Candidate Course Builder and Designer Log Books

British Eventing has recently introduced a new process for the assessment of Candidate BE Accredited Course Builders and Designers. The new process aims to standardise the assessment criteria to ensure a good level of consistency between the level of BE cross country courses nationally. 

What does the new process involve?

The process involves each candidate being issued with a Log Book, which will be filled in by their Assessor to show areas for improvement or areas where the Candidate has particularly excelled. The Assessor will use the criteria in the Log Book to recommend the Candidate as 'Competent', in which case the Candidate will then be accepted onto the BE Accredited list at the appropriate level, or 'Not Yet Competent' where the areas in which the Candidate requires improvement are identified. 

How do I become a BE Accredited Course Builder or Designer?

If you have some experience of building or designing cross country courses for Pony Club, Riding Club or Hunter Trials and would like to progress, becoming BE Accredited would be a good next step. 

For those who have not been involved in a cross country course build or design at BE Events before, it is advisable to initially offer your help with the build and/or design of the cross country course at your local BE Event. You could contact your local BE Accredited Course Builder or Designer, the Technical Adviser (TA) for your local event or your local Organiser. It would also be advisable to contact your local BE Regional Co-ordinator (RC)as they may be able to suggest a suitable Event in your area.

In addition, if there is a BE Training Course for Course Builders and/or Designers in your area, you may find it useful to attend, so you can meet like minded people and BE officials who will be able to offer you advice relevant to your situation. 

Being involved in BE Events and getting to know your local BE Officials is important as in order to be accepted as a Candidate BE Accredited Course Builder or Designer you will need to present letters of recommendation from both a TA and an RC on application. 

How do I apply for a Log Book?

If you are not already a BE Accredited Course Builder, in order to apply to become either a Bronze Level BE Accredited Builder or C List BE Accredited Designer, you will need to submit an up to date CV, along with a letter of recommendation from a TA and your local BE RC. The CV should include the applicants involvement in Events (of any level) in any of the following roles:

  • Organising Committees
  • Cross Country Course Building
  • Cross Country Course Designing
  • Officiating
  • Competing

Plus any other details of BE or FEI training courses attended. 

This should be submitted to the BE Office at or by post to our office address

I am already BE Accredited, how do I move up a level? 

The application process is the same for BE Accredited Course Builders and Designers as it is for non-accredited, apart for applications for Platinum Builder level, which need to be made directly to the BE office.

More information about applying to upgrade can be found in the Course Builder or Course Designer Log Books.

What about moving from a Restricted to a Professional Builder or Designer?

If you are a Restricted (at Bronze Builder level or above, and all levels of Designer) BE Accredited Builder or Designer, and with to become Professional, you will need to design or build a BE cross country course at a secondary event, under the mentorship of a TA or member of the Course Designer or Course Builder Assessment Panels (CDAP or CBAP).

You will then need to ask the TA for that event to complete a 'Confirmation of Professional Status' form and submit this to the BE office. This confirms that you have designed or built a suitable course at a secondary site at a suitable standard for your BE accredited level. Following this confirmation you will be added to the Professional List at your current level.  

Find out more about what Restricted and Professional Course Builder or Designer means on our main website.

Why not have a look to see who is on the BE Accredited Course Builder and Course Designer Directories?

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