The SEIB Racehorse to Riding Horse Championship is a series for thoroughbreds that have races in either Point to Point, Flat or National Hunt Racing. 

The competition is open to amateurs and professionals. The format of judging will be as for a riding horse class but the best of type will win.

Therefore, if you have a hunter, hack or riding horse that has raced you are eligible to compete and the best horse on the day will be the winner.

A copy of the equine identity document (passport) may have to be produced before an entry can be accepted at Horse of the Year Show.

Horses must be over 4 years old and 148cms or over, riders must be 15 years old and over. The first two horses will go forward to Horse of the Year Show; if the first two horses have already qualified, at the judges discretion, horses down the line will be eligible to compete at the HOYS Championship. Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials are kindly hosting a qualifier in the main arena. No late entries will be accepted for this venue and you need to enter early!

If you qualify for Horse of the Year Show at another venue and you have already entered for Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials qualifier, we reserve the right to return your entry fee in full for the Burghley competition, to ensure that as many competitors as possible have the opportunity to qualify for HOYS.

Riders may only compete on one horse at each qualifying venue.

Please see timetable for class details and declare at least 30 mins before scheduled time.


You can enter online (subject to availability) or print and post an entry form. The form must be fully completed paying careful attention to the privacy notice.

Late entries incur a £15 late entry fee and and can be accepted online up until the Wednesday evening before the chosen competition (subject to availability). If online entries is not chosen for a late entry the competitor must speak to the secretary in advance to agree acceptance and must bring their full entry fee plus £15 in cash to the secretary at the competition. The closing dates are listed on this website.

Please arrange stabling directly with your venue of choice.

Stabling is not available at Burghley but may be available at Grange Farm Equestrian Centre. Please call 01780 782459.

The judges listed have confirmed attendance. They could be changed through circumstances beyond our control. Please regularly check the website for any changes.

Please co-operate with our judges, secretary and stewards they are just trying to make the whole experience the best it can be and keep you safe.

It is important that you read the Rules and Regulations.