Plans are surging forward with the inaugural Eventing Family charity part at Bicton Arena on 22nd August. EWW spoke to the organising team to get the lowdown on what plans are in store…

The Eventing Family was formed after recent tragic events and illnesses that have struck those at the heart of the eventing community. As part of this community, the team felt that it would be great to do something positive and try to help those affected.

The charities benefitting from this year’s event are: CRUK, The Teenage Cancer Trust, Motor Neurone Disease Association and Spinal Research.event fam

How can you support the event?

Tickets are now on sale at two levels… limited gold tickets priced at £70.16 (a BE100 entry cost) and silver after-party tickets priced at £20 (equivalent to a start fee) where guests can arrive at approximately 10pm to enjoy the later evening entertainments. In keeping with the eventing theme the dress code is ‘Trot up Style’ so grab your Fairfax and Favor boots and Holland cooper jackets and prepare to party!

Gold and Silver E – Tickets are now on sale at payable via credit card. Tickets are being sold in groups of 10, 6 or 4 to make tables of 10 so get your friends together to make a party.

What will the night entail? 

Those purchasing gold level tickets will be treated to a champagne reception from 7.30pm, a quality buffet style meal and a live charity auction. Following this the after party will begin a live band (Joey and The Lips), bar, a raffle and a slave auction (with some highly popular lots to bid on!!) We hear on the grapevine that Coral Keen, Dani Evans, Craig Barr and Tim Rogers have already signed up to the ‘Slaves for sale’ list. The night will end at 1am where those traveling from afar will be able to park their horseboxes in the lorry park and stay over or alternatively there are lots of hotels and B&B’s situated locally.

Amazing Support from Sponsors

The EF team have been overwhelmed by the support of companies sponsoring tables on the night, including:

* Elliot EQ Transport (Brian Elliot) ent fam 2

* Tamsyn Hutchins Eventing

* Empire Coachbuilders

* Baileys Horse Feeds

* Nick Rule Farrier

* Horse Scout

* Top Spec


* Dodson and Horrell

If your team or brand would like to join this esteemed list of table sponsors please contact for details.

Can’t make the event? Then support The Auction – Dig Deep Eventers!

In addition to the auction on the night there will also be an online auction with an amazing selection of lots, including some money can’t buy items from the top names in eventing including dinner for 4 with Harry Meade, a day spent with the legend that is Andrew Nicholson, and a lifetime membership to British Eventing! Plus loads of fantastic kit from brands such as HiHo, Devacoux, Naf, Kate Negus, Uvex, Equimins; and luury shooting days and stays away.

Bidding opens online on 14h August and to peruse the lots and place a bids simply visit

The organising team would like to thank all the brands that have put so much into making this event a success via donations and sponsorship. We can’t wait to see how the night unfolds and hope that readers will keep up to date via social media as we report on the night live and afterwards as the fundraising continues.

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