Workforce

The industry employed (and self-employed) workforce is estimated at 250,000 (Strategy for the Horse Industry, BHIC). In addition 1.2million volunteers provide their time to help the delivery of equestrian events or activity, of these 400,000 people are regular volunteers, volunteering over 10 times a year. (National Equine Survey 2011, BETA).

It is essential in order for the sport to continue to sustain and grow participation that the workforce is supported and developed.

The BEF and Member Bodies offer a range of support initiatives in order to support the equine workforce:

Contact your member body for any further information or support. 

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