Eventing extravaganza at Thoresby Park

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April 2024

Don’t miss all the exciting action as leading riders take on the cross-country challenge in this stunning parkland setting, plus family fun for all!

The Eventing Spring Carnival is set to take place this Easter weekend from 28th March to 1st April, in the grounds of Thoresby Park. 

Running over the Easter weekend for the first time, the Eventing Spring Carnival not only features the iconic Grantham Cup, but also plays host to the Great Thoresby Easter Egg Hunt.

The event, although relatively new to the calendar, has firmly established itself as one of the country’s foremost eventing fixtures. Its early season position makes it an ideal preparatory run for the prestigious Badminton Horse Trials CCI5* a month later, and fans of the sport hoping to get a glimpse of the frontrunners can enjoy doing both in this spectacular parkland setting.

Family fun
Running alongside the international eventing there will be a range of arena classes and attractions, including an Easter Egg Hunt, circus attractions, funfair, gundog displays and more, making this a great family day out.

Once again, the Allstar B enclosure will offer complimentary breakfast, with lunch and afternoon tea available in a prime viewing spot overlooking the main arena and the cross-country course.

Throughout the competition, top riders and eventing professionals will visit the enclosure to lead educational and entertaining talks in a format that takes inspiration from Formula One’s Paddock Club.

On Easter Sunday, the enclosure plays host to Mrs B’s Bistro, where Easter brunch and lunch will be on offer, while the Aston Martin and Porsche owners’ clubs will be displaying cars throughout the venue.

Great show, great atmosphere
Former Grantham Cup winner and Olympic team gold medallist Tom McEwen MBE commented: “The Eventing Spring Carnival at Thoresby is still a relatively new addition to our calendar, taking over from Belton which has always been used as a great prep run for Badminton, or Kentucky. It’s a great show with plenty of atmosphere, and it’s a real mecca of the best horses preparing for their halfway season goal.

“It’s a place to go and put yourself against the best of the best that are going out for Burghley and Badminton titles and see where you are. Not every horse will be running fast, but you get a feel of where you are in the field.”

To book advanced tickets, and save on the gate price, visit www.thoresby-horse.co.uk

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