Summer Area Festivals 2023

All you need to know about the event...

We want to provide you with all the relevant details to ensure you know what to do from qualifying all the way to arriving at Sheepgate!

Most importantly, save the date: 8th – 11th August 2023.

Qualifying Criteria

Make your plan for the coming months and know what’s needed to be eligible to enter… 

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Entering Online

Arrange your entries and stabling… Not forgetting the optional standard British Dressage show too!

Arriving with Us

Be prepared when you arrive at Sheepgate, know what to bring and what is on offer on-site…

Qualifying Criteria:

Scores for the Summer Area Festivals including Area Festival Freestyle to Music, bronze and silver sections, must be gained between 1st January – 30th June 2023.

For further information regarding eligibility, please visit the British Dressage website or contact British Dressage direct. 

Entering Online:

All bookings for the Area Festival will be via My Riding Life… 

A British Dressage show will also run on the 6th & 7th August. This provides a great opportunity for competitors who are entering the Area Festival to have a practice run.

Stabling will be available on a first come first serve basis, permanent stabling will be at the cost of £45 per night and temporary stabling will be £35 for 1 night / £70 for 2 nights / £90 for 3 nights or more. 

Hook-up is also available to book for £25 per night!

At Sheepgate for the Area Festival:

On arrival, our helpful team will be ready to greet you… Stable plans will be listed around the site and if any bedding, hay or haylage needs to be purchased, this can be done in Sheepgate Tack & Togs which is located opposite the main indoor school building! 

Please ask a member of staff when you’re on-site if you have any queries on schooling your horses around the competition days as this will vary on timings and which arenas are in use. During the competition hours, our fenced outdoor arena will be stewarded to help keep track of the show running smoothly as well as tack checking taking place here. 

The Crepe Company will be on-site for sweet and savoury refreshments as well as The Coffee Corner located in Sheepgate Tack & Togs offering drinks and snacks. 

There is a Premier Inn for those wanting to stay off-site within 5 miles heading into Boston. 

Have a question?

Submit a message and we will come back to you as soon as possible…

We look forward to seeing you August…

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