International Horse Show Confirmed For Five Years
Racecourse was confirmed as the home for the Chester International
Horse Show until 2007, today Thursday 18th July.
City Council and Scope Promotions (Equestrian) Ltd have signed an
agreement to ensure the continuance of the Chester International
Horse Show at the Roodee. In partnership with Chester Racecourse
Company this will see the event blossom as one of the key equestrian
events in Britain.
in the idyllic surroundings of the old Roman city of Chester, the
Chester International Horse Show has embarked on its second consecutive
year, running from the 17th - 20th July, 2003. Lord Mayor of Chester
Councillor Barry Cowper said of the agreement, "We are delighted
that our beautiful walled city is to continue as home to such a
prestigious international show jumping event. Chester Racecourse
as the oldest racecourse in the country, continues its fine tradition
the outstanding success of 2002 we have no hesitation in establishing
a long term future for the Chester International Horse Show and
look forward to working with Scope Promotions over the next five
years, and hopefully more," commented Leader of Chester City
Council, Councillor David Evans.
Maguire, Show Director and a Director of Scope Promotions is delighted
with the news, "Chester welcomed us with warmth and enthusiasm
in 2002, and nothing gives us greater pleasure than being able to
stage the largest dedicated show jumping event in the North of England
in such exquisite surroundings."
years event proved a momentous success, with three fantastic days
of show jumping, four hundred horses and ponies and over three hundred
riders competed over the three day duration of the show. It is very
encouraging for British show jumpers and has this year attracted
riders from across Europe, Ireland, USA, Brazil, Jordan and New
Scope Promotions (Equestrian) Ltd have made significant improvements
to this years event with key emphasis being on the International
Arena and the hospitality area. A fourth day of competition has
been added to the schedule, and show jumping will continue into
the evening in the floodlit International Arena.
this new five year agreement Chester International Horse Show is
now established as a significant annual event, not only in the north
of England but for Britain as a whole. Show organisers Scope Promotions
(Equestrian) Ltd and Chester City Council, have worked incredibly
hard to make this show successful not only as an important show
jumping event but also as a major regional attraction for the populous
of Chester and the surrounding areas to enjoy.
are £5 for adults, £2.50 for children and OAP, car parking
is free, and tickets can be purchased on the gate.