Rider development


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 > Find out more

BEF England Excel Talent Programme

Funded by Sport England, the Programme specifically aims to give talented up and coming young riders, not currently on the World Class Programme, an opportunity to have access to top equestrian specialists through a series of rider performance camps...... > Find out more

RDA Training Hubs

Riding for the Disabled Association, British Dressage and British Equestrian Federation are working together to bring Regional Para-Equestrian Dressage training to local RDA centres. The initiative will allow riders between the ages of 12-18, who already ride at a local RDA centre, the opportunity to receive one to one dressage training sessions from World Class coaches.

RDA riders who are classified to compete within Grades 1 – 4 from across England are able to apply to the BEF for sessions being held at their most local participating RDA centre. The sessions will run over the summer months to encourage more RDA riders to take part in Para-Equestrian Dressage and to create a pathway to discover potential Para Dressage stars of the future > Find out more


The Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme assists Great Britain’s most talented young athletes in helping them to ensure they fulfil their academic potential alongside their sporting ambitions > Find out more


Sport Specific opportunities


Para-Equestrian Dressage






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