View Full Version : Big dressage shows in Europe in Jul

23-01-08, 12:30 PM
I'm going o/s this year, and not sure I can make it in time for Aachen in the first week of July. What are the other big horse shows in July/August throughout Europe/UK? I think Dortmund is another big one? I realise the Olympics are kind of going to get in my way in terms of getting to see the best horses and riders over there...

23-01-08, 02:42 PM
Hi Cybergirl,
I'm with you on this one! We're going next year for my husbands 50th birthday so he a can go to a 3 day car festival at Goodwood in July...(yay????)
So we are trading off!!!! He can go go to a car thing, and I'll go to a horse thing!!! So I'd also like to know what's on at that time...July/August...either in the UK or Europe.
Does anyone have any websites they can suggest? I just need to get a feel of what is on and when....
Many thanks,

23-01-08, 02:51 PM
Hi again Cybergirl,
I had already found this website in my research, which seems to include some good info for the UK at least....
Have a look...it can't hurt!

23-01-08, 02:57 PM
This is the FEI link to what's coming up in the next few months.

Is it only events you are interested in as the Ausctions are alot of fun too.

23-01-08, 02:58 PM
I'm going to the World Cup but that's in March lol!

Really can't wait! I don't have any horsey friends and a week of dressage is a bit much to subject my other half to so i'm going it alone!

23-01-08, 03:05 PM
Thanks Sierra...is there any site I can look at for the auctions too? We figure if we are going ot be over there we may as well make a big trip out of it....????? I could always buy a "pony"...LOL!!!!
Swish...you are very brave...I'm only going because we will be travelling with friends who have lived in the UK and who are extensive (and obsessive!!!) travellers.
Have you travelled before?
Good on you!

23-01-08, 03:23 PM
Here you go ALHannah.
Also remember that if you contact the Stallion Stations and Studs and ask to come and visit they will welcome you with open arms.




23-01-08, 03:30 PM
Thanks Sierra!
I am a rank amateur at this...so do you have any websites for the stations and studs??????
I put stuff into the internet yet don't seem to come up with anything much! Must be putting in the wrong thing!!!!!

24-01-08, 04:08 AM
"are extensive (and obsessive!!!) travellers."

Sounds like me - especially the obsessive bit. Let's just say, I will never try to work out how much money I have spent on travelling and airfares - it would be scary but it is not a waste; will never regret it.
What about a visit to the Spanish Riding School in Vienna or the schools in Portugal, Spain and France?