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British Eventing Young Horse Championships


Jolie Lark KBIS 4YO Champion 2014


The British Eventing Young Horse National Championships, are held annually at Osberton International Horse Trials in Nottinghamshire.

There are four championship categories; four and five year old horses compete at national level and six and seven year old horses at International level  to be crowned the national champions.  This the best place to view the finest young event horses in the country and an opportunity to spot the equine stars of the future.


Qualifying and competing at the Young Horse Championships is the ultimate accolade for many young event horse owners, breeders and riders. Past stars include NZB Land Vision, WEG silver medallist Cool Mountain, Redesigned, Billy Landretti and 2012 Olympic horse Borough Pennyz.


How to Qualify

A primary rule for all four championships is that all horses competing in the finals must have a STUDBOOK passport* (see note below) which includes verified Sire, Dam and Dam Sire in their pedigree.  

The full rules for the Championships can be found in the British Eventing Members' Handbook Annex 6, which can be downloaded from the Downloads page.


Six and Seven Year Old Championships

The Six and Seven year old Championships are open to horses qualified to compete in a CIC1* (six year olds) and CIC2* (seven year olds).  Six year old horses must have at least 1 BE Point.

The Four and Five Year Old Championships

Qualifiers for four and five year old horses are held throughout the Eventing season at venues across the whole of the UK. 

The qualifiers are held at BE90 level for four year old horses and at BE100 level for five year olds across the season.


 2017 4&5 YO qualifying placings




 Full rules on qualifications are downloadable on the right.





Owners can check on their horse's qualification by logging into the BE Website and viewing the status under the horse's details which will look similar to this. 

(note: this will  show once BE has validated the results after the event)

 YH Qualification status BEwebiste


 *A STUD BOOK PASSPORT is issued by a Breed specific Passport Issuing Organisation (PIO) and is one that is primarily concerned with verification and recording of breeding and is able to provide verified breeding data.  

Some well known studbooks are AESSHB GBWBS UKISHKWPNHannovarian, etc. 


Commercial PIO's (e.g. Pet-ID, Pleasure Horse Society, Horse Passport Agency, BSJA, BEF, FEI etc.) which exist solely to provide passports for equines as per DEFRA regulations and have no responsibility for verifying and/or recording breeding information or for providing verified breeding data are NOT stud book PIO's and original passports supplied by these or foreign passports overstamped by these organisations will not be considered sufficient proof of breeding unless the original passport of papers have also been over-stamped by a stud book PIO listed with DEFRA.







Osberton International – the Championship venue

Visitors to the annual BE Young Horse Championships will not only get to see the finest four, five, six and seven year old event horses in Britain but will also have the chance to watch International classes, in-hand classes for mares and young stock, as well as Pony Club classes, enjoy trade stands and many other attractions.

The Young Horse Championships have been held at the beautiful Osberton Estate, based just north of Nottingham on the A1, since 2010. This venue lends itself perfectly to host the Championships, with acres of picturesque park and woodland. The addition of The Voltaire Design Gate Jumping Competition, a Real Ale & Cider Festival, Gun Dog displays and a family fun dog show ensures that there is something to capture the imagination of visitors of all ages. More information on Osberton International Horse Trials here.