Build a career in dressage

Progress and perform in all aspects of the sport.

Groom Horsecare Apprenticeships

If you’re aged 18 or over and looking to start progressing towards a professional career in dressage, BD Youth is the perfect starting place. Take a look at our associated programmes to find the right pathway for you.

Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence

Haddon Training run this unique programme, providing employed young riders (aged 16-19) with the support they need to be the best. Not only will you be coached by world class trainers, but you'll also have access to a range of additional skills including; career planning, physical health, performance psychology, communication and managing the media.

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Diploma in Sporting Excellence

In partnership with British Dressage, British Eventing and British Showjumping, Hartpury College run the DiSE programme which provides riders with opportunities to improve sporting performance through a variety of training camps and home visits.

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Young Professionals Programme

The BEF Young Professionals Programme, funded by Sport England, is designed to support the young athletes moving out of the talent pathway into the wider equestrian sport network.

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Young judges and coaches

If you're 18 and above, you can train to be a listed judge, or apply to take your British Dressage Coaching Certificate.

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Podium Potential Pathway

Supported by UK Sport and Sport England, this exciting pathway provides education to develop foundation skills for successful future performance.

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