Bill Thomson Bursary

Bill Thomson pioneered cross country design in Britain, establishing many of the methods still used today while his flair for creating challenging yet fair obstacles remains the insipration for the sport's leading designers worldwide. 

Following his death in 1993, the Bill Thomson Bursary was established to help new course builders and designers learn their craft and to ensure continual safety developments. 

The Bursary is a registered charity and non-profit making organisation and has helped over 20 names become British Eventing approved cross country course builders and designers, at all levels. The Bursary aims to support Regional training seminars to bring all those involved in course design and building be they BE, Pony Club or Riding Club, up to date with all the latest developments in the sport. 

Donations can be made through the British Eventing Office - keep watching the BE Magazine for details of training & initiatives through the Bursary. 


Relevant courses

23 Sep

Cross Country Course Designers and Coaches Day with Adrian Ditcham

  • Role: Coach, Official

South of England Horse Trials