British Eventing (BE) has revealed a new competition format which will allow riders to compete without paying for membership. GO BE classes will run from 1 July in accordance with all other BE competitions, and are open to all riders. The governing body is hoping the move will attract new riders to the sport in a bid to make it more accessible, particularly for those just starting out.

The results of these classes, held at 80, 90 and 100 levels, will not be published. They will be differentiated from the current BE80, BE90 and BE100 classes by the titles GOBE80, GOBE90 and GOBE100.

“This new format has been developed to reach out to the groups of competitors that wish to compete with BE but without their results being recorded in the BE database,” read a statement from the governing body. “It is also aimed to appeal to those who wish to try competing with BE for the first time but without the initial commitment of purchasing a membership.”

The governing body also acknowledges that this option will be “especially attractive for those producing younger horses” as the results will not be published.

These events will give competitors the same access to the safety provisions, medical and veterinary care, and the quality of the ground, course design and trained officials that regular affiliated classes receive.

To compete, non-members need to complete a free Associate registration and horse registration online, and must have their own third-party insurance.

The entry fees for GO BE classes will be set at the lower limit. The results will not count for qualifications or minimum eligibility requirements to move up the levels of competition and no prize money will be on offer.

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