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Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Excel Talent Riders Programme

Excel Talent Programme (riders)

Sport England funded.

Aim

The programme provides the opportunity to have access to top equestrian specialists including: coaches, physiotherapists, psychologists, 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.             

Riders remain on the programme for two years providing they achieve goals and targets set as part of the programme performance review process.

Age

14-24    

Eligibility

Eligible to compete for Great Britain and hold a current British passport.

Full competing members of British Showjumping on selection and reside in England.

14 – 15 years:

  • To have jumped two double clears on a horse at 1.30m or above
  • Minimum of 4 double clear rounds on a horse at 1.25m competitions
  • A clear in any round of Children on Horses CSIOCh Nations Cup, Grand Prix or European Championship

16 – 18 years:

  • Minimum of 2 first round clear rounds over a minimum 1.40m track or above at first round jump-off competitions 
  • Minimum of 4 double clear rounds at 1.35m competitions
  • Counting score in any round of a medal winning GBR Junior European Team
  • Top 15 individual placing at the Junior European Championships
  • A clear round in any round of a Junior CSIOJ Nations Cup, Grand Prix or European Championship

19 – 21 years:

  • Minimum of 2 first round clear rounds in 1.45m or above at first round jump-off competitions
  • Minimum of 4 double clear rounds at 1.40m competitions
  • Counting score in any round of a medal winning GBR Young Rider European Team
  • Top 15 individual placing at the Young Rider European Championships
  • A clear round in any round of a Young Riders CSIOY Nations Cup, Grand Prix or European Championship

22 – 24 years:

  • Minimum of 2 first round clear rounds over 1.50m at first round jump-off competitions.
  •  Score of 8 faults or less in any round of a 3* Nations’ Cup competition
  • Minimum of 4 double clear rounds at 1.45m competitions

Young Horses:

 Riders between 16 - 24yrs will also be considered on younger horses who demonstrate the talent to compete successfully at International level and who have jumped in the 6 or 7 year old Championship Final at the Addington Young Horse Championships with a score of 4 faults or less.  

Competition results must have been obtained between 31st August 2016 and 31st August 2017

For the selection policy please click here. 

Programme Personnel

David Hamer (BEF) - Programme Manager

Justine Naylor- Programme Lead

Fred Bergendorff-Discipline Coach 

 

2015-2017 Riders

Annabel Shields-Durham 

Chelsea Skelton-Lincolnshire

Charlene Bastone-Essex

Darcie Cassel-Cheshire

Eleanor Meager-South Yorkshire                                                                                                                

Holly Sharp-Shropshire

India Bussey-Norfolk

Joe Veitch-Hampshire

Katie Vernon-West Midlands and Staffordshire

Kelly Taylor-Northamptonshire

Kimberly White-Hampshire    

Olivia Poole-Shropshire

Rhiannon Lawrence-Hertfordshire and Middlesex

Tillie Newman-Dorset

Yazmin Davis-Dorset

Zoe Smith-Lincolnshire

 

How to apply

Applications open on the 1st August 2017 and close on the 31st August 2017. For more information please contact Georgie Wheeler on 02476 698871 or at georgie.wheeler@bef.co.uk Or visit http://www.bef.co.uk/Detail.aspx?page=Excel-Talent-Programme

Dates to be available:

Ridden viewing days for Showjumping will take place on Tuesday 12th September 2017.

Programme Induction day 17th October 2017 (attendence is compulsory) 

 


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