Shearwater Young Horses - qualification underway

  • Written By: British Dressage
  • Published: Thu, 27 Aug 2020 13:21 GMT

Qualifying for the rescheduled Shearwater Young Horse Championships 2020 is well underway with four Covid-compliant fixtures already completed. If you have a four, five, six or seven year old, don’t miss out on the chance to qualify for the new championship date of 2 – 4 October at The College, Keysoe in Bedfordshire - eight dates remain to secure a spot. The increasingly popular British Dressage Young Pony Championship qualifiers for four, five and six year olds will also run alongside at each venue under the same format.


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NEW seven year old championship for 2020

The original plan was to have a new feature Seven year old championship at this year’s LeMieux National Championships with combinations riding at Advanced Medium but the show was a victim of the pandemic. However, we’re incorporating the new level alongside the established classes in the revised calendar. Please note: double bridles are permitted in the seven year old class only. 


To qualify for the championship in the four, five or six year old classes, you must finish in the top four of your class with a mark of at least 7.0. Seven year old horses must gain a score of 60% or higher to qualify for October’s championship. Those who finished in the first four at Myerscough and Blue Barn earlier this year will also qualify for the final.

Remaining 2020 fixtures (at 27/08/20)

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Date Venue County
29 August Sparsholt College Hampshire
05 September Kings Sedgemoor Equestrian Centre  Somerset
05 September Parwood Equestrian Centre Surrey
05 - 06 September Morris Equestrian East Ayrshire
09 September Windmill Farm  Buckinghamshire
12 - 13 September Alnwick Ford  Northumberland
18 September Stourport Riding Centre Worcestershire
19 - 20 September Cherwell Competition Centre Oxfordshire

Long term Young Horse Championship sponsors and BE partners Shearwater is continuing their support for the revised 2020 series. “We’re delighted to see the resumption of equestrian sport on the whole especially the British Dressage Young Horse Championship for which we’ve been sponsors of for a number of years. The young horse classes play a key role in the education and development of these horses, as well as being key to the breeding industry. We’re looking forward to following the qualifiers from a distance and hope to be able to support the finals in person later this year,” said Jeremy Lawton, Managing Director of Shearwater.