Posted on 30th April 2021

Regional Youth Foundation Skills Academy – applications open!

Applications for BE’s Regional Youth Foundations Skills Academy are now open! Applications are open to riders registered on to the BE Youth Programme, aged 18 years and above as of 1 January 2021.


What is the Regional Youth Foundation Academy?

The two-day training camp is in place to provide guidance for Eventing home coaches, parents and talented young athletes who aspire and have the potential to compete at the highest level within the sport of Eventing. The Academy is delivered by British Eventing Regional Youth Coaches and Regional Coordinators with input from British Eventing’s Youth Performance Manager.

Regional Academies are not designed to replace the home training environment, the experiences gained in the Academy will encourage athletes to explore and enhance the following:

•             Their skills, knowledge and understanding of Eventing.

•             Their physical, psychological, emotional capabilities and robustness.

•             Appropriate professional behaviours.

•             Age-appropriate performance standards and technical skills.

The ideal candidates will be successfully competing at Novice and/or Intermediate level, however applications will also be considered from those who are successfully competing at BE100 level with the aim to step up to the next level.  Active engagement with the Youth Programme will be taken into consideration as part of the selection process. Those who have represented their country in Pony, Junior or Young Rider Championships are ineligible. Training camps will be offered from July 2021 through to April 2022.  

Download the application form here

Application forms should be sent via email to Gemma Harriss. Closing date for applications 10th June 2021.


‘This initiative will enable us to identify and talent spot promising combinations who may not be part of a Performance Squad, the programme offers an excellent opportunity for the four British Eventing Youth Team officials to come together in collaboration to better support our younger members.’ Darrell Scaife, Youth Performance Manager.’