Sports Listings: This Weekend / Equestrianism: British Open Championship - Gatcombe Park

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The Independent Online
The Calor Gas British Horse Trials Championships, starting today at Gatcombe Park, are enjoying their best entry. Pippa Nolan defends her open title after being runner- up in 1990 and 1991 to Mary Thomson, who lost her chance of winning three in a row last year on the cross- country section. This year, spectators have an added attraction. The British Intermediate Championship is being contested alongside the open event, which means there will be cross country on Sunday. Dressage starts today at 9am, continuing at 8.30am tomorrow, with cross country from noon tomorrow and 10am on Sunday. Show jumping begins at 8.30am tomorrow and 10am on Sunday.

How to get there: Gatcombe Park is on the Avening to Minchinhampton road, five miles south-east of Stroud, Gloucestershire, from A419 and is signposted from junction 15, M4, junction 13, M5, and at Stroud, Cirencester and Tetbury. Admission: Today: pounds 5 per car (up to six occupants). Tomorrow: pounds 15. Sunday: pounds 15. Three-day ticket pounds 25.