Posted on 6th August 2020

Eventing in Scotland to Resume!

*Updated* Following the announcement from horsescotland today (6 August 2020), we are delighted that eventing in Scotland can now resume.

The full statement from horsescotland can be viewed HERE. 

Whilst British Eventing events in Scotland will adhere to largely the same protocols as laid out in the sport resumption guidelines available HERE, there are some additional protocols that will be in place for Scottish events

Only competitors and essential event personnel will be permitted on the event site. This means:

  • One rider and one helper per horse may attend
  • No other family members or friends may attend, except the parent or guardian of an under 18 competitor or vulnerable adult
  • Owners, at this time, will not be permitted

Jude Matthews, BE CEO, commented; “This is absolutely fantastic news! Our thanks go to horsescotland for their hard work with Sport Scotland in helping get sport in Scotland underway again.

“We know that the additional protocols for events in Scotland will be disappointing for some, but it is really important to remember that without these, and the wider protocols, our sport would not be permitted to resume. Therefore, it is vital that they are followed in order to keep everyone safe and our sport running. If we do not, our sport is at risk.

“We are currently in discussions with our organisers to discuss the next steps following this news. Further details on entries opening for our Scottish fixtures will be posted on the website in due course, alongside detailed protocols covering our Scottish events.”

Grant Turnbull, horsescotland chair, commented "Having worked hard alongside our Member Bodies, officials, venues, organisers and competitors, this news is most welcome and much needed, particularly for our very patient Scottish venues. I have every confidence that BE and the organising committees in Scotland will make the Resumption Guidance work to the benefit of all involved”.