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Fibre-Beet Festival of the Horse

CANCELLED for 2020

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Once again we have the pleasure of welcoming Fibre-Beet as the title sponsor, who are very returning for a third year sponsoring this event. A little bit about our title sponsors:

British Horse Feeds is the equine feed division of I’Anson Bros Limited, based locally in Masham, North Yorkshire. I’Anson Bros Limited was founded in 1900 and is run by the fourth generation. After launching their flagship product Speedi-Beet, British Horse Feeds developed the super fibre conditioning feed, Fibre-Beet.

Fibre-Beet is a carefully formulated combination of Speedi-Beet, alfalfa and oat fibre supplemented with beneficial levels of biotin. Its high level of easily digested soluble fibre for slow energy release, along with low starch and sugar also makes it suitable for laminitics. Fibre-Beet is designed to be fed wet and can be fed in larger quantities than Speedi-Beet and so is a superb conditioning feed.

The Festival of the Horse Championships consists of two competitions; the Challenge and the Combined Training.

This competition is designed to be a test of a horse and rider’s ability to negotiate a show jumping course together with a cross-country course. The challenge consists of 7 to 10 show jumps, followed by 15 to 25 cross-country efforts.

There are six challenge classes for both individuals and teams:

  • 100cm (mixed seniors and juniors)
  • Senior 90cm
  • Junior 90cm
  • Senior 80cm
  • Junior 80cm
  • Open 80cm (individuals only) 

Combined Training
This competition consists of one dressage test and one course of show jumps. Both individuals and teams can qualify for this competition. For teams, two team members will take part in the Prelim/75 Section, riding a prelim dressage test and show jumping at 75cm. The other two members will take part in the Novice/85 Section riding a novice dressage test and show jumping an 85cm round. Elimination from one phase will result in elimination from the other. 

*NEW FOR 2020* There will now also be individual sections where riders compete at Novice/75cm (novice level dressage test and 75cm show jumping) and Prelim/85cm (prelim level dressage test and 85cm show jumping). 

Both teams and individuals will compete at the area qualifiers, highest placed individuals will be invited to the championships from each section. The winning team will be decided from the best three scores in both phases. For eligibility requirements and test options for each height, please visit the BRC Handbook. 


Online Stable Booking is available for BRC championships. Once your booking account is created, it can be used for any future championship stabling bookings. Please note, stabling closes 21 days before the start of competition.

Hat Tagging and Body Protectors

All members are required to have their hats tagged before competing in any BRC qualifier or championship this year. For acceptable specifications, check the Hat Standards Guidelines.

All competitors in BRC XC phases must now wear a BETA Level 3 (Purple or Blue Label) Body Protector manufactured in the year 2009 or after. Further information on permitted body protectors can be found in the downloads section of the website. 

Trade Stands

If you are interested in bringing a Trade Stand to this event, please get in contact with Meg Haase (, 02476 840595) 

Championship Refunds

British Riding Clubs have once again taken out abandonment insurance for the three outdoor 2020 championships that are held on grass, and therefore have a greater likelihood of being subject to weather related abandonment compared to those held at a permanent venue. These championships are: the Festival of the Horse, the National Horse Trials and the National Championships. This insurance covers these events in the case of abandonment due to adverse weather conditions. Should any of these three events be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions, and the insurance policy conditions are satisfied, then all championship entry fees and stable booking fees will be refunded in full. This excludes all pre-entry fees for the championship, and area entry fees for the associated qualifiers. For all other BRC events, the refund policy as detailed in the current BRC Handbook will stand.


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