Responding to riders’ demand for more prize money (see @EPrizemoney on Twitter), British Eventing announced a 3% increase in rewards at events next year. However, the increase is not without a price– and riders are not very satisfied.
Matching the raise in prize money, British event entry fees are also subject to a 3% cost increase. In addition, membership dues were also raised £5. Riders argue that the entry fee increase will affect all riders, while only a certain few will reap the rewards of the slight bump in prize money. [Read more at the Horse & Hound]
Coming from the US… I would welcome the idea of “complaining” about not enough prize money; I think most of us would be grateful to win anything at all, beyond a ribbon and perhaps a saddle pad.
— Chloe Hall (@ChloeFHall) October 8, 2013