British Eventing, Badminton Horse Trials and Mitsubishi Motors have announced new dates for the 2012 Mitsubishi Motors Grassroots Championships which were cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.
These championships will now run alongside the 2013 Mitsubishi Motors Grassroots Championships at The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials.
"We are delighted to double up on our Mitsubishi Motors Grassroots Championships in 2013 after the enormous disappointment of the 2012 cancellation,” says Hugh Thomas, Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials event director. “This solution will mean that no riders are denied the chance of taking part in an event at this iconic venue. We look forward to welcoming everyone next year.”
The rescheduled Mitsubishi Motors Grassroots Championships will be hosted as a separate class alongside the 2013 Mitsubishi Motors Grassroots Championships and all of those combinations who were eligible for the 2012 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Grassroots Championships will remain eligible until the championships are held in 2013.
Riders eligible for the 2012 championships that go on to qualify the same horse for the 2013 championships will only be able to compete in one class under BE rules.
British Eventing chief executive Mike Etherington-Smith says: “This is fantastic news for all involved and we recognise the hard work and effort that has been put in by Badminton Horse Trials and Mitsubishi Motors UK to help make this happen”.
All those who were due to compete in the 2012 Championships will be contacted by British Eventing in the near future.
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