STARS Champion of Champions 2022

17th November 2022 – 20th November 2022 all-day
Aintree International Equestrian Centre
1 Ormskirk Rd
Liverpool L9 5AS


Aintree International Equestrian Centre is thrilled to be once again hosting this fabulous event.

Date Thursday 17th – Sunday 20th November 2022
What is STARS?

More details to follow but please see the original vision below, from the show director, Sarah Harrison: (rules may be updated for 2022):

“STARS Champion of Champions are going to re-create a HOYS experience for all RC/PC competitors which will be held at Aintree Equestrian Centre, Aintree Race Course, Liverpool on 20th and 21st of October 2018!

No other show has ever tried to create such a prestigious event from start to finish for Riding Clubs until now – where the best of the best go head-to-head to be crowned Champion.

This experience doesn’t just mean the time you walk through those curtains and compete in the ring.

We promise to give you everything from bridle numbers to working-in time slots in the main arena and culminating with trotting down the centre line on your lap of honour.

We will only invite HOYS star judges to preside over classes and all Ridden and In-hand showing classes will be judged using the HOYS-style format of 50 marks for Ride/Show and 50 marks for Conformation/Way of Going. Equitation and Young Handler classes will have their own marks systems in place as well.

Over 50 Riding Clubs and Pony Clubs from all over the country have enquired about how to affiliate to STARS; we hope this will grow year on year.

HOYS themselves have been in touch to say they think that this is a wonderful idea which really aims to put Riding and Pony Clubs firmly on the map!

We have been contacted by some fabulous equestrian magazines offering to cover the event; and we already have some amazing sponsors on board. If anyone would like to support this event through additional sponsorship we do have classes available.

So how do you qualify? It’s simple -all affiliated clubs will send their end-of-year points winners to the grand finale to compete for the title of Overall Champion of their section. Qualification can be passed down to the Reserve or Second Reserve Points Champion if and Points Champion is unable to represent their club. Those lucky enough to qualify will receive their qualification in the form of a Golden Ticket.

All affiliated Clubs will also be competing for the honour of being crowned Supreme Riding club of the Year title which will be awarded to the Club gaining the best results across the Show. To make it fair for all sizes of Clubs we will take your top 10 section results to work out the Supreme titles. There will be a large cash prizes up for grabs being split between the Supreme, Reserve Supreme and Second Reserve Supreme Clubs. We are also offering training days and numerous other prizes to make things interesting for all.

My aim is to give all riding Club and Pony Club competitors something to aspire to – like I once had at Birchinley Manor all those years ago!..”

Entries Close  
Schedule Coming soon
Online Entries
Judges To be confirmed
Back Numbers Can be collected from the Aintree Show Office before competing
Times and Entry Numbers Not before times and entry numbers will be released by STARS before the show
Vaccination policy if stabling

As per our terms and conditions, all horses STABLING at Aintree EC must have had a booster vaccination against Equine Influenza in the PRECEDING 6 MONTHS, and be 6 days clear of having had any vaccination.

The last vaccination must have been between the 11th April 2022 and the 11th November 2022.

ALL PASSPORTS WILL BE CHECKED ON ARRIVAL. Horses will not be permitted to stable at Aintree if they do not have the correct vaccinations

Vaccination policy if competing All horses ATTENDING BUT NOT STABLING at Aintree EC must have had a booster vaccination against Equine Influenza in the PRECEDING 12 MONTHS, and be 6 days clear of having had any vaccination. PLEASE HAVE YOUR PASSPORT AVAILABLE FOR CHECKING
Stabling Permanent or temporary stables will be available for the show. We advise competitors to book early to avoid disappointment.
IMPORTANT NOTICE – Clear images of all passports must be uploaded at the booking stage via Horse Monkey. These images must clearly show the pony/horses name and a full vaccination history, showing the primary course as well as the latest booster.

Pricing is as follows:-

One night – £65

Two nights – £80

Three nights – £100

Four nights – £120

All stables will include one bale of bedding.

Further bedding must be pre-ordered when you book your stables.

Hook up

Hook up pricing is as follows:-

One night – £30

Two nights – £40

Three nights – £50

Four nights – £60


Hostel accommodation pricing as follows:-

One night – £50

Two nights – £90

Three nights – £130

Four nights – £170

The stables and other services bookings will open on Horse Monkey at 12noon on Thursday 29th September.

Refreshments Tophams cafe, which overlooks the arena will be serving hot food and refreshments throughout the show.