Following last week’s BUCS Equestrian Championships, we take a look at who came out on top in both Team and Individual finals from this year’s event.

Over 700 riders took part in U.K. university Equestrian events this year, competing in mini-leagues and regionals in order to qualify for the biggest equestrian event on the student calendar, the 2021-22 BUCS Equestrian Championships.

The three-day event took place at Bishop Burton College Equestrian Centre in Yorkshire, England where over 40 riders from universities around the U.K. competed across two disciplines to be crowned BUCS Champions.

We look at the winners of both Team and Individual finals of both Dressage and Show Jumping disciplines from this year’s Championships.

Team Championship Results


Team Place University Best 4 Dressage Score Team Score Dressage Total
1st RVC 67 6 73
2nd Edinburgh 79 3 82
3rd Cambridge 85 15 100

Show Jumping

Team Place University Team Points
1st Cambridge 47
2nd Surrey 65
3rd Northumbria 85

Individual Championship Results


Position Rider University
1 Betty Baker Oxford Brookes
2 Lydia Collas Cambridge
3 Olivia Brady Edinburgh

Show Jumping

Position Rider University
1 Maddy Young Leicester
2 Manuel R Fernandez Cambridge
3 Chloe Hagan Northumbria

Overall Championship Results

Overall BUCS Team Champions - Cambridge

Overall BUCS Team Champions:

Cambridge University

With 1st place in the Team Show Jumping finals and 3rd in Team Dressage, Cambridge University were crowned Overall BUCS Team Champions with a total team score of 132.

Pictured: Cambridge Riders; Maaike Hooijmeier-Brown, Chloe Fairston, Lydia Collas, and Manuel R Fernandez.

Individual National BUCS Champion - Betty Baker

Individual National BUCS Champion:

Betty Baker

After winning the Dressage Overall Title, Betty Baker from Oxford Brookes University followed up with some lovely jumping rounds on Friday to claim the Overall Individual National BUCS Championship.

Pictured: Oxford Brookes Rider, Betty White.

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