British Eventing is delighted to announce the introduction of a new level of the under 18 programme, running at BE90 level, which aims to build on and expand the development pathway that is currently available for its younger riders.

The new BE90 Open under 18 programme has been introduced to give under 18 riders further opportunities to gain competition experience within their age group across more levels of the sport. The intention is for the new level to grow the current under 18 programme, providing a fun and educational stepping stone up to the BE100 Open under 18 programme and helping young riders to improve their performance.

The new level will include training courses, new under 18 classes run at BE90Ou18 level, and a BE90 Open Under 18 Regional Team Championship, to be held in 2020 at Bishop Burton College in Yorkshire alongside the BE100 Open and Novice Open Under 18 Regional Team Championships.

The expansion of the programme builds on the valuable service that the programme currently offers, providing a clear progressive pathway through the sport from BE90 through to international classes, Junior and Young Rider European teams. Georgina Batting, who will take over the post of Chairman of the programme following the Under 18 Championships from Jane Peters at the end of July, commented “The youth regional coordinators and coaches will bring a wealth of experience to this exciting addition to the under 18 programme and we are all looking forward to supporting riders as part of British Eventing’s commitment to this valuable educational pathway through the levels”

Registrations for the BE90 Open under 18 programme are now available HERE.

The selection policy, eligibility criteria and qualifying classes for the BE90 Open under 18 Regional Team Championship will become available soon. Please note that you’ll need an associate registration on our website before you can register for the programme; information on how to register an under 18 can be found HERE.

Find out more about the BE90 Open under 18 programme HERE.