Sunday, April 03, 2011

Great Britain: A great day for Endurance at the Celebration of the horse raceday at Newbury

1st April 2011

Endurance featured prominently at The Celebration of the Horse themed raceday at Newbury Racecourse on Saturday 26th March. The inaugural event was attended by over 9,000 people including around 400 members of BEF recognised disciplines. The day included a 7 race jump racing card and a host of equestrian themed demonstrations and stands. Endurance World Class Potential Squad member Rachael Claridge and her lovely homebred part Arab gelding, Prince Meliodas represented Endurance GB in the parade.

The idea for the raceday was developed by a group of students currently studying for BSc (Hons) in Equine Business Management, Sports Business Management or Equine Science from the Royal Agricultural, Hartpury and Sparsholt Colleges. They provided a day of educational and entertaining equestrian activities in addition to the racing which appealed to all. This included demonstrations and a parade featuring representatives for Dressage, Driving, Endurance, Eventing and Riding for the Disabled (RDA).

Endurance GB's stand was busy throughout the day with numerous enquiries about this fast growing sport. Nikki Routledge (PR Director for EGB) said "We gave out around 200 information packs and hope this day will prove very beneficial in promoting endurance riding to more riders and encourage more members." The EGB stand was manned by the enthusiastic and capable team of Nikki, Di Latham (Chairman of Selectors), Rosemary Attfield, Emily Nott and Jen Rennie.

Endurance GB is the governing body fir the sport in England and Wales. To find out more, call 02476 697929 or visit their website for more details

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