Eventing is the ultimate equestrian challenge combining the skill of dressage, the precision of show jumping and the bravery and boldness of the cross country phase into one exciting activity.
Eventing is a sport that engages all ages and has equal opportunities to compete. British Eventing regulates as well as schedules more than 180 events throughout Britain that cater for nearly 94,000 entries per season (Mar-Oct). We have more than 10,000 members and provide access to cater for riders from grassroots to those performing at international level.
To deliver the sport on a national basis to the highest standard, we train hundreds of volunteers, officials, riders and technical support teams. The result is that we have successful European and Olympic medal winning teams at Pony, Junior, Young Rider and Senior level.
Starting to compete with British Eventing
The EquestrianClearance.Com BE80(T) series, ‘T’ stands for training, is the introductory level of competition into the sport of Eventing. Fences are a height of 80cm and a British Eventing Accredited Coach is on hand at each BE80(T)competition to help and support competitors free of charge. BE80(T) classes are open to both members and non-members of British Eventing and are held at various venues throughout the UK. Non-members can purchase a Training/Club pass for just £10 essentially giving them membership for that day.
How to Start Eventing
Find out more about the different levels of competition with British Eventing, how to enter and what equipment you will need. Download our free guides to getting started in eventing.
Getting it right in the first phase is vital. Laura Bechtolsheimer and Lizzie Murray offer their advice on the scales of training, warm-up tips and essential moves for BE80 (T), BE90 and BE100 classes. Download
Practicing over a variety of different types of fences is essential to ‘get your eye in’ for the cross country phase. Yogi Breisner and Oliver Townend show you how to develop a strong seat and build up your horse’s confidence. Download
Improve your warm-up routine and ring craft to avoid those dreaded penalty points. Show jumping stars Peter Murphy and Geoff Billington share practical hints and grid work exercises to help the poles stay put during your round. Download
Find out all you need to know about how to start Eventing with our new book ‘Eventing Explained’ by Liza Randall. Purchase this essential guide for just £19.95 online here.