New-look eventing has many positives and a few tensions, says H&H’s eventing columnist
Organisres are doing brilliantly in putting on events in line with the strict guidelines and it’s great to be back competing. Everyone hopes that some of the innovations are here to stay, such as paying start fees online, printing your own number and bigger warm-up areas. There is a huge demand for entries which is unsurprising, given that some events aren’t running and the maximum number of starters permitted per day is reduced, leading to heavy balloting.
Organisers who provide good courses on well prepared ground have created a sought-after product, and the clientele is there in the form of competitors queuing up, yet they have to be turned away because the cap for entries is reached.