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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 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.

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 21yrs and above

Training Dates

DATE CENTRE LOCATION
11 October 2020 DIAMOND SOUTHERN
7 November 2020 COTSWOLD SOUTH WEST
22 November 2020 AVON SOUTH WEST

 

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:

Entry Programme Application Form

Download the Entry Programme Privacy Notice below:

Entry Programme Privacy Notice

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 felicity.towers@bef.co.uk. If you're unable to email your application, postal applications will still be processed, but it may take slightly longer to acknowledge your application.

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

Lowlands: Lowlands Farm Old Warwick Road, Shrewley, Warwick CV35 7AX

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