Young Horse Championships

The BE Young Horse National Championships are held annually at Osberton International Horse Trials in Nottinghamshire.

There are three championship categories: five year old horses compete at National level, and six and seven year old horses at International level in order to be crowned the national champions. It is 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, World Equestrian Games silver medallist Cool Mountain, Redesigned, Billy Landretti and 2012 Olympic horse Borough Pennyz.

Changes to the 2020 Championship

  • For 2020, Osberton International Horse Trials and the BE Six and Seven Year Old Championship is taking place at Thoresby Park, find out more HERE.
  • The Five Year Old Championship has, for this year only, been relocated to Oasby (2) Horse Trials, view more details HERE.
  • Up from 10 per cent, this year the top 20 per cent of horses from BE100 5YO classes will qualify for the 2020 Five Year Old Championship. Plus, where horses have placed in the top 20 per cent in a previous BE100 5YO class and therefore already secured their qualification, qualification will be rolled down the placings.

How to Qualify

A primary rule for all four championships is that all horses competing in the finals must have a STUDBOOK passport which includes verified sire, dam and dam sire in their pedigree.  

The full rules for the Championships can be found in the British Eventing Rules and Members' Handbook Annex 6, which can be downloaded HERE.


Six and Seven Year Old Championships

The Six and Seven Year Old Championships are open to horses qualified to compete in a CCI2*-S (six year olds) and CCI3*-S (seven year olds). Six year old horses must have at least one BE Point.


The Five Year Old Championships

Qualifiers for five year old horses are held throughout the season at venues across the UK.

The qualifiers are held at BE100 level for five year olds.

Owner membership

Owning and Breeding