In the midst of a suspended competition calendar for riders of all levels, British Eventing are providing a light at the end of the tunnel with the promise of an exciting new competition for grassroots competitors
As part of British Eventing’s (BE) commitment to continue the development of its grassroots offering, it’s been announced that a three-day event at BE90 will be piloted in 2021 and 2022.
This follows member feedback and will be run with both BE90 and BE90 Open sections. It will include a dressage test in a 60x20m arena and a steeplechase phase. The process to secure a venue to host the two-year pilot started at the beginning of the year with expressions of interest welcomed from existing BE venues, these venues were then invited to formally apply to host the exciting new competition.
The venues who will move forward to the next stage of the application process and be inspected by the Venue Assessment Panel in due course are as follows…
- Bicton, Devon
- Great Witchingham, Norfolk
- Keysoe, Bedfordshire
The Venue Assessment Panel will submit venue reports to the Regional Coordinators and Sport Team. Then, the venues will present to a panel of the sport’s key stakeholders. The successful venue and further details of the pilot competition will then be shared with the membership.