4* League

The Britannia 4* League (formerly known as the Britannia 3* League) was developed by longstanding BE supporter and Event Horse Owner Nigella Hall, with British Eventing, to give British riders who haven't started competition at FEI European Championships, World Equestrians Games or Olympic Games, something to target each season. 

The League uses the BE points system, with points being accrued at 4* level events in the UK as well as at FEI Nations Cup fixtures. 

Following the change to FEI classification codes from 1 January 2019, the league was renamed to the Britannia 4* League (formerly 3*).


  • The league is open to British riders
  • Riders must never have started* in a FEI European Championships, World Equestrian Games or Olympic Games

*must not have started the dressage phase

League Prizes

The winning owner and rider will each receive at BE membership and a season ticket for the winning horse. The Owner of the leading horse will also be presented with a beautiful bronze, thanks to Nigella Hall.

2019 Britannia League fixtures 

The following CCI4*-L and -S fixtures in Great Britain are points winning events for the Britannia League in 2019:

  • 29 - 31 March: Belton Park International, Lincolnshire
  • 12 - 14 April: Barefoot Retreats Burnham Market International (1), Norfolk
  • 10 - 12 May: Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International, Derbyshire
  • 23 - 26 May: Saracen Horse Feeds Houghton International, Norfolk
  • 6 - 9 June: Equi-Trek Bramham International, West Yorkshire
  • 4 - 7 July: The St James's Place Barbury International, Wiltshire
  • 26 - 28 July: The Owen Pugh Burgham International, Northumberland
  • 2 - 4 August: The Festival of British Eventing
  • 8 - 11 August: NAF Five Star Hartpury International, Gloucestershire
  • 22-25 August: Land Rover Blair Castle International, Perthshire
  • 19-22 September: SsangYong Blenheim Palace International, Oxfordshire

View FEI Nations Cup details and venues

Britannia 4* (previously 3*) League 2018

Position Rider Country Horse Sire x Dam Owner Country Points
1st Emily Philp GBR - Great Britain CAMEMBERT Nigel Philp United Kingdom 158
2nd Emily King GBR - Great Britain DARGUN Jane Del Missier United Kingdom 154
3rd Bella Innes Ker United Kingdom CAROLYN Duchess Of Roxburghe GBR - Great Britain 141
4th Sam Ecroyd GBR - Great Britain MASTER DOUGLAS Vicki Irlam GBR - Great Britain 106
5th= Alexander Bragg GBR - Great Britain ZAGREB Mr & Mrs Ellicott United Kingdom 98
5th= James Sommerville United Kingdom TALENT James Sommerville, Jennifer Sommerville United Kingdom 98
7th Selina Milnes GBR - Great Britain IRON IV William Rucker United Kingdom 88
8th= Tom Jackson GBR - Great Britain CARPA DU BUISSON Z Susan Jenkins United Kingdom 80
8th= Sam Ecroyd GBR - Great Britain COOLEY CURRENCY Jane Del Missier United Kingdom 80
10th David Britnell GBR - Great Britain CONTINUITY David Britnell GBR - Great Britain 73
11th Katie Magee GBR - Great Britain DOLLARNEY Katie Magee GBR - Great Britain 68
12th Franky Reid-Warrilow GBR - Great Britain DOLLEY WHISPER Franky Reid-Warrilow GBR - Great Britain 66
13th= Matthew Heath GBR - Great Britain ALOHA Matthew Heath, Hazel Livesey GBR - Great Britain 65
13th= Ben Hobday United Kingdom SHADOW MAN II Ben Hobday, Jane Chambers United Kingdom 65
15th Harry Mutch United Kingdom HD BRONZE Carole Mutch GBR - Great Britain 62
16th= Becky Woolven GBR - Great Britain DHI BABETTE K Julie Record, Guy Wealthall, Katy Carver United Kingdom 58
16th= Gubby Leech GBR - Great Britain XAVIER Antoinette Denham Harding United Kingdom 58
18th Richard P Jones United Kingdom ALFIES CLOVER Sandra Martin, Dinah Saunders, Richard P Jones GBR - Great Britain 55
19th= David Doel GBR - Great Britain EISFEE Ian James, Jane James United Kingdom 54
19th= Lauren Blades United Kingdom JESMOND JUSTICE Ron Pearson United Kingdom 54