Rider Training

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Some of the objectives of the British Eventing Charitable Foundation (BECF) are:

  • To encourage people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to participate in the sport of Eventing
  • To provide training to amateur riders of all ages which improves their riding skills as well as their safety and horse welfare
  • To research, develop and implement safety initiatives

Within our Public Benefit Statement it is stated that BEFC will hold training and education throughout the country both mounted and unmounted to develop the skills of riders and horses through affordable and subsidised training courses and coaching talks. They will also be taught how to assess risks through practical instruction and educational DVDs, encouraging them to ride safely and helping to reduce accidents and injuries The physical training offered by horse-riding, especially eventing, brings considerable health advantages associated with rigorous exercise and fresh air. Training for those who do not own a horse will use riding centre horses.  

Young Equestrian Leaders' Award

In conjunction with the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) and the other British Equestrian Federation (BEF) Member Bodies, the Trustees support the Young Equestrian Leaders' Award (YELA), an initiative recognised by Sport England to develop leadership skills amongst young riders.