British Equestrian Federation

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British Equestrian Federation
British Equestrian Federation.jpg
British Equestrian Federation logo
Formation 1972
Type Sport governing body
Headquarters Kenilworth
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
15 full and 3 associate member organisations representing 210,000 members between them
Official language
Chairman / Chief Executive
Keith Taylor / Andrew Finding
Website Official website

The British Equestrian Federation is the national governing body of equestrian sport in Great Britain and represents the country at the International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI).[1]


The BEF is an umbrella organisation for equestrian sport in Great Britain, representing 4.2 million equestrian sportspeople.[2]

Together with the British Horseracing Authority and the Thoroughbred Breeders Association, the BEF forms the British Horse Industry Confederation.[3]


Each BEF chairman stands for a period of three years, with a maximum of two terms. The current chairman is Keith Taylor, with previous chairmen including Badminton Horse Trials organiser Hugh Thomas.


The BEF is formed of eighteen (fifteen full, three associate) independent member bodies who represent the various equestrian sports.[4]

Full members[edit]

Associate members[edit]


  1. ^ "Members - Great Britain". International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI). 
  2. ^ "About Us". British Equestrian Federation. 
  3. ^ "About Us". British Horse Industry Confederation. 
  4. ^ "Member Bodies". British Equestrian Federation. 
  5. ^ "About dressage". British Dressage. 
  6. ^ "About BETA". British Equestrian Trade Association.