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Looking ahead to the Festival of British Eventing

This year’s Festival of British Eventing unfortunately clashes with the Olympics, however that has not dampened the spirits of two of the men in charge.

Cross Country Course Designer Captain Mark Phillips has faced similar clashes in the past when hosting the Festival and understands the difficulties that it faces. More than satisfied with the standard of competitors heading to Gatcombe, once again Captain Phillips now faces the challenge of building a three star course worthy of the competition:


Event Director Tim Henson is positive that the Olympic scheduling will not interfere with his event, particularly due to the time zone differences. Henson’s focus remains on balancing the competition with the fantastic family atmosphere that the event has become synonymous with: