Regional Youth Programme

The Regional Youth Programme has been developed to increase opportunities for all riders between the ages of 12 and 21, providing access to high quality, tailored training. It is also hoped that it will help to develop potential competitors for the BE Regional Youth Team Championships.

The training caters for all levels from those who are new to the sport to those competing at Novice level. The aim is to boost confidence through supportive training, and help riders to achieve their future goals.

Sessions are carefully grouped based on age and ability to ensure riders get the most out of their training, and courses include unmounted talks, ridden camps, discipline-specific days and taster days, all led by our highly experienced regional Under 18 BE Accredited Coaches.

Regional Youth Programme

The programme is divided into three levels: BE90 Open under 18 (BE90Ou18), BE100 Open under 18 (BE100Ou18) and Open Novice under 18 (ONu18). It is designed to support riders aiming towards the BE Regional Youth Team Championships, which take place annually and are the pinnacle of the year for many young riders.

Registration for the programme will allow you to compete in BE90Ou18, BE100Ou18 and/or ONu18 classes in your region, from which the results will be used to select teams for the Regional Youth Team Championships. Whilst the programme provides training at BE90, BE100 and Novice level to those wishing to compete, you do not need to be competing at these levels in order to register, and every Member under the age of 18 is encouraged to join in order to receive updates.

In order to compete in Under 18 classes, riders must:

  • Be in the year of their 18th birthday or younger
  • Register each horse they intend to compete separately on the programme
  • Register on the appropriate programme for the level you wish to compete at in your region
  • Meet the Minimum Eligibility Requirements (MERs) for BE90, BE100 and/or Novice level

Find out more about competing on the Regional Youth Programme.


Have you got a question? Read our FAQs to see if we can help!

Registering on the Programme

Under 18 Contact

For any Under 18 queries you can also contact:

Regional Youth Chairman - Georgina Batting at or on 07702 901007

Training, Education and Regional Youth Programme administrator - Helen Hart at