At the Championships

You've made your entry, prepared and trained for your test, and the Championships are almost here, but what next? Below is everything you need to know about what to expect during the Championships, from stabling and facilities, to prizes and prize givings.

Arriving at the Championships

You won't require a competitor admission pass or a car pass to access the Championships - on arrival you will be directed to the relevant parking area by the Show Team. Horses may arrive on the show ground from 13.00 on Tuesday 9 April (please note that there is no access allowed earlier than this) and the show ground entrance will close at 23.00. Access to the show ground will be from 06.00 – 23.00 on show days. Outside these times the entrance will be opened for emergency access only.

Horses requiring stabling need to arrive on the show ground before 18.30 - if you are delayed, please make sure you contact the Stable Manager on 07487 423564. The Stable Manager's Office will open at 06.00 and close at 19.00 each day. Only horseboxes/trailers bringing horses and/or ponies intending to compete at the Championships will be admitted to the show ground. To book your stabling and for more information on this, visit:


Vaccination check process

Upon arrival at the Championships you will be required to take the vaccination certificates for all the horses/ponies you have at the event, whether stabled or non-stabled, to the Stable Manager’s Office for verification before any horses/ponies are unloaded from the horsebox.

Staying at the Championships

If you have your horse(s) stabled overnight you are allowed to stay in your horsebox, a caravan or a tent on site - a limited number of electrical hook ups are available and you can purchase these when you make your entry. Public toilets and showers will be available and open 24 hours a day for competitors.

You may have a generator in your horsebox as long as this is moderately sized and doesn't reach a noise or emission level that is excessive. All generators must be switched off between the hours of 23.00 - 08.00. Please note that if you have a generator you are responsible for ensuring that it complies with all health and safety regulations, you will be required to adhere to the re-fuelling procedure set out in the organiser's re-fuelling document and this is available from the Stable Manager's Office or in advance by request to the Organiser.

LPG bottle gas may also be used in conjunction with fitted living accommodation within horseboxes sited in the lorry park.

Addington Bistro will be open offering food and drinks from 16.00 - 21.00 on Tuesday 9 April, and from 07.00 on competition days. 

Exercise and warm up

Arena walks, a general exercise arena and competition warm up arenas will all be available for competitors at the Championships. For more information on these, including the times they are available, please follow the below link:



All score sheets will be electronic and emailed to the person who made the entry for each horse and rider combination. You will be able to access the full results and scores on the day through the entries, times and results page of the BD website.

Prize givings and prize money

If you finish in the top three of a class then congratulations! You get to attend the mounted prize giving in the NAF Five Star Arena. Prize giving times can be found on the competition timetable (please note these are subject to amendment so please check timings on the day) - you will need to arrive at the NAF Five Star warm up arena at least 15 minutes before the scheduled time and make yourself know to the steward.

Please note that attendance at the prize giving is required and you must be mounted. Competitors may have a handler to lead the horse in the prize giving if required, but the handler must be suitably dressed.

Prize money will be paid to the rider by BACS transfer after the show via an online system. You will need to collect a prize money claim form from the Secretary in order to register your bank details for payment. All prize money claims must be made by 30 April 2024. Any additional prizes awarded and commemorative plaques must be collected from the Show Secretary prior to departure from the show ground as these will not be able to be forwarded after the event.

For all of the details on prize money, please read the Championships schedule:


Live streaming

All competitions will be live streamed on H&C+ and we'll provide details of this nearer to the event.


The official event photographer will be on site to take photographs of competitors in all the competitions and at the presentations. There will be a photographic trade stand on the show ground for you to buy pictures, and you will also be able purchase pictures online.

Hoof Prints: Frances Gannon

Tel: 07909 683764 or 07966 170054



New venue updates

For all of the latest information on the Championships moving to new venue Addington Equestrian, please visit the page below: