3* League

The 3* league recognises talented horses making their way up the rankings with British riders. 

Following the update to FEI classification code from 1 January 2019, the league was renamed to the 3* League, having formerly been known as the 2* League.


Open to British riders with a horse qualified to compete at 3* level who fulfil the specific criteria below:

  • Horses must be ridden by a British rider
  • Horses must never have competed at three or four star level

Using the BE Points system, eligible points are won at CCI3*-S and CCI3*-L level. Championship classes are not included.

League Prizes

The winner of the league will be the combination that amasses the most BE points at these 3* events in Great Britain. Both the owner and the rider of the winning horse will receive a generous shared prize fund at the end of the season in recognition of this achievement. The leading owner of the league will also receive a stunning bronze. 

In 2019, the British fixtures hosting CCI3*-L and -S competitions which count towards the League are:

  • 29 - 31 Mar: Belton Park International, Lincolnshire
  • 12 - 14 April: Burnham Market International (1), Norfolk
  • 19 - 21 April: Bicton Arena International (1), Devon
  • 10 - 12 May: Land Rover Floors Castle Horse Trials, Roxburghshire
  • 17 - 19 May: Fairfax & Favor Rockingham International, Leicestershire
  • 23 - 26 May: Houghton International, Norfolk
  • 14 - 16 Jun: Nunney International, Somerset
  • 29 - 30 Jun:  Brightling Park International, East Sussex
  • 4 - 7 Jul:  Barbury International, Wiltshire
  • 26 - 28 Jul: Burgham International, Northumberland
  • 8 - 11 Aug: NAF Five Star Hartpury International, Gloucestershire
  • 16 - 18 Aug: Baileys Horse Feeds Somerford Park International (2), Cheshire
  • 22 - 25 Aug: Land Rover Blair Castle International, Perthshire
  • 13 - 15 Sep:  Gatcombe International (2), Gloucestershire
  • 28 - 29 Sep: South Of England International (2), Sussex
  • 3 - 6 Oct: Osberton International & Young Horse Championships, Nottinghamshire
  • 24 - 27 Oct: Bicton Arena International (3), Devon

3* (previously 2*) League 2018

Position Rider Country Horse Sire x Dam Owner Country Points
1st Yasmin Ingham United Kingdom REHY DJ Janette Chinn GBR - Great Britain 48
2nd Bubby Upton United Kingdom COLA III Rachel Upton United Kingdom 44
3rd Laura Collett United Kingdom SIR PAPILLON Laura Collett United Kingdom 42
4th Katie Hancock GBR - Great Britain CODDSTOWN PET Katie Hancock GBR - Great Britain 39
5th Piggy French United Kingdom GRAF CAVALIER Trevor Dickens United Kingdom 32
6th Alice Tracey United Kingdom FREEDOM HILL Alice Tracey United Kingdom 31
7th Bubby Upton United Kingdom EROS DHI Rachel Upton United Kingdom 29
8th= Emilie Chandler United Kingdom GORTFADDA DIAMOND Maria Doel United Kingdom 28
8th= Laura Collett United Kingdom CALMARO Margie Gibb, Laura Collett, Karen Bartlett United Kingdom 28
8th= Tom McEwen United Kingdom CHF COOLISER Vicky Bates & David Myers United Kingdom 28
11th= Alice Pearson GBR - Great Britain JACK THE GINGER C L Queen United Kingdom 26
11th= Daniel Scott United Kingdom ALVESCOT MR NICE GUY Ernest J Jamieson GBR - Great Britain 26
11th= Tom Jackson GBR - Great Britain CAPELS HOLLOW DRIFT Patricia Davenport, Milly Simmie, Sarah Webb United Kingdom 26
14th= Sarah Bullimore United Kingdom COROUET Brett Bullimore, Sarah Bullimore GBR - Great Britain 24
14th= Izzy Taylor GBR - Great Britain ARTFUL TRINITY Tom Strong United Kingdom 24
16th Will Rawlin United Kingdom THE PARTNER Will Rawlin United Kingdom 22
17th Izzy Taylor GBR - Great Britain MONKEYING AROUND Charlie Sands, Izzy Taylor United Kingdom 20
18th Katie Prowse GBR - Great Britain KILCOLTRIM KIT KAT Katie Prowse GBR - Great Britain 18
19th= Sammy Oliver United Kingdom KELLYPSA VAN T ASSCHAUT Sammy Oliver United Kingdom 17
19th= Toby Pigott GBR - Great Britain FREESTYLE R Toby Pigott GBR - Great Britain 17