Horse Jumping Cross Country

Hartpury University and College to host British Eventing National Championships

British Eventing and Hartpury University and College are delighted to announce that this year’s British National Championships will be held at the NAF Five Star International Hartpury Horse Trials (7-11 August 2024).

The world-class equestrian centre, located in the heart of Gloucestershire, will run the championships alongside their well-established NAF Metazone CCI2*L, NAF Superflex CCI3*L and NAF Magic CCI4*S classes. The addition of the British Open Championship, British Intermediate Championship, British Novice Championship, British Novice Restricted Novice Championship (Corinthian Cup), and Retrained Racehorse Championship, will mean an additional day of exciting cross country action on Sunday 11 August. Britain’s national champions will then be crowned in what will be a fitting finale to a week celebrating the sport of eventing.

Hartpury University and College are no strangers to holding championship level events. In 2022, they successfully hosted the FEI Dressage and Eventing Championships for Juniors and Young Riders.

Deputy Vice Chancellor Rosie Scott-Ward said: “Like many others, we were sad to hear of the loss of Gatcombe’s Festival of British Eventing from the calendar this year, and it’s our privilege to be trusted with delivering these championships in 2024.

“While it’s not easy stepping up at relatively short notice, I’m very proud of our team here at Hartpury who have already got to work to ensure we deliver a superb competition and championship atmosphere for competitors.

“We have exciting plans for the cross country courses and are working with designer Eric Winter and Jump1 to create world-class tracks and exceptional going, both for the championships and also for our prestigious international classes. We look forward to welcoming everyone in August.”

Tickets are on sale for the horse trials here.

British Eventing CEO Rosie Williams said: “We are really pleased to be working with the team at Hartpury to host our prestigious national championships. We are all focussed on building this back to a major event for our members of all levels to aspire to, and it is brilliant to have Hartpury on board to help us do that. Members attending the championships will have access to top-class facilities across all days of competition, whilst also being able to enjoy the atmosphere that the existing international event brings with it. Our national classes are the pinnacle in the calendar for many of our members, and we look forward to being able to watch the titles being contested within a top-class environment.”  

Hartpury's summer of sport begins with the NAF Five Star Hartpury Festival of Dressage (2-7 July 2024), followed by the NAF Five Star Hartpury Showjumping Spectacular (18-21 July 2024) and then the NAF Five Star International Hartpury Horse Trials (7-11 August 2024).

Click here to check out the events in more detail.