What to expect with Airowear BE80(T) - British Eventing
 
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What to expect with Airowear BE80(T)

   

Introduced in 2009, the series has received a fantastic response as an introductory step in to the sport, prompting BE to increase the number of BE80(T) hosting events to 81 in 2016.

The BE80(T), where ‘T' stands for training and 80cm denotes the fence height, is the perfect way to familiarise with the sport with the emphasis being on education, safety and fun. Riders taking part get the support from dedicated BE Accredited Coaches who are there to help all BE80(T) competitors, completely free of charge.

Airowear Cross Country Technical Merit

The 'Airowear Technical Merit' rewards competitors for accurate riding in both the show jumping and cross country phases. Merit is given to riders finishing cross country closest time to the Optimum cross country time set and achieving a double clear.

To compete in the Airowear BE80(T) classes, horses and ponies must be 137cm and over and riders must either take out a Day Pass Membership (£10) or Supporter Membership (£25.00) which then enables you to purchase a £10 Training Pass for horse and rider, classes are of course also open to full BE members.

Airowear BE80(T) Results 2016

 

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What to expect:

Dressage

Combinations first ride a BE90 level dressage test of approximately four and a half minutes.

Show jumping

The show jumping phase is next and the course will be built to be encouraging and flowing with between seven and ten numbered obstacles including one double combination and at least three spreads.

Cross Country

The final phase is the cross country and the course will again be designed to be encouraging and will include water (run in and out) and straightforward combinations.

Do I have to use the BE Accredited Coach?

Dedicated BE Accredited Coaches are there to help competitors warm up for dressage tests, walk the courses and answer all of your Eventing questions. You are under no obligation to use the coaches but we advise that you make the most of their expert advice.

Find out how you can make the most of your Coach with our guide HERE.

 

“BE80(T) classes have some of the best and most friendly atmospheres around”

Regular BE80(T) competitor, Kate Sanderson (22) from Northumberland, enjoyed a successful 2015 season and shares her advice and experience on entering the Airowear BE80(T)training competitions. Read Kate's BE80(T) story HERE.