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Mercedes-Benz National Dressage Championships 2002

The National Dressage Championships, sponsored for the second year by Mercedes-Benz, will be a truly top class display of horsepower in 2002. The best of the best from across the country will compete for the National Championship titles at all levels - with plenty of incentive for riders to go that extra mile.

With the competition running over four days the popular music freestyle classes will take place on the Saturday and Sunday afternoons. The rider with the highest combined score in the Intermediaire 1 and Intermediaire 1 Freestyle will not only take away the coveted holiday for two at the Blue Waters Hotel in Antigua, but also a set of luxury luggage from Cliff Barnsby to complete their holiday experience.

The exciting climax to the show will be the Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Freestyle on Sunday afternoon. The combined score of this class and the Butchers Pet Care Grand Prix, which will be held on the Saturday afternoon, will earn the prestigious title of Mercedes-Benz National Champion and the and the further honour of driving away in a 163 hp Mercedes-Benz SLK 200 KOMPRESSOR Roadster.

Spectators are also in for a special treat, as international dressage star Kyra Kyrklund will be performing demonstrations in the main arena on Saturday and Sunday, along with other displays and tradestands galore.

For tickets call 07855 663358, Mon - Fri, 1 - 8pm or visit

Admission tickets in advance are £7.50 for Thursday / Friday and £8.00 for Saturday / Sunday.
Grandstand seating is free on Thursday / Friday and £8.00 for Saturday / Sunday.

Mercedes-Benz National Dressage Championships Timetable


Class Time
1 Derby House Saddlery / Dressage Horse International Prix St Georges 8.30am - 3.35pm
2 Kraiburg Elementary Restricted 8.30am - 11.30am
3 Kraiburg Elementary Open 11.40am - 5.30pm
4 Ketterer Intermediaire II 4.00pm - 5.46pm


Class Time
5 Dodson & Horell Novice Open 8.00am - 12.42pm
6 NFU Mutual Preliminary 9.00am - 11.10am
7 Cliff Barnsby Intermediaire I 11.20am - 5.30pm
8 Winergy Advanced Medium 12.55pm - 5.47pm


Class Time
9 HorseHage Medium Restricted 8.20am - 11.05am
10 HorseHage Medium Open 8.45am - 2.07pm
Display by British Equestrian Vaulting 1.00pm - 1.10pm
11 Butcher's Pet Care Grand Prix 11.25am - 2.52pm
12 Blue Waters Hotel Intermediaire I Freestyle 3.05pm - 6.05pm
Display by Kyra Kyrklund 4.30pm - 4.50pm
Goldeneye Display 6.05pm - 6.15pm
Presentation of Small Tour Champion 6.25pm


Class Time
13 Strongid-P Disabled Dressage Rider 8.30am - 11.40am
14 Dodson & Horrell Novice Restricted 8.30am - 11.00am
15 Prevac PRO Potential International Dressage Horse 12.00 - 1.50pm
Display by British Breeders Association 1.50pm - 2.00pm
16 Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Freestyle 2.00pm - 5.10pm
Scurry Driving Stakes 3.05pm - 3.25pm
Display By Kyra Kyrklund 3.25pm - 3.55pm
Goldeneye Display 5.00pm - 5.10pm
Presentation of Mercedes-Benz National Champion 2002 5.20pm


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