Young Rider Championship

Registration on to the Young Rider Youth Performance Programme is required for any combination aiming for selection for the Youth European Championships. While the Youth European Championships will represent the peak for the chosen squad, every effort will be made for all who participate in the programme to gain from the education and the competition and to have fun while doing so.

British Young Rider Championship

Hosted annually at Houghton International Horse Trials, dates for the Saracen Horse Feeds British Young Rider Championship will be published with the 2020 fixtures calendar later in 2019.

View 2019 MERs and eligibility HERE. 2020 MERs and eligibility will be published in the 2020 BE Rules and Members' Handbook.

Young Rider European Championship

The 2020 European Championship is being hosted in Hartpury, Gloucestershire (GBR), 27 July - 2 August.

All combinations must be certified by their national federation as qualified to compete at the required level.

For the Championships, combinations must have obtained minimum eligibility requirement (MER) at CCI3*-L between 1 January in the year preceding the Championship and the closing date of the nominated entries for the Championship. View the full details HERE.



Riders are required to be between the years of their 16th birthday and 21st birthday.

View the BE Rules and Members' Handbook for full details

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Young Rider Trials

Details on the Saracen Horse Feeds Young Rider Trials will be posted here when available. 

Selectors and Officials

Youth Performance Manager - Darrell Scaife

Youth Performance Selectors

  • Charlie Lane (Independent Chair)
  • Sue Bagley
  • Craig Barr (non-voting)
  • Jon Collins
  • Jane Peters
  • Sue Stewart
  • Sally Taylor

Youth Performance Coaches

  • Christie Wright
  • Caroline Moore 
  • Philip Surl 


Youth contact

For more information on the Youth Performance Programme, including eligibility and MERs, please contact Gemma Harriss on or 02476 010356.

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Youth Performance Programme

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Regional Youth Programme

Youth Eventing

Selection Policy

2020 Selection Policy Coming Soon

Past Success