New route to Championships

New route to Championships

British Eventing has restructured the pathway to its hugely popular Grassroots Championships – the NAF Five Star BE80 Championship at Bramham and the Voltaire Design BE90 and BE100 Championships at Badminton – for 2024 and beyond.

The main route to competing at these Finals will be through BE’s new Regional Championships, which are launching this year to replace the Area Festivals. Five Regional Championships will be held across the country, giving a wider geographical spread and more riders competing at BE80, BE90 and BE100 the chance to experience competing in a Championship environment.

The 2023 Regional Championships dates are:

  • Glamis Castle, Angus: 5–6 August
  • Port Eliot, Cornwall: 5–6 August
  • Frickley Park, South Yorkshire: 17–20 August
  • Chillington Hall, Staffordshire:  9–10 September
  • Little Downham, Cambridgeshire: 30 September–1 October

To compete at a Regional Championships, you will need to achieve two double clears in your respective class during the qualifying period, which is from 1 June 2022 until the date that entries close for the 2023 Championships.

The top 10% of finishers from the Regional Championships sections will all receive a qualification for Bramham (BE80) or Badminton (BE90 and BE100). Direct qualification will also be a route to the Championships Finals via their respective Grassroots Leagues, which can be found on the BE Stats Centre at

In addition, for riders competing at BE90 and BE100 there will also be two opportunities to pick up a direct qualification for the National Championships – the top 10% of finishers at the 3DE at Bicton and the top 20% of finishers in the Scottish Championship at Blair will also qualify.

These new pathways apply to the 2024 Championships onwards. Please see the NAF Five Star BE80 Championship or the Voltaire Design BE90 and BE100 Championships pages for details of qualification for the 2023 Championships.

NB: Restrictions apply and will be laid out in the 2023 Rulebook.

Photo: Adam Fanthorpe