Abandonment Status Update – 23rd May 2023

Please find a further revision to the Abandonment Status Update that initially released 5 May 2023 via the British Eventing website.

As per previous communication, which can be found here, please note that refunds now sit directly with the organisers.  We have updated the list below of abandoned events and their current refund status for ease.

Oasby 80% Refunded
Northallerton 75% Refunded
Cirencester Park TBC Pending (partial abandonment)
Thoresby 80% Refunded (partial abandonment)
Goring Heath 100% (less admin) Refunded
Portman 15% Refunded
South Of England 90% Refunded
Eland Lodge 85% Refunded
Bovington 30% Refunded
Oxstalls TBC Pending (partial abandonment)
Burnham Market TBC Pending (partial abandonment)
Solihull TBC Pending (partial abandonment)
Chilham Castle TBC Pending
Richmond 100% Refunded
Moreton Morrell 30% Refunded
Chatsworth TBC Pending (partial abandonment)
Chepstow at Howick TBC Pending
Rockingham TBC Pending

Please bear with the organisers as there is a lot of work to do to sort out the details of the insurance claim – like any insurance claim this involves the organisers and insurers agreeing on the full value of the claim. It is particularly difficult if the event was partially abandoned as this makes the assessment much more complicated.

Please see the rule book for BE’s refund policy. This sets out the minimum level of refund a member should expect. Events that have taken out their own insurance are able to pay out more than the minimum percentage required.

For members that competed in 2022, very few abandonments took place and members benefited from lower entry fees with the removal of the abandonment insurance premium (AIP), that had reached 15% of the entry fee. BE’s Abandonment Refund Policy Working Party are keeping this policy under review and will consult with key stakeholders in due course as we plan for 2024.

We would like to thank our organisers who have been working hard to ensure that refunds are processed as soon as possible. We would also like to thank our members for their patience and now that the weather is beginning to stabilise we hope to see you out enjoying the sport at BE events.

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