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British Eventing announces 2024 fixtures list

British Eventing is delighted to release next season’s fixtures calendar, which is set to get underway at Epworth (1) in South Yorkshire and Poplar Park in Suffolk on Saturday 2 March 2024.

This year’s calendar has been particularly challenging due to both Badminton and Burghley moving their dates which has had a huge knock-on implication for the rest of the fixtures for 2024 and 2025. We have worked hard with organisers to create the most fair and balanced schedules as possible.

Despite the challenges, there are plenty of positives to focus on including the welcome return of Weston Park who will run on 6-7 April, offering classes from Novice to Advanced, which will no doubt be very popular with members.

There will also be several exciting new grassroots additions to the calendar, including two new events in Scotland; Brechin Castle in Angus (BE80-BE100) and Oatridge in West Lothian (BE80-BE100), while in the South West , we welcome Kingston Maurward in Dorset (BE80-BE100).

Regional Championships will continue at venues across the country acting as a pathway to the NAF Five Star BE80 Championships at Bramham and the Voltaire Design BE90 and BE100 Grassroots Championships at Badminton.

The British Eventing Leagues will also continue to run across BE80 – BE100 in 2024, including the Newcomers league for those in their first season competing within these height categories. A performance-based prize fund of £10,000 prize fund continues to be allocated to them with prize money being paid out bi-monthly.

Our popular GoBE classes will also be available across multiple venues. GoBE BE80 – BE100 classes will continue to require no membership fee payable and offer unpublished results across all levels.

Some other changes to the calendar include an additional day of cross country on the Friday at Cirencester (1) while Oxstalls (1) will replace Goring Heath for 2024 on the Easter weekend. Oasby (1) in March will offer extra Intermediate opportunities for the membership.

For the second year running, Chatsworth will host the GBR leg of the FEI Nations Cup in May, and in addition to this we are grateful for the organisers of Epworth (2) stepping up as a permanent replacement for Speetley in June.

Osberton International (1) is a replacement for Rockingham with classes running from BE100 to Intermediate, CCI2*S, CCI3*S & CCIP2*.

We have also seen some calendar moves this year including Bovington moving to 20-21 April, Tweseldown (2) moving to 10-12 May, Little Downham (2) has moved to 3-4 August, Hopetoun has moved to 3-4 August with Regional Championships, and Chard Equestrian has moved to 31 August-1 September.

Due to reasons beyond the control of the Organisers, South of England has had to move to 21- 22 September for 2024 only, and sadly this means that for one year South of England will not host any FEI classes. A replacement will be announced early in the New Year.

The Fixtures Committee have circulated an Expression of Interest (EOI) to existing Organisers in the hope that these valuable MER opportunities can be replaced. This move was enabled due to the organisers of Munstead kindly agreeing to move to the last week in September to help South of England, a splendid example of organisers working together to give members the best opportunities as possible.

The organisers of Horseheath, Floors Castle, Richmond, Speetley, Somerford Park and Warwick Hall are unable to run this year for various reasons, but we trust that the exciting additions to the calendar will make up for those lost.

 Numbers of key classes

  • 11 events with advanced classes
  • 38 events with Intermediate classes
  • 5 events with 1*S classes
  • 13 events with 2*S classes
  • 14 events with 3*S classes
  • 11 events with 4*S classes
  • 5 events with 2*L classes
  • 4 events with 3*L classes
  • 3 events with 4*L classes
  • 4 events with P2*S classes
  • 6 Regional Championships
  • 19 105 classes
  • 11 80u18 classes
  • 15 18u90 classes
  • 13 18u100 classes
  • 13 18uN classes
  • 106 GoBE cross country days

View the fixtures calendar here. Please note that the website is updating at the moment and will take time for all the fixtures to upload.

In the meantime you can view the full fixtures calendar and further details of which classes are running on each day here.

 

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