New Zealand international event rider Blyth Tait has joined forces with Burgham International Horse Trials, taking up the role of cross country course designer.
In his role, the two time World Champion will work with the team to design the cross country tacks for the BE90 and BE100 classes at the Northumberland event.
Event Director Martyn Johnson commented; “I am delighted to welcome Blyth Tait to the cross country design team for next season. He joins current designer David Evans to assist him design the BE 90 and BE 100 cross country tracks. We are all excited to hear Blyth’s ideas and to work with him over the coming months. We have some exciting developments for 2016 in the pipeline and hope to welcome even more International entries to Northumberland next year.”
Current cross country designer David Evans continued; “I think it is a great thing when young and upcoming new designers come through from riding at the very top level. They bring an exciting new dimension and perspective to design. I very much look forward to working alongside Blyth.”
Blyth added: “I have ridden at Burgham now a number of times, winning the Howard Russell CIC 2* class in 2014 on Bear Necessity. I am a big fan of the event and am excited about working with the team as a cross country designer for the first time.”
Burgham has two dates in the British Eventing calendar in 2016. The Owen Pugh Burgham International Horse Trials will be held on 25-27 March and 28-31 July. Both events host National classes from BE90 through to Open Intermediate alongside the CIC2* and CIC3* classes.