To encourage young drivers to the sport of Carriage Driving and develop their knowledge and skills. Our aim is to create the foundation for the future with a progressive structure of training levels that underpins natural talent and enthusiasm.

Our Objectives and Mission Statement

Meet the BYD Committee & Area Reps

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Young Drivers Championships 2018 entry form
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The Young Equestrian Leaders Award (YELA) is an award scheme for the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) designed to recognise the time and effort young volunteers give to equestrianism and shape their experience, so they become equestrian leaders of the future.

YELA runs over three progressive levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Bronze requires 20 hours of volunteering and introduces skills in responsibility, organisation and communication—and Silver develops these further. The Gold Award requires 120 hours of volunteering, encouraging leadership and the planning and delivery of a specific project.

Young Equestrian Leaders Award Youth Coordinator:


Dates for 2018