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‘These are not normal shows’: showjumping boss reveals how sport is emerging from lockdown *H&H Plus*

H&H showjumping editor Jennifer Donald spoke to British Showjumping chief executive Iain Graham to find out about the work being carried out towards the full resumption of sport

British Showjumping (BS) has been one of the first equestrian sports to return competitively as the country slowly emerges from the coronavirus lockdown.

Behind the scenes at the sport’s governing body, a skeleton staff has made mammoth efforts, through ever-changing government guidelines, to ensure members are back out enjoying the sport. The path ahead remains long, but in the meantime competitors are familiarising themselves with this new look show circuit.

“These are not normal shows, these are shows run under restrictions, and organisers and members just need to remember that when they rock into their familiar venue,” BS chief executive Iain Graham told H&H.

“But we’ve been fortunate how restrictions have lifted for our sport and that we’ve had organisers who have been willing to work under the new restrictions.”

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