The Caunton Manor Stud BE 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 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.
The Championships are kindly sponsored by Caunton Manor Stud. Originally established in 2005 in Nottinghamshire, the high quality stud is run by husband and wife team Victoria Peace and Matthew Wright. Based in Retford, Nottinghamshire, the Stud has a performance record and some of the world’s best bloodlines, having some of the finest stallions standing at stud in the UK.
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 Four and Five Year Old Championships
Qualifiers for four and five year old horses are held throughout the season at venues across the UK.
The qualifiers are held at BE90 level for four year old horses and at BE100 level for five year olds.