Taking the leap
Making the decision to affiliate with British Eventing may seem daunting. But it doesn’t have to be. Stepping up to BE competition is easier than you think.
Eventing is the ultimate equestrian challenge, testing skill in the dressage phase, bravery in the cross country and precision in the showjumping. The sport has over 12,000 members taking part in 180 scheduled events all over the UK with nearly 94,000 entries per season – and a good deal of these entries will also be first timers, so what’s stopping your from joining them!
Getting into eventing doesn’t have to be complicated. BE has a number of options to get you up and running:
Thinking about becoming a Full BE member?
Take advantage of all the great perks a full membership has to offer, from just £135 when paying by direct debit, including free and discounted entry to some of the top competitions, subscription to a bi-monthy magazine, access to discounted training, third party insurance cover and personal accident cover. Then all you have to pay are your entry and fees! Go to www.britisheventing.com/membership for more info.
Whether you’re a member or not the Airowear sponsored BE 80(T) will give you a perfect introduction into competitive eventing. It couldn’t be easier for non-members. The day pass membership is £10 and after that, a training passes can be purchased. The format of the BE80(T) give you a feel of the sport in a relaxed and educational environment. Remember there is a BE Accredited Coach there to offer advice free of charge to all!
If you’re still deciding whether eventing is for you, BE has lots of training clinics and courses available to both BE Members and non-members in all three phases, both in the saddle and out. To find out what courses are on in your area, visit www.britisheventing.com/training