The Event Rider Masters (ERM) series will not be run in 2020 as a result of the evolving Coronavirus pandemic.
Organisers announced that they had has conducted a full risk assessment in line with the recommendations of the relevant health authorities in order to evaluate whether the health and safety of its staff, contractors, organisers, volunteers, riders and their groom could be assured.
The series was set to host events in three countries – the UK, France and Belgium – all of whom are currently affected by Covid-19. it also involves a production team of 60 people travelling from six different countries with riders representing up to 20 countries.
Following their risk assessment, it was felt that the logistics of moving the multinational production team from venue to venue was impossible to implement in a manner that has an acceptable risk level.
In a statement, ERM organisers said: “As a result of this assessment, it is clear that there are too many risks associated with conducting the ERM Series this year and regrettably ERM has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Series.”
However, they sought to reassure eventing fans that the commercial partners and backers of ERM are committed to making the series run in 2021.
Currently all individual host venue events: Burnham Market, Chatsworth, Arville and Jardy are planning on running their own events.