British Dressage has developed a partnership with training provider Haddon Training to give our members access to some dressage specific qualifications.

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Whether you're looking to develop a hands-on career within the equine industry through a work-based apprenticeship, or you're a rider wanting to develop further skills and improve sporting performance, we have it all!

Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE)

Haddon Training run this unique programme, providing employed young riders from 16 upwards with the support they need to be the best. Not only will you be coached by world class trainers, but you'll also have access to a range of additional skills including; career planning, physical health, performance psychology, communication and managing the media.


Haddon Training are delivering the programme for dressage athletes for the first time in 2020 - and it could be you! AASE alumni in both Eventing and Showjumping have previously gone on to win bronze, silver and gold medals at Youth European Championships and have also represented Team GBR at Senior Nations Cup level. 

Prior learners have also explored careers outside of riding, starting successful businesses in both livery and sales, becoming top equestrian agents and working on TV interviewing.

How to apply

Thinking about applying? Visit the Haddon Training website for the eligibility criteria and more information:


Work-Based Apprenticeships

British Dressage has also formed a partnership with Haddon Training to offer work-based, government funded Level 2 and Level 3 Apprenticeships, which are designed to help young people gain a good grounding in the practical skills, experience and knowledge needed to work in the equine, and specifically dressage, industries.

The scheme also aims to support employers in building a tailored workforce with the appropriate skills and knowledge. 

Who can apply?

Both the Level 2 and Level 3 are for 16-24 year olds looking to develop their career in the equine industry with a nationally recognised qualification. The apprenticeships also offer the opportunity to improve skills for life including essential numeracy and literacy, if required.

How to apply

To find out more and apply for an apprenticeship, visit Haddon Training's website:


Who are Haddon Training?

Haddon Training is a leading training provider specialising in the equine industry and they already work with many prestigious establishments in the dressage community as well as in other disciplines. The company has been helping young people with Apprenticeships and training for many years and in 2011 they achieved an ‘Outstanding’ rating from Ofsted on the basis of quality provision, great support and success rates.