Championships

British Eventing hosts a Championship at every level of competition, from Young Horses and BE80(T), through to Advanced and the British Championships for each Youth level - Under 18, Pony, Junior and Young Rider.

Internationally, British Eventing supports the squad heading to the European Championships for Ponies, Juniors and Young Riders, and each year Senior riders will aim for either the European Championships, World Equestrian Games or Olympic Games.

Great Britain are the current World Champions after taking both the team and individual gold medals in Tryon, USA, in September 2018.

Here you will find more about each of those Championships.

Qualification opportunities!

With the season now in full swing, below is a reminder of the BE Championships qualification opportunities available to BE members.  Full details of each, including eligibility, are available in Annex 6 or the BE Rules & Members’ Handbook available.

A summary of the qualifications for each are shown in the table below:

Championship

Regional final or qualifier

Direct qualification

Qualifying period

Championship venue for 2021 qualifiers

BE80(T)

Top 20% of any BE80 class qualifies for an Area Qualifier.

The top 10% at the Area Qualifier will qualify for the Championship

N/A

01/07/2019 – 02/05/2021

Cholmondeley Castle - July 2021

BE90

 

Top 20% of any BE90 class qualifies for an Area Qualifier.

The top 10% at the Area Qualifier will qualify for the Championship

Top 10% of BE903DE

01/07/2019 – 02/05/2021

Badminton – May 2022

BE100

Top 20% of any BE100 class qualifies for an Area Qualifier.

The top 10% at the Area Qualifier will qualify for the Championship

Top 10% of BE100 3DE

01/07/2019 – 02/05/2021

Badminton – May 2022

Area Championships

N/A

1 x Double clear at BE80 or 2 x Double clear at BE90 or BE100

01/07/2019 – 02/05/2021

N/A

Novice Restricted*

 

Top 10% of any Novice, Open Novice, Intermediate Novice, CCI2*S or CC!2*L section

1/06/20 – 30/6/21

Burgham International - July 2021

Novice*

Placed 1st – 4th in any Novice, Open Novice or Intermediate Novice class.

The top 25% of a Regional final will qualify for the Championship.

Top 25% of dressage starters at any CCI2*S; or Top 20% of dressage starters at any CCI2*L

Regional Finals – 01/06/20 – 31/05/21

 

CCI2* classes between 1/6/20 – 31/6/21

Burgham International - July 2021

Intermediate

N/A

1st – 5th in any Intermediate, Open Intermediate, Advanced Intermediate or CCI3*S section; OR Top 20% of horses at any CCI3*L

01/06/20 – 31/5/21

Burgham International - July 2021

Open

N/A

1st to 10th in any Advanced section; 1st to 5th in any CCI4*S; 1st to 20th in any CCI4*L; achieved a 5* MER at any time; Long listed or represented GB at senior level at European, World Championships or Olympic Games; or Represented GB at Young Rider European Championships

1/6/20 – 31/5/21

Burgham International - July 2021

 *please note there are eligibility restrictions differentiating between Restricted Novice and Novice Championships.  Full details can be found in Annex 6 of the BE Rulebook.

Scottish & Welsh Championships

Scottish Championship

Direct qualification

Qualifying period

Championship venue for 2021

BE90**

 

1st – 3rd in any Scottish BE90 class

01/07/21 – 16/07/21

Blair Castle – August 2021

BE100**

1st – 5th in any Scottish BE100 class

01/07/21 – 16/07/21

Blair Castle – August 2021

Novice

Any combination qualified to run at CCI2*L level

none

Blair Castle – August 2021

Intermediate

Any combination qualified to run at CCI3*L level

none

Blair Castle – August 2021

Open

Any combination qualified to run at CCI4*L level

none

Blair Castle – August 2021

** The top 20% at the Scottish BE90 & BE100 Championship will qualify for the 2022 BE90 & BE100 Championships at Badminton.

 

Welsh Championship

Direct qualification

Qualifying period

Championship venue for 2021 qualifiers

Novice

Any combination placed 1st – 10th at any Novice, Intermediate Novice, Open Novice or CCI2*S in Wales;

A horse owned by a resident of Wales who has been placed 1 to 10th in any Novice, Intermediate Novice, or Open Novice; OR top 20% of any CCI2*L

01/06/20 – 31/05/21

TBC

 

Young Horse Championships

Championship

Regional final or qualifier

Direct qualification

Qualifying period

Championship venue for 2021

5yo

5yo Qualifier classes

1 in 10 dressage starters as per table in the BE members rulebook

N/A

2021 season

Osberton – October 2021

6yo

 

N/A

Any combination qualified to run at CCI2*S level with the horse having acquired a minimum of 1 BE point.

None

Osberton – October 2021

7yo

N/A

Any combinations qualified to run at CCI3*S level

None

Osberton – October 2021

8 & 9yo

 

Normal MERS apply

None

Blenheim Palace – September 2021

 

Youth Championships

Championship

Direct qualification

Qualifying period

Championship venue for 2021

Pony

Any combination qualified to run at CCI2*S level

None

Belsay – June 2021

Junior (18 and under)

 

Any combination qualified to run at CCI3*S level

None

South of England – September 2022

Young Rider (21 and under)

Any combination qualified to run at CCI3*L level

None

Houghton – May 2022

Young Rider (25 and under)

Any combination qualified to run at CCI4*L level

None

Bicton – June 2021

 

We wish you every success in your route to a BE Championship!

Novice Masters

Senior Championships

Festival of British Eventing

BE80(T) Championships

Regional Championships

Other Competitions

Area Festivals

Youth Championships

BE90 and BE100 Championships

Team Challenge

Young Horse Championships