Young Professionals Programme
Develop your skill-set for a successful future in the equine industry.
Are you looking to take the next step in your equestrian career? The British Equestrian Young Professionals Programme (YPP), funded by Sport England, is designed to support the young athletes moving out of the talent pathway into the wider equestrian sport network.
Run in collaboration with British Dressage, British Eventing and British Showjumping, the cross-discipline programme will equip you with the key skills you need to grow your business and make it a success.
What the programme involves
The 12 month programme includes up to eight core sessions presented by industry experts and covers topics such as business management and business operations, insurance and finance, media awareness, personal development and career enhancement.
Over the workshops we covered everything you need to know about running an equestrian business, from insurance to finance, social media to licenses, employment law to sponsorships and everything in between. All presented by a multitude of interesting speakers. I was also surrounded by other similar aged riders and trainers all at different stages in their careers. It has been great to talk to and share ideas with them.
Who can apply?
If you're not in full time compulsory education and are between the ages of 19 and 28 you might eligible to apply for the YPP. You must be able to demonstrate a commitment to a professional future in the equine industry. For example, running a yard/business, working as an apprentice in a professional yard, coaching in equestrianism either employed or self-employed.
British Equestrian's Georgie Wheeler explains more about the programme:
Applications are open until 31st August 2023.
The application form and CV template are available on the British Equestrian website from the opening date, or contact Georgie Wheeler for more information about how to apply.
For more detail about the minimum performance criteria for applications onto the 2023-24 Young Professionals take a look at the full entry criteria.