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Northumberland CCI2* Challenge

Three British Eventing Venues in Northumberland have teamed up to launch an exciting Accumulator Prize Fund for 2022 worth up to £22,000. Generously sponsored by A.W. Jenkinson Forest Products, the Northumberland CCI2* Challenge will run across Belsay International Horse Trials (2nd-5th June 2022), Alnwick Ford International Horse Trials (24th-26th June 2022) and Hambro Sport Horses Burgham International Horse Trials (29th-31st July 2022).

The Northumberland CCI2* Challenge offers horse and rider combinations entering the CCI2*-S at all three venues the opportunity to win cash bonuses as follows:

  • Horse and rider combinations who achieve a top 3 placing in the CC12*-S at all three events will win a £3,000 bonus.
  • A horse & rider combination who wins the CCI2*-S at two of the three events will win a further £7,000 bonus, so a total of £10,000.
  • A horse & rider combination who wins the CCI2*-S at all three events will win a further bonus of £12,000, making an amazing total of £22,000.

Event Organisers Laura de Wesselow (Belsay) and Craig Anderson (Alnwick Ford and Burgham) put together the prize fund deal alongside Richard Jenkinson of A.W. Jenkinson with the help of creative insurance broker McClarrons Sport Ltd.

“A.W. Jenkinson Forest Products are absolutely delighted to sponsor the Northumberland CCI2* Challenge,” commented Richard Jenkinson.   “We are looking forward to seeing some fabulous horse and rider combinations competing at all three events.  It is really going to be an exciting series to follow.”

“Eventing is an expensive sport and with diesel prices as high as they are currently, we wanted to create something that would really encourage competitors to make the journey north to our fabulous venues in Northumberland.  We approached A.W. Jenkinson to come in as the sponsor as they are already involved at both Belsay and Burgham, where they generously provide bedding for our residential stabling.” said Belsay’s Laura de Wesselow.

Craig Anderson commented: “We think that the Northumberland CCI2* Challenge will be a great spur for owners as well as both professional and amateur riders.  It is a great series for both professionals up and coming young horses and more established CCI2* campaigners ridden by amateurs.”

McClarrons Sport Ltd’s Nathan Gregson said: “We are thrilled to have worked with Belsay, Alnwick Ford and Burgham to create this special prize fund, which gives owners and competitors a tangible bonus to target and an achievable prize money boost.  We hope that the Northumberland CC12* Challenge will be a trailblazer and that we can work with other organisers to create similar deals.”

British Eventing’s Chief Executive Helen West said: “We are hugely grateful to A.W. Jenkinson for their support of this great initiative.  It is just the sort of collaboration we need to encourage as it benefits so many stakeholders in the sport.”

Entries for Belsay International Horse Trials, which also features the British National Pony Championships and the CCI2*-L for Juniors as well as a new Intermediate Masters national class open on Tuesday 26th April 2022.  The event coincides with the double bank holiday Jubilee Weekend and take place against the beautiful backdrop of Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens. Entries for Alnwick Ford International open on 16th May 2022 and the event also features a CCI3*-S as well as national classes.  Burgham International Horse Trials which also features a CCI3*-S and a CCI4*-S has entries opening on 20th June 2022.

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