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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.


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



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 Allen at or by post to 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:

Entry Programme Privacy Notice



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

South West

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