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Burnham Market International to kick off 2020 Event Rider Masters

Oliver Townend won one CCI4* class at Burnham Market International 2019 on Cillnabradden Evo (above) and the other on Ballaghmor Class


The Event Rider Masters (ERM) has confirmed its 2020 calendar, consisting of six legs, including a brand new UK location that brings a second ERM leg back to UK shores. ERM 2020 will once again provide some of the world's top Event Riders with a chance to stake their claim on a share of the £350,000 series prize fund. 
The prize pot for the UK legs will be set at £50,000 this year 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.
The reigning ERM Champion, Australia's Chris Burton has won the ERM Series Championship title for two consecutive years thanks to his consistent top form at the ERM Legs but the 2016 Event Rider Masters Series winner Oliver Townend may give him a run for his money however at the first leg in 2020. Burnham Market International is very happy hunting ground for Oliver, who won both CCI4* classes there in 2019

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. 10th & 11th May

Leg 3 - Concours Complet D’Arville - Belgium. 27th & 28th June

Leg 4 - Les Haras de Jardy Eventing Show - Paris, France. 11th & 12th July

Leg 5 - Millstreet International Horse Trials - County Cork, Ireland. 28th & 29th August

Leg 6 The Finale - Concours Complet International Lignières en Berry - France. 10th & 11th October


Jim O’Toole, CEO of Event Rider Masters says that “With the addition of Burnham Market we now include a venue that has proven itself exceptionally popular with the world's best Event Riders. We are disappointed not to be returning to Germany for the Wiesbaden Pfingsturnier, but an extremely congested German competition calendar forced this decision for 2020”

Alec Lochore, Director of Musketeer Events which runs the Barefoot Retreats Burnham Market International says “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”