What is The Cotswold Cup?

The Cotswold Cup is an unaffiliated eventing series. The Cotswold Cup will bring together a selection of high standard unaffiliated events culminating in a Championships at the end of the season. Horse and rider combinations gain points across the events qualifying them for the Championships.

Does the rider gain the points or the horse?

Points are awarded to horse and rider combinations with points given for 1st to 10th and also to double clears outside of the top ten places.

Is the series open to all?

Yes, anyone over the age of 10 can take part. Each class will be split into under 18's and open. 

How do you enter?

Once entries are open, visit this website www.cotswoldcup.co.uk and click on the ENTER HERE button. Easy as that!

Where will times and results be posted?

On the website under the relevant times and results tabs.

Is there a junior section?

Yes there is. Under 18’s will be competing at the Championships for a training scholarship with prestigious event riders.

What happens if the winner of the Junior section lives miles away from one of the chosen Scholarship tutors? 

No problem, we will either find someone more local to where the winner lives or alternatively they can nominate their current trainer and we will provide the scholarship through them.

Does leading the points over the series give me an advantage at the Championships?

No it doesn’t. The top qualifying scores go forward to the Championships where the slate is wiped clean and everyone competes for the win on the day!

Can I ride more than one horse at the Championships?

Yes you can! Provided the horse/rider combination has gained the points.

What rules apply?

Events are running according to British Eventing rules.

What vaccination rules apply?

Horses must have had the initial course of vaccinations, then annually thereafter.

Will you be adding more qualifying venues to the 2021 calendar outside of the Cotswolds?

We have recently added the Barbury Castle venue and we are looking at some additional venues but at this stage nothing has been confirmed, any updates will be announced as soon as possible.

Is the Cotswold Cup open to professionals?

Yes professionals are able to compete, they would need to qualify like any other competitor and accumulate points on a partnership in order to qualify for the Championships.

Who's organising the Cotswold Cup?

The series has been pulled together by a number of passionate organisers that are based in and around the Cotswolds. Between us we have a vast amount of organising experience and we wanted to offer something different to the unaffiliated market. 

Will there be a balloting system for entries? 

No, entries will be done on a first come first served basis. Waitlists will then be used and we will accommodate as many combinations as possible at each venue.

Where will results be published?

All results will be published here on the Cotswold Cup Website.

How will I know if I have qualified for the Championship?

You will receive an email from us to let you know that you have qualified for the Championship, the entries for the Championship will also be done on a first come first served basis.

If my new horse has gained British Eventing points with its previous rider are we able to enter a Cotswold Cup Qualifier?

Yes you will be able to enter the event but unfortunately you will not be able to gain points toward the Championships. Foundation points are permitted but the horse cannot of gained any British Eventing or FEI points in the current season or previous two seasons prior to the event.

Does the combination have to stay at one level for the whole season?

No, they can chose to compete in whatever level they wish, but they will only be able to qualify for one section at the Championships. 

We will continue to add to these frequently asked questions but if you have a question or something is unclear please do get in touch and we will be happy to answer. info@cotswoldcup.co.uk