Posted on 21st February 2020

BE update on start of 2020 Season

Following the recent adverse weather, British Eventing would like to reassure members that we are closely monitoring the weather and ground conditions at the early season events.


BE Officials are working closely with Organisers as the final preparations are being made to events starting the 2020 season at the end of the month.

BE CEO Jude Matthews comments; “Events that take place in the first part of the season are put early in the calendar with consideration given to their ground conditions and the ability of the site to cope with the more unsettled weather that we can experience in the Spring. Our Regional Coordinators are in regular contact with our organisers and everyone is working hard to ensure the ground is as good as it can be for competitors heading out in just a couple of weeks.

“We know that the recent storms will have caused concern for some competitors, but we want to reassure our members that we are doing all we can to get the season off to a great start!”

Event sites are regularly inspected by our BE Officials in the run up to an event to ensure that the event can run safely and to BE standards. We have a protocol in place which is followed should an event be unable to run, and members’ entry fees are provided by the abandonment insurance. Should events be abandoned, competitors will be notified by BE by text and email as soon as the decision has been made. To ensure that this information is received, we would encourage all members to check that their details are correct on their BE account, and that their mobile number is correctly filled in in the mobile telephone field. 

There are a number of Regional Finals for the 2020 Science Supplement Cup for BE90 and BE100 level at Badminton Horse Trials which are scheduled for the first few events of the season. Our Regional Coordinators are developing a contingency plan and alternative events have been identified to host any Regional Finals should these events not run, we will update the membership as required.