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.
We are getting ready for the 2019, 8/9 year old Advanced Class on the 20/21st July. Dassett Eventing developed the class originally as a way to promote their top quality event horses and now it boasts one of the largest prize pools of any class with generous cash winnings along with sponsored prizes. The class attracts some huge names and previous winners have gone on to compete at the highest level. It is a hugely popular class and each year brings in 80 entries with approx. 65 starters. 2019, has some top talent, including our very own Dassett Graduate, Dassett Golden Touch ridder by Louise Harwood.
Everyone has a lot of fun too. The fence judges receive delicious homemade cupcakes by Dassett Eventing’s own baker Lauren. Lauren has stareted baking and the batch of 2019 are looking pretty special! Prizes are kindly sponsored by local businesses as well as the larger equestrian companies. This year, we have 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, whichcontains some fabulous and useful gifts.
The 8/9 year old advanced class is now in its 9th year and this year promises to be one of the best yet.