New sponsorship for the young dressage horse of the future final, to be held at Badminton in spring 2001, means the new champion will take home £750.

The competition is backed by an internet company – findthebest.co.uk, and is open to four and five year old horses.

Qualifiers will be judged on a conformation phase, as well as a freestyle test and the final includes a section to be judged on star quality.

The Young Dressage Horse of the Future qualifiers will be at:

  • 9 January Elmleaze Stud, Glos

  • 3 February South View, Cheshire

  • 4 February Gleaneagles, Perthshire

  • 13 February Elmleaze Stud, Glos

  • 15 February Solihull riding Club, Warwicks

  • 17 February Patchetts EC, Herts

  • 17 February West Wilts EC

  • 2 March Gracelands EC, Worcs

  • 10 March College EC, Beds

  • 14 March Catherston Stud, Hants

  • 16 March Thorpe Grange EC

  • 20 March Elmleaze Stud, Glos

    For more information contact (tel:0207 730 8042)