Coaching Programme Underway

  • Written By: British Dressage
  • Published: Wed, 08 Dec 2021 10:22

British Dressage is delighted to announce that the National Development Programme for Coaching Excellence for 2021/22 started on the 29 and 30 November with coaches selected from British Showjumping, British Dressage, British Eventing, Pony Club and the British Horse Society.

The National Development Programme for Coaching Excellence (NDPCE) is aimed at those working with adults and young people who participate in equestrian sport for competitive recreation purposes and aims to recognise the importance of high-performing coaches working with grass roots riders.

All coaches selected for the programme hold their Equestrian Level 3 coaching certificate or equivalent and have been selected for their passion in sustaining and growing participation within equestrian sport as well as their attitude to learning and the importance of continuous professional and personal development. They have embarked on the cross-discipline programme which is now in its sixth year of running and is supported by British Equestrian (BEF) and Sport England.

Charlotte Osborne, Training and Education Manager at British Dressage says: "British Dressage is delighted to be taking the lead on the National Development Programme for Coaching Excellence, and support coaches from various member bodies to continue their development journey. Coaches are such an important part of the sport; they enable participants to get the most out of their riding and enjoy their horses which is why it is so important that we continue to provide support to the coaches themselves, with excellent development programmes such as this one."

Selected coaches for 2021/22:
British Dressage
Becky Bates
Samantha Jayne Brown
Maddi Burchell
Jess Griffiths
Levi Hunt
Nicholas Lawson
Scott Mclellan

British Showjumping
Natasha Andrews
Christie Batty
Julia Hardy
Georgia Leader-White

British Eventing
Phil Brown
Jane Graham
Fiona Harrison
Clare Turner

British Horse Society
Joanna Chilcott
Danielle Cutter
Vicky Hodge
Naomi Holland

Pony Club
Judith Barker
Amy Burbage
Fiona Clayton
Jo Hayward
Claire Maddison
Victoria Powell (Bailey)