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British Open To Host The Cavalry

Visitors to this year's British Open Show Jumping Championships (Hallam FM Arena, Sheffield 24 - 27 April) will have the unique opportunity to see one of the very best equestrian displays in the country. Organisers Grandstand Event Management will present the stunning musical ride of the Household Cavalry during each performance at the Championships. It will be the first time that this amazing display will be performed at a major venue outside London.

Specially choreographed for the occasion, the display that will be performed in an array of spectacular lighting effects and accompanied by vibrant music. Mounted on beautiful black horses and resplendent in their red and blue tunics, gleaming steel cuirasses and plumed helmets, the Household Cavalry will captivate and enthrall with their fast-moving and intricate display.

The Household Cavalry Musical Ride is made up of twenty-seven serving soldiers from the squadrons of The Blues and Royal and The Life Guards. The soldiers wear full dress, as used on all state occasions, and are joined by the four State Trumpeters, mounted on grey horses and the magnificent drum horse.

Mike Gill, Director of Grandstand Event Management Ltd, commented, "The British Open is more than just show jumping. It's an event for all horse enthusiasts and will contain a variety of exciting displays - there will be something for everyone. We are particularly thrilled to host the Household Cavalry and it is very fitting that one of the country's top equestrian displays, which is so quintessentially British, will be one of the top attractions at this prestigious new event. It will provide the region with a rare opportunity to witness such a magnificent spectacle."

In addition to the Household Cavalry's Musical Ride, the show will host three other displays and entertainments which will be announced shortly. The displays will intersperse the world-class show jumping in which the top 12 British riders have automatically qualified to compete alongside International riders for a share of the £150,000 total prize fund and the coveted title of British Open Champion.

Top show jumper Michael Whitaker commented, "We are looking forward to contesting the British Open Championships - it will be top class competition and excellent entertainment for all horse lovers - a real treat for the Easter holidays!"

Visitors to the British Open will also be able to browse through a selection of trade stands, which will make for a great day out for all the family.

Tickets start from just £15 with half price tickets for children under 15 and senior citizens. A further 10% discount can be obtained for groups of 12 or more. For up to date news and information please visit the website at:

Box office : 01142 56 56 56 (Tickets subject to booking fee)


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