Petplan Equine Area Festival CANCELLED

4th February 2021 – 7th February 2021 all-day
Aintree International Equestrian Centre
0151 522 2949


We are delighted to once again host the above event.

The series, which was launched in 2000 and is aimed at grassroots riders, has grown from 15 Area Festivals around the country with 555 tests completed in its’ first year to over 6,300 dressage tests ridden in the 2018/19 series.

Split into two seasons, summer and winter, the Petplan Equine Area Festivals offer a year round competition pathway with riders qualifying and competing at one of the regional Area Festivals, before going on to the Area Festival Championships taking place in April and September each year.

This event will run from Thursday 4th February through to Sunday 7th February 2021.

Online entries are now open.

All entries and stabling must be booked online 

Entries close on Thursday 14th January 2021.

Please follow the link below to see the full schedule:


VACCINATIONS – As per our Terms & Conditions and those of British Dressage, all horses/ponies competing at a BD competition at Aintree Equestrian Centre must be fully up to date with 6 month vaccinations against Equine Influenza. They must also be 6 days clear of any vaccination and may attend on the 7th day. Clear images of all passports must be uploaded at the entry stage via Horse Monkey. These images must clearly show the pony/horses name and a full vaccination history, showing the primary course as well as the latest booster.
Your co-operation and understanding is appreciated. (FULL BRITISH DRESSAGE RULES RE VACCINATIONS ARE DETAILED BELOW)

COVID-19 – as we are all aware, the guidelines and restrictions change constantly. Aintree Equestrian Centre strictly adheres to all local and national restrictions regarding travel, mixing of households and social distancing. Please make sure you are fully aware of the latest restrictions prior to arriving to the racecourse, as non-adherence will result in admittance being refused.

An information email is sent to ALL competitors prior to the event – please take the time to read it.

PRIZE MONEY – this will be credited back to the payment card used for entries after the event, please allow up to  10 working days for funds to be received.

Electric Hook Up – 1 Night (Optional) – £25.00
Electric Hook Up – 2 Nights (Optional) – £35.00
Electric Hook Up – 3 Nights (Optional) – £45.00
Electric Hook Up – 4 Nights (Optional) – £55.00
Stable – 1 Night (Optional) – £45.00
Stable – 2 Nights (Optional) – £55.00
Stable – 3 Nights (Optional) – £65.00
Stable – 4 Nights (Optional) – £75.00
Hay (Optional) – £10.00
Haylage (Optional) – £10.00
Shavings (Optional) – £10.00
Day Stabling (Optional) – £30.00

British Dressage prize money rule applies to all classes.

No Prize Money 1-4 Starters
1st Place 5-8 Starters
2nd Place 9-12 Starters
3rd Place 13-16 Starters
4th Place At the organisers discretion

Secretary: Laura Way

Aintree International Equestrian Centre, Aintree Race Course, Omskirk Road, Aintree, Merseyside, L9 5AS
Phone: 0151 522 2949

Venue: Aintree International Equestrian Centre

Aintree Race Course, Ormskirk Road, Aintree, Liverpool, Merseyside, L9 5AS
Phone: 0151 522 2949
Aintree Racecourse is located on the A59, just one mile from the M57 and M58, which link the M62 and M6. Follow the A59 to Liverpool and the AA Signs as you approach the racecourse for routes to the car parks.

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