Posted on 8th April 2019

Keysoe Gears Up For First British Eventing Fixture Of 2019

Keysoe Press Release:

The Keysoe team are gearing up for their first British Eventing fixture of the year (May 4th – 6th) with entries trickling in.

The fixture was forced to cancel in 2018 due to the continuing rainfall that blighted the early season calendar and has since undergone a programme of significant investment to install specialist sports drainage to the whole of the cross-country course.  This investment comes in addition to the 100 new on-site stables, new all-weather arenas and a surface rejuvenation for the international indoor and outdoor arenas.

“It has been 12-months of heavy investment and a lot of hard work by the whole team, but we are really pleased with the outcome and look forward to welcoming our entrants at the first fixture of the season” Simon Bates, owner and organiser at Keysoe.

 “We’ve focused on being able to deliver optimal going all year round.  With show jumping and dressage taking place on the all-weather arenas and now the cross-country drainage we’re confident of delivering good ground time and time again” continued Simon. 

The May (4-6) fixture will see a number of changes to the 2018 courses, thanks to course designer Angus Smales, and builder Dominic Moore.

With class sponsorship from Zebra Products, Spillers, Devoucoux and many others, competitors can look forward to enhanced prizes during the 2019 season.


Keysoe Secures First International Eventing Fixture

With the recent announcement by British Eventing in regard to the new 2020 international fixture list, the Keysoe team are also delighted to announce that they will host a CCI-2*S and CCI-3*S in the summer of 2019.

“We are delighted to have been awarded the international fixture for the period from 2020-2025.  Having hosted CSI and CDI fixtures for a number of seasons, the addition of the CCI event completes the international offering from Keysoe.

The news comes as a result of a fairly lengthy tender process but is ultimately as a result of the enormous team effort by everyone here at Keysoe, from the office staff, to the grounds team and the cross-country team of Dominic Moore and Angus Smales.

We look forward to unveiling a number of new developments over the coming year which are all geared towards enhancing our offering at both unaffiliated, affiliated and international level.”

Further investment and enhancements to the facilities will continue throughout the 2019 season.