SEIB Trailblazers Championship 2017 series has enjoyed another thrilling year of qualifying rounds and competitors have their sights firmly fixed on competing at the prestigious Championship Finals at Stoneleigh Park 28 July – 5 August.
Trailblazers two Master Classes, supported by Supreme Products, will be taking place over the course of the week. We are thrilled to welcome Graham Fletcher on Thursday 3 August at 7pm, he will be sharing his wealth of experience in producing horses from novice through to international and Olympic level.
Graham will focus his demonstration towards novice and grass roots competitors, aiming at helping to improve their performance and giving them advice on how to progress through each level.
Assisting at this year’s Master Class will be Graham’s 14 year old son Ollie who enjoyed recent success in Weirden where he won the Childrens Grand Prix, and Graham will use the opportunity to point out where Ollie is correct in his technique but also pointing out where he may be getting it wrong.
Alfie Bradstock will also be joining Graham at the Master Class, Alfie was originally from an eventing background and took the decision to switch to show jumping and has been based with the Fletcher’s for a number of years. He now rides at international level and has grown under the direction of the Fletchers.
Isobel Wessles will be taking the Dressage Master Class at 7pm on Friday 28 July and will be riding 14 year old Chagall by Contendro – owned by Isobel and Brigit Powell for the dressage Master Class .
Joining Isobel will be Daniel Bremner and Lucy Cartwright who run a successful training yard in Broadway under the name DL Dressage.
Lucy Cartwright riding Frederico 4 year old by Franziscus owned by Justin Wessels.
Daniel Bremner riding McCoy 7 year old by Master owned by Carole Felton
All 3 horses will come in together, Isobel will work with the other two from Chagall’s back using a headset before showing some movements with Chagall!
Trailblazers is an unaffiliated series aimed at the grassroots and national competitor, and as an organisation Trailblazers has emphasised the importance in providing the grassroots rider with the opportunity to compete in a thrilling, competitive and professionally organised equestrian competition series which offers a prestigious, but attainable Championship Final.
Trailblazers is the only organisation in the UK that you can register horse and rider FOC and allows horse and rider combinations to compete in any or all four disciplines at a level of their choice.
Once qualified through first rounds riders purchase their qualification card and can then compete in as many second round competitions as they wish. Of course to ensure they maximise their chances of securing a ticket to the SEIB Trailblazers Championship Finals at Stoneleigh Park this summer they must enter!
Of course you can also get your 2018 campaign under way by continuing with first round qualifiers! Check online for all your Trailblazers information including details on how to enter for this summer’s championships www.trailblazerschampionships.com