Plans afoot to launch three-star showjumping fixture in Scotland

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There could soon be a new equine competition held in Scotland if plans to organise it are given the go-ahead.

According to Horse and Hound, the event would be held each year at the Ingliston Country Club in Renfrewshire and would include Scotland's first international three-star showjumping fixture.

Held over nine days, the prize money is thought to be a minimum of £104,500 and so would attract horse insurance customers from around the globe.

However, would-be entrants will have some time to wait, as the first show is pencilled in for July 2014 – and that is if the proposals get the green light from the International Equestrian Federation.

Ingliston's Paul Fraser told the magazine he is confident the event will go ahead, adding: "It will be good for domestic riders, but will also help to put British showjumping on the international scene."

There could be further success for Ingliston over the coming months, as it would host the equine section of the 2018 Youth Olympics if Glasgow's bid to host it comes to fruition.
 

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