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2019 Date - 1st - 4th August 2019

What are The Shearwater Equine Sports UK Grassroots Championships?

Equine Sports UK was formed to give grassroots riders their very own championships.  Now in our 6th year we have quickly become an established highlight in the equestrian calendar.  The event takes place over 4 days and features over 130 classes across a whole range of disciplines including show jumping, dressage, showing and fun classes.

We are proud to welcome on board Shearwater Insurance Services Limited as our Title Sponsors for 2018.

We feel that there are numerous championship shows currently available for the seasoned amateur rider, Equine Sports UK is aimed solely at those riders who ONLY compete at small riding club or local shows.  Certain exclusions for riders and horses are in place, please see our Rules page for more information.  If you have any concerns regarding eligibility, please email info@arenauk.com or telephone 01476 574755 during office hours.


When: 1st - 4th August 2019
Where: Arena UK, Grantham, NG32 2EF


How do I enter?

There are many classes at ESUK Championships that are 'Open', ie anybody can enter without having qualified, many of these classes are qualifiers for the Championship classes held later during the show.  You must qualify to enter in these Championship Classes, qualifying shows are held across the country at hundreds of unaffiliated shows.  If your local show is not holding qualifiers, simply download a qualification card off our website and take it along with you to the show.  If you get placed in the top 3, ask the judge or show secretary to sign it and send it in to us. 

This year, due to popular demand we will accept any unaffiliated qualification cards such as Equifest, Showing Register, Amateur Showing Society, UK Riders, Royal London, Trailblazers, Sunshine Tour, Equestrian Life and many more.  Just send your card in with a £5 qualification retainer fee to: Equine Sports UK, c/o Arena UK, Allington Lane, Allington, Grantham. NG32 2EF and your qualification will become validated. 

Please note we do not acknowledge receipt of qualification cards unless a SAE is enclosed.


There are various prizes throughout the competition. There are sashes and trophies to the winners of each Championship class with prize money for 1st-6th placings (subject to minimum number of 5 entries in the class), prizes are awarded in all Open Classes for 1st - 3rd placings with rosettes down to 10th place.  The 1st and 2nd placed competitors in each Championship class go through to the Evening Performance and the winners of each section go through to the Supreme Championships at the end of the Evening.  

Whilst there is a competitive element to the event, it’s a great opportunity to meet up with friends, have fun and enjoy the entertainment on offer.



We have over 800 stables available at the event. They are very secure, have running water close by and are very light and airy. We like to think of them as horse hotels!

Stabling is just £75 for the full 4 days. They do get booked up very quickly so we recommend you book asap to ensure you get one.  There is plenty of electric hook-up available at £20/night which is allocated and paid for on arrival.

Barn stables are available for sponsors also at £75 for the full 4 days, with sponsorship packages which give you access to the barn stables starting from £50. 


What You Say

"One of the best shows I have ever been to, thrilled with some fab results to top it off, big thanks to everyone that made it happen"

- Rachel Harriman

"Had a lovely 3 days at your show, just wanted to say thank you for running such a great show & we will hopefully see you all next year"

- Sarah Oliver


"What can I say.....an amazing weekend, met some lovely competitors, lovely judges and stewards and entered our first Concours D'Elegance class....came home with Reserve Supreme In Hand Horse and Champion Ridden Cob....I can't wait for next year.  Thank You"

- Sam Rose


"Thank you for a brilliant weekend. It was Millie's first championship and I could not be happier. Everyone was so supportive and friendly. Great atmosphere all weekend. We look forward to next year!!"

- Samantha Leeson


"Thank you for a great weekend Both me and my pony loved it fab weekend with great friendly people"

- Issy Loadman


"Thank you for a brilliant weekend, both me and my niece enjoyed it! Will hopefully be back next year with more horses!!"

- Kassie Boothby


"Me and Squiff had a fantastic first time very well run show and the prizes were excellent!!!"

- Lisa Hull


"Had a fabulous weekend! Really well organised everyone was lovely. Definitely coming back next year"

- Stacey Smith



Latest News

Dressage Times

30 July 2018

Dressage Times for Equine Sports UK Grassroots Championships 2-5 August 2018


16 February 2018

16/2/18 - 2018 Timetable released

Qualifying at your local show

14 October 2016

Download a qualification form off the website and take it along with you to your local show.  Even if the show is not holding qualifiers, if you get placed in the top 3, ask the judge to sign and complete the form.  Send the form to the address on the website, the qualification will be valid once verified with the relevant show secretary.


23 January 2015

How to Qualify at your local show centres...