LONG TERM LINCOLN ORGANISERS SAY FAREWELL

British Eventing would like to thank long-standing organiser Charles Hood as well as event secretary Anne Whitton for their dedication in running Lincolnshire Horse Trials for many years.

The weekend of the 20th-22nd March 2015 saw the final fixture organised by Charles Hood who has been at the helm of the event for well over two decades; the event will now be organised by Bishop Burton College who are partnered with Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, the land owners of the venue.

The Bishop Burton team will be headed by Kim Knightley, who is also Event organiser at Bishop Burton Horse Trials. Kim commented: “Whilst we are stepping into the very big shoes of the former event organisers, it is a really exciting opportunity for us.

“Charles and Anne have been incredibly helpful in letting us shadow them during this transitional period. We are delighted to be involved with such a wonderful and established event and we will make every effort to make sure the event continues in the same vein.”

Mike Etherington-Smith commented: “I would like to extend a huge thank you to Charles and also Anne Whitton who have spent many years now running this ever popular spring fixture. Their dedication to running an extremely smooth operation has not gone un-noticed.

“Bishop Burton have many exciting plans to take the event forward and we wish the new team there the best of luck and look forward to the return of Lincolnshire Horse Trials in 2016.”

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