Land Rover has been supporting eventing at Gatcombe Park since the very first horse trials were staged at the Cotswold estate in 1983.
Since then, the iconic 4×4 brand has become synonymous with the equestrian community and its enduring lifestyle. Land Rover now supports several major equestrian events and venues, including Royal Windsor Horse Show, Guards Polo Club and the pinnacle of the eventing season, the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials in September.
As well as supporting the spring and autumn horse trials at Gatcombe Park, Land Rover is also Official Vehicle Partner of the Festival of British Eventing, which this year takes place on 4-6 August 2017. Land Rover plays a key operational role at Gatcombe Park in transporting vets, doctors, course builders and officials around the venue, ensuring they can carry out their duties in the most efficient way possible.
Land Rover also supports many leading British riders including Zara Tindall, Nick Skelton, Harry Meade, Lee Pearson, Ben Maher and England polo player Max Charlton. Land Rover also recognises the importance of developing and nurturing talent at grassroots level and last year became a partner of the Pony Club.
Since 1948 Land Rover has been manufacturing authentic 4x4s that represent true ‘breadth of capability’ across the model range. Discovery, Discovery Sport, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover and Range Rover Evoque each define the world’s SUV sectors, with 80 per cent of this model range exported to over 170 countries.
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.