Blackstairs Event

Note from EI Board


Author: Alison Packman/Friday 7 May 2021/Categories: General News

Eventing Ireland regrets the circumstances that occurred on Saturday at the Blackstairs one day event, and we recognise that many of our members, owners and riders felt let down. We are fully supportive of the decision to approve and run the event, but we do recognise that the Board of Eventing Ireland did not give adequate support  to the Blackstairs organisers as a new, and much appreciated venue on the Eventing Ireland calendar in South Leinster, in understanding and communicating the needs of our members.

We are committed to supporting the Blackstairs venue in hosting future events, and also the other new venues added to our calendar in recent years.

We are undertaking positive steps to ensure that it does not happen in the future, and the Board has agreed we have a mentor in place with experience as both an Event Organiser and course designer, to work with the recent new venues such as Blackstairs, future new venues, and to offer additional support to these organisers.

We also recognise that the ground conditions generally are currently hard after an extended early season of dry weather and to give further confidence to our members, we are reminding our organisers of the availability of the aggravator and water grants to assist in ground preparation during this period of time.

We look forward to seeing our many members back in Blackstairs, and at our upcoming events.  

Eventing Ireland Board

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