26 & 27 September 2009 at Great Bookham Equestrian Centre
Championships in DRESSAGE, SHOW JUMPING & SHOWING.
Championship classes include Intro (walk & trot), Prelim, Novice and Elementary, with sections for very novice horses/riders in Intro and Prelim sections and open sections throughout. Whether you're a first time competitor (special training available at competitions at Great Bookham for 'rookie' competitors) or a keen unaffilaited dressage campaigner there's a championship at the Sunshine Tour to suit you! More information .....
There are championships for all levels of horse or pony and rider from 1'6"/45cm novices to 3'/3'3" 90cm/1m accomplished competitors. 1st - 6th in classes at show centres, pony clubs, riding clubs and independent shows in the South East qualify. More information ....
Plenty of centres offer a whole range of unaffilaited showing classes that include chances to qualify, whether you're just a beginner or regularly enjoy unaffiliated showing.There are sections for in-hand, ridden classes, working hunter and working hunter ponies, senior and junior sections and lead rein, so all riders are catered for. More information ....
Winners of each class will receive: Embroidered rug or jacket, sash, trophy & championship rosette. Runners up will receive embroidered saddle cloth & championship rosette. Further prizes and championship rosettes up to 10th place.
There are various Champion of Champions awards. Prize list to be confirmed, but includes so far:
A brand new GPA riding hat supplied by Surrey Equestrian
Brand new Kent & Masters saddle supplied and fitted by Master Saddler Helen Dart of Bookham Saddlery
Luxury holiday in apartment in Menorca
A year's free entries to Great Bookham shows and events
Prizes generously donated by our sponsors: Surrey Equestrian, Bookham Saddlery, Challenge Fencing, Jody Sole Equine Dentist, Mrs J Boulting, Mrs J Brown & Mrs H Lamborn & Localrider Magazine
Congratulation to everyone who took part in the Sunshine Tour Series throughout 2008 and well done and thank you to everyone who participated in the Championship!
The Sunshine Tour 2009 is set to go from strength to strength with more qualifiers available at more venues and more championship classes in more categories! Qualifiers start for 2009 Championship in February, keep an eye on the website for news of confirmed qualifier dates and venues and announcements about plans for the Champonship.