What is the BEF England Excel Talent Programme?
Supported by Sport England, the National Lottery-funded BEF England Excel Talent Programme seeks to identify, support and develop riders and horses that demonstrate talent and potential in the Olympic (dressage, eventing and Showjumping) and Paralympic (para-equestrian dressage) disciplines. The programme has been developed to extend the rider talent pathway below the UK Sport funded World Class Programme and to help support riders to go on to achieve their potential.
The two year programme provides selected riders with the opportunity to have access to top equestrian specialists including: International coaches, physiotherapists, psychologists, farriers, saddlers, vets and nutritionists via a series of rider performance camps. Riders are expected to attend up to three 2 day training camps each year plus other one day events.
2017-2019 Programme: Selection Policy now live!
Applications for the 2017-2019 Programme will be accepted from 1 August 2017 through to 31 August 2017.
If you require any additional information regarding the Programme or application process, please contact Georgie Wheeler: Georgie.Wheeler@bef.co.uk / 02476 698904
Disability Sport Wales is pleased to announce the launch of its Para-Equestrian Academy Programme, in parallel to the Excel Talent Programme. Its objective is to identify, support and develop rider and horse demonstrating talent and potential in Para-Equestrian in Wales. If you are interested, please visit the Disability Sport Wales website for further information: http://www.disabilitysportwales.com/what-sports-can-i-do/equestrian/
Rose Hugh Smith