Stepping Stones

Sponsored by Gatehouse, British Eventing’s Stepping Stones training series is an exciting option for riders wishing to aim for or become more established at Novice, CCI2*-S or CCI2*-L level. You don't need to be competing at these levels already in order to join in! Each training day is carefully planned to help riders prepare for this level, with a selection of top-class coaches helping you bring 2* into your sights. For those already competing in Novice or 2* classes, many of these training session also provide the perfect opportunity to train in the run up to Gatehouse 2* League events. An experienced team of regional coaches deliver all Stepping Stones sessions.


Stepping Stones training


Riders who attend Stepping Stones training dates will also be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win a fantastic selection of Gatehouse merchandise at the end of the calendar year, including rugs, saddlecloths and base layers!

Are you thinking about starting to compete in International classes? Find out all the details on stepping up to International level.

Course Walks

In addition to the training days, course walks round various Gatehouse 2* League courses will be offered at select events throughout the season. These are free to attend but need to be booked in advance to secure your place! Please contact for more information.


Region Coach
Scotland Olivia Wilmot & Sarah Houlden
North Jane Graham & Les Smith
North Wales & West Midlands Dag Albert & Richard Carruthers
South Wales & Central Katie Williams
East Midlands Lisa Morris & Sam York
East Sharon Hunt & Tina Ure
South East Jonathan Chapman
South West Eric Smiley


If you'd like to ask any questions about the Stepping Stones Programme, please contact

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Training Contact

If you have a question about any aspects of our training, you can contact the Head Office Training and Education Team on or 02476 698866.

If you have a question about training in your local area, you can get in touch with the Regional Development Officer or Under 18 Regional Contact in your region.