We are excited to announce that Bicton Arena will host the replacement fixture for the Bramham International Horse Trials 2021, running the same classes as originally scheduled for Bramham. The replacement fixture will take place at the leading equestrian venue in Devon, 10 – 13 June 2021.

Helen West, Bicton Arena’s Manager commented, “We feel for the whole team at Bramham but will do our absolute best to put on a much needed alternative in these challenging times. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to run an event of this level and profile at Bicton.

We will be running the classes that were scheduled to run at Bramham which include the CCI4*-L, CCI4*-L U25 & CCI4*-S. I have fond memories of competing in what was the Young Rider National Championship (now the Under 25 Championship) at Bramham in 1999 – 2001. I am delighted to now be able to host this prestigious Championship class and also design the cross-country tracks.

We will be utilising additional land owned by Bicton Park Gardens which for the CCI4*-L course which means we can comfortably get the additional distance without compromising on the flow of the track. Captain Mark Phillips will be acting as course advisor for me, so I am very excited to have this opportunity to work with him to produce a stunning track within the Grade One Listed Parkland. Competitors will also benefit from riding the dressage and showjumping phases in one of our all-weather arenas on a Martin Collins surface.

Whilst this event is set to be run behind close doors, so sadly no spectators will be able to attend due to COVID-19 restrictions, it is our intention to livestream the whole event.”

British and overseas riders based in the UK are highly likely to use this event as a final preparation run before Olympic selection, with its placement in the eventing calendar, and subsequent pathway to the Tokyo. This prestigious fixture offers several unique commercial opportunities for businesses looking to target the equestrian market and Bicton Arena welcomes any sponsorship proposals.

To find out more about Bicton Arena, its Horse Trials and sponsorship opportunities visit the website www.bicton-arena.co.uk

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