Eventing / Eventing Rules

Open Eventing Qualification:
The intention of changing the qualification for Open Eventing is to enable more members to qualify for the Open Eventing Championships. Therefore, members can qualify via two routes, Either qualifying as usual through Area Qualifying competitions (see rule 33 i & ii) or through their BE qualifying results (see rule 33iv). Please disregard the sentence from Rule 33iv: “If an Area competition is unable to run an Open Qualifying class then the following shall apply”. Valid qualifying results must fall between the 23rd August 2016 and the 31st July 2017.

Open Eventing Teams:
The formation of teams for the championships will fall to the DC/CP to pick and enter teams. Teams can comprise of a mix of qualification routes i.e two individuals from the Area competition and two individuals from the results route. Branches/Centres can substitute members who have qualified via the results route into a team who qualified at the Area competition but the substituted rider would no longer be eligible for the championships as per rule 38 of the Eventing rule book.


The 2016 Eventing Rule Book is now available to download -

Eventing Rule Book 2017

Tack Check Card - Dressage 2017
Tack Check Card - Show Jumping 2017
Tack Check Card - Cross Country 2017


Hunter Trials

There are no official rules for organising and judging hunter trials, but there are some guidelines for organisers in the Eventing Organisers’ Handbook.

Other Sport Rules

All Rule Books are available for download via our website. It is strongly recommended that you print out or buy a copy of the appropriate sport Rule Book(s) so that you always have it to hand for your competitions. If you wish to purchase a 'hard-copy' of any Rule Book then you can do so from our online shop at a cost of £3.00

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