OLYMPIC hopefuls will be heading up the line up at this year’s Lincolnshire Horse Trials in March.
The county’s world class equestrian event comes to the Lincolnshire Showground from Friday 16th - Sunday 18th March.
And YOU could be there if you enter our competition to win a car pass on a day of your choice.
The annual event will feature up to 700 competitors taking part in dressage, show jumping and cross country.
Scouts from the British Olympic team are expected to be on the lookout once again during the pony trials, which will also be held.
The venue is recognised as an excellent event for early season because the flat, well drained ground is a good proving ground for both horse and rider.
The event has been open for entries since early February and is expected to draw previous participants and Olympic hopefuls such as William Fox-Pitt, Pippa Funnell, Nicola Wilson and Piggy French.
Homegrown riders from Lincolnshire are also expected to showcase their talents.
Horse Trials director and course designer Charles Hood is predicting an exciting line up of international and local riders.
He said: “This will be a very exciting year in the run up to the Olympics and we’re expecting to draw an exceptional range of entrants as a result.”
“Because our course gives a good variety of well-built straight forward fences, and is run over extremely well-drained light land, it draws competitors looking to build early season confidence with good going.”
“We have planned some new fences especially for this year.”
Nearly 2,000 visitors attended last year’s event over the three days, providing a welcome boost to the local economy.
The Horse Trials are organised by Lincolnshire Events Centre on its 200 acre Showground site at Grange de Lings, Lincoln.
Entry on Saturday and Sunday is £5.00 per car to include all occupants.
To be in with a chance of winning a car pass for any day of your choice simply answer the following question:
Q) How many visitors attended last year’s Lincolnshire Horse Trials?
Send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember to include a day time contact number, as winners will be notified by telephone.
Entries must be received by Wednesday 7th March.