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European Dressage Championships
Hickstead, West Sussex, England
13th - 17th August 2003

European Dressage Tickets Go On Sale

Tickets are now on sale for the European Dressage Championships at Hickstead (13th - 17th August 2003). This is the first time that the Championships will be held in Britain since they were hosted at Goodwood in 1987 and the event presents a unique opportunity to see the World's best dressage riders and horses competing in the UK for this coveted title.

Riders are likely to include reigning European Champion, Ulla Salzgeber, World Champion, Nadine Capellmann, and Olympic Champion, Anky van Grunsven, together with teams from the top dressage nations and the very best British riders aiming to gain Olympic qualification.

Anky Van Grunsven, Olympic Champion
As well as the individual competition, European nations will also compete for the team medals. A Young Horse day will be held on Wednesday 13th August that will see the national finals of the Rhinegold British Young Horse Championships for 5 and 6 year olds. The British Pas de Deux Championship is an exciting introduction with the winners of the national finals going forward to a contest against invited international pairs during a gala performance at the event. Other attractions will include dressage to music, Quadrille, arena displays, a Sport Horse Symposium and Shopping Village.

Spectators will need to book grandstand seats to watch the competition and, with only a limited number of seats available on each day, early booking is strongly recommended. Tickets include admission with parking and grandstand seat or Gold tickets, which offer admission, parking, grandstand seat and access to VIP hospitality facilities. Season tickets are available for the duration of the event.

More information is available on the website Tickets are available from Ticketmaster on 0870 0602328 (24 hours), at all Ticketmaster ticket centres including selected Virgin Megastores and Tower Records Stores nationwide. Book online at For Group bookings call 08705 94 94 94 94.

Anky Van Grunsven, Olympic Champion

Ulla Salzbeger, the reigning European Dressage Champion

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