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British Equestrian Federation

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]


The BEF is formed of 16 independent member bodies who represent the various equestrian sports.[4]

  • The Pony Club
  • Association of British Riding Schools
  • Scottish Equestrian Association
  • Mounted Games Association of GB
  • UK Polocrosse Association


  1. "Members - Great Britain". International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI). http://www.fei.org/fei-members/national-federations/446. 
  2. "About Us". British Equestrian Federation. http://www.bef.co.uk/About_the_BEF. 
  3. "About Us". British Horse Industry Confederation. http://www.bhic.co.uk/about.php. 
  4. "Member Bodies". British Equestrian Federation. http://www.bef.co.uk/About_the_BEF/Member_Bodies.html. 
  5. "About dressage". British Dressage. http://www.britishdressage.co.uk/about_bd/about_dressage. 
  6. "About BETA". British Equestrian Trade Association. http://www.beta-uk.org/pages/about-beta.php. 


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