A new eventing league for members of the National Schools Equestrian Association (NSEA) has been launched in association with British Eventing.
The league is aimed at NSEA registered riders competing at BE80, BE90, BE100 and Novice level classes throughout the 2016 season. The NSEA will calculate the accrued BE points or Foundation Points by each horse and rider combination and update them each month with the prize fund including training vouchers, BE membership and other prizes.
It is not the first time the two organisations have worked together – a similar league was launched in 2001, running for two years.
Chris Farr, BE Sports Operations Manager, believes the new league will increase the opportunities for riders competing at lower levels through to Novice and allow them to participate in BE accredited training in their region. He commented: “I am extremely pleased that we have re-visited our relationship with the NSEA after our original NSEA League in 2011 and 2012. This sadly did not get off the ground due to administrative limitations but both organisations are very confident that our systems now are able to align and offer efficient monitoring and updates of the league.”
Jane Peters, British Eventing’s under 18 Chairman added: “We have had some very talented riders through the NSEA system recently including Sam Ecroyd and Chelsea Pearce. We know that NSEA have some promising youngsters coming up and it would be fantastic to encourage them to engage with the BE system in the hope that there will be a future medallist or two amongst them.”
Jill Barker, Chairman of the NSEA commented: “The NSEA are delighted that we have been able to join with BE for this exciting initiative. This will be a real boost for NSEA members and BE and we look forward to a successful league during the 2016 season.”
All existing and potential NSEA members will be invited to register their interest with the NSEA for this league in 2016. Riders can then enter any BE events as normal, either buying BE Day Pass Membership or Full Membership. For more information visit www.nsea.org.uk.