British Eventing’s Inaugural National Youth Forum Participants Named

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British Eventing is pleased to announce the successful applicants appointed to the inaugural National Youth Forum. The applicants, aged 12 – 21 years, will be working with British Eventing to assist in shaping the future of eventing in Great Britain.

The National Youth Forum members will be encouraged to identify and implement ideas and initiatives alongside likeminded members. They will be given the opportunity to ensure both their own, and the voice of the youth membership, is heard by the national governing body for the sport and key stakeholders.

As youth ambassadors, members of the National Youth Forum will assist foster and promote co-operation, dialogue and a sense of community within the youth eventing community. Serving a minimum of a two-year term, they will work on varying projects and with a variety of working groups within the sport, giving them exposure and a platform.

A recruitment process for the National Youth Forum commenced in November drawing an overwhelming response from those wishing to be involved. The fifteen successful candidates, who represent a broad range of our youth membership, are as follows:

The final panel consists of:

Harriet Blair, aged 17 from Somerset

Flo Burnop, aged 17 from Kent

Natasha Crapper, aged 13 from Wiltshire

Matilda Davey, aged 13 from Hereford

Kyle Forgan, aged 17 from Fife

Sarah Hoare, aged 18 from Lancashire

Jago Jackson, aged 16 from Buckinghamshire

Freya Jones, aged 20 from Devon

Tara Kay, aged 18 from Northamptonshire

Brian Lin, aged 15 from Berkshire

Beatrice Montgomerie, aged 18 from Gloucestershire

Evie Smith, aged 17 from East Lothian

Abi Stuart, aged 17 from Cornwall

Mimi Woodliffe, aged 14 from Somerset

Rosie Williams, CEO of British Eventing, said: “It’s great to see our youth membership embracing the opportunity to work with us and shape the sport for themselves and the future. It’s important that we listen to our youth members and take into account their experiences to ensure we meet our objectives and continue to offer a youth programme that works for all.”

Head of Youth at British Eventing, Darrell Scaife, added: “We’re excited to be restructuring the youth programme into one that will meet everyone’s needs, from grassroots through to international performance. To see such a strong contingent come forward is very encouraging and we look forward to taking the forum’s feedback and rolling out positive changes over the coming months.”

Alongside the National Youth Forum, British Eventing will also be recruiting members for the working groups being created to support the Youth Review Panel. Further information will be released shortly.

To find out more about British Eventing’s Youth programme, click here:

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