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BE100 under 18 Programme


under 18 trainingThis Programme is run at BE100 Open level and is designed to provide experience for riders competing against their own age group whilst being at the same time being both fun and educational. It will also provide a stepping stone up to Pony Trials/Pony Squad or the ONu18 Regional Programme.


The country is divided into eight regions, each with its own Under 18 Regional Coordinator and riders are required to register for their region to compete in BE100Ou18 classes. Each region will hold a minimum of four BE100Ou18 qualifying competitions giving riders the opportunity to be selected for their regional team and compete in the BE100Ou18 Regional Team Championships, sponsored by The National Saddle Centre and hosted at Frickley Park in July. Riders competing in under 18 regional classes will benefit from free coaching support and course walks from our experienced BE Accredited Coaches.


Who can Join the BE100 Open Under 18 Programme?

The BE100 Open Under 18 Programme is open to all eligible members who have their 12th to 18th birthday in the current year and are capable and qualified to compete at BE100 Open level. Riders compete in qualifying competitions held as BE100Ou18.

Qualifying competitions can be found HERE.


The National Saddle Centre BE100Ou18 Regional Team Championships

Held at BE100 Open level the BE100Ou18 Regional Team Championships sees each of the eight regions enter a team of 10 riders with the best four scores at the end of the competition counting as the regional team score.

Please see the BE Members' Handbook for further details.


Are my horse and I eligible for BE100Ou18 classes and the Championship?

  • Riders must be in the year of their 12th-18th birthday to compete in BE100u18 classes.
  • BE100u18 classes are open to all Grades of horse/pony aged 5 years and above.
  • You must be a Full Member or Day Pass Member with Day Passes.
  • All combinations must be registered on to the BE u18 programme.
  • Horses can be any Grade on a Full Season Ticket, Half Season Ticket or Day Passes.
  • Horses may be any grade to compete in BE100Ou18 classes, but in order to be eligible for the Championships they must not have completed an Advanced, CIC3*, CCI3*, CCI4* in the current year.
  • To compete in BE100Ou18 classes the Minimum Eligibility Requirements (M.E.R.s) are as for BE100 (if you are in the year of your 12th or 13th birthday M.E.R.s must be obtained as a horse/rider combination) – please refer to the Members' Handbook.
  • To compete at the Championships riders must not have:
    • Represented their country at Pony or Junior level;
    • Completed a CCI1*/CIC2*/CCI2* or the CCIJ1*National Championships.
  • Combinations that have completed a CCIP1* at time of qualification are NOT eligible however riders may compete on other horses or ponies
  • The qualification period for the 2018 BE100u18 Championships will run from July 1st 2018 until June 30th 2019 - qualifying events HERE.
  • Riders may compete in out of area BE100Ou18 competitions, however;
  • Riders should compete as a combination in a minimum of two BE100u18 classes in their own region with clear cross country within the qualification period, one of which should be within the year of the Championships, in order to be considered for selection.
  • Riders can only compete in one of either the ONu18 Regional Team Championships, or BE100Ou18 Regional Team Championships at Frickley Park.
  • Riders may compete on multiple horses/ponies in BE100Ou18 classes but can only qualify one horse/pony for the Championships.
  • The participation in the BE100Ou18 classes and selection for the BE100Ou18 Regional Team Championships is at the sole discretion of the Chairman of the under 18 programme and the Under-18 Regional Coordinators and selections will be made in line with the Under 18 Championship Selection Policy.


For the 2019 Championships, please refer to the Selection Policy available to download from this page hereRiders aiming for the Championships should make sure they are aware of all of the content within the Selection Criteria. 

If you have any queries, please contact your U18 Regional Coordinator, or e-mail with your query. 



  • Registrations are completed online here
  • If you live on the border of two regions you can opt for the Region in which you compete most frequently.