This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Petplan Equine Area Festivals and the season continued, with the first of eight Area Festival Finals taking place at Manor Grange Stud, Yorkshire.
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Qualified riders from the 24 Area Festivals, which took place from May to September, will be heading to the Finals hoping to qualify for the Championships which will take place at Hartpury College in April 2020.
The Petplan Equine Area Festivals are the largest grassroots dressage competition hosted by British Dressage. Over the last 20 years the competition has grown hugely with entries rising from 555 in the first year to over 6,000 dressage tests being ridden in the 2018/19 season.
If you’d like to take part or to find out more about the Petplan Equine Area Festivals, head to the Petplan Equine website: www.petplanequine.co.uk/area-festivals
Maximise Your Marks with Charlie Hutton
Whether you’re currently preparing for an Area Festival Final or are just wanting to improve your riding, Petplan Equine’s Maximise Your Marks training videos with International dressage rider Charlie Hutton brings you expert advice on preparing for your next test. In this video series, Charlie provides training techniques you can take home and use at your next competition to help improve maximise your marks in your next dressage test.
In this video Charlie shares his advice on how to improve your transitions and balance. Working with Petplan Equine Ambassador, Charlotte Wadley, Charlie comments that you must assess your horse’s way of going before working on transitions. Make sure the horse is moving forward freely and his trot is active.
To watch the full Maximise Your Marks videos series please head to the Petplan Equine website: www.petplanequine.co.uk/maximise-marks