Whilst the sad news came on 2nd July of the cancellation of this year’s Horse of the Year Show and Stoneleigh Horse Show at Stoneleigh Park, equestrians and showjumping fans will be pleased to see the recent announcement that the British Showjumping National Championships will still go ahead from 3rd – 11th August 2020.
With British Showjumping officials having sought an alternative permanent show venue for the event, all three championship shows will now be hosted by Nina Barbour and her team at Bolesworth across the nine-day period in early August.
British Showjumping Chief Executive, Iain Graham, said:
“With the number of competitors being reduced and the short window we have been given following UK Government advice in respect of being permitted to run, it would have put an inordinate strain on the financial bearing of the show. Moving it to a permanent venue where the infrastructure is already in place was most definitely the sensible decision, and to have secured such a prestigious venue is something we trust our members will see positively.”
The team at Equestrian Surfaces Ltd is proud to be involved with the event, and will be on hand to manage and maintain the surface, ensuring it is kept in pristine condition for the duration of the show.
New showing classes added!
British Showjumping have this week announced the inclusion of the following new showing classes for this year’s National Championships:
- Pony 1.15m Open Warm Up
- 60cm Warm Up
- 80cm Open Warm Up
- Pony 1m Open/Newcomers
The event features something for everyone, no matter the riding level or ability. Entries are still open – visit the Bolesworth website for more information on the event.