The Northumberland Challenge is returning for 2023 with a bumper prize fund of £45,000 up for grabs.
The accumulator challenge will run across British Eventing fixtures Belsay International (31 May-4 June), Alnwick Ford International (23-25 June) and Burgham International (27-31 July). Organisers said that following the success of last year’s series, it was returning, and this year will take place across the CCI3*-S classes, as well as the CCI2*-S.
A potential prize of £20,000 is available in the CCI2*-S. Horse and rider combinations who achieve a top-three placing in the CCI2*-S at all three events will win a £2,000 bonus. If a combination wins two of the three events, a further £6,000 bonus will be awarded. And a further £7,000 is on offer for any combination that wins all three events.
In the CCI3*-S, a potential prize fund of £25,000 is available. Combinations who achieve a top-three placing in the CCI3*-S at all three events will win a £3,000 bonus. Those who win two of the three events will win a further £7,000 – and any combination that wins all three events will be awarded a £15,000 bonus.
The challenge was put together by Belsay event director Laura…