Alec Lochore, the organiser of Burnham Market, Houghton, and Blair Castle horse trials, will be the eventing manager for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Mr Lochore, from Brancaster in Norfolk, will work with London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), equestrian manager Tim Hadaway to ensure that a first class event is delivered at Greenwich Park.

He will also manage the planning and development of the cross-country course working closely with course designer Sue Benson and builders London Eventing.

And he will plan the Olympic test event, an eventing competition to be held in Greenwich Park in July 2011.

Mr Lochore said: “I am thrilled to be taking on this role, working in Greenwich Park, with its unique history, setting and undulations.

“It is wonderful to be part of an Olympics on home soil and I am honoured to be part of such a unique event and being part of a team that is working hard to deliver a first class equestrian event.”

Mr Lochore has ten years experience running more than 50 national and international horse trials.

He has also been a member of the board of British Eventing (BE) and chairman of BE’s national safety committee, an FEI technical delegate and course designer.