After many months of closure the Bicton Arena team are back and ready to open the Rolle Estate gates to British Eventing competitors on 25 and 26 July 2020.

“We can’t wait to welcome competitors back to Bicton in three weeks’ time. It’s going to be a stripped back version of eventing to ensure the safety of our competitors, volunteers and organising team but it will certainly be an encouraging start for all,” said Bicton Arena Manager, Helen West.

Helen and her team have made a focussed effort on the Advanced Intermediate class, kindly sponsored by Rathbones Investment Management, which will take place on the Sunday.  Following rider feedback, the class will be geared towards those who are aiming for Pau in October. Competitors will have the opportunity to ride the CCI5*B (2020) dressage test in the NAF Five Star arena and navigate an enhanced Intermediate test across country.

“We wanted to make as much of an atmosphere as possible for the combinations in the Advanced Intermediate by benefitting from the pro wax surface and riding this specific test. I have also designed the cross country course so that it will give competitors a chance to tackle some technical questions that will be suited to the more experienced combinations.”

The courses for the BE90 and BE100 on Saturday and the Novice and Intermediate classes on Sunday will be flowing and educational, asking appropriate questions at each level and encouraging horses to jump confidently and in a good rhythm.

“Our thanks go to all who have supported us over the past few months including our loyal sponsors, customers and volunteers, it has been a challenging time but we are now pleased to be able to safely run competitions again at Bicton.”

Entries are now open for the two days of British Eventing competition

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