ZARA TINDALL will be on home soil at the Land Rover Gatcombe Park Novice and Intermediate Horse Trials (Friday 23rd -Saturday 24th March).

Staged at the home of HRH The Princess Royal, riders from 21 nations, the largest number in the history of the event, representing Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Finland, Great Britain, Holland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland & the USA are amongst the 500 plus strong entries. Norway will be making their first appearance at the event.

Tindall will be joined by Cotswold favourites, Harry Meade and Tom McEwan.

Other leading riders entered include a very strong New Zealand presence with Andrew Nicholson, Dan Jocelyn, Tim Price and Jonelle Price. Other notable riders include Bill Levitt and Sam Griffiths from Australia plus William Fox-Pitt, Oliver Townsend and Izzy Taylor all from here in the UK.

Now in its 26th year of running, with continuous support from Land Rover, the event takes place on a course designed by HRH The Princess Royal and her event organiser Pattie Biden, utilising a different area of the Gatcombe Park Estate to that used by the Festival of British Eventing in August.

The two-day event will start at 8am with dressage, show jumping and cross-country phases run throughout.

The event attracts many interesting shops, which will include the Gatcombe Collection. At various times during both days, HRH The Princess Royal will present prizes.

Gatcombe Park is situated at Hampton Fields, mid-way between Minchinhampton and Avening; the event will be signposted from both directions.

Spectator admission is £6 for a car and all occupants and £4 for a programme.

For full information about directions, accommodation, course maps, timetable and all entries visit our web site