Rover to sponsor Royal Windsor Horse Show
Rover, manufacturer of the best 4x4 by far has confirmed
its sponsorship of Britains biggest horse show, Royal Windsor
15th 19th May 2002.
sponsor of Royal Windsor Horse Show for the past 14 years, Land
Rover has extended its long-term commitment to the show with the
sponsorship of the prestigious International Driving Grand Prix.
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh has been a regular competitor in the International
Driving Grand Prix and will compete again this year.
well as providing a prime profile raising opportunity, the agreement
will give Land Rover the exciting chance to remodel and customise
some of the eight hazards making up section E of the Driving Marathon
in Home Park Private.
Hassall MBO, Director of Royal and Diplomatic Affairs at Land Rover
said: Land Rover represents the very latest in four wheel
drive design technology and horsepower. The new Range Rover is the
ideal vehicle to support a competition that celebrates just those
qualities in a sporting environment. The demanding nature of this
event set against so spectacular a backdrop is a natural choice
for Range Rover, the worlds most prestigious off-road vehicle.
tickets for the Royal Windsor Horse Show are available from the
box office, telephone 0870 121 5370 and range from £6 - £10
for adults and £3.50 to £7 for concessions, with on
the day prices from £8-£12 for adults and £5-
£8 for concessions. Tickets are still available for All The
Queens Horses, via the same box office number. To find out
more about Royal Windsor Horse Show visit the website at www.royal-windsor-horse-show.co.uk
or for All The Queens Horses visit www.allthequeenshorses.co.uk
Rover International Driving Grand Prix Made Simple!
The Land Rover International Driving Grand Prix (LRIDGP) takes place
in the exquisite settings of Windsor Home Park and Home Park Private.
To watch this spectacular event all you need to do is go to the
TOWN GATE collection point and the FREE Royal Windsor Horse Show
tractor and trailer service will take you to the viewing points
and also provide your return journey.
" Royal Windsor Horse Show LRIDGP is one of the most prestigious
in the world. It is to driving what Badminton is to eventing.
" This year there are 65 entries, almost half the competitors
are from Britain and
the remainder from Austria, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Portugal,
Sweden, France, Germany, Denmark and Ireland.
" The Duke of Edinburgh has been a regular competitor in the
International Driving Grand Prix and is competing again this year.
" The LRIDGP is run over four days from Thursday 16th May to
Sunday 19th May. It comprises three separate competition sections
from A to C each of which offers prize money to the best five placed
" Seven separate classes of horses and ponies compete in the
LRIDGP: Teams of Horses, Teams of Ponies, Pairs of Horses, Pairs
of Ponies, Single Horse, Single Pony, Pony Tandems (a National Class).
Each competes within its own class over the same course.
" Competition section A : Dressage - Thursday and Friday.
The driving competitors must execute set dressage movements in walk,
trot, canter and reverse in a 100m x 40m grass arena. The test is
the same for both horse and pony competitors.
" Competition section B: Marathon - Saturday
The driving competitors must complete five separate sections over
a total of approximately 22km to a maximum speed and optimum time.
The optimum times are slightly longer for pony competitors.
Section A: 7km at any pace, around set markers
Section B: 1km at walk
Section C: 4km at any pace
Section D: 1km at walk
Section E: 9km at any pace, with the negotiation of eight set obstacles
including the spectacular water obstacle.
" Competition section C: Obstacle Driving - Sunday
This takes place in the 100m x 40m Dressage arena. It is against
the clock with time penalties added for faults. A compulsory water
obstacle and bridge may be included.