LEGEND MARK TODD JOINS HIGH CALIBRE APPLICANTS FOR EXPRESS EVENTING - 08 May 2011
Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials winner Mark Todd has added his name to the list of highly talented names who will be competing in the Express Eventing Series opening qualifier at the Bolesworth Castle Showjumping Classic on Saturday 11th June.
Mark said that he was "really excited to be part of the Express Eventing Series. It's a great way of bringing our fantastic sport to a new audience and I can't wait to take in the atmosphere on the day".
He will compete against the likes of Equestrian celebrity and winner of the inaugural Express Eventing Oliver Townend and former Olympian and three times winner of the Hickstead Eventing Grand Prix Gary Parsonage at the Cheshire based event, hoping to qualify for a place in the final at the Horse of the Year Show at Birmingham’s LG Arena in October.
Stephen Renouard, Equestrian Director of Express Eventing said of the applicants “The field of entrants further endorses the new format which worked so well in 2010, and shows that the riders trust and believe in this great sport. It will certain make for some great competition on the day.”
Nina Babour who runs the Bolesworth Showjumping Classic said “'We’re very excited that some of the best event riders in the world including Eventing legend Mark Todd have chosen Bolesworth as their preferred qualifier for the Express Eventing Series. We are thrilled to be presenting a truly world class spectacle.
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