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 on the date of the competition.


  • For competitors in the under 18's sections, riders age will be taken as per the 01/01/2021.


  • Horses must be at least 5 years of age to qualify for the Championships. 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      60 pts

2nd     55 pts

3rd      50 pts

4th      45 pts

5th      40 pts

6th      35 pts

7th      30 pts

8th      25 pts

9th      20 pts

10th    15 pts

Double clears outside of the top ten placings receive 10 pts.


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


  • 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 prize givings 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.