Virtual Eventing was the brainchild of Rachel Wakefield of Uptown Eventing. After watching a video on Facebook of a nurse from the North of England who was helping to fight the Coronavirus, Rachel decided to use the power of the Eventing community to create an International Virtual 5* Event to raise as much money as possible to help those on the front line around the world. We have an all-star global line up with over 50 world-class riders from a dozen countries including; William Fox-Pitt GB, Boyd Martin USA, Gemma Tattersall GB, Laura Collett GB, Megan Jones AUS, Joe Meyer NZL, Joseph Murphy IRL and Carlos Paro BRA.
The format itself will include a trot up as you’ve never seen before, a single mounted phase, riders will participate in the 5* B dressage test, which has already been recorded by our riders to ensure we abide by current Covid-19 lockdown procedures in place from the Government and the BEF guidelines. This footage will not be shown until the livestream when our star-studded judges’ line-up will be judging the competition live. We will be including a series of unmounted cross-country and jumping challenges during the weekend plus much, much more which will remain a surprise for our viewers.
Team USA will be supporting the United Nations Foundation which powers the World Health Organization, who are currently supporting the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.