Qualifying period open for BE90 Regional Team Challenge
The qualifying period for British Eventing’s new BE90 Regional Team Challenge is underway as we countdown to the start of the 2019 season.
To be eligible for the new team competition, riders must have attended a minimum of two BE Accredited Training courses between the 1st September 2018 and the 26th August 2019; and with the new season fast approaching, now is the perfect time to add BE training to your calendar.
Announced in November 2018, this new competition is designed especially for adult riders at the grassroots levels of the sport, and will see riders competing for their region as part of a team of five at Weston Park (2), Shropshire, in October 2019.
British Eventing Chief Executive, David Holmes, commented; “It is great to see another new initiative for riders that has been developed based on feedback from our previous member surveys. As this is the first time we have done a team competition like this for riders aged over 18, next year will very much be about trialing the format and eligibility criteria before rolling it out further and expanding the Challenge in 2020 and beyond.”
Who can compete in the Regional Team Challenge?
To be eligible for the Regional Team Challenge riders must be in their 19th year of birth or above and eligible to compete at BE90 level. Combinations must have three double-clears at BE90 level in 2019, must not have competed at the Mitsubishi Motors Cup and combinations cannot have completed more than two BE100’s. Riders will need to ensure that they have also attended a minimum of two BE Accredited Training courses between the 1st September 2018 and the 26th August 2019.
How can I enter the Regional Team Challenge?
Riders wanting to compete in the BE90 Regional Team Challenge will be able to apply online – exact details will be released in due course. Five combinations, plus two non-travelling reserves will be selected at random from eligible applicants. Applications close on the 31st August 2019.
Eight regional teams made up of five combinations will compete against each other at Weston Park (2), Shropshire, on one day between the 12-13 October – exact day of competition is to be confirmed. Each team of five will allow for one drop score, and the team with the lowest cumulative score will be crowned the inaugural British Eventing Regional Challenge Champions 2019.