Dressage star is at Bishop Burton

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Dressage star Emile Faurie, one of the team that brought home a gold medal at the 2011 European Dressage Championships, will host a lecture demonstration at Bishop Burton College on Friday 3 February.

Emile, who recently paid a visit to the college to watch young riders who are benefitting from his charity The Emile Faurie Foundation, will deliver a presentation on ‘The Development of the Dressage Horse’.

The evening demonstration promises to be a fascinating insight into Emile’s training techniques and his career to date.

The college’s equine director Kim Knightley is encouraging anyone who has an interest in dressage to attend. She said: “Emile Faurie is one of the country’s best equestrian athletes and it’s a fantastic honour to be able to host him and his horses at the college.

“He’s a very talented horseman with some great experiences to share and I’m sure he’ll be handing out some invaluable tips and techniques to keep your horse in top condition, whether you’re a dressage rider or not.

“In this busy year, with the build up to the Olympics, we are delighted Emile has found time to visit us, and I would urge anyone with an interest in dressage or riding to come along.”

Emile runs his own training livery yard in the Cotswolds and has ridden in numerous International Championships at World, Olympic and European level. He has also trained many horses to Grand Prix having won team European gold, silver and bronze medals and individual European bronze on his horse Virtu.

The demonstration will be held in the Bishop Burton arena on Friday 3 February, doors open at 6.30pm and the demonstration will start at 7pm.

Tickets are £25 in advance or £30 on the door (subject to availability) and are on sale now. To purchase tickets please call Kathryn Megan on 01964 553087.