Under 25s Championships

Visit Sheepgate Equestrian for the annual BD Youth Under 25s Championships! This includes titles at every level from Prelim through to FEI.

The Under 25's Championships

One of the most exciting competitions at Sheepgate is the team and individual championships. To take part in these you’ll be selected by your region and competing at Prelim to Medium level and above. The Under 25 Championships are open to combinations who are 25 years and under. Full membership and horse registration are required to compete. Riders may take part until the end of the year of their 25th birthday. 

With great prizes, unforgettable parties and bags of team spirit, the BD Sheepgate Under 25s Championships is not one you’ll want to miss!

Key facts

  Team Championships Individual Championships
Qualification period 1 January - 30 June 2024
Levels Prelim to Elementary Prelim to Advanced Medium
Sections Open classes Prelim (Bronze & Silver), Novice to Advanced Medium (Bronze - Gold)
Championships 19 - 24 August 2024 at Sheepgate Equestrian, Lincolnshire

Individual Championships

Please note that the Preliminary Individual Championship is only open to Bronze and Silver riders and combinations must be eligible at the close of entries. Email notifications will be sent, but entries can be made if you have the scores on your results - no need to wait, they will be verified upon entry.


You can qualify for this great event from any regular BD show, take a look at our qualification table to start planning your route to next year’s event. There are sections for Bronze, Silver and Gold riders. You'll receive a qualification email once you've achieved your scores, to let you know about entering the Championships!

Level Scores required
Prelim Two scores of 65% or higher
Novice Two scores of 66% or higher
Elementary Two scores of 66% or higher
Medium Two scores of 64% or higher
Advanced Medium One score of 63% or higher

Team Competition

The team competitions run from Prelim to Elementary and is an open competition for those wanting to represent their region. Riders must ride the designated team test on both days of the team competition and be eligible to compete at their chosen level and rider/horse/pony/combination may only compete in one team at one level.

Team are selected by the regions with riders submitting their two best scores at the level they wish to compete at from the last 12 months. Scores from Quest/Regional Championships/Area Festivals may be used. Commanders and whips are permitted and ridden in a short arena.


The ultimate six days of dressage competition, covering all levels and FEI classes for all under 25 riders. Find out more about the venue and the competition below.


Competition Rules

Check out rule 178 (page 174) in the BD handbook for more information or contact your Development Officer or BD Youth Rep to find out more and register your interest to be considered for selection!