Posted on 26th November 2020

BE launches new BE90 Three Day Event at Bicton

BE to pilot BEE90 Three Day Event at Bicton Arena in 2021 and 2022.

As part of British Eventing’s commitment to continue the development of their grassroots offering, we are pleased to confirm that following a tender process, Bicton Arena will pilot a BE90 Three Day Event in 2021 and 2022.

The pilot BE90 Three Day Event follows member feedback and will be run with both BE90 and BE90 Open sections. It will include a dressage test in a 60m x 20m arena as well as a steeplechase phase.

Bicton Arena, a premier equestrian venue set in the heart of Devon, will host the new pilot BE90 Three Day Event headed up by experienced Organiser and Course Designer Helen West and her passionate team. The venue manages a wide range of competitions from grassroots level to International status within the Grade One Listed Parkland.

Helen West, Bicton Organiser commented, “We are delighted to have been awarded the BE90 Three Day Event pilot class to run alongside our extremely popular BE100 Three Day Event class. We plan to develop this into a Grassroots Festival in the future and are excited about working with British Eventing to establish this fixture, which provides direct qualification to the Science Supplements Cup at Badminton Horse Trials, as a destination event for the Grassroots membership.

“It is more than just a class; it is about the whole experience. We want to ensure those competitors coming to the glorious Grade One Listed Park at Bicton have the most wonderful few days with us. This is the only opportunity for the BE membership to compete in traditional long format classes and we really want them to have the best experience possible.”

Jude Matthews, British Eventing CEO added, “I am absolutely delighted that we are able to add the BE90 Three Day Event to our calendar at Bicton Arena from 2021.  We had a number of good applications and it was great that we could work with our Grassroots Rider Working Group as part of the tender process.  We hope that this will prove a popular addition to the calendar and provide a competition goal for many of our grassroots members.”

Further information on the BE90 Three Day Event including date and details on how to qualify will be released shortly.

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