British Young Horse Championships

2017 Hickstead Young Horse Championship 29 to 30 July 2017

TESTS AT CHAMPIONSHIP- 5 National -YHE5 2016  5 International -YHF5 2009

6 National- YHM6 2016    6 International -YHF6 2009

National Young Horses Sat 29 July     International Young Horses Sun 310July
This prestigious competition was devised by Dane Rawlins in 1995. The qualifiers are co-ordinated by British Dressage in association with the British International Trainers Foundation and Dressage at Hickstead. The aim of this championship is to assist and encourage the production of top quality young dressage horses that will eventually go on to represent their country internationally.

The qualifying rounds are run at Premier League Shows with the Championships at the Hickstead International Show in July. These classes are for 5yr and 6yr old horses at two levels National and International, it is possible to qualify the same horse for both National and International Championships.

QUALIFIERS 2017- Myerscough 1-5 Mach – Keysoe 28-30 April – Addington 12-14 May -Bicton Arena 18 May — Somerford Park 27-29 May – Wellington 8 June – Kingswood 13 June- Sheepgate .19-20 June – Hickstead 20-24 June- Hartpury 6-9 July

Several young champions have gone on to international honours ie: Escapado, Astonish, Keystone Dimaggio, Fitzgeraldo, Utopia, Valegro-, Forest Gump. This high profile and well known series is now seeking a new sponsor, please contact Kerry Allen for details.
TESTS FOR QUALIFIERS 5 National YHE5 2016  5 International YHP5

6 National YHM6 2016   6 International YHP6 2009

WESTPHALIAN STUDBOOK E.V.INTERNATIONAL 6YR OLD CHAMPIONSHIP

SUN SHINES ON DRESSAGE AT HICKSTEAD FOR THE WESTPHALIAN STUDBOOK E.V.
The Westphalian Studbook enjoyed a hugely successful week as proud sponsors of the International 6 year old class at Dressage at Hickstead (30th July – 3rd August). The world renowned equestrian event was the perfect opportunity to showcase all the studbook has to offer to potential UK and International customers.
The highlight of the weekend was Saturday’s International 6 year old class sponsored by the studbook. A field of top riders and talented young horses battled for first place with Tom Goode and his ride Dior III taking the top spot with an incredible 83.80%, one of the highest scores of the show. “I am overjoyed at Dior winning at Hickstead. It’s such an honour to ride such an incredibly talented superstar and I am so grateful to Emile Faurie and owner Sam Geddes for giving me this opportunity.” Tom is stable rider for Emile at the international dressage rider’s Oxfordshire base. Owner Sam Geddes of Kent was simply overjoyed and said “I am so pleased for the whole team at Heath Farm who care for Dior so well, Emile’s careful attention to detail in his training of the horses has certainly paid off and of course Tom’s riding skills have proved he is a definite one to watch in the future.”
Rhegan White, The Westphalian Studbook Director of Sales & Marketing for USA, Canada & UK congratulated the pair on their fantastic achievements. “I am over the moon for Emile, Tom and of course owner Sam Geddes. Emile has been a very dear friend of mine for 18 years and I know he and Tom have worked with this stallion from scratch to produce the incredible horse he is today.”
Leonie Finckenstein, The Westphalian Studbook’s Head of Marketing, who along with Rhegan White made the prize presentation said. “I was very proud to present the winners rug to such an incredible partnership. Saturday’s class was the icing on the cake to a fantastic week here at Hickstead and it has been a joy to be a part of such a historic show.”
The Westphalian brand could be seen on many of the leading competitors, including Grand Prix winner Fine Time 13, ridden by Carl Hester.
“The quality of these successful horses simply confirms the fact that there are superior? Premium? A superb standard of,? trainable horses available in Westphalia” says Leonie, “I hope UK riders are suitably impressed and will consider a visit to our stud the next time the need arises to find the perfect dressage partner.”

BRITISH YOUNG HORSE AT HICKSTEAD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015

National 5yr Champion -BRANDON – DARREN HICKS

Reseve Champion- KF J VEYRON – PAUL HAYLER

National 6yr old Champion–  RIVER RISE ESCARLA – SADIE SMITH

Reserve Champion-ERAMUS – KATE ROWLAND

International 5yr old Champion-BRANDON – DARREN HICKS

Reserve Champion- FLORANCE CHRISTI – ALEX HARDWICK

International 6yr old Champion – ERAMUS – KATE ROWLAND

Reserve Champion- EXIGE M – DANIEL GREENWOOD

BRITISH YOUNG HORSE AT HICKSTEAD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014

National 5yr old Champion- RIVER RISE ESCARA– SADIE SMITH
Reserve Champion- ERASMUS —KATE ROWLAND
National 6yr old Champion- HEADMORE WIMOWEH— ALICE OPPENHEIMER
Reserve Champion- KEYSTONE DAGANY—SUZANNE LAVANDERA
BMW SANDALL International 5yr old Champion- EDEN II—GRACE WEBSTER
Reserve Champion- SYMPATICA—MARTIN SCHLEICHER
WESTPHALIAN STUDBOOK International 6yr old Champion-DIOR III—TOM GOODE
Resrve Champion- LONSWELT—PAUL HAYLER

British Young Horse at Hickstead Champions 2013

  • National 5 Year Old Champion – Daniel Sherriff / Dance Of Decadence
  • National 5 Year Old Reserve Champion – Jess Bennett / JB Dukaat
  • National 6 Year Old Champion – Becky Moody / Carinsio
  • National 6 Year Old Reserve Champion – Daisy Coakley / Cleopatra 2
  • International 5 Year Old Champion – Sarah Kingswell / The Contact People Destiny
  • International 5 Year Old Reserve Champion – Alice Oppenheimer / Headmore Wimoweh
  • International 6 Year Old Champion – Becky Moody / Carinsio
  • International 6 Year Old Reserve Champion –Alice Oppenheimer / Tantoni Sir Socrates