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BE LAUNCHES NEW BE90 THREE DAY EVENT AT BICTON

BE to pilot BE90 Three Day Event at Bicton Arena in 2021 and 2022.

As part of British Eventing’s commitment to continue the development of their grassroots offering, we are pleased to confirm that following a tender process, Bicton Arena will pilot a BE90 Three Day Event in 2021 and 2022.

The pilot BE90 Three Day Event follows member feedback and will be run with both BE90 and BE90 Open sections. It will include a dressage test in a 60m x 20m arena as well as a steeplechase phase.

 

The rules for three day events are the same as those for one day events with the modifications set out below. They are based on the FEI Rules of Eventing which may be consulted if necessary for clarification.

 

Element
BE90 3 Day Event (BE90 3DE)
BE90 Open 3 Day Event (BE90 Open 3DE)
Qualifying Criteria
·     As a Combination achieving both of the following at three (3) Competitions:
o  No jumping penalties in Cross Country
o  No more than sixteen (16) jumping penalties in Show Jumping
Qualifying Classes
·    Any BE90 Class or above at BE ODE’s
Qualifying Period
·    None
Eligibility
·    Grade 4 Horse only
·    All Grades of Horses
·    Horses foaled in 2015 or earlier
Restrictions
·    None
Exclusions
·    None
Entry & Start Fees
·    As per BE Rule Book for BE100 3DE Class
Balloting
·    As per BE Rule Book Clause 4.4.3.3
Veterinary Inspections
·    Two (2) veterinary inspections will take place which, if not passed, may result in elimination:
o  During 10 minute compulsory halt between Cross Country phases C and D
o  A trot-up inspection on the day of but before the Show Jumping phase starts
Phase Order
·    Dressage, followed by Cross Country, including Roads & Tracks as well as Steeplechase, with Show Jumping as the last phase
·    The three phases take place on consecutive days
Dressage
·    BE Dressage Test 109 (2018)
Cross Country
·    All Cross Country phases are independent of each other and thus the loss of time in one phase cannot be compensated for by the gain of time in another phase
·    All four (4) Cross Country phases follow one another without interruption with compulsory breaks between various phases
·    Combinations perform all Cross Country phases alone
·    Exceeding the time limit in any phase will incur elimination
·    The optimum time for each phase is calculated by dividing the distance by the speed as specified below
·    Watches capable of being started, stopped and recording lapsed time are allowed
Cross Country – Phase A (Roads & Tracks)
·    Distance: 3,520m – 4,400m
·    Pace: BE Rule Book Clause 5.9 applies which may include dismounting and proceeding on foot beside their Horse at any time.
·    Speed: 220 mpm
·    Time: Time limit of 120% of the optimum time which if exceeded incurs elimination.  Every second in excess of the optimum time incurs one (1) penalty
Cross Country – Phase B (Steeplechase)
·    Phase B will start one (1) minute after the Competitor is scheduled to finish phase A.  Except in exceptional circumstances, the time that the Combination finish phase A will have no bearing on the start time of phase B
·    Distance: 1,375m – 1,650m
·    Jumping Efforts: 4 – 6
·    Obstacle Dimensions: 1.00m maximum brush height
·    Pace:  BE Rule Book Clause 5.9 applies but Riders must be mounted throughout and pass between the red and white flags
·    Speed: 520 mpm
·    Time: Time limit of 200% of the optimum time which if exceeded incurs elimination.  Every second in excess of the optimum time incurs 0.8 penalties
Cross Country – Phase C (Roads & Tracks)
·    The actual finishing time of Phase B is the start time of phase C thus the optimum time for completing phase C is not affected by a gain or loss of time in completing phase B
·    Distance: 4,000m – 6,400m
·    Pace: BE Rule Book Clause 5.9 applies which may include dismounting and proceeding on foot beside their Horse at any time.
·    Speed: 160 mpm
·    Time: Time limit of 120% of the optimum time which if exceeded incurs elimination.  Every second in excess of the optimum time incurs one (1) penalty
Cross Country – Phase D (Cross Country)
·    A ten (10) minute compulsory halt for a veterinary inspection will take place before the start of phase D
·    The start time of phase D is fixed thus any time gained in phases B and / or C will result in additional time added to the compulsory halt before start of phase D.  The loss of time in phases B and / or C may result in the start time of phase D needing to be adjusted to allow for the ten (10) minute compulsory halt before the start of phase D
·    Distance: 2,475m – 3,150m
·    Jumping Efforts: 20 – 30
·    Obstacle Dimensions: As per BE Rule Book Clause 6.3.5 for BE90 Classes
·    Pace:  BE Rule Book Clause 5.9 applies but Riders must be mounted between red and white flags
·    Speed: 450 mpm
·    Time: Time limit of 200% of the optimum time which if exceeded incurs elimination.  Time penalties as per BE Rule Book Clause 6.3.10
Show Jumping
·    Distance: 350m – 450m
·    Fence Dimensions:  As per BE Rule Book Clause 6.2.6.3 for BE90 with championship technicality
·    Jumping Efforts: 8 – 13
·    Speed: 325 mpm
·    Time: Time limit of 200% of the optimum time which if exceeded incurs elimination.  Time penalties as per BE Rule Book Clause 6.3.10
Prize Money
·    As per BE Rule Book for BE100 3DE Class