We’re offering a fantastic opportunity for a talented young rider to win our BEDMAX Young Rider Scholarship for 2020.

The Scholarship will be open to all riders aged between 16 and 23, living and training in England, Scotland or Wales. This year we’ve decided to open applications to riders of any equestrian discipline.


Our support for the chosen Young Rider will include:

  • A year’s supply of BEDMAX Shavings for one horse (150 bags)
  • BEDMAX branded clothing and horse rug
  • Expert support in education, training and PR

In return, our Young Rider will be expected to represent BEDMAX appropriately in public, contribute to our communication and educational programme on social media, and attend a maximum of three educational / promotional events during the year, including one as a demonstrator!

The chosen Young Rider will also be an ambassador for BEDMAX, helping to raise greater awareness amongst young riders of the crucial part that good bedding can play in keeping horses healthy in the stable and fit to perform at their best.

How do you apply?

You will need to read and accept our Terms & Conditions, and then complete and send the application form, along with:

1. A good quality head and shoulders photo of yourself
2. A good quality landscape photo of yourself and your named top horse in action
3. A link to a 90-second YouTube video of yourself telling us the highlights of your equestrian career to date, what you are aiming to achieve in the next two years and why you would like to be the BEDMAX Young Rider 2019

Apply Online

Meet our previous Young Rider Scholars

Frankie Swallow
Bedmax Young Rider 2019

From the very beginning of preparing my application I have felt the whole experience has been immensely positive. Applying for the scholarship made me focus on what I had been up to that year and work out my aspirations for 2019. I was delighted to be invited for an interview- my first one – so I was nervous and had no idea what to expect. The interview panel soon put me at ease and I found my voice. When you believe in a product, it is very easy to talk about it!
I have found the whole team at Bedmax incredibly supportive throughout this year and it has been so nice to share my achievements with them over the course of my scholarship.

Obviously the years supply of bedding was very beneficial along with the rugs and numnahs with which I have been supplied and used throughout the season.
I am looking forward to visiting the production plant and to sorting my winter training lesson courtesy of Bedmax. I have thoroughly enjoyed being the Bedmax scholar and have felt very privileged to have had their support over this Eventing season. I would recommend you all to apply – the experience has been invaluable to me and you may just be lucky!

Frankie Swallow, BEDMAX Young Rider 2019

Sammy Wilson
Bedmax Junior Scholar 2019

Being the 2019 Junior Scholar has provided me with endless support, I have met amazing people and have had so many opportunities to better myself and further my career in the sport. I would wholeheartedly encourage anyone who is thinking about it to apply to be the Young Scholar. BEDMAX is an outstanding company full of a team with genuinely lovely people and I can not recommend this experience enough
Sammy Wilson, BEDMAX Junior Scholar 2019

Izzy Chaplin
Bedmax Young Rider 2018

Izzy was the Young Rider Scholar for 2019.

‘I’ve had an amazing year working with Bedmax to achieve my goals. The Bedmax Young Rider Scholarship is such an great opportunity. Bedmax have given me so much support over the year, not just with the supply of bedding but also with improving my knowledge of how choice of bedding impacts the performance of my horse. I have had an invaluable insight into the process of making the shavings. It is definitely not an opportunity to miss, it’s not often such a brilliant prize is offered to a young rider.’

Izzy Chaplin, BEDMAX Young Rider 2018

Sophie Hall
Bedmax Young Rider 2017

Sophie Hall represented the company as the Bedmax Young Rider Scholar for 2017. She’s an Event Rider and Great Britain Student Rider based in Shropshire.

‘Bedmax has transformed the health and happiness of my horses, and the Young Rider Scholarship has given me immeasurable support and fantastic opportunities. If you are a young aspiring top rider I would thoroughly recommend taking the time to apply.’
Sophie Hall, BEDMAX Young Rider 2017

Elspeth Jamieson
Bedmax Young Rider 2016

Elspeth Jamieson represented the company as the Bedmax Young Rider Scholar for 2016. Find out more about her experience in our video below: