Dressage demonstration from TV commentator

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What exactly is dressage?

If you’re not sure, there is a unique opportunity to learn all about the excitement of the sport, and support Buckingham, Winslow & District CAB at the same time.

Judy Harvey, the voice of the BBC’s Olympic dressage commentary, international dressage trainer, competitor and judge, will give a ridden demonstration about the development of the sport at Addington Manor Equestrian Centre at 6.30pm on Friday, October 31.

She will explain how a top dressage horse and rider are trained and the demanding standards judges look for.

Assisting her will be the young Akeley dressage rider and teacher Rebecca Drane on her horse, Half Moon Bardolino, accompanied by his stable companion Smashie the Shetland in Halloween costume.

Addington Manor was chosen by the British equestrian team as one of the training venues in the build-up to the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Entry to the demonstration is £5 (£4 per person for groups). For those keen to hear more there will be an optional carvery dinner (bookable in advance only) to include a talk by Judy about the Olympics and a charity auction.

For tickets and information, call Sharon Humphries on 01280 815648 or sharon_humphries@yahoo.co.uk