Bicton Arena secures a number of new sponsors for the 2018 season

PUBLISHED: 13:19 25 November 2017 | UPDATED: 13:19 25 November 2017

Equestrian picture

Equestrian picture

Archant

Bicton Arena in East Devon has announced a roster of new sponsors for the 2018 season with April’s International competition and its July grassroots– both run under the British Eventing banner – already full. Long term partners have agreed to carry on their support and new sponsors coming on board, writes Lucy Johnson.

Plans are afoot to double prize money in some BE classes, and increase it to 15th place in April’s open intermediate, in order to draw more competitors to the Westcountry.

Sponsorship manager Beccy Barrett said: “We’re delighted that Bicton Arena is attracting a range of different types of sponsors which helps as we continue to build the venue as a premier competition arena for the Westcountry. We’re constantly raising the bar to encourage people to travel to Devon to compete and we offer good incentives like increased prize money in some classes for our competitors and additional prizes for owners and grooms. We also include party nights for those staying here, and we’re looking into offering a much improved food offering for next spring.”

But Beccy is hoping more sponsors will come forward to supports its prestigious five-day British Showjumping show in May when a host of stars head to the venue to take part in an array of classes.

“We’ve had a terrific response to our British Eventing competitions, and we now need to get this same enthusiasm behind our British Showjumping shows that run from April until November. We have some fantastic classes including Horse of the Year qualifiers, a prestigious Area Trial and numerous Grand Prix.”

Bicton Arena hosts unaffiliated and affiliated competitions every weekend throughout the year with training and clinics also taking place regularly at the venue.

This year it staged the prestigious Petplan Area Final for first time dressage and stepped in at the last minute to hold British Showjumping second round qualifiers.

Its busy winter season is in full swing with unaffiliated dressage and its first Arena Eventing competition on Sunday, January 28. The Everys Arena is available for schooling over showjumps, and the Western Counties Arena for cross country.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Exmouth Journal visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Exmouth Journal staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Exmouth Journal account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 18:14

As the days shorten and the temperature drops the faster-paced versions of croquet come into their own - like Twenty20 cricket rather than the five day Test, writes Peter Moore.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:00

There’s a quiet weekend ahead for Exmouth Town with the first team, who suffered a rare defeat when beaten 2-0 at Saltash United in midweek, have a Saturday off as it’s League Cup Saturday across the league.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00

In front of a good sized crowd it was East Budleigh that came out on top in this local derby with better quality paying dividends in the end.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:11

Exeter Racecourse resumes action on Tuesday (October 23) with the return of racing to Haldon Hill, writes Lucy Johnson.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:54

The Gazelles are a new team playing in the Exmouth and District Netball League, writes Hayley Taylor.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:24

East Budleigh Reserves departed the Intermediate Cup last Saturday at the hands of Bridgerule from Holsworthy, writes Mark Auton.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:18

Exmouth United Under-11s were 6-0 winners when they made the short trip across to Sidmouth for an Exeter and District Youth League match, writes Nic Lopez.

Read more
Thu, 12:20

Fixtures against local rivals are always friendly, but competitive, affairs and the opening match of the season this week for the Budleigh men saw a hard-fought encounter away against Maderia, writes David Roberts.

Read more
Thu, 12:20

Exmouth Town Under-13s took part in a game of no fewer than 14 goals when they met St Martins in an Exeter and District Youth League game played at the Archery Club on a windswept Saturday morning.

Read more
Thu, 12:20

Budleigh Salterton Under-16s bagged a point from a 1-1 draw at Elmore when the pair met in Tiverton to play an Exeter and District Youth League Division One game, writes SpursTom.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 7°C

Most Read Sport

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Exmouth Journal twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy



Show Job Lists

Find planning applications