The BE Regional Youth Programme incorporates training for riders aged 12 - 21 along with the competition and training programmes at BE90, BE100 and Novice level for under 18 riders who are aiming for the BE Regional Youth Team Championships, hosted each July at Bishop Burton.
Youth Programme Benefits
All BE Youth Programmes provide training and competition benefits including:
- Youth competition calendar
- Regional and National Youth Championships
- On-event support, course walks and mentoring
- Training opportunities with experienced British Eventing Accredited Coaches.
- Training camps
- Access to Youth Officials who offer a holistic approach to wellbeing, welfare, and competition guidance
- Parental support and education
- Advice on exploring educational opportunities delivered by other member bodies
- Overseas Development trip supported by Regional and Youth Performance Officials
- Performance Programmes offer selection trials for combinations wishing to be selected for Pony, Junior and Young Rider Championships
Do I need to register?
Every Under 18 member wishing to compete in any of BE's age restricted classes needs to register onto the Youth Programme. To attend regional BE training, you do not need to be registered on the programme, as the training is open to all levels for members and non-members, with members receiving discounted prices on training.
You do not need to be competing at BE90 Open, BE100 Open or Open Novice level yet to be eligible to register. Registering on a programme allows you to enter under 18 classes and ensures you will receive communications relating to under 18 training and events. You will need to be registered on the BE Regional Youth Programme if you wish to be considered for selection for your region in the Regional Youth Team Championships.
How much does it cost to register onto the Youth Programme?
Registration onto the Youth Programme costs £27 per combination. The fee is an annual charge for each combination entitling them to register on as many of the programmes as they choose, which is valid until 31 December 2021. At registration, riders select the Programmes that they wish to engage with as a combination. If combinations wish to join additional programmes as the season progresses, that will also be possible under the same registration fee.
Which Programme is right for me?
- Riders who would like to compete in the BE90 Open under 18 (BE90u18) classes and aim for BE90Ou18 Regional Youth Team Championship will need to register for the BE90 Open Under 18 Programme.
Riders who would like to compete at BE100 Open under 18 (BE100Ou18) level and aim for The National Saddle Centre BE100Ou18 Regional Youth Team Championship will need to register for the BE100 Open Under 18 Programme.
The Open Novice Under 18 Programme is for those looking to compete at Open Novice under 18 (ONu18) classes and aim for the Novice Regional Youth Team Championship, run at CCI2*-L level.
If you wish to compete in the BE Under 18 classes, and be eligible for the BE Regional Youth Team Championships, you will need to register on the appropriate programme (either BE90Ou18, BE100Ou18 and/or ONu18 in your region).
If a rider has multiple horses, each combination will need to be registered on the programme.
A new registration for each combination will need to be completed for every level at which the rider wishes to compete.
Registration will allow you to compete in BE90Ou18, BE100Ou18 and/or ONu18 classes in your region, the results from which the Regional Youth Coordinators will use when selecting their teams for the BE Regional Youth Team Championships.
Don't forget that minimum eligibility requirements for BE90, BE100 and Novice level apply to Under 18 classes as per the BE Members' Handbook.
Which region am I in?
View the BE Regional Youth Programme region map HERE.
The country is divided into eight regions, each of which has a Regional Youth Coordinator who is your first point of contact. If you live on the border of two regions you can opt for the region in which you compete most frequently.
Each region also has two or three dedicated Regional Youth BE Accredited Coaches who deliver quality training for all riders at all levels; you can find out more about the current regional training opportunities in your area HERE or contact email@example.com if you are unsure which region to register for.
How do I register?
If you haven't done so already, register your details with British Eventing. The legal parent/guardian must also register - instructions on how to register an under 18 can be found HERE.
If you haven't done so already, register your horse with British Eventing. Instructions on how to do so can be found HERE.
If you have a question about the Regional Youth Programme, contact your region's Youth Regional Coordinator HERE.
About the BE Regional Youth Championships
For under 18 riders aiming for the BE Regional Youth Team Championships, each region holds a number of qualifiers at BE90Ou18, BE100Ou18 and ONu18 level. Riders are required to register on the BE Regional Youth Programme and compete in at least two qualifying classes in their region in order to be eligible for selection. The regional teams go on to compete against each other in the BE90 Open, BE100 Open and Open Novice Regional Youth Team Championships. Riders competing in Under 18 regional classes will also benefit from coaching support and course walks at the event from our experienced Regional Youth BE Accredited Coaches.
How to become a member if you are under 18
Through the Regional Youth Programme, BE offers a range of training opportunities for riders aged between 12 and 21 years. Providing a fun, educational and social training environment for young riders at all levels of the sport.