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.

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