Stepping Stones

Sponsored by Gatehouse Hats, British Eventing’s Stepping Stones training series is an exciting option for riders wishing to aim for or become more established at Novice, CCI2*-S or CCI2*-L level. You don't need to be competing at these levels already in order to join in! Each training day is carefully planned to help riders prepare for this level, with a selection of top-class coaches helping you bring 2* into your sights. For those already competing in Novice or 2* classes, many of these training session also provide the perfect opportunity to train in the run up to Gatehouse 2* League events. An experienced team of regional coaches deliver all Stepping Stones sessions.


Stepping Stones training


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Training Dates

Click on the links below to book onto the Stepping Stone training courses. 

Course date Focus Location Date  
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Course Walks

In addition to the training days, course walks round various Gatehouse 2* League courses will be offered at select events throughout the season. These are free to attend but need to be booked in advance to secure your place! Please contact for more information.


Region Coach
Scotland Olivia Wilmot & Sarah Houlden
North Jane Graham
North Wales & West Midlands Dag Albert & Richard Carruthers
South Wales & Central Katie Williams
East Midlands Lisa Morris & Sam York
East Sharon Hunt & Tina Ure
South East Jonathan Chapman
South West Eric Smiley


If you'd like to ask any questions about the Stepping Stones Programme, please contact

Cover photo and training day video courtesy of Gatehouse Hats

Gatehouse 2* League

The Stepping Stones programme is the perfect preparation for taking part in the Gatehouse 2* League! The League takes points won by eligible riders at CCI2*-S and CCI2*-L events in the UK, with the top five riders at the end of the season taking home a share of an impressive prize package.

Read more about the League

Gatehouse League 2018 Winners - Training Day with Paul Tapner

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Training Contact

If you have a question about any aspects of our training, you can contact the Head Office Training and Education Team on or 02476 698866.

If you have a question about training in your local area, you can get in touch with the Regional Training and Education Administrator or Youth Regional Contact in your region.