonstration
horses. The Healthy Horse Area will be better than ever before with
an amazing line-up of experts including Marcus Head MRCVS, top vet
from Rossdale & Partners, Tricia Nassau-Williams lorinery expert
and Dr Natalie Waran, Senior lecturer in Applied Animal Behaviour
and Animal Welfare. Topics covered will include a fittening and
care regime for your horse, how to use herbs to treat horses, equine
dentistry, hands-on healing, nutrition and saddle-fitting.
evenings will consist of a trio of specialist clinics by Olympic
riders - Thursday evening sees Pippa Funnell; Geoff Billington will
be hosting Friday evenings including a special appearance from Its
Otto and Saturday evening will see an exclusive appearance of Gold
medal winner Anky van Grunsven.
recently breaking her leg, Anky (pictured left with Bonfire)
will be making the trip to Equus in April and will bring with
her some of her most promising students to highlight her specific
way of training. Now well on the mend Anky is looking forward
to her first ever London clinic "I enjoy giving clinics.
Equus 2003 already provides a great day out and with the clinic
in the evening it should make for a wonderful atmosphere -
I am really excited about coming over!."
are selling fast - the event is proving to be the most popular
to date! With displays in a new performance format - there
are two daytime performances lasting 2 and a half hours each
including an interval. As Organiser Sarah Cartwright comments
"Tickets are incredibly good value as an advance adult
ticket at £10 includes entry to the event all day long
to see the trade stands, Healthy Horse Demonstration Area
and Warm-Up arena and also includes a seat in the Main Arena
for one of the performances."
is to be held at ExCeL, London. It is open Thursday 3rd April-Saturday
5th April 10am-9pm and Sunday 6th April 10am-5pm. For full
details of the programme or to book tickets visit www.equusevent.co.uk
or call 0870 842 2231 (24 hour ticket hotline).