The Young Rider European Championships will represent the peak of the Saracen Horse Feeds Young Rider Programme, however the programme also provides expert training and support to help combinations achieve their goals and get the most out of the BE experience.
The Young Rider European Championships take place every year in a different European host country and sees Europe's best Young Riders compete for team and individual medals at CCI3*-L level. The British Young Rider Championship, which crowns the British Under 21 Champion, is held at Houghton International Horse Trials.
Riders are required to be between the years of their 16th birthday and 21st birthday.
British Young Rider Championships
Hosted annually at Houghton International Horse Trials, the 2019 Saracen Horse Feeds British Young Rider Championship will take place on 23-26 May.
View MERs and eligibility HERE.
Young Rider European Championship
The 2019 European Championship is being hosted in Maarsbergen, the Netherlands (10-14 July).
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 a 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.
Young Rider trials
You will see in the British Eventing magazine that there will be several OIu21 and some Au25 classes throughout the season – Selectors will attend the following specific NAF Young Rider Trials and may attend the remainder.
|March 29th-30th||Belton International||OIu21 and Au25|
|April 6th-7th||Weston Park (1)||OIu21|
|April 27th-28th||Withington Manor||OIu21 and Au25|
|May 8th-11th||Aston-le-Walls (2)||OIu21|
|May 23rd-26th||Houghton International - NATIONAL U21 CHAMPIONSHIP||CCI-LYR3*|
|June 22nd-23rd||Farley Hall - Final Trial||OIu21|
|July 11th-14th||Maarsbergen, Netherlands - YOUNG RIDER EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS|
Selectors and Official
- Alex Colquhoun (Chairman)
- Sarah Bullen (Selector)
- Sue Bagley (Selector)
- Mrs Frances Hay-Smith (Selector)
- Emma Fisher (Team Coach)
- Ali Butler (Team Vet)
- Gemma Harriss (BE International and Youth Coordinator)