Dressage Future Elite

About the Dressage Future Elite

The Dressage Future Elite Championship at Horse of the Year Show is aimed at promising young dressage horses aged between eight and 10 years old, with all of them performing an inter I freestyle test. It has proved time and time again to be the ultimate platform for showcasing young horses and has seen previous winners, such as 2016 winner Hawtins Delicato and 2017 winner Mount St John Freestyle, go on to represent their country on the world stage. This year at Horse of the Year Show, Charlotte Dujardin took the title for the third year in a row with her wonderfully talented grey mare, Florentina VI, just weeks after winning the Inter I Freestyle at the LeMieux National Dressage Championships. The pair posted a score of 79.12% to secure the win showing promising prospects for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Charlotte commented after her test: “This is Florentina’s first real big indoor show, so she has never really been in an atmosphere like this and I wasn’t sure how she was going to cope with it, but she felt really good and I am really happy with her.”

How To Qualify


To qualify for the Dressage Future Elite Championship in 2019, 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 Dressage Future Elite Championship will be available on the British Dressage website and will be regularly updated.

Ranking List coming soon.

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.

2019 Judges

Stephen Clarke
Peter Storr
Sandy Phillips

2019 Qualifiers

View the British Dressage Championship Leaderboards here 

Venue County Date
Premier Leagues
Myerscough College Lancashire 6 – 10 March
Keysoe Bedfordshire 26 – 28 April
Addington Equestrian Ltd Buckinghamshire 10 – 12 May
Somerford Park Cheshire 24 – 27 May
Wellington Riding Hampshire 5 – 9 June
Hickstead Showground West Sussex 18 – 22 June
Sheepgate Equestrian Lincolnshire 28 – 29 June
Hartpury University & Hartpury College Gloucestershire 3 – 7 July
CDI (Small Tour only)
Keysoe CDI2* CDIYJP Bedfordshire 15 – 17 March
Bolesworth CDI3* Chester 11 – 16 June
Hartpury CDI3* Gloucestershire 3 – 7 July
Hickstead CDI5* & CDIO West Sussex 25 – 28 July
High Profile Show
Vale View Equestrian Centre Leicestershire 1 – 3 November 2018
Keysoe (including U25s) Bedfordshire 6 – 9  December 2018
Addington Equestrian Ltd Buckinghamshire 11 – 13 January
Bury Farm Equestrian Village Buckinghamshire 23 – 25 August
HOYS Inter I Freestyle Birmingham 3 Octover

For more information please contact the Equestrian Team on 02476 858 205 or email entries@hoys.co.uk.