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Could you be the next regional champion?

British Eventing’s regional championships fulfil two roles. Firstly, they give BE members, including those competing up to BE100 on horses that aren’t eligible to compete at Bramham and Badminton, the chance to aim for a championship and be crowned regional champion.

Secondly, they provide eligible BE members the opportunity to pick up a prized ticket to ride at the NAF Five Star BE80 Championships at Bramham and the Voltaire Design BE90 and BE100 Championships at Badminton. 

Purpose of the regional championships
– To provide a Regional Championship for Grassroots Members
– To provide those who may not wish to/or are not eligible to proceed to the National
Grassroots Championship with a Championship to aim for albeit on a regional basis offering a class with enhanced competitive and technical elements
– Long arena dressage test with 2 judges
– Championship technicality cross country

The 2023 Regional Championships dates are as follows:

  • Port Eliot, Cornwall – 5- August
  • Blindley Heath, Lingfield, Surrey – 12-13 August
  • Hopetoun, West Lothian – 12-13 August
  • Frickley Park, South Yorkshire – 18-20 August
  • Chillington Hall, Staffordshire – 9-10 September
  • Little Downham, Cambridgeshire – 30 September – 1 October

To enter any of the above, click here 

To compete at a Regional Championship event, you will need to achieve two double clears or a Top 20% placing in your respective class during the qualifying period, which for the 2023 Regional Championships will be from 1 June 2022 until the date that entries close for the 2023 Regional Championships. A minimum of the top 10% from the National Qualifier class, not the Open Regional Championship, will receive a qualification for Bramham (BE80) or Badminton (BE90 and BE100).

In addition to the Regional Championships and Grassroots Leagues pathway, for riders competing at BE90 and BE100 there will also be opportunities to pick up a direct qualification for the National Championships at the Voltaire Design BE90 and BE100 Championships at Badminton.

There will be two opportunities to achieve a direct qualification – the top 10% of finishers at the 3DE at Bicton and the top 20% of finishers in the Scottish Championship at Blair will also qualify.

Regional Championship Title Classes
Each BE80 Open, BE90 Open & BE100 Open Class will lead to the crowning of the Open Regional Champion in each area.
The Open Regional Championships are open to all grades of horses, downgraded horses and riders who have competed at a higher level currently or in the past.

To check your qualification status, please click here

NB: Restrictions apply as laid out in the 2023 Rulebook.

 

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