Thursday June 22, 2017

Thursday sees the first day of competition in the International Arena. The feature class of the day is the coveted Bunn Leisure Derby Tankard, when the year's hopefuls embark on their final Derby preparations.

Riders will be hoping to familiarise their mounts with the International Arena, and will be aware of the momentous Derby Bank looming in the background...

A selection of young horse championships will take place in the morning and are an excellent chance to scope out the equine stars of the future. Finally, for visitors with a keen sartorial eye, the hugely popular Driving Concours D'Elegance returns. While the drivers may look the epitome of calm elegance, do not be fooled - competition is fierce!

Please note: Times are subject to change.

INTERNATIONAL ARENA

9.30am

The Astore & Sons 1.35m Open Championship

To follow

The Hickstead Novice Championship

To follow

The Hickstead Annual Grade C Championship

12.15pm

The Stoner Jewellers Vase

2.30pm

Presentation: The British Private Driving Derby (Private Driving Championship - HOYS Qualifier)

2.30pm

Presentation: The Driving Concours D'Elegance

2.40pm

Presentation: Supreme Trade Turnout Championship

3.05pm

The Bunn Leisure Derby Tankard

AVANT RING 2

8.30am

The Astore & Sons Speed Derby Qualifier

To follow

The British Five Year Old Jumping Championship (Preliminary Round)

To follow

The British Six Year Old Jumping Championship (Preliminary Round)

To follow

The Hickstead 1.30m Open

IRISH HORSE GATEWAY RING 3

8.00am

The Hickstead Under 25 Masters (1st Leg)

To follow

Connolly's Red Mills Senior Newcomers - 1st round

To follow

The 1.25m Open Championship (Preliminary Round II)

AIROWEAR RING 4 (ALL WEATHER)

8.00am

The Hickstead 1.00m Open

To follow

The Templant Events Beethoven 7 & 8 Year Old 2nd Qualifier

EQUI-TREK RING 5

8.00am

The Hickstead Amateur Championship (Preliminary Round)

To follow

Equitop Myoplast Senior Foxhunter - First Round

DRIVING GROUND

10.45am

The Private Driving Class (Singles, Pairs and Tandems - over 4yrs old, 13.2hh and under) Not open to Hackneys

To follow

The Private Driving Class (Singles, Pairs and Tandems - over 4yrs old, 13.2hh and over) Not open to Hackneys

To follow

The Private Driving Class (Singles, Pairs and Tandems - over 4yrs old, any height) For Hackney or Hackney type Ponies/Horses

12.45pm

Coster Turnout

To follow

Light Trade Turnout

THE NATIONAL SCHOOLS EQUESTRIAN ASSOCIATION RING 6

3.30pm

The NSEA Hickstead Mini Challenge