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No November fixtures for British Eventing

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British Eventing (BE) will not extend its season into November, after taking soundings from event organisers.

BE explored the move following the unprecedented number of event cancellations this year. Almost 100 days have been lost to the weather so far.

But BE chief executive Mike Etherington-Smith said there was “little appetite” for November fixtures from organisers, due to the weather and shortage of daylight hours.

“It means there are real questions regarding financial viability,” he said. “But we continue to explore opportunities that could be attractive to BE members.”

This news story was first published in the current issue of Horse & Hound (6 September 2012)