New Dates for Event Rider Masters

Note from Organiser


Author: Amelia Hegarty /Friday 1 February 2019/Categories: General News, Competition News, International News, Millstreet International

Event Rider Masters Announces Six Date 2019 Calendar

Event Rider Masters is pleased to confirm the 2019 ERM Calendar. Consisting of six legs, including two brand new European locations, this year is set to continue the impressive international expansion of the world's top Eventing series with new legs in France and Ireland. 

The 2019 Event Rider Masters Calendar:

Leg 1 - The Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials, GBR, 11th – 12th May
Leg 2 - Internationales Wiesbadener Pfingstturnier, GER, 7th – 8th June
Leg 3 - Concours Complet D’Arville, BEL, 22nd – 23rd June
Leg 4 - Haras de Jardy Eventing Show, FRA, 13th – 14th July
Leg 5 - Millstreet International Horse Trials, IRL, 24th – 25th August
Leg 6 - The ERM Finale - Concours Complet International Lignières en Berry, FRA, 5th–6th October
Event Rider Masters remains the most valuable series in the sport of Eventing. It provides the world’s most successful Event Riders with an international stage on which to compete for an unprecedented total prize-money fund of £350,000. The prize pot for each UK leg is £50,000 while each European leg offers €57,000. The riders compete for the much-coveted ERM Series Championship Title and an additional £50,000 series prize fund shared by the top three riders at the end of the season.

Providing spectacular settings for each leg, the six ERM venues located in Belgium, England, France, Germany & Ireland are renowned for hosting some of the most prestigious events in Eventing sport. 

As always each leg will be broadcast live via our social channels and on with 8 highlights shows including a series preview and season review show available on TV in 101 countries.

The 2019 competition promises to be as hot as ever with reigning ERM Champion, Australia's Chris Burton seeking to defend his 2018 title.

2018 ERM Series Runner-Up Laura Collett (GBR) will have desires to go one better on the 2019 ERM Series Podium and New Zealand's Tim Price won't be satisfied with his third place 2018 ERM Series finish and has the horse-power to push for the 2019 title.
Not to mention the 2016 ERM Champion, Oliver Townend (GBR), along with the 2017 ERM Champion, Gemma Tattersall (GBR) who will both be hungry to get their hands on the ERM title for a second time.

You won't want to miss a second of the action in 2019!



The Millstreet Horse Trials Organising Committee are thrilled to announce that the 2019 International Horse Trials will form part of the Event Rider Masters series.

Reigning ERM Champion, Australia's Chris Burton will be seeking to defend the title he won in 2018, edging out Great Britain's Laura Collett and New Zealand's Tim Price.

Millstreet will form the penultimate leg of the 2019 series which starts in Chatsworth (Great Britain) in May and takes in venues in Germany, Belgium and France before the series finale at the Concours Complet International Lignières en Berry in France in October.

The Duggan Family are no stranger to hosting top-class competition at the famous Co. Cork facility and since hosting their first Horse Show in the early 1970's, the 'Green Glens Arena' has proceeded to welcome some of the biggest names in the world of show-jumping and eventing. In the past, the venue has hosted multiple FEI World Cup qualifiers and European Championships. In Spring 2014, the development of a cross-country course designed by Mike Etherington-Smith in the adjoining Drishane Castle Demesne promoted the venue on to the eventing stage and the FEI European Championships for Ponies were held to great acclaim later that year.

The Millstreet ERM leg will take place alongside the traditional classes from CCI2*-S to CCI4*-L during Millstreet International Horse Trials which take place from 21st - 25th August.

Commenting on the ERM announcement, Event Director Thomas Duggan said:

We are absolutely thrilled to join the Event Rider Masters calendar. I have followed the series with interest since it started and with the ever-improving standards in Irish eventing, there is no better time for the traditional 'Land of the Horse' to form part of the ERM series. Last year, we witnessed International team eventing at the highest level when we hosted the Irish leg of the FEI Eventing Nations Cup and on the back of that, the team in Millstreet are very much looking forward to welcoming the world's greatest event riders to compete in the most valuable individual series in the sport of eventing.

Speaking at the launch of the 2019 ERM, Jim O' Toole, CEO of Event Rider Masters said:

This new six-month calendar provides a significant moment in the development of our series as we add two legs and in the case of Ireland, a brand-new market.  With events in five broadcast markets across Europe, we see our international expansion as fundamental to the continued growth of our series, both as an elite global sporting competition and as a media broadcast platform.  2018 saw dramatic growth in the value we created for our partners and venues with 2.4 million audited television viewers and a digital community in excess of 1.3 million fans engaging with the series across multiple digital platforms. We anticipate further growth in 2019 as our world class riders compete for the unprecedented prize fund and ERM Podium glory.

Further information regarding Millstreet International Horse Trials 2019 will be available shortly.


  • FEI approved CCI4*S competition series
  • Every minute of every ERM competition live streamed online, TV Highlights shows produced from every ERM leg – broadcast globally
  • 2019 - six leg series, season championship points awarded at each leg. Final championship result taken from top 5 out of 6 legs of riders’ results.
  • 2018 ERM Season Championship:
  • Up to 30 riders compete in each leg. Eligible competitors accepted into each leg are announced on ERM Social Media platforms in “The ERM Cut”. Riders are selected based on their FEI World Rider Ranking at the time of entry to each leg.
  • Event Rider Masters has innovated the live online broadcast of the dressage starting order draw, in line with the unique seeding of the ERM Dressage phase according to the competitors’ horse's average Dressage score.
  • Riders perform their Dressage routines to their own choice of music to enhance the spectator experience. Live movement by movement Dressage scoring is available for spectators both on-line and on site.
  • SAP provide a Spectator Judging App for the Dressage phase to allow spectators to act as a dressage judge and compare their virtually awarded scores to that of the official Dressage judges.
  • The Show Jumping is run in reverse order of merit from the Dressage results.
  • The top 20 riders after the first two phases of Dressage and Show Jumping, start the Cross Country in reverse order of merit – ensuring that the tension builds till the very last rider is on course.
  • SAP Sports Technology provides live virtual tracking of riders on the Cross-Country course, including speed, position and time on course.
  • Unique rolling ERM Podium at the Cross-Country finish, with live big screen TV and ERM Fan Zone creating an exciting atmosphere that builds towards the final result of each leg.


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