First CCI4*-S of the British Season, Thoresby Park, Is Canceled

The day after British Eventing issued the cancellation of all forthcoming competition, effective immediately, The Eventing Spring Carnival at Thoresby Park has confirmed that it will not run.

Thoresby Park, a new fixture that was to host the first CCI4*-S of the British eventing season, was scheduled for March 27-29 in north Nottinghamshire. The CCI4*-S division had 130 entries, with over 700 more entries spread across other FEI and horse trial divisions. We will be excited for its new debut date next year, April 1-4, 2021.

The event is run by BEDE Events, which also runs Osberton H.T. (Oct. 2-6) and Firle Place H.T. (May 9-10).

A statement released this morning from BEDE Events:

In light of the UK Government’s most recent announcement, and following discussions with the sport’s governing body, British Eventing, BEDE Events has made the sad but inevitable decision to cancel The Eventing Spring Carnival in 2020.

The welfare of competitors, supporters and visitors is paramount and the government’s advice has been to minimise social contact and non-essential travel. With restrictions on the support of the emergency services, the responsible decision is to take all action necessary not to further
burden the NHS or risk members’ safety at events.

Stuart Buntine, MD of BEDE Events would like to thank all the businesses, volunteers, organisations and competitors who have been so supportive.

“We will keep you posted on the status of eventing, and let you know when we are able to reopen and leap into action again.”

For further information email [email protected]

Visit the Thoresby Park website here.

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