It is with great sadness that Blue Chip Feed & Equi-Excel announce the cancellation of this year's Blue Chip Feed Festival of Equestrianism 2020, scheduled to take place on 24th-27th September 2020.
Whilst on lockdown we lost months of qualifying shows and events and despite exploring all the options the Festival will simply not be the wonderful fun filled packed event that we had planned for, owing to the limited numbers of people allowed on site.
Lily Richardson & Billy winning and qualifying for the 50cm at CCR Equestrian
This will undoubtedly be very disappointing for competitors that have qualified and so we are working with alternative venues to be able to run some of the National Championships classes specifically for those that have qualified to date.
All competitors who have already entered for the Blue Chip Festival will be contacted directly regarding the changes and should you be unable to attend the change of date/venue then all entry fees and stabling will be refunded in full. All qualifications from 2019/20 will also be rolled over to next year’s event.
Prizes as already advertised for the Blue Chip Festival will be honoured in any of the new rearranged championship classes.
We appreciate that this is disappointing for all involved, and will now look forward to our festival next year once these unprecedented times are hopefully over.
Best wishes and stay safe from both the Blue Chip and Equi-Excel team.
Details of rearranged National Championships classes
With limited numbers allowed at any venue owing to COVID-19, running at major venues is just not viable.
The following venue changes have been made to allow championship classes to still run in 2020 for all qualifiers to celebrate their achievements.
Competitors who have already qualified will be invited to attend their respective championship classes which are now set to take place as follows:
- Sunday 20th September: 20cm / 30cm / 40cm / 50cm / 60cm SJ National Championship @ CCR Equestrian, Gloucestershire
- Thursday 24th September: Novice, Elementary & Medium Dressage National Championships @ CCR Equestrian, Gloucestershire
- Friday 25th September: Intro & Prelim National Championships @ CCR Equestrian, Gloucestershire
- Saturday 26th September: 70cm / 80cm / 90cm / 100cm / 110cm SJ National Championships @ CCR Equestrian, Gloucestershire
We are continuing to work with additional venues to run the arena eventing and combined training competitions later in October with these dates being released in due course. All entered or qualified combinations will be contacted directly regarding these changes.