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The Equine Event The British Equine Event 2000

Last year’s event attracted a bumper crowd – the highest yet – with the attendance topping 15,000 over the weekend.

The event has 10 years of reputation behind it and its format of trade stands, seminars and riding demonstrations has it well established as the place to find out what’s new and to learn from the top names in the horse world.

The line-up of stars at the 2000 event (4/5 November) already features top equestrian personalities and the Main Arena programme features…

· Andrew Nicholson - selecting and working the young event horse

sponsored by Dodson & Horrell Ltd

· Kyra Kyrklund - Dressage, the basis of all training

sponsored by Eqvalan

· Graham and Tina Fletcher - how to improve your show jumping

sponsored by Martin Collins Enterprises

  • Hackney Championships (Saturday only)
  • Western demonstration by Bob and Christine Mayhew and David Lloyd (Sunday only)

sponsored by Western Equestrian Society and The Western Department

In a new development, a second arena will be created and features...

  • Fitting tack and ancillary equipment – demonstration by Warwickshire College – Moreton Morrell and the Society of Master Saddlers
  • Preparing your horse for travel - demonstration by Warwickshire College – Moreton Morrell
  • Mikael Holmström – conformation of the riding horse – the correlation between conformation and performance

sponsored by Intervet, manufacturer of Panacur Equine Guard

· Judy Bradwell – preparing the unridden horse – groundwork and showing in-hand

sponsored by Intervet, manufacturer of Panacur Equine Guard

  • “ A feast of equines” breed demonstration
  • Endurance riding – the next millennium – British Endurance Riding Association

The information doesn’t stop there though…

· Veterinary clinic – a new feature sponsored by Your Horse and Robinson Animal Health Care

  • Poulticing and the benefits of hot/cold therapy (practical demo with a horse)
  • Wound management and the optimum healing environment
  • Bandaging and dressing wounds (practical demo with a horse)
  • First aid and working with your vet

· “Talking Horses” seminars

* An introduction to equine acupuncture – Sarah Coombs, MRCVS, IVAS in Veterinary Acupuncture (Saturday only)

sponsored by Hilton Herbs Ltd

* Evaluating the young horse – Mikael Holmström

sponsored by Intervet, manufacturer of Panacur Equine Guard

* Travel sickness – current thoughts on its origins and treatment – Des Leadon, FRCVS, Irish Equine Unit

sponsored by BEVA Trust

* Sending a mare to stud – Richard Matson

sponsored by Genus Equine

* Keeping your veteran viable – the alternative solution – Hilary Self, Hilton Herbs Ltd (Sunday only)

· Farriery feature

demonstrations with master farriers, vets on-hand and training advice

· Business Forum (Saturday only)

  • Is litigation avoidance killing the sport? - Duncan Brown, ABRS
  • Litigation - The lawyer’s point of view - Jane Phillips
  • Putting together your Internet plan - Clarke Willis, plc.

· “The horse world on-line” supported by – see what the internet can do for you!

All this and over 300 specialist stands featuring everything for horse and rider.

The 2000 British Equine Event will use the new 4500 square-metre exhibition hall at Stoneleigh which means….

  • Even more trade stands – and they are all undercover
  • More seats in the main arena
  • New restaurant facilities
  • Additional toilet facilities


the British Equine Event has a new media partner for 2000 – Your Horse magazine.

It’s excellent value for money at only £7.00 for an adult ticket and £6.50 for

RASE members, students and 5-15 year olds. Family tickets are available at £24.00 for 2 adults and 2 under 15’s (RASE member rate £21.00). Under 5’s go free. Dogs are not allowed. The event is open 9am – 5pm on both days.

It’s easy to find – situated half way between Coventry and Leamington Spa off the A46, with the main motorway network easily available. Coventry and Leamington Spa rail stations are both 10 minutes away and traxi transfer is recommended.

The Event is organised by the Royal Agricultural Society of England in association with Your Horse and is sponsored by Intervet, Eqvalan, Dodson & Horrell Ltd and Martin Collins Enterprises.

The British Equine Event

Visit the web site to keep up-to-date with developments…

4/5 November 2000
NAC, Stoneleigh Park
024 76 696969

Kyra Kyrklund

Kyra’s training and riding career has kept her at the top of world class dressage for many years. She has trained and successfully competed no less than twelve different horses at international Grand Prix standard – an outstanding achievement which few riders could ever emulate. In her native Finland she has been National Dressage Champion ten times, she has taken part in five successive Olympic Games (on her way to the 6th), won a silver medal at the World Equestrian Games in 1990 and won the Volvo World Cup final in 1991. Her world-famous horses include Matador, Edinburg, Flyinge Amiral, Master, Lillemarkens Arkibald and the rising star, Tip Top.

Andrew Nicholson

Andrew came to England at the raw age of l8 years old at the suggestion of a racehorse trainer who had purchased some young horses from him. Leaving New Zealand in the middle of high summer temperatures and landing at Heathrow some 40 hours later during a bleak, icy, wintry snow storm, he wondered if he had done the right thing. But with no money left to get home, life in England he decided had to be endured until he had the financial means to return.

He brought over a 5 year old ex racehorse with aspirations to make an impact on the British eventing scene. Somewhat naively it hadn’t occurred to Andrew that this horse, who had no previous eventing experience, would have any difficulty in adjusting to the “English way”. Luckily the horse proved to be a natural. A foreign buyer showed a keen interest in the horse and, after successfully competing in a few events, it was sold and Andrew returned to New Zealand.

But the trip overseas had broadened his horizons and opened his eyes to the opportunities on offer. Once back in the competitive scene in New Zealand, with its limitations, he became restless to return to England and it wasn’t long before he was back on a plane with another horse.

Now some l8 years on, Andrew has made a permanent base here, he has married, has two daughters and a large stable of about 25 horses. Now one of the most prolific equestrian riders in the world he has become a household name on the eventing circuit, both nationally and internationally. Renowned for successfully producing a large amount of horses to the top grade, his cross-country skills and ability hare brought him world wide admiration, with his opinions sought by competitors from every nation.

Andrew has a tremendous competitive record of success at events and has represented New Zealand at three Olympic Games and three World Championships. He has been placed at most major events on the continent, was top points winner under BHTA rules for an incredible nine successive years and has been in the top FEI Rider Rankings for the last five years

He is proof that you can get to the top with grit and determination to succeed with basic day to day training methods that anyone can employ and adapt to their own individual ability.

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