Following the cancellation of Chatsworth International Horse Trials in 2009 due to incredibly wet weather, there were a number of competitors who found themselves short of an international run that spring. With a new team in the Bramham Horse Trials Office, we took on the challenge of running a CCI4*-S alongside the existing CCI4*-L and Under 25 CCI4*-L with only three weeks to go. Although it added pressure in the office, the CCI4*-S was a great success, with over 40 top class entries, and it was decided that it was a great addition to the timetable and that it should continue as a permanent competition at Bramham.

This class has gone from strength to strength ever since, and in 2012 it was used as the final selection event for many nations (including Great Britain) for the London 2012 Olympics. That year, it was so popular with riders that we had to run an additional cross country day on the Sunday to ensure that everyone who wanted to compete was able to.

The cross country course is slightly less demanding and shorter than the CCI4*-L course, but is still designed by world-renowned designer, Ian Stark.

This class is a great class to spot the up and coming future champions.

2022 CCI4*-S Ground Jury is as follows

Nick Burton (GBR) – President

Nikki Herbert (GBR)

Faith Ponsonby (IRE)


Dressage for this class is on Thursday and Friday.
Show Jumping is on Saturday morning.
Cross country takes place on Saturday afternoon.
Prize giving is unmounted, and takes place in the Main Arena as soon after the cross country as possible.


Horses entering the FEI Stables Area that are not competing must be FEI-registered Horses. They must comply with the equine influenza vaccination requirements as described in Article 1003, undergo an Examination on Arrival and comply with any additional health requirement.

2022 FEI Schedule

Should you have any queries relating to the competition, please contact our Entries Secretary, Holly Farr – email, or call 07966 421779.