British Eventing (BE) day passes (formerly known as British Eventing day tickets) are a great way for people to have a go at an affiliated event without needing to purchase full-blown horse and rider membership. Here’s everything you need to know to get started…
What are they?
One horse and rider day pass gives a combination the chance to compete with BE for one day at BE80(T), BE90, BE100, novice or intermediate novice level (including open and under-18 classes). To compete from BE90 through to intermediate novice on a day pass, you need to purchase one horse day pass and one rider day pass to cover you both for one day of competition. To compete at BE80(T) level you only need to purchase a horse day pass for each competion you do. Horses can have an unlimited number of passes in a season, but riders can only have four passes in a season.
How they work
Day passes can be purchased via the BE website or by downloading a day pass form. Each pass has a unique number which is required to make an entry — this number will be emailed to the rider and will be visible on the ‘My BE’ area of the BE website.
How much they cost
Day pass membership must first be purchased for an annual fee starting at £15. After this you are able to purchase a day pass. Each day pass is £16 for the horse and £16 for the rider — if neither horse or rider are full members of BE or hold a season ticket, you will need to buy a horse pass and a rider pass. These cost £25 instead of £32, but only if you purchase them online and in the same transaction.
Things worth noting
Qualifying for championships — You can qualify for and compete in regional finals for the BE80(T), BE90 and BE100 Championships on day passes, however in order to compete at the championships themselves you will need to have a season ticket for your horse and full membership for yourself.
Balloting — day pass competitors riding horses also on a pass are more likely to get balloted if an event is over-subscribed. Full members on horses with a pass are marginally less likely to get balloted while entries from pass competitors on season ticket horses are less likely again to get balloted. Balloting is further explained here: www.horseandhound.co.uk/british-eventing-ballot-numbers
Refunds — refunds for passes are only administered for medical, veterinary, balloting or abandonment reasons and any refund must be applied for before 31 December of the year in which the pass was purchased. The maximum refund amount available is up to 95%. Applications should be sent to email@example.com
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What you get for your day pass membership
There are a range of benefits on offer once you have purchased this temporary membership including:
- Members’ handbook
- A condensed digital version of the bi-monthly British Eventing Life magazine
- Discounted tickets to key top British Eventing events, including Equi-Trek Bramham Horse Trials and The Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe
- Ticket offers with selected partners such as Olympia and Windsor Horse Shows, Battle Proms and many more
- Free access to the Inspired Rewards website, giving members access to special offers, discounted gift cards and e-gift cards.
- A 10% discount on all BE training and education courses
- Member discounts to our winter competitions jump training and arena eventing
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