Launched in 2016, ERM condenses the traditional three-day event into two days. Live streaming every competitor’s round and including all three disciplines – Dressage, Show Jumping and Cross Country, ERM’s six-leg 2018 calendar builds on the International expansion into mainland Europe with the introduction of a new competition in Belgium.
ERM is the most valuable Series in the sport of Eventing. It provides the world’s best event riders with an international stage on which to compete for an unprecedented total prize-money fund of £350,000. The prize pot for each UK leg is £50,000, while each European leg offers €57,000. The riders also compete for an additional £50,000 prize for the 2018 ERM Series Championship Title.
World #1 Event Rider, Oliver Townend said:
“ERM is exciting, it’s exhilarating, it’s fast and furious and it’s easy for someone who isn’t completely into the sport to understand. ”
Working in conjunction with International broadcast distributors LCTV and host broadcasters, Red Handed TV, The Event Rider Masters has secured a strong television broadcast schedule for their 2018 Preview, Review and individual Leg Highlight shows.
Producing secure live stream coverage, digital content and an 8-part TV series showcasing the 6 ERM legs, as well as season preview and highlights shows, ERM will continue its bid to showcase the Sport of Eventing to a wider Global Audience.
ERM remains a leading innovator in the broadcast, digital coverage and promotion of equestrian sport. With the desire to incorporate accessibility, cutting edge technology and high-class production in the presentation of this world class sport, ERM aims to fully engage both remote TV audiences and on-site spectators.
Jim O’Toole, CEO, Event Rider Masters said:
“2018 sees further growth in our international television highlights distribution to complement our robust live-streaming content. The television output from our production partners Red Handed TV and the distribution effort by LCTV have resulted in an impressive roster of broadcast partners around the globe. With a very competitive series ahead, we anticipate this roster continuing to expand, driving exposure for our riders, sponsors and partner events.”
The 2018 Event Rider Masters calendar is confirmed as:
Leg 1 – The Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials, Derbyshire – Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th May
Leg 2 – Internationales Wiesbadener Pfingstturnier, Germany – Friday 18th & Saturday 19th May
Leg 3 – Concours Complet d’Arville, Belguim – Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th June
Leg 4 – The St. James’s Place Barbury Castle International Horse Trials, Wiltshire – Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th July
Leg 5 – Haras de Jardy Eventing Show, near Paris, France – Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July
Leg 6 / 2018 Series Finale – The Blair Castle International Horse Trials, Perthshire – Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th August