Blair Castle International Horse Trials (23-26 August) will include a new showjumping championships for novice horses, aiming to identify potential international horses of the future.

The Atholl Estates Scottish Championships 1.10m class will have a prize fund of more than £1,000 and the 1.20m class prize fund will exceed £2,400.

With some qualifiers having been held in July and two further qualifiers due to take place at Blair Castle, 40 horses will compete in each category at the final on Sunday 26 August.

This news story was first published in the current issue of Horse and Hound (16 August 2012)