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Easter Eventing Eggstraveganza heads to Thoresby Park

Tickets are still on sale for one of the country’s foremost eventing fixtures, The Eventing Spring Carnival, that is set to take place this Easter weekend from 28 March – 1 April 2024, in the grounds of Thoresby Park. Running over the Easter weekend for the first time, the Eventing Spring Carnival not only features the iconic Grantham Cup, but also plays host to the Great Thoresby Easter Egg Hunt.

The event, although relatively new to the calendar, has firmly established itself as one of the country’s foremost eventing fixtures. Its early season position makes it an ideal preparatory run for the prestigious Badminton Horse Trials CCI5* a month later, and fans of the sport hoping to get a glimpse of the frontrunners – and enjoy proximity to their favourite riders – can enjoy doing both in this spectacular parkland setting.

Running alongside the international eventing with be a range of arena classes and attractions, creating a busy schedule and fun for all the family.  If an Easter Egg Hunt around the event wasn’t enough, there will be circus attractions, fun fair, gun dog displays and much much, making this a great family day out for Easter.

The Allstar B enclosure will be the place to be for this year’s event, with complimentary breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea available in a prime viewing spot overlooking the main arena and the cross-country course. Throughout the competition, top riders and eventing professionals will visit the enclosure to lead educational and entertaining talks in a format that takes inspiration from Formula One’s Paddock Club.  On Easter Sunday the enclosure plays host to Mrs B Bistro, where Easter Brunch and Lunch will be on offer.  Join with friends and family for an Easter treat like no other – a sumptuous lunch, in the fully heated enclosure, with stunning views of the Showjumping and cross-country arena.

If world class eventing horsepower wasn’t enough, the Aston Martin and Porsche owners’ clubs will be joining us throughout the event, with cars on display throughout the venue.

Former Grantham Cup winner, and Olympic team gold medallist Tom McEwen MBE commented: “The Eventing Spring Carnival, at Thoresby, is still a relatively new addition to our calendar, taking over from Belton which has always been used as great prep run for Badminton, or Kentucky. It’s a great show with plenty of atmosphere, and it’s a real mecca of the best horses preparing for their halfway season goal.

It’s a place to go and put yourself against the best of the best that are going out for Burghley and Badminton titles and see where you are.  Not every horse will be running fast but you get a feel of where you are in the field.”

The Eventing Spring Carnival at Thoresby Park takes place from 28 March – 1 April 2024, and with something on the agenda for all the family, it’s a can’t-miss entry for the diary. To book advanced tickets, and save on the gate price, visit thoresby-horse.co.uk

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