The 2021 Cotswold Cup Championships are to be held at the prestigious Gatcombe Park on the 11th and 12th September 2021 offering an exciting, never seen before opportunity, for grassroots eventers to compete at the home of HRH The Princess Royal and Admiral Sir Tim Laurence. The winners of each of the Cotswold Cup Championship classes will be awarded a minimum prize of £1,000.
The Festival of British Eventing was established at Gatcombe in 1984, however the Park has never hosted an unaffiliated event – until now.
“I am delighted that there will be horse trials over this part of the estate again, and especially to support this enterprising new grassroots competition,” the Princess said. “I hope competitors will be inspired by the setting and that it will give them something fun and challenging to aim at as sport gets going again after lockdown.”
The Cotswold Cup is a new eventing series for 2021 providing a collection of “big-occasion” unaffiliated events across the Cotswolds culminating in a thrilling and prestigious Championship with big money prizes.
The recent addition of a 70cm class with qualifiers to be held at Waverton House (1) and Oxstalls (1) & (2) and a Championship class at Waverton House (2) further extends the possibility for unaffiliated riders to enjoy competing in “big-event” atmospheres.
Dates and Venues for the 2021 Cotswold Cup:
15th/16th May – Waverton House, Sezincote, Gloucestershire
28th/29th/30th May – Oxstalls, Stroud, Gloucestershire
19th/20th June – Great Tew, Banbury, Oxfordshire
3rd/4th July – Oxstalls, Stroud, Gloucestershire
17th/18th July – Barbury Castle, Marlborough, Wiltshire
24th/25th July – Waverton House, Sezincote, Gloucestershire
21st/22nd Aug – Crown Farm, Ascott-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire
11th/12th Sept – GATCOMBE PARK CHAMPIONSHIPS