Young Rider Development

Young Rider

Do you have a young, talented rider in the family? This year may be the time for them to really grow as a rider. Here is a selection of the opportunities available to them to develop their riding skills:

The World Class Programme – Funded by Lottery and Exchequer funding via UK Sport, the Programme (comprising Development, Performance and Equine) supports a pathway to success for dressage, eventing, para-equestrian dressage and showjumping athletes.

BEF England Excel Talent Programme – Funded by Sport England, the Programme aims to give talented young riders an opportunity to have access to top equestrian specialists through a series of rider performance camps.

TASS – The Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme assists Great Britain’s talented young athletes in helping them to ensure they fulfil their academic potential alongside their sporting ambitions


  • British Young Riders Dressage Scheme



  • Under 18 Eventing programme
  • Youth Eventing – for more information relating to competitions and training for ponies, juniors and young riders

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