Leading Estate agent Hamptons is proud to be a key sponsor at the Magic Millions Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park for the seventeenth year running. The significant equestrian event of horse trials will take place on the weekend of 5th – 7th August after two years away due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Set within the beautiful grounds of Gatcombe Park, the home of HRH The Princess Royal and her family, the three day event is a highlight of the equestrian calendar. The Festival will host numerous championships including Magic Millions British Open Championship, Evelyn Partners British Intermediate Championship, TopSpec Challenge for The Corinthian Cup, Dodson & Horrell British Novice Championship and RoR/NTF Retrained Racehorse Event Championship. Additionally and for the first time, The Festival will also host two new classes, the Open Novice and Open Intermediate as well.
There will be something for everyone over the three day event as amongst all the competing there will be a host of additional arena attractions and a food and shopping village for guests to enjoy. Some of these attractions include the Shetland Pony Grand National, Ye Olde Redtail Falconry Display, The Royal Agricultural University Beagles and The Duke of Beaufort’s Hounds. Additionally, the Hamptons stand will sit in its usual position overlooking the main Arena and will be fully-manned by equestrian experts from across the network. It will also host a ‘Guess the Price’ competition and face painting for children. Guests will also be able to enjoy a ‘VIP experience’ with the best views of the activities in the main arena from the newly introduced Hamptons Festival Pavilion.
To celebrate this partnership with The Magic Millions Festival of British Eventing, Hamptons is delighted to once again be working with renowned British rider Harry Meade. On Friday 5th August, there will be hospitality lunch for clients and hosts from across the network with a welcome from Peter Phillips and Harry Meade. This will also include a walk around part of the Cross Country Course with Harry Meade.
To further mark the partnership, Harry will be taking part in an interview with Hamptons at his home in the village of West Littleton where he will be giving a sneak peek into his own home equestrian facilities and the renovations he will be making in the near future. During the interview, Harry will be sharing his top tips for maintaining an equestrian property and telling Hamptons all about what he is most looking forward to at this year’s event at Gatcombe Park.
Harry Meade, International Event Rider comments: “The Magic Millions Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park is a highlight of the eventing calendar. It showcases some of the best up-and-coming horses across all levels of our sport, culminating with the British Open Championship.”
“Hamptons is in their seventeenth year partnering the event; it’s great to be teaming up with them once again, and wonderful to have such a long-standing partner supporting the sport.”
“I always look forward to riding at Gatcombe, the cross country in the park bowl is wonderfully atmospheric, and it’s a fun few days for the whole family. This year will be extra special having not been able to run for the last two – it’s fantastic to be back at such an iconic setting.”
Andrew Marshall, Senior Regional Sales Director at Hamptons comments: “We are thrilled to be a sponsor at The Magic Millions Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park once again. Here at Hamptons we sell and let many fantastic equestrian properties so we believe this sponsorship to be the perfect marriage. It is always a pleasure to be part of such a wonderful event and to enjoy the activities and attractions hosted at the event with our clients and attendees. We are also delighted that once again highly-regarded equestrian, Harry Meade will be joining us and giving us an exclusive insight into the sport and owning an equestrian home.”
For more information about the Magic Millions Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park visit: https://www.hamptons.co.uk/gatcombe-2022#/