This new grassroots team competition has been introduced for adult riders in their 19th year and above and will run at both BE80(T) and BE90 Open with ten teams of a maximum of four riders contesting each level.
Earlier in 2020, we announced the introduction of this new Team Challenge format with qualifiers leading to a National Championship. As a result of the impact Covid-19 had on the running of events, we took feedback from the Grassroots Rider Working Group and adapted the concept for 2020. For 2020, the Team Challenge was be a direct-entry at Weston Park (2). Eligibility and qualification details for the 2021 Team Challenge will be published in due course.
2020 Team Championships, Weston Park (2), 10 October
Competitors were welcomed to Weston Park to enjoy British Eventing’s new-look Rowen Barbary Team Challenge, a team competition for adult riders held at BE80(T) and BE90 Open level.
In the two BE90 Open Team Challenge sections, The Rutland Racy Riders and The Check Mates took the winning team spots, while The Mane Attraction were victorious in the BE80(T) class. View the full round up for the championships HERE.
About the Team Challenge
What is the Team Challenge?
The Team Challenge is a new team competition for riders in their 19th year of birth and above. The Team Challenge will take place at two levels – teams can either contest the BE80(T) or BE90 Open Team Challenge. Teams will be made up of four combinations (minimum of three) and ten teams will be accepted to compete at each level.
How do I create a team?
Part of the fun of the Team Challenge is putting your own team together, either with existing friends or with new ones! If you would like to find additional members of a team you can use our dedicated Team Challenge Facebook Group.
Do I have to be a BE member to take part?
Yes, in 2020 riders were required to be Full members and horses needed to have a half or a full horse season pass. You did not need to be a paid member at the time of applying, only at the point of making the entry. Each team member did have to be registered on the BE system before applying, if they hadn't competed with BE before - riders could register details on our system HERE, and you can find information on registering your horse HERE. Eligibility and qualification details for the 2021 Team Challenge will be published in due course.