Young Professional

Young Professionals Programme 2019-20

Sport England funded     

Are you looking to take the next step in your equestrian career? Are you lacking confidence in conflict management, putting together contracts or understanding employment law? Whether you already have your own business or are looking to start one in the future, the BEF Young Professionals programme is for you.

Run in collaboration with British Dressage, British Eventing and British Showjumping, the cross-discipline programme has been designed to equip you with the key skills you need to grow your business and make it a success. Funded by Sport England, it’s intended to support young athletes moving into the wider equestrian sport network.

The 12-month programme is delivered as eight core sessions given by industry experts, and includes topics such as insurance and finances, communication skills and building your personal brand. By the end of the sessions, the aim is that you’ll have a broader skill-set that’s tailored to give you the confidence to thrive and earn a living in the equine industry.

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.

For application criteria click here

Applications open: 1st July
Applications close: 12th August
Interviews: Monday 9th September

 If you have any questions about the programme or the application process, contact Georgie Wheeler - georgie.wheeler@bef.co.uk / 02476 698904.

Young Professionals 2018-19:

Dressage:
Lucy Amy, Nathan Aston, Joseph Bright, Victoria Maw, Megan Roberts, Laura Woodcock

Eventing:
Freddie Best, Charlotte East, Greta Mason, Ollie Martin, Dickon Reader, Lucy Robinson, Laura Schroter, Flora Young

Showjumping:
Ellen McPherson