Burghley Young Event Horse

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This hugely popular competition has been integral to Burghley Horse Trials for over 30 years and is acknowledged as the shop window to view potential ‘four star’ horses at an early age.

Open to four and five year olds, the aim of the Series is to encourage breeders and trainers to produce and present the type of young horse which will be considered to be the best material to make a world class three day event horse.

The judges look for an athletic, loose moving horse with a promising jumping technique and attitude which, with correct training and production, will develop physically and mentally into a strong three day eventer.

The winner is that with the highest overall marks from four sections: Dressage, Jumping, Conformation & Quality and Suitability & Potential.