Equality

The British Equestrian Federation Equal Opportunities and Equality Policy


Equality in equestrianism is about making sure everyone has a chance to be involved. It is also about encouraging and increasing the involvement of groups at all levels of equestrian activity by recognising that inequalities exist and taking steps to address them by creating opportunities where currently there are few available.


1. Policy Objectives


1.1. The BEF is fully committed to the principles of equality of opportunity and aims to ensure that no individual receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, sex, disability, race, parental or marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief, sexual orientation and gender reassignment. This includes all those involved in whatever capacity - riders, drivers, vaulters, employees, coaches, officials, other volunteers and spectators.

1.2. The BEF will ensure wherever it is reasonable and within BEF’s direct control that there is open access to all those who wish to participate in all aspects of equestrian activity and that they are treated fairly.

1.3. This policy reflects BEF’s mission statement of More People, Better Places, More Medals, Better Horses and alongside our member organisations we will look to positively  influence the opportunities for our individual members and current and future participants.

Should you wish to complain against unfair disciplinary proedure this should be through Member Body complaints proedures. An appeal against any decision can be refereed to BEF stewards.

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