2019 Chatsworth International Horse Trials launch party
PUBLISHED: 00:00 01 July 2019
andrew eyley/derbyshire life
The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire hosted a reception in the Painted Hall to mark the start of the annual Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials.
Chatsworth International Horse Trials 2019 launch party
Ben Lewis-D'Anna, Chris Ritch, Charlotte Wilkinson, Gemma Schwarz and Richard Anderson
Christina Kingspor, India Clifton and Tania Still
Sam Horrell, Rachael Morley and John Horrell
Robert and Jenny Brailsford, Alex Angelides, Jenny and Rosy Davidson
Sir Richard and Lady Jewson, Judy Hancock and Douglas Hibbert
Roly and Victoria Richard and Giles Rowsell
The Duchess of Devonshire, Bridget Burridge, Charlotte Ford and April Clough
Rebecca Rodgers, Caroline Thornton, Mary Brown, Nigel Davies and Chloe Davies
Marty Weissbecker, Tadhg Ryan, Julia Krajewski and Christopher Wahler
Chloe Perry, Harry Meade, Alison Swinburne, Piggy French and Rosy Meade
The Duke and Duchess with Ian Stark and Tom McEwen
Sponsors and officials, as well as owners and riders, were invited to toast the close of the first day of the event. There had been some exciting action as top riders from 12 countries had descended on the picturesque parkland, with Japanese Olympic hopeful Kazuma Tomoto taking an overnight lead in the prestigious four-star Dodson & Horrell Challenge.
A friendly and enjoyable evening in a lovely setting, the reception was a perfect prelude to the following two days of first-class competition.