Bishop Burton College To Host Festival of Youth Equine Event

Bishop Burton College To Host Festival of Youth Equine Event
To Host Festival of Equine Event

has been selected as the venue for a highly prestigious event.

The event will feature some of the finest young talents in the country and will take place next year.

British Eventing has chosen the college, near Beverley, to stage its ‘Festival of ’ for five years, starting in July 2020.

Bishop Burton was chosen to host the competition, which will feature junior and young riders, following a robust selection process.

The college says that their selection is a further feather in the cap. It comes after the college staged the FEI European Championships for Ponies in 2018. This was an event that included the best young riders from Europe.

Kim Knightley, Equine Director at , said:

“This is really excellent news for the college. It further cements our position as one of the best equine centres in the country.”

“This was a competitive process. The fact we have been selected is a testament to the quality of our staff and our facilities.”

“I’m particularly pleased that we will be staging the U18 Championships. Those who will be taking part are the future of the sport in this country.”

The three-day championships will take place from 31 July to 2 August 2020.

See Off The Competition To Host Prestigious Event

Fiona O’Hara, Chair of the British Eventing Board, said:

“I would like to thank all the organisers and their teams for taking the time to apply to host the international and BE Championship fixtures.”

“We are delighted to have received so many high-quality submissions.”

Bishop Burton runs a wide variety of further education courses. They also offer degrees in equine studies.

For more information about the courses and events hosted you can visit

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