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. 

Applications

Applications are currently closed; if you would like further information about the Programme please contact Georgie WheelerGeorgie.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/

2015/2017 Squad

Dressage

Chloe Vell
Lily Hewitt
Phoebe Peters
Rose Hugh Smith
Ella Cotterill
Isobel Berrington
Amber Barton
Rebecca Bell
Imogen Jones
Victoria Maw
Anna Lawson
Elspeth Day
Georgina Swinglehurst
Charlotte Murgatroyd
Lucinda Elliott
Alexander Harrison

Eventing

Imogen Gloag
Charlotte East
Tom Grant
Saffron Cresswell
Jasmine Abraham
Alexander Tordoff
Charlotte Dennis
Libby Seed
Bubby Upton
Felicity Collins
Abigail Boulton
Connie Warde-Aldam
Kristina Hall-Jackson
Phoebe Locke

Showjumping

Joe Veitch
India Bussey
Rhiannon Lawrence
Olivia Poole
Tillie Newman
Zoe Smith
Katie Vernon
Holly Sharp
Kellie Taylor
Eleanor Meager
Darcie Cassel
Yazmin Davis
Chelsea Skelton
Charlene Bastone
Kimberly White
Annabel Shields 

Para-Equestrian Dressage

Lydia Aucott
Jane Lishman
Ilse Taylor
Caitlyn Sadington
Molly Bowen-Morris
Hope Hayward
Katherine Smith
Charlotte Cundall
Laura Gulliver
Ruth MacCarthy

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