Date: Wednesday 7th June 2017
From Thursday June 8th to Sunday June 11th, the home base of the four-time World Four-in-Hand Champion and Woof Wear sponsored driver Boyd Exell will be the main focus of the international driving world.
Located on the stunning ‘Horse Boulevard’ of Valkenswaard and under the name ‘Driving Valkenswaard International’, the Australian driver and his team will organize a massive international 3* combined driving competition for pair and four-in-hand horses.
On the main show grounds on the Maastrichterweg, eight marathon obstacles, dressage and cones arenas along with warm-up rings will be built. The obstacles are designed by four-star course designer Jeroen Houterman. Every obstacle will be constructed with its own identity and appearance, as per the wishes of each individual sponsor. The spectator experience will also be taken into consideration with the assembly of mobile tribunes, and a show layout that has the marathon obstacles situated close together in a central location, making it possible to follow the spectacular marathon with ease.
A bustling trade fair with a variety of vendors will be present, providing a huge assortment of products encompassing everything from lifestyle to equestrian. The event will be open free to the public, with a small fee payable for for parking. Disabled parking is free.
The timetable of events is below:
THURSDAY 8TH JUNE
Dressage Day for Horse Pairsin the dressage arenas
FRIDAY 9TH JUNE
Dressage Day for Horse Teams in the dressage arenas
SATURDAY 10TH JUNE
Marathon Day for Horse Pairs and Horse Teams on the marathon course
SUNDAY 11TH JUNE
Cones Day and Prize Giving Ceremonies for Horse pairs and Horse teams in the Main Arena