For over 25 years, Bede's has enjoyed a happy association with equestrian pursuits.
In that time, our elite Equestrian Team has celebrated great success in County and National competitions – including the NSEA Championships and British Riding Club Championships – with some pupils selected to represent National teams.
Our Equestrian Team has access to regular expert training sessions at the Golden Cross Equestrian Centre and The Meadows Equestrian Centre in nearby Hailsham, with the opportunity to compete in top Dressage, Show Jumping and Cross Country competitions.
Please note that to join our elite Equestrian Team, pupils must have access to their own horse and the means of transport to training and competitions. Any pupil who would like to join the Equestrian Team is encouraged to contact Katy McKeogh, Equestrian Team Manager, on Katy.McKeogh@bedes.org.
For those pupils wishing to take part in riding and horse care on a recreational level, Bede’s offers riding at The Meadows Equestrian Centre as an activity in our extensive Co-Curricular Programme.
3 December 2018
Our Equestrian Team triumphed at the NSEA County Challenge Qualifier, finishing 1st place and qualifying to represent East Sussex.
22 November 2013
Bede's pupil Mollie Freeman recently took part in the NSEA championships after winning her qualifier at Mayfield.
13 September 2013
Mollie Freeman took part in the British Riding Club Championships last weekend, coming first in the Novice and Elementary classes.
Watch a video interview with Bede's pupil Jess, a day pupil with a passion for Hockey and Philosophy and Ethics.Jess' Bede's Story Filmed in 2017
I want A and A* grades in every subject, so balancing my Academic passions with Riding can be very hard.Felicity Collins, Lower Fifth Interviewed in 2013
It’s very special to be at a school where I feel like I’m listened to. I wouldn't change a thing about it.Tilly Atherton, First Year Interviewed in 2016