British Eventing is pleased to welcome Deborah Coulson and Helen Exley as the new Joint Youth Regional Coordinators for the Wales and West Midlands Region.

The pair bring a wealth of experience with them to the role, together with a deep-rooted passion for the sport. Deborah has spent many years working in the equine industry, both as a coach and a club manager, and Helen has an extensive background in operations management. Helen also has the additional insight of having been the parent of a rider who has been through the Youth programme.

Utilising these skills, they will come together to lead the Youth Regional Programme in Wales and West Midlands. Working alongside the Youth Regional Coaches, they will be part of the team that aims to develop the potential of young event riders in the region and prepare teams to compete at the annual Youth Regional Team Championships (where talented young riders are selected to represent their region at BE90, BE100 and CCI 2*L levels).

Deborah and Helen step into the role at the end of a successful season for the region, with solid performances from their riders at the 2021 Youth Regional Team Championships. They hope to build on these results for the 2022 season. BE would like to extend a warm thank you to the Assistant Coordinator, Liz Molyneux, who has supported the team throughout this year and wish Deborah and Helen the very best with their new appointment.

More information on the Youth Regional Programme and the Youth Regional Team Championships can be found HERE.

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