Richard Waygood MBE

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Richard Waygood MBE
Job Title:
Technical Director & Eventing Performance Manager

Richard Waygood was appointed Dressage Performance Manager in 2010, before becoming Eventing Performance Manager at the end of 2016. As of the end of 2022, he has contributed to 32 championship medals. 

Prior to his move into professional sport, Richard's military career culminated in becoming Riding Master of the Household Calvary Mounted Regiment, based in Knightsbridge, London. This role included planning and overseeing the well-known Musical Ride, and during which he was appointed MBE.

He was one of Britain’s most successful military event riders in recent times, having competed at Burghley and Badminton CCI4*. He also has several coaching, charitable and public-speaking commitments.

Richard took over the role of Interim Performance Director in December 2019, which he carried out in addition to being the Performance Manager for Eventing. When Helen Nicholls was appointed as Performance Director in the spring of 2022, Richard took on the new role of Techncial Director alongside his Performance Manager role. 

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