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KBIS started its involvement with British Eventing in the late nineties through a regional series. In 2006 the opportunity arose to take on the title sponsorship of the Junior Regional Novice (JRN) series, supporting Britain's up and coming young riders, a series with which KBIS has continued to support since.
Now referred to as the ON Under 18 series, KBIS are pleased to be carrying on with its sponsorship into 2013 where the championships will once again be held at Weston Park in October as part of the KBIS Festival of Youth.
In addition to this continued support KBIS are delighted to announce that they will also be supporting the British Eventing Young Horse series and Championships. The addition of this series will see KBIS supporting both our young riders and our young horses of the future and we are very very much looking forward to the season ahead.
The KBIS ON U18 Programme
To compete in a ONu18 class riders must be between the ages of 13 and 18 years during the current year at which they are competing and register with their Regional Coordinator. There are eight regional coordinators across the country in addition to the main Chairman, Jane Peter. As the ONu18 is run under the ruling of BE Novice, riders need to be capable of jumping up to 1.15m show jumping and 1.10m cross country.
In order to qualify for the Championship, which is run as a CCIJ*, the horse and rider, as a combination, must have completed two ONu18 qualifiers (Q) without cross country jumping penalties in their own region and finished within the top three in one of them. It is then at the regional coordinators discretion to decide whether the combination are ready to compete at the Championships.
2012 Team Champions the Midlands, receiving their prize
Find out more about the KBIS ONu18 programme here
The KBIS British Eventing Young Horse Series and Championships
The young horse series offers qualifying classes at BE90 level for the four year old and BE100 level for five year olds, in total there are forty qualifying events across both series. The top placed combinations from each qualifying class will qualify to compete at the prestigious Young Horse Championships held at Osberton International in October, also including a six year old CIC* Championship and a seven year old CIC** Championships. Former proteges of the Championship have included 2012 Bramham champion Chili Morning and four star campaigners Redesigned and Cool Mountain, to name but a few.
KBIS are delighted to now be involved with this series and be in a position where we can support both our young riders and young horses - the talent of the future!
Find out more about the KBIS Young Horse Series here
KBIS also have their own horses competing in British Eventing Horse Trials. KBIS Starchaser and KBIS Starlet, who are both ridden by Izzy Taylor and currently competing at Advanced level plus KBIS Rough Diamond and KBIS Miss Milicent who are competing at BE100 level with Claire Matheson and Emma Prest. Their progress can be followed on our NEWS page or you can click on Izzy’s profile under our Sponsored Riders section.