Giant tractors, gun-dogs, a tug-of-war and a farmers’ market will be among the many attractions for visitors to enjoy at Dallas Burston Polo Club’s first Equestrian Day on Saturday, August 19.
The Club is throwing its doors open for the free event which will feature equestrian sports from dressage and side-saddle displays to the thrills and spills of polo and arena eventing.
The Cub’s all-weather SuperArena® will be busy all day with crowds watching the exciting action of riders competing over a mixture of show-jumping and cross-country fences in the 2.4 acre stadium.
For those who want to learn about polo, a special demonstration by the club’s Polo Manager Huw Beavan will take place part-way through a thrilling all-day polo tournament.
One highlight of the day will be the much-anticipated and competitive IXL Events Team Tug of War while those who love country pursuits will be thrilled by the gun-dog display in the early afternoon.
Director of Operations at DBPC Major Richard Carney MBE, said: “It will be a fantastic day for everyone to enjoy, from those who follow polo and equestrian sports to families who just want to see what the Club is all about.
“We aim to make it as accessible and entertaining as we can, so come along and if you have a good day, perhaps we will see you again at one of our Arena Eventing days, dressage events or polo matches.
“We have an exciting programme of equestrian events coming up, not least our Polo in the Park on September 3, and Lands Eventing will be returning for more arena eventing on September 16.”
Amid all the excitement of the equestrian events there will be gentler pursuits, such as a farmers’ market highlighting local produce.
Agricultural machinery suppliers Lister-Wilder will show some of the largest tractors on the market in a static display at the event, allowing visitors to get up close and see the huge scale and engineering of the vehicles that drive our country’s fresh food industry.
The genteel art of side-saddle riding will be shown during a break in the arena eventing while at the end of the day Ekko Equestrian will put on a display of dressage for guests to enjoy.
During the day and into the evening The Millstone Hare, which has a viewing terrace overlooking the SuperArena®, will be holding a barbecue as well as serving its delicious menu of food.
The gates for the event open at 11 a.m. and general entrance is free.