Change At The Royal!
Park, Warwickshire: Royal Show organisers have announced changes
across the Show's equine classes including the introduction of the
equestrian circuit's biggest prize pot for its new supreme in-hand
champion. The action starts on Sunday, June 29.
introduction of the Royal Show's new day, a Sunday, means event
organisers have had more flexibility this year to re-organise classes.Changes
include scheduling of all ridden children's pony classes to take
place on the more convenient weekend day and the integration of
equine arena 2 into the showing programme, changing the ring's previous
role from being show jumping-only.
and visitors will also notice the introduction of a number of classes
including a ridden Irish Draught and a new agricultural heavy horse
turnout class to compliment the already popular singles turnouts.
of the highlights of the show will be new championships carrying
substantial prize money. These include the mountain & moorland,
heavy horse, in-hand light horse and supreme in-hand horse or pony
championships - the latter, sponsored by HorseHage, carrying a hefty
top prize of £1000 - the season's biggest single prize on
the in-hand showing circuit.
of the Year (HOYS) qualifiers for the ridden mountain and moorland
will also be taking place, and moving from the Royal from HOYS,
will be the SEIB/BEF young horse evaluation series finals.
Pearson, equine specialist at the Royal Show said: "The new
Sunday start to the show has allowed organisers to make some positive
changes to the programme. It's early days but so far we've received
a good response, and competitors are looking forward to June."
Royal Show takes places this year Sunday June 29 - Wednesday July
2 2003. Visitors can save up £4 off Royal Show tickets when
buying in advance. Call 0870 366 544 or click on www.royalshow.org.uk