We are introducing a staggered start for the CEI1* 80km rides on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June. This has full FEI and EGB approval. We are interested in how it lowers the barriers to entry for riders who are new to international competition and for young horses in what is an entry level ride. Riders will be able to leave at any point between 09:30 and 10:30 on Saturday and 08:00 and 09:00 on Sunday and will have to pass through the departure gate before crossing the start line. This ensures that everybody is fully timed, there will be a formal result based upon each riders unique time and the winner will be awarded in the normal way, regardless of when they start. Prize money will be awarded in accordance with the FEI Best Condition award. This is a new trial of the starting format at CEI1* competitions which we will hope will encourage more riders to be able compete in the CEI1* division and progress further.