Medallists Battle It Out For Mercedes-Benz National Dressage
members of Britain's Bronze Medal winning team at this year's
European Dressage Championships will be meeting each other head-on
at this year's Mercedes-Benz National Dressage Championships.
Newcomer Nicola McGivern, on what is currently one of Britain's
most exciting dressage horses, Active Walero, will be riding against
Hickstead team-mate, Olympic veteran and previous National Champion,
Emile Faurie. The winner of this year's title will drive away
in a Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Roadster sports car.
significant competitors for the all important title of the 2003
Mercedes-Benz National Dressage Champion are likely to include
Carl Hester, who has won more national titles than any other rider,
and the current Champion, Nicky Barrett. "I've had a fantastic
year as the Mercedes-Benz National Dressage Champion," says
Nicky "And I'm really hoping to be the person who drives
away in that lovely SLK again this year!"
the British team's stunning success at the European Dressage Championships
and the exciting news that Britain has now qualified for the Athens
Olympics next year, the atmosphere at this year's Championships
is expected to be electric by the time Sunday's Championship Final
This is the third consecutive year that Mercedes-Benz has sponsored
the National Dressage Championships and once again the luxury
car company will be providing this year's National Champion with
the use of an SLK-Class Roadster for a year. Jim Lindsay from
Mercedes-Benz commented; "We are looking forward to a very
exciting National Championships this year as spirits in the sport
are very high after the amazing success the team had at Hickstead.
Mercedes-Benz is proud to continue its support of such a successful
sport for Britain."
Mercedes-Benz National Dressage Championships 2003 will take place
at Stoneleigh in Warwickshire, from Thursday, September 25th to
Sunday, September 28th. In addition to title sponsorship, the
company will also sponsor the Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Freestyle
Championships, the final class of the event that decides the title
of National Champion.
book tickets call 07855 663358 (Mon-Fri 2-8pm) Advance bookings
close 19th September. For further information visit www.BDChampionships.co.uk