In a major new initiative for the sport of eventing, GO BE is being launched at Aske Horse Trials in July, giving unaffiliated riders the chance to compete at this prestigious North Yorkshire venue.
One of the region’s premier horse trials, Aske – July 9 and 10 – provides a fantastic setting with excellent ground for competitors in the north, and is now open to more riders than ever before.
Run by the team at BEDE Events, GO BE is a collaboration with British Eventing and provides new unaffiliated classes at Aske running at both 80cm and 90cm levels.
The classes are open to Non-BE Members allowing them to compete at the event alongside BE members.
Said Stuart Buntine of BEDE Events: “This is a real step forward for the sport with entries for both affiliated and unaffiliated sections opening at the same time.
“We want to assure BE members that priority will always go to the affiliated sections, with decisions on how many unaffiliated sections run made on the ballot date.
“This new initiative gives unaffiliated competitors the opportunity to compete at Aske, a great venue, and an event with full medical and veterinary cover, over approved courses by BE officials and an approved standard of competition.”
GO BE offers a British Eventing experience in a three phase competition, without the pressure of recorded results.
The sections are open to Non-BE Members and horses without a season ticket. Competitors will be required to register for free as an Associate and the horse will need a free registration.
This well-established event runs over undulating park land on the Aske Hall Estate with the Georgian country house near Richmond in the background.
Thanks to support from the Earl and Countess Ronaldshay, the event is held in picturesque surrounds and always proves popular with competitors across the levels.
Sections include BE80, BE90, BE100, BE100 Open, Novice, Open Novice, Intermediate and Open Intermediate.
For further information please visit www.bede-events.co.uk