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CCI4* Short Format
Blenheim introduced a special three star CCI class for 8 and 9 year old horses in 2009 which has since become highly popular and hotly contested.
Slightly less demanding than the CCI4* long format with a less technical and shorter cross-country course, this class has attracted some of the very best up and coming horses of this age group and has become a British Championship. A maximum of 70 horses are able to compete in this hotly contested competition which is seen as a key step on the pathway of those aiming for international stardom.
Past winners have gone on to achieve considerable CCI5* success, notably 2010 champion NZB Land Vision winning Badminton in 2011 with Mark Todd, 2011 title-holder William Fox-Pitt clinching the top spot at Pau partnered by Oslo and 2012's winners Andrew Nicholson and Quimbo going on to win Kentucky 5* the following spring.
Notice to all competitors: The FEI Clean Sport guidelines must be adhered to. You will find all you need to know about the FEI rules on doping and medication, as well as information about the Equine Prohibited Substances List here www.feicleansport.org.