Horses and ponies from across the country will descend upon Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire at the end of July for the much anticipated 2016 SEIB Trailblazers Championships. The senior and junior Dodson & Horrell Dressage Championships will be on 29 – 31 July, the Equestrvian Showing and Working Hunter Championships on 30 – 31 July, the senior and junior Countrywide Show Jumping Championships on 3 – 6 August and Solution Saddles Combined Training Championships on 4 – 5 August.
The SEIB Trailblazers Championships are a 7-day equestrian extravaganza with on-site camping, stabling, flags and flowers. It provides riders at grassroots level with the opportunity to experience a Championship atmosphere, the thrill of riding in the grand arenas and the prospect of completing a lap of honour in magnificent style.
The SEIB Trailblazers National Championships are the culmination of the hard work put in by every amateur rider that has qualified through the two rounds of qualification competitions at over 65 venues throughout the UK. Riders compete at the level they wish in Showing, Show Jumping, Dressage and Combined Training.Getting to the championships is a huge achievement, and riders are encouraged to enjoy the experience and do their best.
There is no joining fee to become a Trailblazer member or horse registration required.
Image right: Competing at the Trailblazers National Championships is a thrill for competitors. Photo by Real Time Imaging
As well as the all-important championship finals, the event also offers optional dressage and show jumping warm up days, giving competitors at the Championships more classes and the opportunity to get used to the atmosphere.
The popular Master Class in the Park supported by Equestrivan is back again and two extremely talented top riders are ready to share their advice. One of the leading event and dressage riders in the country Ruth Edge will be hosting the dressage master class on Friday 29 July at 7pm. Ruth started her high profile career as an event rider and now competes at the top level dressage holding six national dressage titles, as well as eventing.
Top international show jumper and consecutive winner of the Hickstead Derby in 2014 and 2015, Trevor Breen will provide an insight into his training techniques for producing show jumpers at 7pm on Thursday 4 August.
Admission and parking is free for supporters and spectators at the SEIB Trailblazers Championships, so come along and see what Trailblazers is all about.