Regional Championships

Competing at the Summer and Winter Regionals is a great goal and achievement for all level of BD competitor. The gateway to the two major BD Championships, combinations line up across the eight regions to contest Silver and Gold qualification classes from Prelim to Intermediate I.

Regionals Jess Dunn With Alicante Valley

How to qualify

From Prelim Silver and above, you can qualify for a Regional Championship by taking part in regular day to day BD competitions at your local venues. Earn points from qualifier and non-qualifier tests to notch up the total points needed and you’ll be on your way! The number of points required varies per level, take a look at our table below to find out how many points you need to achieve your Regional Championship goals.

Revised points for Summer Regionals 2021:

Level Total points Qualifier points Minimum score
Prelim Silver 10 10 66.00%
Prelim Gold 10 10 66.00%
Novice Silver 10 5 67.00%
Novice Gold 10 5 68.00%
Elementary Silver 8 4 65.00%
Elementary Gold 9 5 67.00%
Medium Silver 6 3 64.00%
Medium Gold 8 4 65.00%
Advanced Medium Silver 5 3 64.00%
Advanced Medium Gold 7 4 65.00%
Prix St Georges Silver/Gold 3 3 64.00%
Intermediate I Silver/Gold 3 3 64.00%

The amount of points you receive per test depends on the score awarded by the judge. Here’s how the points are awarded in relation to your scores:

Score bracket Points awarded
64.00-65.99% 3
66.00-67.99% 4
68.00-69.99% 5
70.00-71.99% 6
72.00-73.99% 7
74.00-75.99% 8
76.00-77.99% 9
78.00-79.99% 10
80.00% and above 11

Note: Due to the disruption to the competition calendar throughout Covid-19, all full and part qualifications earned during the summer qualification period, from 1 December 2019 until the suspension of competition activity on 19 March, will be carried forward for winter season 2021 qualifications in the corresponding class/section. You don’t need to take any action, this will happen automatically for any straight classes. 


To qualify and compete at a winter or summer Regional Championship, both rider, owner and horse need to hold Full membership and registrations.


Winter Regionals 2021

Venue County Date
Wellington Hampshire 01-04 May 
Morris Equestrian * East Ayrshire 12-16 May
Myerscough College Lancashire 18-22 May
Vale View Equestrian Leicestershire 20-23 May
Prestige Equestrian Gloucestershire 27-29 May
Merrist Wood College Surrey 29 May-04 June
Bishop Burton College East Yorkshire 01-04 June

* Further clarification will be required for the Winter Regional in Scotland, as Level 3 travel restrictions may prevent members from accessing these competitions. Additional contingency plans will be made should restrictions remain in place at this time.

Tests ridden: Prelim 17A 2017, Novice 37A 2017, Elementary 59 2010, Medium 75 2002, Advanced Medium 98 2002, FEI PSG 2009 and FEI Inter I 2009

National and Winter Championships

The highly anticipated conclusions to the summer and winter seasons! Qualification for both the National and Winter Championships can be obtained through the Regional Championships.