Display Team To Visit Hickstead Derby Meeting
display team of Portuguese Lusitano horses is to make its first
UK appearance during the British Jumping Derby Meeting (August 14-17)
at the All England Jumping Course, Hickstead.
were once highly-prized horses used in close-combat warfare. Today
they are used to round up and control cattle on the Iberian plains.
The qualities once used for war are now earning international acclaim
as the basis for the new discipline of Working Equitation, which
comprises dressage, obstacles, speed and cattle penning.
of the riders in the display team compete in Working Equitation
in Portugal, which won the World Championship last year.
team of eight horses and riders, sponsored by the Portuguese Breeders
Association, will give daily displays in Hickstead's International
Arena during the four day show. The visit is being organised by
Sherene Rahmatallah from Sussex Lusitanos at Ifield, West Sussex.
for the show can be booked on the Hickstead website, www.hickstead.co.uk
or tel: 01273 834315.