I hope everyone is keeping safe and healthy in what has been strange times for us all. It kind of puts life into perspective really but hopefully now things seem to be heading in the right direction we can all get back to the Sport which we love to be a part of.
As you know Alison Weddle stepped down last season from her role as Volunteers Co-Ordinator. Life on the farm had taken much of Alison’s time up and she will be extremely difficult to replace! We are currently working to find the right person for this role and to be a part of the Burgham Orgainsing Team. For now if all volunteer enquires could be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org we will monitor those emails and come back to you soonest.
Burgham in 2020 is going to be different. First of all the dates – we have moved things back by 1 month to Thursday 20th – Sunday 23rd August 2020. This is to allow competitors to get runs into horses prior to an International Event. We will in fact be the 1st International back in Britain! Slightly scary but when talking to the Burgham team we all agreed it was the right thing to try and run the event.
We are currently working on a COVID-19 plan with our CMO Jonathon Forty, British Eventing and the FEI to ensure we have the correct measures and systems in place to ensure everyone’s safety. This will inevitable mean we have to do things differently. Everything is also developing quickly and what we plan now may in fact be different by August so please bear with us. If you have real concerns or feel you are in the vulnerable group I would ultimately advise to give 2020 a miss. Your health is paramount and we would not feel it right to compromise that. You can rest assured though that we will be doing everything possible to minimise risk and lay the groundworks for everyone hopefully to have a happy event.