British Eventing reveals its 2016 fixtures list

  • The fixtures list for the 2016 eventing season has been released.

    The new additions include two new events for Scotland as well as competitions in the midlands, east and north of England.

    “While we have sadly lost several long-standing horse trials, it is testament to the growth in the sport that we have a healthy number of venues regularly knocking at our door to host events,” said BE’s chief executive David Holmes.

    “The fixtures team and regional coordinators have been working hard this season to maintain the number of competition opportunities around the country as well as introducing a wealth of new events.”

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    Dupplin in Perthshire and Forgandenny Horse Trials in Fife are the two additional fixtures to the Scottish calendar this year.

    Forgadenny will run classes at BE80(T), BE90 and BE100 level.

    “This is a very well placed venue, right in the middle of Central Scotland,” said organiser Douglas Edward.

    “We will be offering competitors in the early season a nice, flowing and inviting track for all levels of grassroots competition.”

    Mr Edward is also joint organiser of Dupplin, which will host BE80(T) to BE100 sections.

    Other new venues include Speetly Equestrian Centre in Derbyshire and Horseheath in Cambridgeshire, which will both be holding competitions from BE80(T) to BE100.

    Meanwhile, Offchurch Bury in Warwickshire (BE80(T) to BE100) is returning to the BE calendar to run in place of Purston Manor.

    Farley Hall, now in its third year, will host additional intermediate sections to help replace classes lost following the cancellation of Salperton.

    Some established venues will also be holding further events in 2016.

    Warwick Hall and Dalston Green, both in Cumbria, are holding extra fixtures and Keysoe has added a June date to its calendar.

    Other initiatives that will be returning for next season include the TopSpec Corinthian Cup Challenge at the Festival of British Eventing, the Kent & Masters Arena Eventing Championships and the Mitsubishi Motors Cup (formerly the grassroots championships).

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