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 are now open for the 2017-19 Programme:

Please click here for an instruction guide to download and complete your application form. 

Download the relevant application form below and complete and return this by 31 August 2017:

*(Before editing the application form, save a copy first on your computer and rename it using your full name)*

Who should apply?

The programme is open to all riders who meet the criteria - to view the 2017 selection policy, click here

Riders that are currently on the Excel Talent Programme are eligible to re-apply if they meet the selection criteria for their age group before the close of applications on 31 August 2017.

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

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