British Eventing (BE) has unveiled a new series, culminating in an end-of-season award, to recognise successful British riders and their owners.
The series, entitled the Britannia League, will reward the top 3 highest-ranking horse and British rider combinations that have not competed under the British flag at senior championship level.
Points can be accumulated throughout the 2014 season at CIC3* and CCI3* in Britain, plus Nations Cup competitions.
The winning rider will receive a £5,000 bursary, while the runner-up will get £3,000 and third, £1,000. The leading owner will be presented with a bronze trophy.
The initiative has been backed by long-term eventing supporter and owner, Nigella Hall, who has horses with Harry Meade.
She said: “I have had some fantastic times in the sport over the years and thought it would be wonderful to put something back.
“[We have an] enormous depth of talented riders at the top level and I wanted to find an opportunity to acknowledge the talent we have beyond the senior team.
BE will be posting regular Brittania league updates on its website.