New man in

11:38 20 March 2014

Bicton Arena manager Helen West schooling at Bicton

Bicton Arena manager Helen West schooling at Bicton Mob:+44(0)7973 118237

Bicton Arena has announced Eric Winter will be the venue’s new course designer for novice and intermediate cross country courses, writes Lucy Johnson.

In his role, Eric will also mentor arena manager Helen West who will design all other courses at the venue, including BE 90 and 100 courses and the unaffiliated tracks.

Explaining the change around in roles, Helen explained: “Primarily I am stepping up to course design alongside Eric to save the estate money. We will also give Matt Lynch, who is the equivalent of a clerk of the course, more responsibility. He is already a bronze level builder but he will be taking part in some workshops to develop his own career and so that he can utilize and progress members of the team already working at Bicton.”

Eric Winter is from a competitive background and has ridden internationally both showjumping and eventing.

Helen said: “Eric’s courses always ride incredibly well and we are delighted that he has agreed to come on board for our first event in April.”

Intermediate tracks will continue to be aimed at the more experienced horse and rider combinations while the BE90 and 100 tracks will be redesigned to encourage more flow.

●Read more now at


Other Sport Stories


Sidmouth Bowls Club indoor leagues continue to flourish.

Read more
Avocet being put through its paces by the crew in the race from Topsham to Shelley Beach

After the success of the Turf Lock row in the summer, Exmouth Gig Club members weren’t behind the door in committing to take part in a Sunday row to Topsham and back, writes Phil Gater.

Read more

It’s time to polish your antlers for East Devon’s famous Reindeer Run which will take place on Saturday, December 5, in Otterton.

Read more
Tue, 16:17
Short mat bowls generic picture

There was another busy week of action in the East Devon Short Mat Bowls League last week, writes Caroline Pavey.

Read more
Mon, 11:34

Beer Albion reserves were held 1-1 by Starcross Generals in an entertaining Fresha League Division Five encounter at the Furzebrake, writes Richard Honnor.

Read more
Mon, 11:34

Beer Albion, in desperate need of league points, travelled to Exeter to face Exwick Villa Reserves, and were just pipped 2-1 in a close match, writes Richard Honnor.

Read more
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Football on pitch

Sidmouth Raiders Under-12s were edged out by a single goal on their visit to North Tawton for their latest Exeter Youth League game.

Read more
Friday, November 20, 2015
Football generic picture

Sidmouth Warriors Under-12s shared four goals in their Exeter and District League Division One home meeting Lympstone.

Read more
Friday, November 20, 2015
Football generic picture

Sidbury United have been docked a point by the Fresha League after they were unable to field a side for the Premier Division meeting with Newtown.

Read more
Friday, November 20, 2015
(Left to right); Sidmouth Town assistant manager John Clements Assistant and Vikings’ players Tyler Wellman, Kieran White and Cameron Vere with tackle Box owner Darren Herbert at the official hand-over of the new warm-0up tops.

Sidmouth Town have received some superb sponsorship backing from a Lyme Regis business.

Read more

Local Weather



max temp: 11°C

min temp: 10°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Find a job in Sidmouth

Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications