All qualifying legs and the Championships will follow the most recent British Eventing rules where appropriate.


In addition, the following rules will apply:


  • Competitors must be at least 10 years old for 70cm, 80cm and 90 cm classes and at least 12 years old for the 100cm classes.


  • Riders age will be taken as per the 1st January 2022.


  • Horses must be at least 5 years of age. The age will be calculated from the 1st January in the year in which it was foaled.


  • Horses must be entered in their full passport name.

  • Horses can have unlimited British Eventing Foundation points. They must not have acquired any Novice or above British Eventing points in the current or preceding two seasons. If they have acquired points in the preceding two seasons they can compete at the qualifiers but will not gain points towards Championships qualification.


  • Points will be issued at all qualifiers as follows:

1st       75 pts

2nd     69 pts

3rd      63 pts

4th      57 pts

5th      51 pts

6th      45 pts

7th      39 pts

8th      33 pts

9th      27 pts

10th    21 pts

Double clears outside of the top ten placings receive 19 pts.

  • Riders can ride more than one horse at the Championships providing the horse and rider combination have qualified.

  • For the 70cm, 80cm and 90cm classes any rider can compete at the qualifying events, but any rider who has competed at Advanced level or above at British Eventing in the last five years will not be eligible to gain points towards a Championship qualification or compete at the Championships. The 100cm classes are open to any rider.


  • All government Covid rules will apply as per the guidelines at the time of the competition. 

  • We reserve the right to use any official imagery from our qualifying events. If you do not wish your image to be used you must let us know in writing to

  • All prize winners must attend the prize-giving or the Organisers reserve the right to forfeit the prizes in full.

The Cotswold Cup reserve the right to amend and update rules at any time.