Bumper £45,000 prize fund up for grabs in eventing problem

  • The Northumberland Problem is returning for 2023 with a bumper prize fund of £45,000 up for grabs.

    The accumulator problem will run throughout British Eventing fixtures Belsay Worldwide (31 Might-4 June), Alnwick Ford Worldwide (23-25 June) and Burgham Worldwide (27-31 July). Organisers stated that following the success of final yr’s sequence, it was returning, and this yr will happen throughout the CCI3*-S lessons, in addition to the CCI2*-S.

    A possible prize of £20,000 is out there within the CCI2*-S. Horse and rider combos who obtain a top-three putting within the CCI2*-S in any respect three occasions will win a £2,000 bonus. If a mix wins two of the three occasions, an additional £6,000 bonus will likely be awarded. And an additional £7,000 is on provide for any mixture that wins all three occasions.

    Within the CCI3*-S, a possible prize fund of £25,000 is out there. Mixtures who obtain a top-three putting within the CCI3*-S in any respect three occasions will win a £3,000 bonus. Those that win two of the three occasions will win an additional £7,000 – and any mixture that wins all three occasions will likely be awarded a £15,000 bonus.

    The problem was put collectively by Belsay occasion director Laura de Wesselow and Alnwick and Burgham director Craig Anderson, with the assistance of sponsors AW Jenkinson Forest Merchandise, Encon, NIS Building Ltd, and McClarron Sports activities Ltd.

    “We’re vastly grateful to our sponsors for enabling us to supply this unbelievable accumulator prize fund,” stated Laura.

    “We’re at all times making an attempt to enhance our provide for each skilled and beginner opponents and their homeowners, and the chance to win some respectable cash is a crucial a part of that.”

    Craig added: “The Northumbrian trio of Burgham, Alnwick Ford and Belsay are the premier worldwide horse trials on this a part of the nation and as occasion organisers, we’re working collectively and with our sponsors to draw high riders to our unbelievable venues.

    “We’re additionally extraordinarily grateful to McClarrons Sport for creating this deal, and hope that different organisers are impressed to create comparable bonus pots.”

    Oliver Townend gained the primary leg of the Northumberland Problem in 2022.

    “I’ve at all times cherished eventing within the North and have been fortunate sufficient to get pleasure from appreciable success in any respect three of the Northumberland Problem venues. They’re particular locations, and extra folks ought to take some time to go to them, each as opponents and spectators. I’ll be again this yr for a crack at this nice sequence,” he stated.

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