Without our coaches, we would not have our sport. From introducing people to eventing and bringing on the bright new stars of the future, to keeping experienced riders at the top of their game, BE Accredited Coaches are always hard at work keeping our riders at peak performance. With our qualifications awarded by 1st4sport, an organisation recognised and regulated by Ofqual, you can be assured of their quality. For more information on the requirements for each level, take a look at our coaching matrix.
If you're looking for a coach in your area, take a look at our directory of BE Accredited Coaches.
We recognise that different levels of rider may require different coaching skills and experience, which is why each BE Accredited Coach is placed into one of three categories based on their qualifications and background. All three categories of BE Accredited Coach are required to hold public liability insurance, a current first aid certificate and a safeguarding children workshop certificate and be DBS (formerly CRB) checked.
Development coach is an entry level category for coaches who have experience of coaching grassroots eventers and a good level of knowledge and experience around the sport of eventing, ideally through competing. Coaches in this category are required to have completed and passed one or more of the following qualifications:
- BECC Level 2 (UK Coaching Certificate (UKCC) endorsed)
- Level 2 (UKCC endorsed) generic/other member body specific
- Level 3 (UKCC endorsed) generic
- BHS Stage 4 Senior Coach (previously BHSII) plus an eventing specific assessment.
The BE Coach category is held by the majority of BE Accredited Coaches and covers those who are working with riders competing up to and including CCI3* level. They must have an extensive knowledge of the sport of eventing, ideally through competing or working with teams at Pony Club, riding club or regional BE Level. New BE coaches will be required to have completed and passed either a discipline specific Level 3 (UKCC endorsed) or BHS Stage 5 Performance Coach (previously BHSI) plus an eventing specific assessment.
The Master Coach category contains coaches who have a proven record of coaching combinations at CCI4*/5* level, are a BHS Fellow (FBHS) and/or coach for an elite or International world class Senior team on a regular basis.
Find A Coach
Looking for a coach? Take a look at our list of BE Accredited Coaches to find one near you.
Providing high quality, safe training to our members is of vital importance to us, which is why we ask our coaches to fulfil specific criteria. Find out here what you need to become a BE Accredited Coach, and if you're already part of the British Eventing team find out what CPD options we have available for you!
Terms and Conditions
Read our Terms and Conditions for booking onto a training course.
Youth Pathway Coaching Programme
The Youth Pathway Coaching Programme is a new programme from the British Equestrian Federation, funded by Sport England, that has been created in collaboration with the equestrian Olympic and Paralympic disciplines and is designed to develop coaches currently working within the Youth Pathways.