At The British Equine Event 2002
year's British Equine Event, 2-3 November 2002 at Stoneleigh Park,
Warwickshire, is set to break new records! With Christmas looming,
organisers are anticipating repeat of last year's increase in attendence
- and Scottish equine societies and retailers are going to be on
hand to profit!
the Eriskay Pony society, the annual event is a important date in
the calendar Eriskay enthusiasts from across the British Isles can
get together to tell the horse world about Britain's most endangered
native pony. This year the society is aiming to surpass last year's
success when the Scottish society was awarded 'Best Breed Society
Stand', out of 33 other hopefuls.
organisations from north of the border attending this year's Event
include Equine Grass Sickness Fund, the Highland Pony society, the
Icelandic Horse society of Great Britain and the Shetland Pony stud-book
well over 300 trade stands covering every conceivable aspect of
horse care and management, visitors will be able to browse and buy
at their leisure. Those coming from north of the border can expect
not only to see some of their own local specialist producers, but
also those from as far away as Cornwall and Eire. Visitors can truly
shop 'til they drop with everything from horse mirrors to bridles
and specialist horsey socks!
the Scottish retailers attending this year's event, Stonehaven based
Eyecatchers will be back with their Boett reflectors stand. This
BETA award-winning, fluorescent safety wear is suitable all-year
round protection for horses, riders and even dogs. Also back this
year will be Raddery Equine Limited, one of Europe's leading suppliers
of endurance riding equipment.
well as shopping, visitors can spend time watching stars such as
dressage impresario Conrad Schumacher, or husband and wife team
eventers Vere and Clea Phillipps, giving lecture-demos in the event's
purpose-built main arena.
with seminars, the event offers a wide array of topics, with audiences
gaining an insight into current issues as well as practical advice
and tips on keeping a happy and healthy horse. The weekend also
includes a number of business forums where visitors can also learn
about anything from avoiding the legal pitfalls of buying a horse
though to implementing breeding strategies and the future of equestrian
British Equine Event is open from 9am - 5pm on both days and tickets
are £8.50 for adults and £7.50 for under 16s. Under
5s free. Family tickets are also available, priced at £27
for two adults and two children. For tickets (tel: 02476 858291)
or visit www.equineevent.org.uk.
. Dogs are not permitted.