Invitation to View the BE Youth Programme in Action
An invitation has been extended to EHOA members to enjoy watching up and coming young eventers who are part of the BE Youth Programme train with their coaches. The ultimate goal this season is the European Youth Championship at Hartpury, from 27-30 July 2022, however a wide breadth of skills development and competition opportunities are provided to all programme participants across the 12 – 21 age groups (see overview below).
In the coming months spectators are welcome, by prior arrangement, at the following events. Please email the EHOA firstname.lastname@example.org and we will pass on your request to the organisers.
13.02.22 YP XC Training Barrowcliffe 14.02.22 JNR/YR Training Vale View
14.02.22 Foundation Academy Aston le Walls 15.02.22 Foundation Academy Aston le Walls
17.02.22 Chris Bartle YRCu 20.02.22 Pony/JNR Training Aston le Walls
26.02.22 YP/JNR/YR Training Vale View 27.02.22 JNR/YR Training Barrowcliffe
27.02.22 Four-Star Academy Hothorpe 28.02.22 Four-Star Academy Hothorpe
30.03.22 JNR/YR Training TBC 19.04.22 JNR/YR Training Vale View
Observation trials in the lead up to the Junior European Championship commence in April, and you can follow competitors striving for selection at the following fixtures:
01/03.04.22 Thoresby OIU21/AU25/2*3*4* 22/24.04.22 Kelsall Hill OIU21/2*3*
30.04.22 Withington OIU21/Adv 20/ 22.05.22 Rockingham OIU21
25.05.22 Houghton U21 Championships 3*L (Young Riders)
01.06.22 Belsay 2*L (Juniors) 09.06.22 Bramham
02/03.07.22 Somerford International – Final run for Squads 2* & 3*
Youth Programme Overview
The philosophy on Youth Programmes is to:
- Develop a programme which encourages members to stay engaged with the sport at the end of it, whether they have experienced Championship success or not
- Enable independent well-educated riders who take responsibility for their own performances and have a no excuse attitude towards training and competition
- Continue to facilitate success at senior level with more support offered to those transitioning out of YRs (21-28 years)
- Win team and individual gold medals at Junior and Young Rider Europeans
The Youth Pathway comprises the BE Regional Youth Programme, that incorporates training for athletes aged 12-21 along with competition at BE90 Open to BE Open Intermediate U21, progressing to Regional Academies, the first performance-focused step and the first selective environment for athletes, and teams comprising the best regional athletes.
International Development Squads select athletes aged between 12-21 qualified for international competition. The European Championship Squads comprise athletes selected to compete at the annual Pony, Junior, and Young Rider European Championships, whilst the British Eventing 4* Academy provides a stepping-stone for athletes transitioning from the British Eventing Youth Pathway into the World Class Pathway. The World Class Podium Potential Pathway identifies young athletes who demonstrate the potential to progress to Podium Potential level in the future.