BE80(T) is the introductory level of competition into the sport of eventing. Fences are a height of 80cm and a British Eventing Accredited Coach is on hand at each BE80(T) competition to help and support competitors free of charge.
Dressage - A BE90 level test, which includes walk, trot and canter, and may have some basic moves such as 15m or 20m circles, half-circles and three-loop serpentines.
Show jumping - Between seven and 10 fences at 80cm high, including one double and at least three spread fences. A maximum of two fences can also be set to 85cm high.
Cross country - Up to 25 jumping efforts at a maximum height of 80cm, which will have a run in and out of water and straightforward combination fences.
Who can compete in a BE80(T) class?
If you are not yet a member of BE you can simply purchase a Day Pass, Supporter or Full Membership, which will allow you to buy a Horse Day Pass to compete for one day (or Horse Season Ticket if you are a Full Member). Riders who have completed an Advanced, 3*, 4* or 5* competition in the current or two immediately previous seasons may only compete hors concours (HC). Horses must be Grade 4 (never have won BE Points at Novice level and above). Full details are in the BE Rules and Members' Handbook.
(T) stands for Training
In a BE80(T), the (T) stands for training; every class has a dedicated BE Accredited Coach to help competitors warm-up in the show jumping, host dedicated cross country and show jumping course walks and answer their questions. If you are new to British Eventing, the coach support makes BE80(T) the ideal introduction. The link below has some helpful advice on how to get the most out of your BE80(T) experience.