British Eventing is an exhilarating, exceptional and exciting sport. It really combines the training, dedication and determination of horse and rider as they tackle three very different disciplines, hoping to finish withy a low Dressage score, a fast, safe and clear cross country round and 0 penalties in the show jumping. Yet, in recent times, costs continue to grow. Many debates take place as riders are forced to reduce the number of events they do in a season due to these rising costs.
Some venues that are BE certified have taken the step towards holding an unaffiliated one day event, often over their BE course. You can expect good ground and a safe, well designed course with respectable, well built fences.
There are many coming up, but here are some of our favourites.
Ascot Under Wychwood, Oxfordshire - 12th & 13th July
Aston-le-Walls, Northamptonshire - 8th April
Berriewood, Shropshire - 9th July 2017 - Run by South Shropshire Hunt Pony Club
Bicton, Devon - 30th April 2017 - Run by Sid & Otter Valley Riding Club
Borde Hill - West Sussex - 12th & 13th August 2017
Coombelands, West Sussex - 4th June 2017 - Run by the Horsham & District Riding Club
Eland Lodge, Derby - 21st May, 15th July, 18th August 2017
Forgandenny, Fife - Date TBC - Run by the Fife Hunt Pony Club
Larkhill, Hampshire - 14th May 2017 - Run by Bourne Valley Riding Club
Munstead, Surrey - 22nd & 23rd April, 30th September 2017
Offchurch Bury, Warwickshire - 25th & 26th March
Osberton, Nottinghamshire - 12th March 2017 - Run by The Grove Hunt Pony Club
Pontispool, Taunton - 2nd July 2017
Ropsley, Lincolnshire - 30th April 2017 - Run by Belvoir Hunt Pony Club
Shelford Manor, Nottingham - 30th May 2017
Smallwood, Cheshire - 25th June 2017 - Run by Macclesfield & Disctrict Riding Club
Tweseldown, Hampshire - 29th & 30th April; 15th & 16th July; 21st & 22nd October 2017
Wherever you go this season and whether you choose to do affiliated or unafiliated Eventing, be sure to be safe, be thankful and enjoy!