Land Rover has been at the heart of equestrian sport in the UK for over 30 years and has been a principal sponsor of Eventing at Gatcombe Park since the first running of the British Open in 1983. In March 1993 the marque was one of the original sponsors of the new Gatcombe Novice Horse Trials, organised by HRH The Princess Royal, which later became the Gatcombe Novice & Intermediate Horse Trials when a new Intermediate cross country course was added with funding by Land Rover.
Land Rover is also Official Vehicle Supplier to the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park and supplies vehicles to the Gatcombe International CIC * and CIC** event on 8-10 September. Land Rover also supports two of the biggest equestrian events in the UK; Royal Windsor Horse Show and the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials.
Further strengthening its long term commitment to equestrian sports, Land Rover continues as Official Vehicle Supplier to Equestrian Team GBR, in what is an important year ahead with Rio 2016 in August. It also supports leading British riders Zara Phillips, Harry Meade, Laura Tomlinson, Ben Maher and Lee Pearson.
For more information about Land Rover and its long term commitment to equestrian sport visit www.landrover.co.uk/equestrian
Your Royal Highness
Dear Eventing Fans
Welcome to the Gatcombe International Horse Trials. Whatley Manor is the title sponsor for the 7th year and is delighted to announce its ongoing collaboration until 2019. Thanks to Pattie Biden, Carol Excell and their team the event has grown in stature and quality over the past few years. We are delighted this year to welcome an array of top FEI officials from all over the world plus the welcome return of Mark Phillips who will be working with 2016 was a year of change at Whatley Manor. As of September 28th Sue Williams took the helm as General Manager. Sue will be working hard to help build on all that has been achieved since Whatley first opened its doors. In Aquarias Spa we are launching a new spa brand by the name of Natura Bissé. . You are very welcome to enquire about all of the new luxurious spa treatments and remember that our spa and restaurants are open to non-residents.
To all our officials and volunteers a very big thank you for your time. To the spectators I welcome you to experience an exciting day out and I thank you for both your past and future support.
Finally, a very warm thank you to Her Royal Highness for welcoming us once more to her beautiful Estate.