BEF Young Professionals Programme

The 12-month programme, which launched in 2017, aims is to help young riders build a wider skill-set to support their personal and career development, enabling them to thrive and earn a living in the equestrian industry and transition out of the youth development pathway.

Delivered in collaboration with British Dressage, British Eventing and British Showjumping, the Young Professionals Programme features a series of interactive workshops, with the athletes benefiting from the expertise of specialist speakers on a broad range of topics.

The workshops cover topics to include: insurance and finances, communication skills, conflict management, building your personal brand, employment law and transport legislation. 

The athletes selected onto the 2019-20 Programme are as follows: 

Dressage:

  • Natasha Adkinson, Charlotte ElliottFreya Elliott, Jessica Parsons, Rowan Bryson

Eventing:   

  • Alice Hallows, Emily Grace, Alexandra van Randwyck, Richard Norfolk, Safia Woodward, Alicia Wilkinson, Helen Bates

Showjumping:

  • Taisie de Gruchy, Olivia Howe, Saskia Strickland, Freya Hough, Erin Cullimore, Eleanor Stevenson, Charlotte Horne, Kate Lewis

Find out what the graduates of the 2018–19 Young Professionals programme learned by taking part. 

If you have any questions about the programme or application process please contact Georgie Wheeler – georgie.wheeler@bef.co.uk / 02476 698904.

Related News

Please select a link below

Wharton’s BEF Interim Chairmanship extended
The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) can announce that the term of Interim Chairman Malcolm Wharton CBE has been extended.
13.12.19
Equestrian Employers Association to hold inaugural conference
The Equestrian Employers Association (EEA) has announced that it will hold its inaugural Equestrian Employers Conference on February 25 2020.
11.12.19
Venues announced for FEI World Championships 2022
The FEI has announced that its World Championships will be split across two host venues in 2022, following an in-person meeting in Moscow, Russia.
18.11.19
British Equestrian Federation Fund is fundraising partner for Badminton Horse Trials 2020
The British Equestrian Federation Fund (BEFF) has been chosen as Badminton Horse Trials’ nominated fundraising partner for 2020.
18.11.19
BEF Young Professionals Programme welcomes third cohort of athletes
A third cohort of riders has been inducted by British Equestrian Federation (BEF) into the Young Professionals Programme
14.11.19
BEF office closure due to heavy rain
Please be aware that the BEF office has been closed early today due to heavy rainfall.
14.11.19
British Equestrian Federation Fund partners Countryside Alliance at Cheltenham
The annual Countryside Day at Cheltenham Racecourse will this year see the British Equestrian Federation Fund join the Countryside Alliance as a fundr...
12.11.19
BEF confirms departure of Performance Director
The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) today confirms that Vikki Underwood, Performance Director to the BEF’s World Class Programme, has left the org...
11.11.19