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 Certificate of Performance Across County (Certificate C)

Persons suitable to sign this certificate:

  • BHSI or above

  • Event rider who has ridden at CCI

Notes for the Judge*

The horse you are being asked to examine has already been carefully selected to go into the relevant Stud Book; the next stage is Performance Testing. This Certificate, which you are invited to complete if satisfied that the horse has attained the required standards, will together with others covering flat work and showjumping, qualify the horse for the Performance Test final day or days.


You should expect the horse to show ability, willingness and freedom cantering across country, and negotiating a number of obstacles, up to 914mm (3ft 0ins) high, (835mm or 2ft 9ins for horses 13hh or under), and through water. It will later have to achieve a speed of 450m/min over 4km and jump at least ten fences, and it will be judged on its freedom of movement, approach and cross country jumping ability. Please remember that it is the horse we are interested in - obvious rider errors should be ignored and even refusals may be irrelevant if attributable to the rider. If you have any problems please discuss them freely with the owner who will genuinely wish to receive your comments on the state of development of their horse. Do not feel obliged to sign this certificate on your first viewing of the horse. If you believe that the horse would benefit from further training and/or work, please tell the owner so. Signing off an insufficiently prepared horse may lead to serious problems at the Final Day(s).

Certificate C

Name of Horse



Name and Address of Owner



Name and Address of Judge



Judge's Qualifications



Declaration: I certify that I have watched the above horse perform across country, and that it has achieved the standards of training outlined above.




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