Prizemoney boost for Bleinheim International

By: Horse Deals


Prizemoney boost  for Bleinheim International
Prizemoney boost for Bleinheim International
The organisers of this year’s Fidelity Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials (9 – 12 September) have announced an increase in the prize money.
The winning riders of the CCI*** and CIC*** 8 and 9 year old British Championship class will now take home £8,000 (compared to £5,000 last year) and £2,000 (up from £1,000) respectively and place money will also receive a pro rata boost.
"We have been very fortunate with a new title sponsor (Fidelity International) and great support from our long-term loyal partners such as Ariat, Petplan and Amtrust among others, hence we are now in position to up the prize pot," explains Blenheims event director, Mandy Hervieu.
"Although people will see quite a few improvements this year, it will be a while before significant changes can be made to the site infrastructure or cross country fences because of the special planning permissions required for a world heritage site, such as Blenheim.
"Like many organisers, we often struggle to make ends meet so the financial support of our event sponsors is crucial. I hope that all those who enjoy the event will, in turn, support these companies in terms of buying their products and services or just saying a simple thank you."