U25 selection information
If you're a current or aspiring U25 international athlete, take a look at the documents below to get to grips with the current requirements, selection policies and getting started.
If you are aged 16 - 25 and want to compete internationally, the U25 competitions could be the right direction for you. If you are currently competing at Inter II and Grand Prix and achieving 67% at Premier Leagues, High Profile Shows, Winter or National Championships you could be eligible - please see the full selection policy below.
Once you have gained your score this lasts 14 months up until the show you wish to be considered for selection. For more information on all of the details which are required for competing international please see below.
When starting out on the international competition scene, it's a good idea to begin either on home turf at a High Profile and Premier League or at a foreign competition just across the channel in northern France, Belgium or Holland, as many of these organisers welcome riders in U25 competitions.
If you’re interested in competing in any U25 international competitions, please take a look at the information documents below or contact Senior International Officer Lianne Martin who will be happy to help you.
Please see below all of the International competitions coming up.
Please see below the full selection policies for competing on U25 Teams, details on eligibility and the selection process. If you wish to make yourself available to compete for Great Britain at the U25 European Championships, you can register your intent by completing the form below by 1 May 2023.
FEI Riders licenses, FEI Horse passports & WADA
All international dressage competitions are run under FEI rules. All riders and horses competing at an international show need to be registered with the FEI, which costs £30 per horse/£30 athlete annually. Please remember it is your responsibility to ensure you and your horses are currently registered with the FEI. FEI registration is available on Horse Monkey, please contact Lianne for the links.
If your horse is competing in a CDI, you are required to have an FEI recognition card (FEI passport). If your horse has a national passport, we will give it an FEI cover. FEI recognition is valid for four years. Please let the office know at least two months before you are due to go abroad to allow enough time for the paperwork to be processed, the link to apply on Horse Monkey is available from Lianne.
Please be aware that those with FEI riders licences will need to have therapeutic use exemption forms and / or declaration of use forms before they compete whilst taking a prohibited substance. In order for riders to check the status of a substance, the Global Drug Reference Online website should be referred to. We advise athletes to print a record of their searches. In addition, WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) has published its list of prohibited substances.
Travelling horses within the EU
Here's the latest guidance for moving equines between Great Britain and the EU.