Skipton (2) Horse Trials on 5th – 6th August will this year kick off the Mitsubishi Motors Regional Finals for those horses and riders eligible to qualify for the 2018 Mitsubishi Motors Cup.
A further 18 fixtures throughout August, September and October provide combinations with their chance to compete at the popular Mitsubishi Motors Cup, which next year takes place on 1st – 2nd May at Badminton – the day before the famous Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials.
A competitive qualification process started over a year ago for many of the riders, who will have picked up their ticket to be able to enter a Mitsubishi Motors Regional Final at BE90 and BE100 competitions from July 2016 to the end of June this year.
Two combinations have already secured their place to the 2018 Mitsubishi Motors Cup from the direct qualification opportunity at the BE100 Two Day Event at Great Witchingham International (2) in June. A win for Jasmine Raven and Knockanroe Spirit and second place for Mollie Harris and Mrs Sarah Rook’s Stambrook Miss D Mena see both riders heading to the BE100 Mitsubishi Motors Cup next May for the first time.
Along with the Mitsubishi Motors Regional Finals, the Scottish BE90 and BE100 Champions, who are crowned at Hendersyde Horse Trials on 5th – 6th August, will also be heading directly to the 2018 final as will the top 10% of riders from the BE100 Three Day Event at Aldon International (2) in October.