to provide challenging course at Windsor
Nicoll from the USA is set to provide another challenging course
in his second year as Course Designer at the Land Rover International
Driving Grand Prix during Royal Windsor Horse Show, 14th-18th May.
Land Rover has confirmed that it will be sponsoring for the second
year and to mark the continuing sponsorship, Nicoll will be introducing
two new hazards, with the remainder being carefully updated.
Windsor is a favourite venue in the world of International Driving,
not only because of its high standard of competition but also because
it takes place in the exquisite settings of Home Park Private and
Windsor Great Park. Up to 80 entries are anticipated for the Land
Rover International Driving Grand Prix this year, including an entry
from HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. Over half the total number of entries
will be from foreign participants.
organisers have plans to move the Driving event on dramatically
in the next 12 months and one visible change that will be seen at
this years event will be the influence of the new course building
team headed up by Fred Crew. Fred who is based in Cirencester and
has been part of the course building team at Badminton Horse Trials,
will ensure that each obstacle is finished in keeping
with the Park both in and out of the Driving season. The water hazard,
which is always a highlight with spectators, is set to be faster
than ever, promising to keep the drivers on their toes and the crowd
in the Land Rover International Driving Grand Prix will also count
towards points for the FEI Top Driver Award, a prestigious award
accumulated over several events.
keen to try their hand at driving will be presented with the opportunity
to do so during lunch breaks on the Dressage days of Thursday 15th
May and Friday 16th May. This exciting teach-in will
be hosted by a leading driving personality and will also include
a questions and answers session for those who would like to know
more about the sport.
tickets for the Royal Windsor Horse Show are available from the
box office, telephone 0870 121 5370 (or +44 115 912 9160 for international
calls) and range from £10 - £12 for adults and £7
- £8 for concessions, with on the day prices from £12-£14
for adults and £7- £9 for concessions. A very attractive
Membership package is also available by ringing 01753 860633. To
find out more about Royal Windsor Horse Show visit the website at