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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 2019-20 

Dressage Eventing Showjumping
Natasha Adkinson Alice Hallows Taisie de Gruchy
Charlotte Elliott Emily Grace Olivia Howe
Freya Elliott Alexandra van Randwyck Saskia Strickland
Jessica Parsons Richard Norfolk Freya Hough
Rowan Bryson Safia Woodward Erin Cullimore
  Alicia Wilkinson Eleanor Stevenson
  Helen Bates Charlotte Horne
    Kate Lewis


what have programme graduates learned?