Six tour legs, hundreds of top competitors, and more than £350,000 in prize money distributed in a single year. The Event Rider Masters Series in Great Britain concluded their inaugural season last month, and over the course of the summer picked up significant momentum and praise for building an innovative new forum for equestrians and non-equestrians alike to experience eventing.
With the more compact, TV-friendly format, the massive social media effort, the professional quality streaming and champagne podium scenes with giant checks, they garnered viewers from over ninety different countries and dozens of time zones. It will be interesting to see how the series will grow and change in coming years after such a successful kickoff.
If you’re totally out of the loop on the ERM, it’s not too late to get in on the fun. We highly recommend starting with this sassy series recap:
Of course, we covered the series faithfully here at EN, and you can visit our ERM Archives to read up on the event day by day.
And finally, you should definitely check out the Event Rider Masters Website, which has loads of information about their intentions, their series riders, and tons of replays from all the series stops.
We’d love to see an ERM tour leg in the United States someday – what do you think EN citizens? Bring William Fox-Pitt along for the ride, and we’ll be there.