International Eventing weekend to be held at Bicton Arena

Bicton Arena's staff and volunteers are making final preparations for Devon's first international horse trials, which will take place this weekend (April 24-26th).

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International Eventing weekend to be held at Bicton Arena

The trials are expected to attract stars from the popular equestrian sport of three-day eventing, including some of the world's most famous names.

Arena Manager, Helen West said: "It's fantastic for Devon to have such a prestigious competition and Bicton is the perfect venue. It has fabulous courses set in Grade One listed parkland, along with the iconic Rathbones Main Arena, where the dressage and showjumping phases will take place."

Entry to the event is free on Friday and £10 per car on Saturday and Sunday.

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