Congratulations to Christopher Burton – the brand new Land Rover Burghley Champion for 2016! Christoper is just one of our elite eventing presenters lined up to ensure that the 2017 International Eventing Forum continues to deliver insight, opinion and knowledge that you’ll find virtually impossible to find elsewhere.

The theme for IEF 2017 will be ‘The Next Generation’!

Our sport is constantly evolving and never at a speed faster than in the last 5 years. And we all must continue to look ahead if we want to succeed. The 2017 International Eventing Forum brings together another superb line of up riders and trainers who are expertly positioned to help us to do just that.

Our morning session will kick off with demonstrations from two ladies who excel in training for top performance: Tracie Robinson – dressage trainer for Equestrian Team GBR and Caroline Moore – FBHS and BE u18 and Junior Team Coach. Attendees will then be able to learn how three top class eventing grooms – Alex  van Tuyll, Imo Mercer and Zanie King work to keep horses fit, sound and at peak performance, when it’s needed most. EquiRatings’ director Diarm Byrne will join us to discuss the benefits that data analysis is bringing to eventing around the world.

Our feature afternoon session will then be led by Badminton’s new course designer – Eric Winter – and will explore and discuss next generation cross country. He will be ably supported by Christopher Burton and Sam Griffiths (members of Australia’s Bronze medal winning team in Rio), who will share their training techniques for their next generation medal horses.

So if you want to get your 2017 eventing season off on the best foot possible, put the 6th of February 2017 in your diary today. As always, the location will be Hartpury College and tickets will be on sale soon!

Christopher Burton competing at Badminton 2015
Sam Griffiths competing at Badminton 2015