British Eventing Increases Prize Money for 2014

Kitty King and Zidante at Barbury. Photo by Samantha Clark

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.



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