Friday Video from SmartPak: The Chatsworth Challenge

Gemma Tattersall and Quicklook V — the 2017 Chatsworth ERM winners — come forward to reclaim their title this weekend. Photo courtesy of Event Rider Masters.

The weekend is nearly upon us, and with it comes the return of the Event Rider Masters series. Once again, the fourth season of this innovative series kicks off at the iconic Dodson and Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials, the sprawling seat of centuries’ worth of Dukes and Duchesses. From the Baroque balustrades and gilded galleries of the house, to the secret gardens and unfurling lawns of the greater grounds, Chatsworth House is a setting as timeless as the sport itself.

But you won’t find Mr Darcy emerging from the lake – instead, you’ll spot the modern-day approximation wearing a tail-coat and tall boots, and rather than a battle of wits, the stage is set for an epic showdown of guts and gumption between a hot field of thirty. Thirty of the biggest stars in the sport of eventing. Thirty riders, and thirty horses, who are determined to put on a show you’ll never forget. Here’s what to expect…

Tuning in? Check out the latest episode of the Eventing Podcast to find out how your favourites stack up against the competition. Then, download the EquiRatings Stacks app to play along, make your predictions, and compete to win an iPad. Want a cheat sheet? Head over the brand new Prediction Centre to check out the odds. Then, tune back into EN – we’ll be bringing you all the news and behind-the-scenes views from the event.

Go ERM, and Go Eventing!