British Eventing announces International and BE Championship calendar for 2020-2025
As a result of the Strategic Fixtures Calendar Review, British Eventing (BE) is pleased to announce the 2020-2025 fixtures list for International and BE Championship classes.
Why did we undertake the review?
The overriding objective was to provide a balanced fixtures calendar, giving the greatest opportunities for members to compete and reflecting the changing needs of the sport. In addition, key considerations included sustainability, financial viability and geographical spread.
What did we do?
A robust process was carried out during 2018/2019 to which all organisers were invited to participate, the key stages were:
· Invited tenders and received 60 applications
· Scored and evaluated the applications
· A stakeholder panel allocated the fixtures
· Conducted an appeal process
Please find full details of the process can be found on the British Eventing website
In order to respect the organisers and the sensitivity of the information provided, BE have kept the details of this process confidential.
Fiona O’Hara, Chair of the British Eventing Board commented; “I would like to thank all the organisers and their teams for taking the time to apply to host international and BE Championships fixtures. We were delighted to have received so many high-quality submissions.
“As a result of a final review, we identified a geographical gap in the South West, and have therefore taken the decision to rectify this for the benefit of our members by an adding one additional fixture in this region.
“The fixtures calendar will remain under constant review in order to ensure that we continue to maximise the opportunities for our members to compete.
“We are really excited by the calendar and the introduction of new international and championships venues. This gives our members the unique opportunity to compete at a choice of familiar and much-loved venues along with some exciting new additions.”
The setting of the National Fixtures is an integral part of the Strategic Planning Process; with the International and Championship classes now set, work now continues on the National fixtures which will be announced later in the year.
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