Getting Started

Combining the skill of dressage, the precision of show jumping and the bravery and boldness of the cross country phase into one exciting activity, we have all you need to know to start eventing with BE! 

If you can't find what you are looking for here, please don't hesitate to contact the office on 02476 698856 or

Guide to Eventing

From an explanation of the different phases, how to choose your membership, finding events and making an entry, to training, fitness, preparing for your first event and your equipment checklist, the BE Guide to Eventing is your complete manual for competing with BE, and provides everything you need to know to get started.

What is eventing?

Eventing is the three-phase competition where rider and horse combinations compete in a dressage test, round a show jumping track and finally over a cross country course. British Eventing hosts national competitions from BE80(T) (80cm) to Advanced level (120cm), as well as a full calendar of International events.

Try horse riding

BE80(T) Classes

How to make an entry

You've got membership for you and your horse, you've got in some training and fitness work and you are ready to enter your first BE event! Follow our step-by-step guide on how to make an entry, and see some of the FAQs asked about making an entry.

Get in touch

If you have any questions on how to get started, which membership you need or how to make your first entry, you can contact the office where one our team will be happy to help on 02476 698857 or email

BE Rules and Members' Handbook (Please login to view)

Unsure of the rules?

If you have a question about the rules that you haven't been able to find the solution to in the BE Rules and Members' Handbook, please contact the Sport Team on or 02476 698856 (select the option for Sport/Rules).