Event organisers are finding new ways to run famous fixtures.

Following the postponement of Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), a new indoor championships show is to run at Aintree International Equestrian Centre on 7 – 11 October. 

The show will host the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Championship along with other national show jumping finals that would have been held at the Royal International and HOYS.  

Veterans on parade

The Veteran National Championship is planned for 2 - 4 October at Arena UK in Lincolnshire.  

With more than 100 classes, qualifying requirements have been waived other than for the supreme final.  

New venue for Osberton

Osberton International Horse Trials will run on 8 – 11 October at its new home of Thoresby Park, close to its usual Nottinghamshire venue. 

Stuart Buntine of organiser BEDE Events says sponsorship opportunities are available. 

“We welcome interest from businesses and individuals wanting to support and sponsor, whether taking on one of the championship classes, 2* and 3* sections or cross-country fence packages [which start at £650].”

Osberton also hosts the British Eventing Young Horse National Championships.

Paralympics schedule

The re-arranged 2021 Tokyo Paralympic Games equestrian competition schedule has been confirmed. Para-dressage will now run from Thursday 26 August to Monday 30 August, 2021. 

On track for January 2021…

BETA International 2021, to be held at Stoneleigh Park on 24 – 26 January, is attracting stand bookings from big names. A list of those signed up so far will be published soon in ETN.

“We’re absolutely determined to deliver a good show for the equestrian trade,” said show organsier Claire Thomas. 

To find out more about BETA International 2021, visit email or tel 01937 582111.