Sheepgate Equestrian Centre in Lincolnshire will be staging the 15th running of the British Dressage Under-25s Dressage Championships next week, 24-29 August 2015. The show, which is a calendar highlight for young dressage riders in UK, grows in popularity each year and this time is no exception with a record 368 combinations ready to take part.
A total of 68 listed judges have been deployed to judge a total of 1,350 dressage tests over six days of competition featuring intro through to grand prix plus talent-spotting young horse tests. There is also a BYRDS regional team competition and the popular derbies where riders’ skills are put to the test riding each other’s mounts as well as their own. This show is traditionally a hotbed of future talent and many of our top riders, including European, World and Olympic Champion Charlotte Dujardin, have cut their teeth at this show.
Spectators are welcome at Sheepgate and the excellent facilities make it a wonderful day out – there’s plenty of seating, refreshments from the ‘Sheepgate Savoy’ café, the well-stocked ‘Tack and Togs’ shop for retail therapy and free wi-fi over the entire 25 acre site. As always, organiser Bruce Grant and his team will be putting on an array of entertainment to make it a show to remember for the whole family. Included in the mix will be a disco and karaoke, a hog roast, a dog show, bingo and more!
For those who cannot make it the east coast venue, every test in arenas one and two will be live streamed, thanks to sponsorship from Pikeur/Eskadron. The tests will be automatically recorded and available to view for 14 days after the show.
For live results and live steam please visit the show website www.sheepgate.co.uk