International Eventing Forum 2017 – The Next Generation


Time is racing on to the 2017 International Eventing Forum, taking place on 6th February, with only a matter of weeks to avail of the early bird ticket price of just £45 per ticket, if you buy your ticket before the end of December 2016.

The sport of eventing has changed considerably over the decades, but the speed of change has escalated dramatically in recent years. With many more rule changes coming on stream in the New Year, the 2017 International Eventing Forum offers an unrivalled opportunity to learn from many of the sport’s elite athletes and trainers and gain invaluable insights into how to maximise success in the seasons to come.

Now a ‘must attend’ event for eventing competitors and trainers of all levels of ability and ambition, the International Eventing Forum is a full day of interactive training and demonstrations, which takes place annually at Hartpury College. With a well-earned reputation of presenting some of the most influential riders, trainers and competitors, the line-up for the 6th of February 2017 looks as impressive as ever.

During the morning sessions, attendees will get to enjoy and learn from two ladies who excel in training for top performance; Tracie Robinson, dressage coach for Equestrian Team GBR and Caroline Moore, FBHS and BE under 18 and Junior team coach. Attendees will then get insights into how three top class eventing grooms, Alex van Tuyll, Imo Mercer and Zanie King, work to travel and keep horses fit and sound and at peak performance, when it’s needed most.

The feature afternoon session will be led by the new course designer of the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, Eric Winter, and will explore and discuss ‘Next Generation’ cross country course design. He will be ably supported by the 2016 Land Rover Burghley Champion Christopher Burton and Sam Griffiths (both members of Australia’s Bronze medal winning team at Rio 2016) who will share their training techniques for their Next Generation medal horses.

Representatives from the Willberry Wonder Pony Charity will have a stand on the day, so there will be an opportunity to support this worthy cause and help to #kickcancersbutt in memory of the amazing Hannah Francis.

For more information:; Follow IEF on Twitter at and on Facebook at or call Hartpury on 01452 700283

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