Developed by Kate in 2010, this class offers riders the chance to compete their eight and nine year old horses at the top level of the national sport for one of the largest prize pots on the British Eventing circuit. The Dassett Eventing 8/9 Advanced Class is held at Ann and Nigel Taylor’s Washbrook Farm, Aston le Walls, and runs in late July. It has become a firm favourite in the British Eventing calendar.
The winner of the 2019 8/9 year old Advanced Class on the 20/21st July. Was Andrew Nicholson riding ‘As Is.’ A classy performance all around, you would expect nothing less from a rider of his calibre.
The Best Irish Horse, finishing in 6th place, who also won a headcollar donated by PM Equestrian was Newmarket Prospect, ridden by Tom Jackson.
Finishing in 8th place was Fun Time Cilla, ridden by Dani Evans. She received a video of her round, donated by An Eventful Life, for being the highest placed mare.
Everyone had a lot of fun too. The fence judges received delicious homemade cupcakes by Dassett Eventing’s own baker, Lauren. The batch of 2019 were pretty special and received a lot of praise from everyone!
The DE team had a mouth watering picnic on the mound, where they could relax and enjoy the atmosphere of the event, after all the hard work that had been put in by the everyone.
Prizes are kindly sponsored by local businesses as well as the larger equestrian companies. This year, we had some amazing goodies from Nobel Outfitters UK, Dodson Horrell and a fantastic hamper from local equestrian store, Harley Equestrian. Each competitor comes away with a Dassett Eventing water bucket and goodie bag, which contains some fabulous and useful gifts.