Bramham team praised for work

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Event assistant Laura Jennings has paid tribute to the organising team at Bramham which is in pristine shape for next week’s horse trials - one year on from the mudbath of 2014.

After four glorious days of sunshine in 2013, last year’s Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse Trials were drenched by summer showers which left cars being towed out of the sludge after Saturday’s cross-country round.

Yet Jennings says Bramham has long been returned looking to its brilliant best with four days of top-class competition set to start on June 11.

World number two William Fox-Pitt will bid for an incredible eighth triumph while Northallerton’s Nicola Wilson also has high hopes in the showcase CCI three-star event.

A stellar line-up has again been assembled, with Bramham’s team only hoping for kinder weather than last year.

Jennings said: “I say it every year, but once again I am astounded as to how quickly this year’s event has come round.

“It doesn’t seem long ago when we were all soaked to the skin and sloshing around in the mud due to the dreadful weather that hit the event last year.

“We are hoping that this year we will be basking in sunshine and we will be reaching for the sun cream, and not the brollies!

“Those who braved the elements and attended last year will have been astounded as to how quickly the park looked back to normal’ and this is testament to the hard work of the Bramham Estate staff, who worked tirelessly. Ian Stark and David Evans’ team have worked their magic again.”