ERM 2020 Calendar Confirmed
**This news article has been updated Friday 28th February 2020.
Event Rider Masters confirms its 2020 calendar, consisting of four legs, including a brand new UK location, that brings a second ERM leg back to UK shores. ERM 2020 will once again provide the world's top Event Riders with chance to stake their claim on a share of the £250,000 series prize fund.
The 2020 Event Rider Masters Calendar is confirmed as:
Leg 1 - Barefoot Retreats Burnham Market International - Norfolk, UK. 10th & 11th April
Leg 2 - The Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials - Derbyshire, UK. 16th & 17th May
Leg 3 - Concours Complet D’Arville - Belgium. 27th & 28th June
Leg 4 The Finale - Les Haras de Jardy Eventing Show - Paris, France. 11th & 12th July
Providing spectacular settings for each leg, the four ERM venues located in Belgium, England & France are renowned for hosting some of the most elite competition in Eventing sport.
Jim O’Toole, CEO of Event Rider Masters commented;
“The 2020 calendar will provide a great sporting series. With the addition of Burnham Market we now include a venue that has proven itself exceptionally popular with the world's best Event Riders. The fan base of ERM continues to grow globally and we continue to drive value for our expanding group of commercial partners. We anticipate further growth in 2020 as our world class riders create a great sporting spectacle for all to enjoy."
Alec Lochore, Burnham Market Event Director commented;
“We are delighted to be hosting the opening leg of ERM 2020. It's a perfect fit for us – the top riders descend on our corner of North Norfolk every spring, so to be able to offer them an ERM class as well as our regular three star, four star and national classes is the icing on the cake.
“I have worked with the ERM team previously, up at Blair Castle, so have seen first-hand the excitement the class generates, with its generous prize money and live streaming opportunities. I'm really looking forward to showcasing our event to an international audience.”
Launched in 2016, ERM condenses traditional Olympic Equestrian Three Day Eventing into two days of competition with a shortened cross country course. Including all three disciplines - Dressage, Show Jumping and Cross Country, the ERM Series is fully approved by the global governing body for Equestrianism, the Federation Equestrian Internationale (FEI) and runs under the FEI CCI4*S rules.
The live broadcast of ERM is comprehensive and freely available to all ERM fans globally online, with every second, of each phase, of every competitor, professionally live streamed by ERM's TV Production Partner, Red Handed TV. A total of 6 TV Highlights programs are also produced and these shows are distributed by ERM's TV Distribution Partner, Sunset+Vine to an ever increasing list of broadcast partners globally.
ERM is the most valuable Series in the sport of Eventing. It provides the world’s most successful Event Riders with an international stage on which to compete for a total prize-money fund of £250,000. The prize pot for the UK leg is £50,000 while each European leg offers €57,000. The riders compete for the much-coveted ERM Series Championship Title and an additional £50,000 series prize fund shared by the top three riders at the end of the season.
Reigning ERM Champion, Australia's Chris Burton has won the ERM Series Championship Title for 2 consecutive years through his consistent top form at the ERM Legs and will be highly motivated to defned his title during the 2020 season.