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Bishop Burton College to Host Prestigious ‘Festival of Youth’ Equine Event

5th April 2019

Bishop Burton College has been selected as the venue for a highly prestigious equestrian event featuring some of the finest young talent in the country.

British Eventing has chosen the college, near Beverley, to stage its ‘Festival of Youth’ for five years, starting in July 2020.

Bishop Burton was chosen to host the competition, which will feature junior and young riders, following a robust selection process.

It is a further feather in the cap after the college staged the FEI European Championships for Ponies in 2018, which included the best young riders from Europe.

Kim Knightley, Equine Director at Bishop Burton College, said: “This is really excellent news for the college and further cements our position as one of the best equine centres in the country.

“This was a competitive process and the fact we have been selected is testament to the quality of our staff and our facilities.

“I’m particularly pleased that we will be staging the U18 Championships, as those who will be taking part are the future of the sport in this country.”

The three-day championships will take place from 31st July to 2nd August, 2020.

Fiona O’Hara, Chair of the British Eventing Board, said: “I would like to thank all the organisers and their teams for taking the time to apply to host the international and BE Championship fixtures. We are delighted to have received so many high-quality submissions.”

Bishop Burton runs a wide variety of further education courses and degrees in equine studies.