year's event saw the consolidation of this new addition to the
equestrian calendar attracting over 20,000 visitors during the
four days. The displays by Tim Stockdale, Blyth Tait, Kelly Marks
and many others proved to be an irresistible combination yet again.
93% of visitors enjoyed it so much they said they would come back
is continuing to develop as a high profile exciting event, there
are many new initiatives for 2003 and the new website offers the
chance to register as an Equus elite member and receive free newsletters.
This year Equus is supporting British Riding Clubs in their efforts
to increase the numbers of members.
Bob the Cob celebrating his birthday and the ILPH's 75th Anniversary
with a specially made carrot cake!
Club talent will be seen in the Main Arena on Saturday 5th April
and Sunday 6th. The winners of the quadrille championships at
Olympia have been invited to show the Equus audience how they
won. In addition, the Rural Riders Team of 6 Dressage will be
showing what they can do. These will be alongside demonstrations
and clinics from famous equestrian personalities.
Individual Champion of the Senior Riding Test at the BRC National
Championships, Emma Ross, is also the lucky winner of a dressage
clinic at Equus 2003. She can be seen in the Main Arena learning
tips and techniques from a top level rider.
Riding Clubs are looking forward to a closer association with
this national equestrian event, as Maggie Dyus comments 'We are
constantly looking at new ways to raise the profile of British
Riding Clubs and feel that an event as popular as Equus provides
the perfect opportunity".
will be held at ExCeL in London on 3rd -6th April 2003. Plans
for next year will ensure the extensive variety and high quality
standard of displays with adequate gaps allowing for extended
shopping time. More horses can be seen at Equus 2003 with the
installation of a second arena, to be used predominantly for horses
practising and warming-up.
event is expanding to provide even more for visitors. There will
be a new country area that will include country clothing and outdoor
accessories and a new 'outdoor' area will also be incorporated
within the hall for horseboxes, horse walkers and other larger
new Equus website is regularly updated and visitors to the site
will be informed of the latest changes to the timetable, competitions,
bargains to be had at the event and new features at Equus. For
further information visit www.equusevent.co.uk
or call 020 7375 9298.