With their eyes on Olympic team selection the World’s best event riders are heading to Belton accompanied by their top rides. With the likes of crowd favourite William Fox Pitt on his return to top class eventing, and his fellow European squad members Oliver Townend, Gemma Tattersall, Laura Collett, Francis Whittington, Izzy Taylor, Kitty King and Pippa Funnell on their Olympic #everyroadtorio journeys, not to mention the best of the best from the rest of the World, the competition is set to be fierce. With the highest calibre of equestrian competitor that we think Belton has ever seen, spectators will benefit from competition worthy of the biggest and best events in the world.
BRAND NEW for 2016 the Interactive Zone includes demonstrations by local Farriers, Holliday Farrier Services, Grantham College Art Department will be hosting workshops and have-a-go’s including white tile painting, ceramics and press. Your 4 Legs’ Stef Watts will be available to discuss a variety of therapies for both you and your horse and joining us for the first time in Belton’s Interactive Zone will be Steve Tindle and his Gun Dogs and Birds of Prey. Providing training tips and helpful hints for those of your with troublesome four legged friends!
And speaking of man’s best friend, why not give your dog a treat by bringing it along to the Jerry Green Dog Show to compete for the happiest dog prize on Saturday or Sunday. Or if a more fast and furious activity is your dog’s thing, have-a-go at some agility on our purpose built course.
Or if you are in need of a little retail therapy or you want to shop till you drop, there are over 100 stands set around the three event arenas. Take in the latest fashions at Joules, pick up some ‘must-have’ boots from Fairfax and Favor or simply browse through the array of saddleries and take in the brand new artisan food court.
There is so much on offer for all the family over the weekend make sure you don’t miss the fun! Not to mention the world’s leading riders who will be competing at Belton. If it’s the equestrian competition you love enjoy watching the elegance of dressage, the precision of show jumping and the speed and ultimate thrill of the cross-country on all three days!
For further details on all the activities mentioned and to book tickets at the special early bird rate, visit the website at www.belton-horse.co.uk