Dressage Championships 13th - 17th August 2003
It is with enormous
pleasure that Dressage at Hickstead in association with Dressage Masters
UK, organisers of the 2003 European Dressage Championships, announce that
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has graciously agreed to act as
Patron for these championships.
Dane Rawlins director
of the championships said;
'All of the team are thrilled that His Royal Highness has agreed to act
as Patron for this event. His support is a terrific boost for the sport
of Dressage in Great Britain and great motivation for the efforts of all
those who are contributing so much to make these Championships a world
class sporting occasion. This event is of particular importance as it
will be the last major dressage competition before the Athens Olympics.
Success at home for our team could well set the scene for even greater
glory in 2004'
Dressage at Hickstead
was established in 1993 with the support of Douglas Bunn, mastermind of
the world famous All England Show Jumping ground.
Dane Rawlins, who started his sporting life boxing in South London, has,
together with Douglas, developed the site at Hickstead into the premiere
venue for dressage in the U.K. catering for all levels of this fast growing
equestrian sport, from local riding clubs and disabled groups to the international