Celebrating young equine talent
Each year, the Burghley Young Event Horse qualifying competition marks the start of the eventing action at Hartpury. Open to four and five-year-olds, the Series aims to encourage breeders and trainers to produce and present the type of horse which will be considered the very best starting point from which to train a world-class eventer.
Experienced judges are recruited from across the country in pursuit of an athletic, loose moving horse with a promising attitude and jumping technique. Successful horses going on to contest the final at Burghley in the autumn. The winner has achieved the highest overall marks from the following four sections.