Here you will find a checklist of what you need to have in place before you can compete in an International class. 

FEI Horse and Rider Registrations

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) require all horses and riders to have an annual registration before they can compete at any international level. Registrations are valid from January to December and cost £17 per horse and £17 per rider. You will be given an FEI number which needs to be entered on your entry forms. Application forms can be downloaded on this page and need to be sent in to the BE office.

Any renewals please contact 02476 698856

FEI Passports

Your horse will need an FEI passport cover for any FEI competition if you are competing at CCI4*-S or above in the UK or at any competition outside of the UK. Contact the BE Membership Team for more details on 02476 698857.

The earliest a passport can be revalidated is two months before the expiry date on the passport.


Horses must have had their first two primary injections against equine influenza.

The FEI rules state that the horse's most recent booster must have been given within six months and 21 days prior to the competition.

This may mean that you need to have an extra booster before your competition, but does not necessarily mean that you have to give the horse boosters every six months as it will depend on what your competition schedule is going forward.

Horses cannot have a booster within the seven days prior to the competition for FEI competitions.

You will need to make sure that your vaccination record in your horse's passport is up to date and complete, showing the full history including the primary course and all yearly boosters – all passports will be checked.

View full details in the BE Rules and Members' Handbook


All horses applying for an FEI registration for the first time must be microchipped.


Entries for UK FEI events can be made online or for an overseas event you can download an application for overseas event on this page.

If you are uncertain whether you/your horse are qualified for the level that you wish to enter, please contact Gemma Harriss on 02476 698860 or  to check your qualifications.

Minimum Entry Requirements (MERs)

You can find a full list of MERs for every level of competition both National and International HERE.

The International Levels

Coming into effect from the beginning of 2019, the FEI have renamed the international classes. The new nomenclature can be found in the table below.

S = Short

L = Long 

Relating to the difference in the length of the cross country course.

New class code from 2019 Previously known as Maximum Height
CCI1* New introductory level 1.05m
CCI2*-S CIC1* 1.10
CCI2*-L CCI1* 1.10
CCI3*-S CIC2* 1.15
CCI3*-L CCI2* 1.15
CCI4*-S CIC3* 1.20
CCI4*-L CCI3* 1.20
CCI5*-L CCI4* 1.30
Olympic Games and WEG - Special category Olympic Games and WEG 1.30

Useful documents


British Eventing have a host of Championships at International level. Use this page to find links to selection policies, dates of upcoming Championships and eligibility requirements.


For information on international competition and qualification please contact Gemma Harriss on 02476 698860 or

Minimum eligibility requirements