This programme is run at BE90 Open level and is designed to provide experience for riders competing against their own age group while being both fun and educational. It will also provide a stepping stone up to BE100 Open Under 18 Regional Programme, and with continued performance developments; the Pony Trials, the Pony Squad and the Open Novice Under 18 Regional Programme.
Who can join the BE90 Open Under 18 Programme?
The BE90 Under 18 Programme is open to all eligible members who have their 12th to 18th birthday in the current year. In order to compete in BE90 Open Under 18 (BE90Ou18) classes riders must also meet the minimum eligibility requirements (MERs) for BE90, which can be found in the BE Rules and Members' Handbook.
Register for the BE90 Open Under 18 Programme HERE.
New to BE? Make sure you create yourself a log in before registering on the programme - find out how to do so HERE.
Ready to move to BE100 level?
The BE100 Under 18 Programme is for riders aged 18 or under already competing at, or looking to progress to, BE100 level. Providing training and competition opportunities, the programme will develop combinations hoping to compete at the Under 18 Regional Team Championships, run at BE100 Open level.
BE90 U18 Regional Classes and Championships
The country is divided into eight regions, each with its own regional team of volunteers and coaches. Riders are required to register for their region to compete in BE90Ou18 classes. Each region will wherever possible hold a minimum of six qualifying BE90Ou18 competitions for each selection period, where riders have the opportunity to be considered for selection for their regional team and potentially compete in the BE90 Open Under 18 Regional Team Championships in July.
Riders competing in these classes have the opportunity to attend course walks and receive warm up support from the experienced team of U18 BE Regional Coaches.
The BE90 Open Under 18 Regional Team Championships
Held at BE90 Open level, the BE90 Open Under 18 Regional Team Championships sees each of the eight regions enter a team of up to 10 riders, with the best four scores at the end of the competition counting as the regional team score. Riders also compete individually. Further details will be available in the BE Rule and Members' Handbook soon.
The selection policy for the BE90Ou18 in 2020 will be available soon.
The BE90Ou18 eligibility information will be available in the BE Rules and Members Handbook soon.