BEF Excel Talent Programme

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.

Excel Squad for 2017-19: 

Dressage
Charlotte Dicker
Charlotte Murgatroyd
Fiona Brennan
Angus Corrie-Deane
Rebecca Bell
Emma Bond
Victoria Maw
Rebecca Swain

Eventing
Georgina Herrling
Saffron Cresswell
Phoebe Locke
Richard Coney
Chelsea Pearce
Lizzie Baugh
Georgia Bartlett
Heidi Coy

Showjumping
Lily Freeman-Attwood
James Winter
Chelsea Skelton
Bethanie Knight
Yazmin Davis
Chloe Reynolds

Para-Dressage
Diane Green
Mari Durward-Akhurst
Caitlyn Saddington
Georgia Wilson
Ilse Taylor Owen
Molly Bowen-Morris
Marcelle Ward
Hope Hayward

If you would like further information about the Programme please contact Georgie Wheeler - georgie.wheeler@bef.co.uk / 02476 698904. 

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