The Ride-away Express Eventing Challenge at the CLA Game Fair

We are leading up to the next Ride-away Express Eventing Challenge at the CLA Game Fair which is taking place on Sunday 2nd August.

If you’re attending, you can find out all you need to know about the exciting competition below. You can also find out how you could walk away with some amazing prizes from Ride-away including £1,000 worth of vouchers!

The Ride-away Express Eventing Challenge is an all-action equestrian triathlon, featuring top international riders in a hotly contested one-day competition here at the CLA Game Fair.

All the elements of the competition will take place in the Main Arena.

Dressage  (10.00am – 12noon)

A freestyle dressage test to music, with competitors encouraged to express both their own personality and that of their horse through the music of their choice. The test is marked by two judges for technical merit and by a third, non-equestrian expert, for artistic impression.

Cross-country    (1.30pm – 2.30pm)

The course is approximately 700 metres long and has up to 18 obstacles, some of which are jumped in both directions. The aim is to complete the course without incurring penalties and within an optimum time. It is a real test of a rider’s ability to jump safely at a pre-determined pace.

Show jumping (3.00pm – 3.45pm)

A one-round test with a twist. Penalties are awarded for jumping faults and for finishing outside of the time allowed to complete the course. At the final fence, however, riders are confronted with the alternative ‘eraser’ obstacle and the opportunity to have penalties erased from their score.


The Ride-away Express Eventing Challenge brings together established faces from the world of eventing and the sport’s rising stars.  There are 12 riders competing for the trophy at Harewood House:


Julia Dungworth Ben Way
Phoebe Powell Emma Hyslop
Fiona Hobby Simon Grieve
Jess Butler Sara Burdess
Carol Pearson Imogen Murray
Mary Anne Carpenter Fiona Davidson

In between each round, the riders will be visiting the Ride-away stand (A14 – within the Horses and Hounds’ area). Come and meet the riders and get an autograph or two.

We also welcome Toby Vintcent, author of the best-selling novel “Driven”, who today is our celebrity dressage judge.  Toby who will be doing a book signing from the Ride-away stand at 12 noon after the dressage phase.

Our sponsor’s Ride-away are also offering some amazing prizes.  Visit their stand today and you will also have the chance to enter the prize draw for thousands of pounds worth of prizes. Plus, enter the competition and get 20% off when you spend £120 or more at*

For further information about Express Eventing, visit

* For full terms and conditions, visit the Ride-away stand or

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