The World Class Programme introduced an Equine Pathway (in partnership with the BEF Olympic Member Bodies) during 2006 / 2007 to sit alongside the human development pathway in order to identify and support World Class horses.
The purpose of the Pathway is to identify horses that have the potential to develop into medal winning horses, the Programme will then work with and support the riders and the owners of the horses in order to help them maximise the horses' potential. Selection for the Pathway varies between disciplines and the criteria and format for each is being constantly reviewed by each individual sport. Horses are identified through results linked to different age groups or through viewing of the horses.
The development of the horses is monitored against a pre-determined (but flexible) pathway with the aim to have horses qualified to compete and challenge for medals at the 2014 World Equstrian Games, the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2018 World Equestrian Games. It is also hoped that the Programme will encourage owners to keep their horses with British riders, which will further enhance Team GBR chances.
Dressage Equine Pathway Programme 2013
Applications for the next intake for the dressage equine pathway will open on Thursday 21 March 2013. The selection process for acceptance onto the pathway follows three stages, please look at the 2013 Programme documentation for further detail on the selection process;
Stage 1: Applications open on Thursday 21 March 2013. Forms to be completed and returned by Thursday 18 April 2013
Stage 2: Notification will be sent on or around Friday 26 April 2013
Stage 3: Viewing Day - Tuesday 7 May 2013
How do I apply?
Applications open on Thursday 21 March 2013, from this date an application form will be available to download.
Forms must be completed and returned, along with your DVD by Thursday 18 April 2013 to Lianne Martin, British Dressage, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2RH.
Download: World Class Dressage Equine Pathway Programme 2013 Documentation
Download: 2013 Application Form - AVAILABLE 21 MARCH 2013
If you have any queries regarding the programme, please contact Caroline Griffiths at firstname.lastname@example.org
For jumping equine pathway enquiries please email Jane Bird - email@example.com
For eventing equine pathway enquiries please email Gemma Harris - firstname.lastname@example.org