The Crabbet Organisation Championships for in-hand showing of qualifying Crabbet Arabians are kindly hosted by The Arab Horse Society at their British National Championships at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern. To enter these championships competitors (apart from yearlings) need to qualify at one of our classes held at regional shows through out the UK.
The Crabbet Organisation Championships aim is to support owners, studs and breeders of Crabbet Arabians by providing a means of showing them in a style that compliments the strengths and attributes of these essentially performance athletes especially with the development of extreme in hand showing.
How to Enter
Your Arabian needs to be a pure bred Arabian registered with The Arab Horse Society and have 75% or over Crabbet and Old English bloodlines.
Competitors need to obtain a letter from The Crabbet Organisation to ascertain that their Arabian has 75% or over Crabbet and Old English bloodlines.
If your Crabbet Arabian is not a yearling in the year of the Championships you will need to qualify your Arabian at one of our regional Crabbet Organisation qualification classes.
1. Crabbet Arabians
To enter The Crabbet Arabian Championships your Arabian needs to be a pure bred Arabian registered with The Arab Horse Society. Link to the AHS, click here.
We are sorry but we do not have classes for part bred or Crabbet related Arabians at our Championships.
You will need to prove that your Arabian is a Crabbet Arabian by obtaining a letter from The Crabbet Organisation stating that this is the case. This letter will be required to be sent along with any entry to classes run under Crabbet Organisation rules including qualification classes for The Crabbet Arabian Championships.
2. Crabbet Letters
To obtain a Crabbet Organisation letter your Arabian needs to be 75% or over Crabbet and Old English Arabian parentage. The Crabbet Organisation issues these letters. This service is free to members (join here from as little as £20) and £10 for each letter to non members (pay for letter here).
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Full registered name of Arabian
Full name of Sire
Full name of Dam
If you are not sure if you Arabian has any Crabbet or Old English bloodlines you can make an initial enquiry for free and we can let you know if your Arabian will easily make the required percentage or has only a small percentage.
To enter Crabbet Related classes held under our rules you will also need a letter from the Crabbet Organisation
3. Qualification Classes
If your Crabbet Arabian is not a yearling in the year of the Crabbet Organisation Championships you will need to qualify at one of our regional Crabbet Organisation qualification classes.
Crabbet Arabians coming first or second place will qualify. If the first or second placed Arabian is already qualified the qualification place will move down the line at the digression of the judge. If the judge considers that the Crabbet Arabian does not meet a suitable standard the qualification place can be withheld.
Your Crabbet Arabian only needs to qualify once in its lifetime.
The Crabbet Organisation would like to encourage owners to exhibit their yearlings but travelling to qualification classes can be too much for these young equines. With welfare in mind from 2018 the following changes to our rules will come into force.
Yearling Crabbet Arabians may enter The Crabbet Organisation Championships without having to qualify at regional shows. This does not mean that they obtain a lifetime qualification to continue to enter The Crabbet Championships in future years.
Lifetime qualification will be awarded to the highest placed yearling in the "Crabbet Youngstock Class" at The Crabbet Organisation Championships.
If there are 5 or more yearlings entered the second highest placed yearling will also be awarded a lifetime qualification.
Yearlings not awarded a lifetime qualification will be required to qualify at regional qualification shows in the usual way to enter The Crabbet Championships in future years.
This only applies to Crabbet Arabians that are one year old in the same year as The Championships. You will still need a Crabbet letter for your yearling.