Dressage at Hickstead to Show Case World's Best Riders

Thursday, July 27, 2006
Posted by bossmare

Leslie Morse Preparing for the World Equestrian Games in England

Sussex’s Hickstead Dressage showground will play host to a bevy of international stars at the International CHIO Dressage Show from 24 to 30 July. Bolney’s Dane Rawlins is delighted with the received entry which will include international teams from the Netherlands, France, Germany and Great Britain to contest the Nations Cup team competition.

Among the other entries are Imke Schellekens-Bartels of the Netherlands and local resident Kyra Kyrklund of Finland, now living near Coolham. For Great Britain Wayne Channon and Sandy Phillips join Laura Bechtolsheimer and will be using the opportunity as "dress rehearsal" for the 2006 World Equestrian Games in later in August. Furthermore, American Leslie Morse will be competing her Swedish stallion Tip Top (by Master) in preparation of the Games.

The week long championships start on Monday 24 July with the finals of the Dressage Masters League and the Rhinegold British Young Horse Championships. The international classes commence on Thursday 27 July and the programme climaxes with the Freestyle to Music on Sunday 30 July.

International entries include:
The Netherlands: Imke Schellekens-Bartels, Laurens van Lieren, Kirsten Beckers.
Great Britain: World Equestrian Games representatives: Laura Bechtolsheimer, Wayne Channon, Sandy Phillips plus Emile Faurie, Ferdi & Marie Eilberg, Carl Hester.
USA: Leslie Morse
Finland: Kyra Kyrkland
Nations Cup Teams: France, Germany, The Netherlands, Great Britain

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