Clinton Devon Estates and South Western Show Jumping Club Joint Statement
CLINTON DEVON ESTATES AND SOUTH WESTERN SHOWJUMPING CLUB JOINT PRESS RELEASE
ISSUE DATE: Tuesday 5th October 2010
Bicton Arena and South Western Show Jumping Club announce the end of their 35 year link
South Western Show Jumping Club and Clinton Devon Estates, the owners of Bicton Arena in East Devon, have issued a joint statement announcing the end of their 35 year association.
"The decision for SWSJC to move out of Bicton Arena follows many months of discussion and negotiation over revised terms and conditions to reflect the upgrading of the venue.
Both parties are disappointed not to have been able to reach an agreement particularly as they have been so closely linked for so many years. South Western Show Jumping Club held its first event at Bicton Arena in 1975 and has since organised and staged British Show Jumping (BS) events each year at Bicton Arena .
South West Show Jumping Club is in the process of securing a new venue for next year's BS events and the committee will inform members of the new arrangements in due course. In the meantime the Club will remove its equipment from Bicton Arena for use in future competitions.
It is testament to the hard work and commitment of both parties over many years that the South West is recognised, and will continue to be recognised, for its equestrian facilities and excellence."
NOTES TO EDITORS
•· Bicton Arena is an official pre-Olympic training centre for international teams and individuals in the run up to the London 2012 Games. It also stages the British Eventing Horse Trials and will, for the first time, offer full BE Novice competitions. Bicton Arena also hosts horse and pony club events and is available for private bookings throughout the year.
•· South West Show Jumping Club was established in 1968 for the benefit of riders and to help with the education of their horses. It is a non-profit making club, run by volunteers, with all surpluses being ploughed back into the Club. www.bicton-swsjc.co.uk