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Youth Panel

horsescotland is setting up the first-ever Equestrian focused Youth panel to help influence and shape the future of equestrian sport in Scotland.  The programme's hope is that young people have the opportunity to influence decisions and strategies being put forward for the future of the sport.

We're looking for you!


 The Benefits for You 

  • Attend horsescotland Performance Training Days featuring our Performance and Development Squads, some of which feature on Team GB Squads. Our alumni include Olympic Gold medalist Scott Brash.

  • Attend events such as Blair Castle International Horse Trials and the National Equestrian Awards on behalf for the organisation.

  • Working with the horsescotland board on what you believe needs to be changed and improved

  • Potential to link with Duke of Edinburgh award scheme for skills work.

  • Work with different members from across the country to discuss the future of the sport.

  • Mentoring opportunities from professionals in the industry to help you with your future careers aspirations.

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Does this sound like you?

You will have an underlying passion for equestrian sport and the equestrian community, whether it’s being a participant or competing within your local riding centre.


We are eager to get a diverse variety of input to help shape and challenge our strategy.

Ultimately you will act as a champion for young adults supporting our Board. You will be an ambitious individual, that can gain the focus of a room and present your thoughts or opinions in a professional manner. We will expect you to bring a unique set of perspectives to the table, challenge and drive new ways for us to engage with young adults. As you will be able to influence decision-making, policy, practice and the strategic direction of horsescotland..

The panel will be made up of twelve people aged between 14-25 from all areas and levels  (grassroots to elite) that will be divided into sub-groups. One term will be 12 months, with intakes taking place in September and 6 months later - allowing for overlap between groups so different people can work together. There will be an option for an extension.

Applications Steps

1. If what you have read has got you wanting to be part of our team, please apply via the buttons below by the 1st August 2024 at 5pm.

2. We will shortlist all applications within a week of the closing date and we will be in touch regardless of the outcome.

3. From there, if you are to be successful, we will contact you with instructions to attend a video interview on a date to be confirmed.

Email Applications to

Postal Applications must be sent to the following address: 
WestPoint 4 Redheughs Rigg, South Gyle​ Edinburgh, EH12 9DQ

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