Update on Mitsubishi Motors Grassroots Championships

By: Horse Deals


Update on Mitsubishi Motors Grassroots Championships
Update on Mitsubishi Motors Grassroots Championships

Following the cancellation of the 2012 Badminton Horse Trials, British Eventing is looking at incorporating the 2012 Mitsubishi Motors Grassroots Championships into an alternative event later in the year.

Badminton Horse Trials event director, Hugh Thomas explains: "The Grassroots Championships are organised as an integral part of the whole Badminton event and share services and infrastructure. To stage them as a stand-alone competition would not be viable, either financially or logistically."

British Eventing chief executive Mike Etherington-Smith said: "One thing no-one can control is the weather, but we are exploring all avenues to see what can be done to provide additional competition opportunities for our members and this includes rescheduling the Grassroots Championships."

British Eventing has confirmed that all competitors who were eligible for the 2012 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Grassroots Championships will remain eligible for any potential replacement fixture.

For more information visit http://grassroots.badminton-horse.co.uk/.