Baileys Sponsor a range of events across the equestrian disciplines.
Arena Eventing (AE)
Arena Eventing is relatively new to the British Eventing winter series and we're proud to be supporting it. AE follows a similar format to the late Jump And Style series, with combinations completing a round of show jumps before immediately completing a course of cross country fences. Placings are based on penalty scores, which are worked out from faults accumulated across the show jumping and cross country phases, with the combination with the lowest penalty score winning the class.
The series are held across a variety of venues with an outdoor surface and are open to both BE and non-BE members, running at AE80 (80cm), AE90 (90cm) and AE100 (100cm) level. The last fence on each course is a joker fence, which is 10 cm higher than the rest of the course. To find your nearest competition, click here.
Jump Training (JT)
When it comes to walking showjumping distances, riding accurate lines and warming up effectively, there is plenty of margin for error; that’s why taking part in British Eventing’s Jump Training is such a good idea. The competition offers a unique opportunity to showjump in a competitive environment under the eagle eye of a BE Accredited Coach. Competitions are open to both BE members and non-members and include a course walk followed by a guided warm-up, where riders benefit from being put through their paces before their round by a top trainer.
Find out more about the Baileys Winter Series
Blair Horse Trials
Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair is Scotland's leading equestrian event, running over four days in August each year. Olympic Medallists compete alongside amateurs in the four International event classes, whilst British Showjumping and showing classes provide a platform for riders in other disciplines to compete at Blair. Baileys are sole feed sponsors and suppliers for the event, and are also on hand to discuss feeding at our tradestand.
BD Novice Freestyle Championships
Novice freestyle to music was originally the brainchild of Jenny Loriston-Clarke, whose Catherston Stud first hosted and sponsored the series, and was responsible for encouraging numerous novice riders to take part. Its popularity has grown enormously over recent years, with the number of qualifying competitions growing from 12 to around 30 throughout the country from May to December.
The top three riders from each qualifier are eligible to compete at Regional Semi-finals, with the prize winners there competing in the final at the Winter Championships at Hartpury College. 2008 saw the Championship divided into Restricted and Open finals for the first time, giving more riders a chance to win a national title as well as the other great prizes on offer. To find a current list of qualifying competitions for Baileys Novice Freestyle visit British Dressage
NPS Supreme Mountain & Moorland Ridden Championships
Baileys’ support of the NPS Supreme Mountain & Moorland Ridden Championships (previously held at Olympia) began over 25 years ago when a Connemara pony, Tiercel Mystical, bred by the Chairman, George Knowles’ sister-in-law, won the title. Baileys is pleased to continue its long-standing support of the National Pony Society and were particularly excited when the Supreme Ridden Championships moved to the Horse of the Year Show in 2011.
For more details visit www.nationalponysociety.org.uk
Baileys have teamed up with Horseboarding UK to support the intermediate section of the Horseboarding Championships, a national competition that features a league table with a number of heats at county fairs across the country. Baileys have been involved with this sport from the early days and have seen a number of combinations progressing through the levels. In this gruelling sport, riders, horses and boarders have to be fit and agile, ready to tackle an obstacle course as fast as they can without picking up penalty points.
For more information visit www.horseboardinguk.org
Futurity Young Horse Evaluations
The Baileys Horse Feeds/BEF Futurity Young Horse Evaluation series was developed to encourage breeders, owners and trainers of eligible young horses, from foals through to 3 years, to bring their horses forward for evaluation in the areas of Dressage, Showjumping, Eventing and Endurance.
Youngsters are awarded marks out of 10 for a range of attributes from conformation and paces to athleticism and suitability for their proposed discipline, with those gaining the highest marks being awarded Premiums reflecting these marks. Those scoring an average of 9 or above receive an Elite Premium and are considered potential international performance horses.
As series sponsor, Baileys Horse Feeds takes an active role in each participant’s assessment, considering the condition of each young horse as a reflection of the diet it receives. This provides a valuable insight for breeders into how nutrition can support correct growth and optimise the horse’s ability to fulfil its potential.
Baileys’ qualified nutritionists use a universally recognised Body Condition Scoring system alongside one whereby the horse’s top line and muscle development are assessed. Owners are given a sheet with the nutritionist’s comments and may take the opportunity to discuss the youngster’s diet, whilst Baileys records the data to support their research into sport horse nutrition.
Evaluations take place throughout July and August, at 14 venues around the country, from Cornwall to Edinburgh. A youngster may only be evaluated once per year but may be re-evaluated each year as a foal, yearling, two-year-old or three-year-old. Top scorers in each age group and discipline are rewarded at the British Breeders’ Awards Dinner in the January.
British Breeders' Awards Dinner
The British Breeding Breeders' Awards Dinner is held each January and organised by the registered charity, The British Horse Foundation, with a view to raising money to help support initiatives which promote British breeding. The dinner provides a platform for the recognition of British breeders’ successes during the previous year and is where top Futurity participants receive their awards and certificates. Find out more...
British Breeding Stallion Event
In a further show of support for British breeder, Baileys sponsor the British Breeding Stallion Event, now held at Addington Equestrian, in March. This popular event enables breeders to view top class stallions, across a variety of disciplines and available for the season ahead. Find out more...
Horse Driving Trials are like ridden eventing, with dressage, marathon (cross country) and cones phases all contested as part of the same competition. Baileys have supported British Young Drivers (BYD) through British Carriagedriving since 2000 and have helped many youngsters progress through the grades to National, International and Senior competition.
International competitions especially for young drivers include the European Youth Championships and the Junior World Trophy, which is organised by the International Collective for Kids Driving (ICKD). Baileys also ensure that Young Drivers teams travelling abroad get all the feed they need for the journey and the duration of the competition as well as invaluable nutritional advice on feeding while travelling and staying away from home. www.ickd.info
BYD Training Camps
A major part of Baileys’ support goes into a residential annual training clinic held at the Unicorn Trust in Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire, every Easter. Here youngsters are coached in all aspects of driving technique, stable management, feeding and competition planning. www.britishcarriagedriving.co.uk
Young Drivers' National Championships
Held annually, the Baileys Young Drivers’ National Championships offer young people the chance to compete against drivers of their own age separately from the National Driving Championships for Senior drivers. Drivers are aged between 10 and 25 years of age and may compete with single ponies, pairs or tandems.
Point to Pointing
Baileys support a number of regional point to points each year.