Britain’s Osberton International Introduces New Classes for 2023

Caroline Powell competing at Osberton International. Photo by Tim Wilkinson/Eventing Images.

Osberton International has been the end of season destination event for many riders over the past decades, but 2023 welcomes a new range of classes giving increased opportunity to riders. These are as follows:

A National 3DE

A new National level long format class running at Novice and Intermediate, giving competitors the opportunity to compete over a long format without the added requirements, and costs, of competing in an FEI class.

On the schedule as Restricted Intermediate and Restricted Novice, the tracks will have subtle differences from their CCI2*L and CCI3*L counter parts, with a less intense track and changes at some of the more challenging combinations.  To minimise the time required on-site, and spent away from home and work, the requirement for a first trot up has been removed.  A final horse inspection, ahead of show jumping, will be held in the interest of horse welfare.

Entry Requirement – Novice competitors are not to have started any FEI classes in the 2023 season, with MERs taken over the 2022 and 2023 seasons.  Intermediate competitors are not to have started a CCI3* or above in the 2023 season, with MERs taken over the 2022 and 2023 seasons.

Minimum Entry Requirements – Novice requires 2x Novice MERs, with Intermediate requiring 2x Intermediate MERs.

Onsite stabling is recommended, but not required, however you can enjoy all the fun in the evenings if you stay on site.

Project Pony CCIP2*-S

A new CCI2*-S restricted to Pony riders, giving our young riders a new end of season aim and allowing them to experience the atmosphere of a destination international fixture, with the winner receiving the hire of an Eco Voltz bike, PLUS an enhanced training packed with an elite level rider.

Osberton also welcomes the Project Pony All Stars competition, an exciting concept first seen at Belsay earlier this year, that encourages interaction and collaboration between the youth riders and senior riders.

Minimum Entry Requirements – 3x BE100/BE100 Plus/BE105 plus 1x Novice

Agria Lifetime Equine CCI1*-Intro

For the first time ever, BEDE Events welcomes CCI1* competitors to Osberton, offering entry level competitors of international sport the opportunity to experience the atmosphere and excitement of a destination FEI event.

Unlike other CCI1* classes being run this season, the Osberton CCI1* will run in a three-day format with Wednesday/Thursday Dressage, Friday cross-country, and culminating in show jumping in the main arena on Saturday.

A final horse inspection, ahead of show jumping, will be held in the interest of horse welfare.

The CCI1* also acts as the grand finale for the Agra Lifetime Equine BE100 League.

Minimum Entry Requirements – 3x BE100/BE100 Plus/BE105

Investec CCI3*L & Arena Saddles CCI2*L

A firm fixture on the Osberton schedule and an end of season aim for many. This year’s event will see a new loop added to the cross-country course, giving more galloping sections.  The new route through the woods also features a cracking new bank complex for riders to tackle.

Both the CCI3*L and CCI2*L act as finales for their respective Investec Intermediate and Arena Saddles Novice Leagues, that have been running across all BEDE Events in 2023.

Entries are now OPEN for all classes with late entry surcharges applied from 30th August, and final date for entries of 1stSeptember.  All entries will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.  Enter early to guarantee your space.

Full schedule and entry details via British Eventing.

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