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British Equestrian Federation Fund

Every four years, the nation is captivated by the magic of a Games year when our athletes fly the flag on the global stage and bid for Olympic and Paralympic glory. British equestrian sports have proud association with the Games with an impressive medal tally to match. However, sustained performance takes planning, vision, dedication… and financial backing.

The British Equestrian Federation Fund (BEFF) was launched to provide financial support for our teams with a particular focus on the Olympic and Paralympic teams and was a major contributor to fund teams to travel to the Games. In 1997, National Lottery funding was introduced by UK Sport and the World Class Programme was launched. The Programme is the centralised support system that helps all our funded disciplines compete on the world stage, encompassing the Olympic and Paralympic disciplines of dressage, eventing, showjumping and para dressage.

The generous funding from The National Lottery and UK Sport has been instrumental in the success of the Programme and our teams ever since, but the British Equestrian Federation Fund continues to play a vital role in a Games year, enhancing the chances of medal success. It’s often the additional extra touches that make the difference between a medal or finishing off the podium. We want our teams to be the best prepared, supported and equipped possible – the support of BEFF helps us to achieve that. The support also helps us to send the crucial travelling reserve combinations which could be vital to securing a medal.

This is your chance to help our horses and riders at the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games – your support and donations, no matter what size, will make a difference. Be a part of their success today!

BEFF is delighted to be the nominated fundraising partner for 2024  at the MARS Badminton Horse Trials – a fitting partnership in 2024, when the iconic event celebrates 75 great years and was originally established by the Duke of Beaufort to help British teams prepare for the Games. 

When booking your tickets for the iconic event online, there's the option to donate £1 on top of your purchase - it'd be fantastic if you could put a tick in the box at check out.

Take part in our Path to Paris Prize Draw with all proceeds going towards supporting our athletes in Paris

Win fabulous prizes, including a bespoke Stevenson Brothers rocking horse worth over £12,500 and support the teams on their path to Paris 2024 in the British Equestrian Federation Fund's Path to Paris Prize Draw! Current prizes on offer include:

  • A bespoke Stevenson Brothers rocking horse of the 2023 Badminton champion, Lordships Graffalo, expertly sculpted from oak, including a section from the same fallen tree used to make the base of the new MARS Badminton Horse Trials trophy.
  • An individually made Fairfax & Favor Hampstead unisex holdall in in a choice of chocolate or tan suede and leather, RRP £495.
  • A yard tour with Harry Meade in Wiltshire, plus £100 voucher, jacket and numnah from Dodson & Horrell.
  • A £500 Bates Saddles Pack including branded luggage, jump and dressage pads, polo wraps, stall guard, stall bag and a pair of Bates stirrup leathers in Luxe Leather.
  • A yard experience with FEI Eventing World Champion Yasmin Ingham at her base courtesy of NAF, to be redeemed between September and December 2024.
  • A bespoke jacket from Lotus Romeo - choose your own shape, style, fit, material, colourway – the lucky winner has carte blanche from the extensive range.

Tickets are £5 per entry or free entries (one per household) can be made by post. Draw closes on 30 June 2024 for online ticket purchases and postal entries must be received by 27 June 2024. Full terms and conditions, apply, see below. 

BEFF prize draw terms and conditions

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