Richard Jones will be a key contributor to the first Eventing Masterclass series of 2019, sponsored by leading animal nutritionists and horse feed manufacturer Dodson & Horrell. The Masterclass, which aims to inspire and educate the next generation of event riders, takes place on 21 January at Keysoe Equestrian Centre. The event will feature the two 4* and 5* event riders Richard Jones and Tom McEwen and will be compered by veteran event commentator Spencer Sturmey.
The evening has been designed to appeal not just to competitive event riders but to all those who have an interest and enjoy watching the sport. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and quiz Tom and Richard and learn from their training tips and advice for all levels of competition. There will also be ample opportunity to discuss the performance feeding requirements for competition horses with members of the Dodson & Horrell team.
“The whole idea of the Masterclass Series is to give really useful advice and tips to riders at every level. Tom and I will aim to be completely approachable and helpful and give attendees plenty of food for thought as they prepare their event horses for their 2019 competitions,” Richard Jones explained. The invitation to take part in the first of this series follows a very successful year for Richard with top 10 places at Burghley and Blenheim.
Doors open at 6.00pm, Masterclass starts at 7.00pm. Tickets are available – click here for details.
Tom McEwen Tom McEwen has been part of the World Class Development (Podium Potential) Programme for many years. This is Lottery funded via UK Sport and seeks to identify and develop riders who have shown the potential to reach the world stage. In 2018 he represented Team GBR at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon where the team of Gemma Tattersall, Piggy French, Tom McEwen and Ros Canter, took prime podium position in the Eventing at WEG.
Richard Jones Team Jones, Richard and his wife Victoria, are based at Lowlands Farm in Rutland. Richard Jones is emerging as a top UK eventer – in the top ten at Burghley and at Blenheim in 2018. 2018 ended on two highs for Richard - first with a 7th at Burghley CCI 5* Horse Trials in early September – in fact 5th of the Brits, and then just weeks later he and his upcoming Kilballyboy Bob came 4th at Blenheim CIC 3*.
Spencer Sturmey Spencer made his debut behind the microphone at Weston Park Horse Trials. Marking the start of his career in the control box, he now commentates for major shows and events all over the world, including Hartpury, Blenheim, Barbury, Burghley and Ocala in Florida to name a few.
Dodson & Horrell Founded in Ringstead, Northamptonshire in 1939 and still family-owned today, Dodson & Horrell has grown to become a respected authority on animal nutrition and is Europe’s leading horse feed manufacturer exporting to forty countries worldwide.
About Team Jones Team Jones is based at Lowlands Farm in Rutland. Richard Jones is emerging as a top UK eventer – in the top ten at Burghley and at Blenheim in 2018 – and his wife Victoria is going from strength to strength, rebuilding her international dressage career – interrupted first by ME and then a pause to establish a family. The team has just finished a full all-weather cross-country course to add to their facilities so that training can go on for youngsters and established eventers alike.