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Total Horsemanship presents BUCK BRANNAMAN @ Aintree International Equestrian Centre
Jun 7 – Jun 9 all-day
Total Horsemanship presents BUCK BRANNAMAN @ Aintree International Equestrian Centre | England | United Kingdom

Aintree International Equestrian is once again thrilled to announce that


will be returning for 3 days of training and demonstration of his unique horsemanship skills.

For further information regarding tickets and booking on to the clinics please contact Total Horsemanship directly via email at: or follow the link:

This is one not to be missed! Book early to avoid disappointment.

ABOUT BUCK……………………..

For over 30 years, Buck Brannaman has been working with horses and their owners and today is one of the world’s leading practitioners of handling horses based on classical concepts from the California vaquero tradition; working with the horse’s nature, using an understanding of how horses think and communicate to train the horse to accept humans and work confidently and responsively with them. One of his stated goals is to make the animal feel safe and secure around humans so that the horse and rider can achieve a true union. Buck travels most of the year doing horsemanship clinics in the United States, Europe and Australia & New Zealand. When not on the road, he lives with his wife Mary and their horses in Sheridan, Wyoming.

The Aintree National Show
Jun 21 – Jun 23 all-day

The next Aintree National Show will be held on the 21st – 23rd June 2019.

The schedule will be released in April after the Grand National Festival


Saturday classes
In Hand Hunters Miss S Ramsden (conf)
RIHS Ridden Hunters Miss S Ramsden (Conf) Ms J Smith (Ride)
Sports Horses
Hack & Riding Horse Breeding Mrs J Burgess
Cobs Mrs J Burgess (conf), Miss R Adlam (ride)
Hacks Mrs J Burgess (conf), Miss R Adlam (ride)
Riding Horses Mrs J Burgess (conf), Miss R Adlam (ride)
Working Hunter (Horses) Mr N Swallow (conf)
Novice & Open Working Show Horse Mr N Swallow (conf)
Side Saddle Working Hunter Ms J Boardman
Unaffiliated working Hunter
Coloured Working Hunter Pony/Horse
RoR Challenge Mr A Forster
Retrained Racehorses Mr A Forster
Irish Draughts Ridden
Irish Draughts Inhand
Side Saddle
CHAPS (Open and Novice Classes) Mrs C Senior
HOYS Coloureds Mrs A Yates (Conf), Mrs S Shuttleworth (ride)
Inhand Welsh Ponies
Mixed M & M Inhand
Inhand Pony Breeding
Miniature Horse Breeds
Sunday classes
Ridden Part Breds
BSPS Show Ponies Mrs S Stockley-Bridges
BSPS Show Hunter Ponies Mrs S Stockley-Bridges
Novice Heritage
Mini Novice Heritage
Open Heritage
Heritage Young Riders
WHP Training Stakes
Novice Working Hunter Pony
Mini Novice Working Hunter Pony
Open Working Hunter Pony
Heritage Training Stakes
Novice Heritage
Open Heritage
Retrained Racehorses
Side Saddle  Mrs V Hodgett
OLYMPIA Senior Showing 1st rounds Mrs K Neal
OLYMPIA Senior Showing 2nd rounds Mrs N Taylor (Staffs), Miss S Chapman (Powys)
Arabs Miss S Wrigglesworth
Shetland Ponies Mr L Gregory
Traditional Gypsy Cobs Mrs W Sprung



Petplan Equine Area Festival @ Aintree International Equestrian Centre
Jul 4 – Jul 7 all-day
Petplan Equine Area Festival @ Aintree International Equestrian Centre


We are delighted to once again host the above event.

Petplan Equine Area Festivals are the perfect target for many BD riders looking to have a taste of the big time at a Championship-feel event. The top 10 combinations from each section will go on to one of 8 Area Festival semi-finals, taking place in September and October 2019, from Prelim to Inter II level.

The event will run from Thursday 4th July through to Sunday 7th July 2019.

Online entries open Monday 15th April 2019.

Please follow the link below to see the full schedule:

Entries close: Thursday 13th June 2019 – competitors must have qualified 2 weeks prior to the closing date to be eligible to compete, this is a British Dressage rule and there are no exceptions.


PLEASE NOTE: if we are over-subscribed it may be necessary to cancel some of the warm up classes.

All class entries and stabling can be booked by following the link below:

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


Aintree International Equestrian Centre

Aintree Race Course, Ormskirk Road, Aintree, Liverpool, Merseyside, L9 5AS
Mobile: 07770 334 507
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.

The Dodson & Horrell National Amateur & Veteran Championships 2019 @ Aintree International Equestrian Centre
Nov 12 – Nov 17 all-day
The Dodson & Horrell National Amateur & Veteran Championships 2019 @ Aintree International Equestrian Centre | England | United Kingdom

We are delighted to announce that Aintree International Equestrian Centre will once again be hosting the National Amateur And Veteran Championships and these will be held on the
12th to the 17th November 2019



These will be open to book on the same day. This will be AFTER our Premier Show in October, date to be confirmed.

Stables and accommodation will be on a first come, first served basis.


The schedule is being worked on now and we will release the schedule classes once the BS have approved it. This does take quite some time, so please bare with us. We will announce on here when this is available, which will be before we open up the entries.

There will be plenty of classes for everyone. So if you are trying to book off time at work, we advise competitors to book the whole week. It is a Championships so we try and have something for everyone (as long as you have qualified for the show).


This will be done via Horse Monkey, please ensure that you are registered with them or if you have registered before, check you can log in ok. This is now the ONLY way we will accept entries and stables bookings for this show.

We are a very busy venue and we have a lot of other events on before the champs, so please try and be patient…. we know how excited you all are!

Thank you and further updates will be available later in the year – in the meantime good luck in qualifying and we look forward to seeing you all at Aintree.

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