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Young Professionals Programme

The British Equestrian Young Professionals Programme is an established 12-month programme that has been running since 2017, funded by Sport England and delivered in collaboration with British Dressage, British Eventing and British Showjumping.

The programme is built around a series of interactive workshops with specialist speakers, covering a broad range of topics essential to running a business. These include putting together contracts, understanding employment law, conflict management, insurance and finances, and building a personal brand.

Young professionals are given support to create their own career development plan, and insight into more effective communication, evaluating their personality type, and how this can affect their approach and confidence in different situations.

With the equestrian industry facing an uncertain future as a result of COVID-19, the programme is looking to support the personal and career development of young people who have their own business or are looking to start one in the future.


Applications have now closed for the 2020/2021 cohort of its Young Professionals Programme but if you have any questions about the programme please contact Georgie Wheeler – / 0790 3090425. 


The young professionals programme 2020/21 

Dressage Eventing Showjumping
Louise Gallavan Saskia Davies Greg Hill
Ellen Glover Sasha Hargreaves Kellie Taylor
Anna Harris Ella Hitchman  
Emily Hedger Alex Holman  
Ruth Hole Melissa Joannides  
Holly Lucas Bier Leahy  
Charlotte Martin Katy Mousdale  
Abbie Newbury Alexa Palmer  
Suzannah Offley Ben Perry  
Alex Parsons    
Molly Smockum Owen    


what have programme graduates learned?