Bringing the North Together

Welcome to the BRAND NEW Unaffiliated League focused around the north of the country. 

The aim of the Brigante Cup is to offer a high level of unaffiliated events, across the north of the country and give unaffiliated competitors an excellent selection of courses and facilities to experience. 

Running at three levels, 80cm, 90cm & 1m, which gives the opportunity for many competitors to access these great venues. 10 qualifiers running throughout the year at Epworth, Eland Lodge, Breckenbrough, Shelford, Northallerton and Cholmondley. All venues are run by experienced event organisers, giving the unaffiliated competitor the taste of what is available at British Eventing. 

With the qualifiers taking place across the north beginning with Epworth on 24th April and all leading to the grand final at Frickley on 11th & 12th September. At the final, competitors will take on a long arena dressage test in front of the stunning Frickley Hall followed by the Cross Country, finishing up with show jumping in reverse order of merit with the crowing of the 80cm, 90cm and 1m Champions.  

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How does it work?

Each qualifier will hold classes at 80cm, 90cm & 1m level. In each section the top 2 placed competitors will automatically qualify directly to compete at Frickley in the final. 

For 3rd to 10th placed competitors, they will each receive points, as listed below: 

3rd - 10 points 

4th - 9 points 

5th - 8 points 

6th - 7 points 

7th - 6 points 

8th - 5 points 

9th - 4 points 

10th - 3 points 

A competitor who completed with a double clear (who did place in the top 10) will receive 2 points per event. 

These points will be kept in a league and the top X% from the league will qualify for Frickley. Riders will be notified of their qualification after the last event of the season. 

Alongside the UA Championship at Frickley, there will be classes open to all, so you will have the opportunity to compete at Frickley if you don't manage to qualify. 

Championship Format

The final will be run in a unique format to help create a Championship atmosphere. 

Competitors will complete a long arena dressage test, set in front of the stunning Frickley Hall followed by a championship standard cross country course. The show jumping will be run in reverse order of merit to crown the champions!