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 British Equestrian Podium Potential Pathway Programme.
These regional training sessions take place in RDA centres (listed below), which 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 centre's own group and other local groups.
To be eligible to apply to ride on these days, riders must...
Your application will be accepted within one of the following age groups:
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:
N.B. In view of the Government’s advice regarding the Coronavirus, British Equestrian has taken the difficult decision to suspend all para classification evaluations until further notice. The health and wellbeing of our para riders and classifiers is of paramount importance to us, and it would therefore be difficult to continue with evaluation sessions without putting both riders and classifiers at risk. We will continue to accept applications for classification so that the first part of the process can be completed, and would ask riders to send in their applications via email, if possible, to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you're unable to email your application, postal applications will still be processed, but it may take slightly longer to acknowledge your application.
The Unicorn Centre: Stainton Way, Hemlington, Middlesborough, TS8 9LX
Papplewick RDA: 151 Mansfield Rd, Papplewick, Nottingham NG15 8FL
Mid Cheshire RDA: New Barn Livery, Chelford Road, Ollerton, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8SZ
Lowlands: Lowlands Farm Old Warwick Road, Shrewley, Warwick CV35 7AX
Avon RDA: Kings Weston Road, Henbury, Bristol, BS10 7QT
Cotswold RDA: Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham RDA School, Prestbury Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 4SH
The Diamond Centre: Woodmansterne Road, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 4DT