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British CIC2* European Championship Team


British CIC2* European Championship Team

These Championships give Europe's best 2* level riders the chance to compete in a unique eventing format in an international Championship every two years at rotating venues around Europe. The next Championship will take place at Ammerlander Reitclub, Westerstede, Germany on 1st – 4th August 2019.


Potential squad members compete under the watchful eye of the CIC2* Team selectors, who use both national and international competitions to view prospective team members for this popular European Championships.


The Championships, formerly known as the Rural Riders European Championships, runs under a unique format, differing from other eventing Championships by having six members in the team that perform a team dressage test commanded by the Chef d'Equipes.


There is also an opportunity for selection of two individual combinations to join the squad making a total of eight places on the GB squad.


Competition Format:


Phase 1 – Team dressage: Perform a prescribed test in 20x60 arena together under the command of the Chef d'Equipes
Phase 2 – Individual dressage Test
Phase 3 – Cross country
Phase 4 – Show jumping


The growing popularity of this competition means that it is now recognised by the GB selectors as an important British team opportunity and experience for riders to develop their podium potential. The selectors work very closely with the other Team GBR selectors as part of an overall performance strategy.


Rider Profile


There are generally two types of rider who can enjoy the journey through career progression when representing Great Britain in the CIC2* European championships.


  • Those who are no longer eligible for BE national or international youth teams (Riders 12 to 21 years old).
  • Riders who began eventing at a later age or those who during their young rider years lacked the necessary horse power or opportunity to compete at 2* level.




There are some eligibility requirements that need to be considered. They are:


  • Riders and horses either separately or together must not have completed a CCI3* or a CICO3* in the last two years prior to the 2019 Championships, unless as a Junior or Young Rider.
  • Riders and horses either separately or together must not have completed a CCI4*, a European or World Championship or Olympic Games at any time.
  • Riders must be a British passport holder


Applicants will be required to commit to selection/training days prior to the squad selection as part of the selection process as well as produce a competition plan in the run up to the Championships. The selection and representation on the squad does carry a financial commitment in both training and competing at the Championships.


Any rider who thinks that they may be qualified for squad selection can register an interest here or discuss their situation with Chairman of Selectors, Andrew Chadwick ( or 07721 096311).

2017 Championships


27 - 30 July -  Tongeren, Belgium: The 2017 Owl Financial British CIC2* European Eventing Championship team secured a team silver medal along with Indiana Limpus (pictured) who took the individual bronze. Full results HERE


Indiana Limpus 2017 CIC2*


***Please note that in line with the changes being introduced 1st January 2019 this team will be renamed the British European CCI3* (S) Championship Team***