Mary Thomson attempts a third win in succession of the British Open Horse Trials Championship this weekend. The Salcombe Regis rider will be in good company. Pippa Nolan, from King's Lynn, who won at Bramham earlier this year, and the New Zealander, Blyth Tait, the 1990 world champion, are among the strong field. Spectators can take time off from the dressage (which starts at 9am) to inspect the cross-country course today and tomorrow. Show jumping (9.30am) and cross country (10.30am) take place on Sunday.
How to get there: Gatcombe Park, Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, is five miles south-east of Stroud off the A419 and is signposted from junction 15, M4 and junction 13, M5.
Admission: Today: pounds 1 pedestrians, pounds 5 car (up to six occupants). Tomorrow: pounds 3, pounds 12. Sunday: pounds 3, pounds 18. Three-day ticket for cars pounds 28.