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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Young Professional

Young Professional 2016/2017

Sport England funded     


The programme aims at progressing members within the professional world as opposed to as an athlete. It will help develop members either through experience or through gaining a qualification, such as UKCC Level 2, AI qualification and FEI Judges qualification to name a few. 

For the 2016-2017 programme there maybe the opportunity for ridden development as part of the programme.  The members selected will be on the programme for 1 year.



Amelia Bowring- Coach

Beth Vernon-Coach

Issy King-Breeder

Steph Gumn-Breeder 






The Young Professional Programme is being re-launched for 2017-2018!

Going forward the Young Professional Programme will be run cross-discpline in conjunction with the British Equestrian Federation, British Dressage and British Eventing, 

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.

Run in collaboration with British Dressage, British Eventing and British Showjumping, the 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.

Applicants who are not in full time compulsory education and are between the ages of 19 and 26 are eligible to apply.  The applicant must be able to demonstrate a commitment to a professional future in the equine industry. For example:

·        Running a yard/business (competition, training or breeding)

·        Working as an apprentice in a professional yard

·        Coaching in equestrianism either employed or self-employed

The structure of the Programme will hold up to eight core sessions delivered cross-discipline, with topics covered ranging from business management and business operations to media awareness, personal development and career enhancement.

Applications are now closed for the 2017-18 programme

Any questions?

If you have any questions about the programme or the application process, contact Georgie Wheeler - / 02476 698904.

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