Originally Posted by tinyliny
Being "a beginner" and eventing "beginner/novice" are two different things, no?
True...Beginner Novice level has max 2'6" fences, so by no means would an "expert" rider likely enter that division, other than if the horse is new to Eventing. But IMO to Event BN you have to be at the Intermediate riding level to do it safely. I know as a beginner rider I would NOT have been able to enter a BN level Event. I started in the "mini trials", a 1-day schooling show series in my area at the "Intro" level as a beginner. Jumps did not exceed 18" so it was a cross rails level to get my horse and I introduced to the sport. After that we have 2 levels before you get to BN, "Very green" and then "Starter".