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About British Eventing


blenheimWho are we and what do we do?


We are the National Governing Body for the sport of Eventing in Great Britain. 

Eventing is unique in equestrian sport by combining dressage, cross country jumping and show jumping in one exciting activity. 




Our Mission Statement:


We will do this by driving the sport of Eventing forward to greater levels of participation, competence and enjoyment for all by being a dynamic and inspirational organisation. 

It's a sport that engages all ages and has equal opportunities to compete. We regulate as well as schedule more than 180 events throughout Britain that cater for nearly 94,000 entries per season (Mar-Oct). British Eventing has more than 15,000 members and provides access to affiliated Eventing competitions for riders from grassroots level and just starting out to those performing at the highest international level. Find out more here about the sport.

To deliver the sport on a national basis and to the highest standard, we train hundreds of volunteers, officials, riders and technical support teams. The result is that we have successful European medal winning teams at Pony, Junior, Young Rider and Senior level. Our Senior riders also have successful track record at World and Olympic Games. 

BE training courses organised across the UK can be found our specialist Training and Education website.


Besides regulating the sport, British Eventing also owns and runs the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials held in the grounds of Blenheim Palace in September each year.


British Eventing is a membership organisation and is served by a non-executive Board with the Directors serving on a voluntary basis. Read details of the organisation structure, our 'Strategy on a Page' and more in full here.



International equestrian sport is governed by the Federation Equestre Internationale (better known as The FEI), based in Lausanne, Switzerland.  

The FEI works with the British Equestrian Federation which acts as Great Britain's international office on behalf of all its other member bodies, which includes BE.  The BEF represents our interests in all matters concerned with the FEI and other National Federations, international competition rules and specialist advice on all urgent veterinary matters. Additionally, the BEF represents equestrian sport (excluding Racing) to the UK government and UK Sport.


Find out more about the BEF and their work on their website 

Find out more about how to be involved

Being a member will provide many benefits of being part of and / or competing in an Olympic discipline.  Click on the membership tab to find out what different kinds of membership are available, starting from as little as £25 annually as a supporter and enthusiast.


Click the link to learn more about Our Sport and the thousands of people who go into making the sport what it is today


If you are interested in becoming a rider, event horse owner, organiser, volunteer or just want to know more about the people behind out sport, head to the page for 'Our People'