The BE Under 18 Programme runs alongside the 12 – 21 Training Programme, giving riders a series of training and competition opportunities for those who are aiming for the BE Under 18 Regional Team Championships, hosted at Frickley Park in July.
Do I need to register?
Every Under 18 member is encouraged to register on the Under 18 Programme. Registration is free and you do not need to be competing at BE100 Open or Open Novice level to be eligible to register. Registering on an Under 18 Programme ensures you will receive communications relating to Under 18 and 12-21 training and events. You will need to be registered on the BE Under 18 Programme if you wish to be considered for selection for your region in the Under 18 Regional Team Championships.
To attend regional BE training, you do not need to be registered on an Under 18 Programme, as the training is open to all levels for members and non-members.
I would like to register, which Under 18 Programme is right for me?
Riders who would like to compete at BE100 Open under 18 (BE100Ou18) level and aim for The National Saddle Centre BE100Ou18 Regional Team Championship will need to register for the BE100Ou18 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 Under 18 Regional Team Championship, run at CCI2*-L level.
If you wish to compete in the BE Under 18 classes, and be eligible for the BE Under 18 Regional Team Championships, you will need to register on the appropriate programme (either 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 the level at which the rider wishes to compete.
Registration will allow you to compete in BE100Ou18 and/or ONu18 classes in your region, the results from which the Regional Under 18 Coordinators will use when selecting their teams for the BE Under 18 Regional Team Championships.
Don't forget minimum eligibility requirements for BE100 and Novice level apply to Under 18 classes as per the BE Rules and Members' Handbook
Which region am I in?
View the BE Under 18 Programme region map HERE.
The country is divided into eight regions, each of which has an Under 18 Regional 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 Under 18 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are unsure which region to register for.
If you have a question about the Under 18 Programme, contact your region's Under 18 Coordinator HERE.
About the BE Under 18 Regional Team Championships
For those aiming for the BE Under 18 Regional Team Championships, each region holds a number of qualifiers at ONu18 and BE100Ou18 level. Riders are required to register on the BE Under 18 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 National Saddle Centre BE100Ou18 Regional Team Championships and the ONu18 Regional Team Championships (run at CCI2*-L level) at Frickley Park in July. Riders competing in Under 18 regional classes will also benefit from coaching support and course walks at the event from our experienced Under 18 BE Accredited Coaches.