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CCI4* Short Format

Blenheim introduced a special 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.