BEF Para-Equestrian Entry Programme

This training initiative, supported by funding from Sport England, offers regional training opportunities led by top international coaches. The aim of this initiative is to encourage young riders to make the next steps towards competing in British Dressage (BD) Para-Equestrian competitions and entry onto the talent pathway. This programme has already assisted riders to move onto the more advanced talent pathway schemes leading to the BEF Podium Potential Pathway Programme.

These regional training sessions take place in RDA centres (listed below) as this offers a safe environment for riders at a pathway entry point and progression opportunities for those who do not own their own horse. The opportunity is open to riders from the RDA's own group and other local groups.

Criteria

To be eligible to apply to ride on these days riders must:

  • Hold a National classification within the  Grades I – V and be eligible to compete in British Dressage Para-Equestrian competition*
  • Be currently scoring 60% or above in their relevant grade at RDA qualifiers for the RDA National Championships

Your application will be accepted within one of the following age groups:

  • Group 1 - Riders between 13-14yrs
  • Group 2 - Riders between 15-20yrs
  • Group 3 - Riders 21 yrs and above

Training Dates

DATE

CENTRE

LOCATION

15 September 2019

MID CHESHIRE

NORTH WEST

22 September 2019

PAPPLEWICK

NORTH

3 November 2019

DIAMOND

SOUTHERN

10 November 2019

AVON

SOUTH WEST

10 November 2019

UNICORN

NORTH

30 November 2019

COTSWOLD RDA

SOUTH WEST

16 February 2020

DIAMOND

SOUTHERN

Applications

Riders who wish to be considered for a place on a regional training day should download the application form below and return the completed application form to: Georgie Wheeler, British Equestrian Federation, Abbey Park, Stareton, Warwickshire, CV8 2RH.

If your application is successful and we have enough riders in a region to offer a training day, you will be notified by email of a date and venue. 

Download an application form below:

Download the Entry Programme Privacy Notice below:

BEF Entry Programme - Venues

North

The Unicorn Centre: Stainton Way, Hemlington, Middlesborough, TS8 9LX 
Papplewick RDA: 151 Mansfield Rd, Papplewick, Nottingham NG15 8FL

North West

Mid Cheshire RDA: New Barn Livery, Chelford Road, Ollerton, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8SZ 

Central

Abingdon RDA – training held at Gainfield Farm, Nr Faringdon, Oxfordshire, SN7 8QH 

South West

Avon RDA: Kings Weston Road, Henbury, Bristol, BS10 7QT
Cotswold RDA: Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham RDA School, Prestbury Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 4SH

Southern

The Diamond Centre: Woodmansterne Road, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 4DT 

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