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A message from David Holmes


David Holmes November/December 2018


Following the amazing results from last year's European Championships in Strezegom, our riders raised the bar even higher in Tryon, USA, at this year's World Equestrian Games. What an exciting competition to watch, with the individual medal being decided as Ingrid jumped the last fence. The look on Ros's face was a picture when she realised what she had achieved. Huge congratulations to all our riders, owners, grooms and the support staff, and especially to Richard Waygood (World Class Eventing Performance Manager) and Chris Bartle (World Class Eventing Performance Coach) for their leadership and attention to detail.


The IT Transformation Project continues with two key strands nearing their conclusion - the website and the scoring application that will be used by our scorers on event. It has been a long and challenging journey with still more to come as we swing into the last part of the project - getting the event administration package in place for testing next year. 


We are all delighted that Burghley have agreed to host the BE80(T) Championships from 2020, which will build on the great work that the team at Kelsall Hill have done to develop this important new offering for our members. 


As ever, at this time of year we turn our minds to reviewing the season with our officials before a well-earned festive break.  There is however, lots still going on for members during the off-season, with our training, Baileys sponsored Arena Eventing and Jump Training, and BE Charitable Foundation Masterclasses - which include an incredible line-up of BE Coaches and International riders.All of these winter training and competition opportunities are a great way to keep motivated during the long, cold months and brush up on your skills ahead of the 2019 season. 


Finally and most importantly, a huge thank you to everyone who has worked so hard to make this season possible, especially all our organisers, officials, sponsors, owners, members and volunteers. Without you, we would not have such a great sport!



David Holmes 

Chief Executive