British Eventing (BE) has been awarded a £16,000 Hoof Capital grant in the latest rounds of Sporting England funding.

The grant will fund a range of equipment to help new BE affiliated one-day events during their first two years of running.

The kits containing a wide range of essential equipment from scoreboards to fence judging kits will be available for loan from 2015 at no cost.

Equipment will also be provided for BE training opportunities such as the GO BE 80/90 series.

Chris Farr, sports operation manager for BE said the grant will “help provide a wide range of essential equipment to support some of our training and educational initiatives and existing one day events.”

The Hoof Capital funding awards provide £1 for £1 match funding for projects that can demonstrate they will increase participation in equestrianism.

Since 2010 over £625,000 has been awarded to 35 separate projects throughout England.

Alex Copeland, head of sports development at the BEF said: “The continued growth of GO BE (80) has enabled many more riders to increase the regularity of their participation as well as their engagement with entry level competition.”

He said the BEF is working closely with all member bodies “to ensure people have the opportunities and appropriate support to continue to develop in order to reach their full potential no matter the standard of horse or rider.”

For more information visit www.britisheventing.com