Young Professionals Programme

Develop your skill-set for a successful future in the equine industry.

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Are you looking to take the next step in your equestrian career? 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.

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.

Who can apply

If you're not in full time compulsory education and are between the ages of 19 and 26 you are eligible to apply. 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.

Applications for the 2019-20 programme have now closed, keep an eye out for details of the 2020-21 programme coming soon!

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