Bramham celebrates 40th birthday in style

Large crowds flocked to the Bramham International Horse Trials to help celebrate the 40th anniversary in style.

And the nail-biting show jumping phase on the final day of the Equi-Trek provided a fitting finale to two amazing competitions.

Bramham International Horse Trials 2013. Picture: Steven Wicks.

Bramham International Horse Trials 2013. Picture: Steven Wicks.

“An expectant crowd gathered for the final eventing jumping of the day in the hope of witnessing a historic victory,” said a spokesman.

“They weren’t disappointed when William Fox-Pitt soaked up the pressure to jump an immaculate clear on Christopher and Lisa Stone’s Chilli Morning.”

The Olympic team medallist claimed the £5,000 first prize and the use of an Equi-Trek Sonic horse box for the year.

The four-day event attracts over 45,000 spectators each year and this year had over 500 horses grace the coveted turf in a range of competitions.

Bramham also hosts over 135 quality and varied trade stands in the Retail Village making it an exciting shopping experience for all the family.

The chosen charity to benefit from this year’s event is the Firefighters Charity.

They attended the event together with the Fire and Rescue Services from West Yorkshire and Humberside who were on site raising awareness of their work with horses and fundraising.

This culminated with the spectacular Bramham Challenge Run.

Away from all things horsey there was plenty 
of action for the who family.

The Action and Adventure Area offered hands-on experience for visitors on quad bikes, Segways, bungee trampoline and walking on water in the Zorb Balling.

Other animals got in on the action with canine friends in the Tailwaggers Club and a display from Ye Olde Redtail Falconry.

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