12 November 2018

An end for Outdoor Brabant

After the cancellation this year of Outdoor Brabant in Breda, the news has come that the competition will come to a definitive end. A number of media sources have reported that the organization has declared bankruptcy.

The board has announced that it is no longer possible to hold the event in its current form. Over the last number of years the organization has accumulated a debt after annually recurring deficits. A number of scenarios have been looked at to make it possible for the competition to take place, including moving to a permanent location where more events could be organized throughout the year to lower overhead costs. Unfortunately a location meeting the requirements of terrain, permits or price could not be found.

It is unfortunate that the Netherlands will have one less international driving competition on the calendar. In 2016 Breda was the host of a very successful World Four-in-hand Driving Championships.


Photo: Rinaldo de Craen