This year sees the return of the fourth annual Arbonne Dressage Future Elite Championship to Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) on Friday 7th October. The class showcases Britain’s rising young dressage stars by offering horses aged eight to ten years, who are working at Intermediate I level, a Championship class in an International setting.  In 2015, the title was won by Becky Moody and Carinsio, who scored an impressive 77.71%. 

This year, Charlotte Dujardin, riding Hawtins Delicato, landed the 2016 Arbonne Dressage Future Elite Championship title on a score of 78.62%, thrilling a bumper Friday night crowd in the process.

And it evoked fond memories for the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic gold medallist, who was highly successful in showing before she moved into dressage and won at the Horse of the Year Show.

"It is a privilege to be here riding," she said. "There are lots of childhood memories for me being here, with competing in showing classes and winning a couple of times. Going into the main arena under the spotlight was always every girl's dream, so to come here and ride here again, to win and go and then do it all again with the presentation was brilliant. It was so much fun."

Riders and owners agree that the competition offers a priceless opportunity for up and coming equine stars to experience an international show atmosphere on British shores. With the sport of dressage on the rise the Arbonne Dressage Future Elite Championship offers riders, competitors and spectators the unique opportunity to witness some of the UK’s dressage stars of the future.

To qualify for the Championship in 2016, combinations’ scores in Prix St Georges and Intermediate I competitions at Premier League, High Profile and British-based CDI shows will be used to determine four of the places on offer. The average of their three best scores will be used to give an overall percentage, with those gaining the highest overall percentage securing places.

The leader board showing those combinations in the running for a place in the Arbonne Dressage Future Elite Championship will be available on the British Dressage website and will be regularly updated. Please click here for the rider ranking list. 

In addition to the 4 qualifying places, a further four places will be offered as invitations, the recipients of which will be determined by HOYS and British Dressage's senior selection committee. 

The full list of nominated venues for the 2015/2016 season are:


Myerscough College Lancs - 21-26 March 2016
Keysoe Beds - 18-20 April 2016
Addington Manor EC Bucks - 6-8 May 2016
Somerford Park Cheshire - 28-30 May 2016
Wellington Riding Hants - 9-12 June 2016  
Sheepgate Lincs - 20-21 June 2016
Hickstead Sussex - 23-26 June 2016
Hartpury Glos - 6-10 July 2016

CDI 3*, Hartpury Glos - 6-10 July 2016
CDI, Hickstead Sussex - 28-31 July 2016

Vale View High Profile Show Leics - 27-30 October 2015
Bury Farm High Profile Show Bucks - 11-13 2015
Addington High Profile Show Bucks - 15-17 2016
Bury Farm High Profile Show Bucks - 26-28 2016


For more information please contact:
Emma Wardell, Equestrian Manager:  02476 858 205