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Entry fees 2018

Following consultation with British Eventing stakeholders, including the British Event Organisers Association (BEOA), it has been agreed that entry fees and prize money in 2018 for BE affiliated events will increase by five percent.

A proposal from the BEOA outlined several areas where event’s running costs had increased over recent years out of line with the rate of entry fee increases. This included Business Rates which, in 2017, rose as much as 180% - 365% in the equestrian industry, other increases have been reported in medical cover and paramedics charges - up by 25%, vet fees between 17% - 40% and an increase between 10% - 26% for contractor costs.

Chairman of the BEOA Jan Cottam commented: “Over the last few years our sport has been costing more and more.  On the whole, Organisers have absorbed their increases but this year we have seen a dramatic rise which has impacted on the ability to deliver the safest and best value competition.  

"Worldwide, British Eventing has an enviable reputation which it is essential to maintain.  In order to uphold these high standards, our sport must be sustainable.  We cannot achieve this with a diminishing budget.

"Organisers are conscious of the cost for members but to compromise on safety and top rate competition would be a retrograde step that will not be taken."    

British Eventing recognise the growth in demands from all stakeholders to regulate events to the highest standard, along with the operational costs identified above, which have contributed to the BE Board approving a five percent increase for entry fees at all levels for 2018. 

BE also confirm that start fees will not increase in 2018 and that KBIS British Equestrian Insurance has successfully renegotiated the abandonment insurance premium for next year resulting in a reduction in premium of 0.75%; British Eventing thank KBIS for their efforts in securing a reduced price to the premium. The nett effect is that the total amount payable for each entry will increase by 4.3%.