THE British Masters, to be staged at Chester Racecourse this weekend, has attracted a world-class field.
British number one Nick Skelton, Michael and John Whitaker and defending champion Ben Maher are just some of the high-profile show jumpers heading for the Roodee for the three-day event which starts tomorrow. Cheshire’s Geoff Billington will also be in attendance as will last year’s runner-up Laura Renwick.
With Sky television filming the action, Chester has the ideal showcase to show off its equine talents leading up to the next Olympic Games. The racecourse is listed in the official training camp guide for London 2012.
In addition to three days of show jumping, there will also be a fun fair, bouncy castles, a dog agility display team, a selection of trade stands, an inter-hunt relay and dressage displays.
Rob March, communication manager for the racecourse, said: “We want to make sure that this event provides something for everyone, it’s great value for a family day out at £5 per adult and kids go for free.”
Tickets can be booked over the phone on 01244 304610 or via the website chester-races.com