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Young Professional Programme

For the older riders in BD Youth there are plenty of opportunities available to you. Below is all the information about the pathways you can take on your journey to becoming a rounded professional in the equine industry. If riding competitively isn’t for you, then follow the side bar menu to our information about judging and training to learn about how you can get involved outside of the white boards.

BEF Young Professional Programme 

Many young equestrian athletes reach an age where they have to make choices about future employment. This programme is funded by Sport England to support the transition of athletes moving out of the talent pathway to be retained in the wider equestrian sport network and support their continuation in the sport.

In collaboration with British Dressage, British Eventing and British Showjumping; the BEF's cross-discipline ‘Young Professional Programme’ has been designed to help support an individual’s personal development, career planning and enhancement so at the end of the 12 month programme they have a wider and well-adapted skill-set that builds their confidence for continued work to thrive and earn a living in the equine industry.

This fully funded programme by Sport England is designed to support the transition of athletes moving out of the talent pathway to be retained in the wider equestrian sport network and support their continuation in the sport.

Created to help support an individual’s personal development, career planning and enhancement so at the end of the 12 month programme you will have a wider and well-adapted skill-set that builds your confidence for continued work and success in the equine industry.

If you are not in full time compulsory education and are between the ages of 19 and 26 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.

There will be up to eight invaluable core sessions with topics covered ranging from business management and business operations, to media awareness, personal development and career enhancement.
 

Applications

Applications for 2018/2019 are now closed 

For more information please visit the BEF website or click here to download an application form. There are three parts to the application, please visit the BEF website to download the applicant criteria and find out more about the CV and interview video presentation. 

If you have any questions about the programme, please contact Georgie Wheeler via email or on 02476 698904
 


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