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BEF Excel Talent Programme

The Excel Talent Programme aims to produce a pool of up and coming talented riders across the England Regions who are not currently on the BEF's World Class Programme.

The Excel Talent Programme has been set up through funding from Sport England and is being co-ordinated by the BEF, in partnership with the three Olympic and one Paralympic disciplines of eventing, dressage, showjumping and para-equestrian dressage.

The Programme, will provide selected riders with the opportunity to have access to top equestrian specialists including: coaches, physiotherapists, psychologists, vets and nutritionists via a series of rider performance camps.

2017 - 2019 Programme applications have now closed.

Important: Rider Age Groups:
A rider’s age will be based on FEI ruling which is the age the rider becomes in a given year. The calendar age is taken from the beginning of a calendar year that a rider’s age is reached until the end of a calendar year that a rider’s age is reached.

For example; a rider who is 15 years may apply for the 16 – 18 year old category if they have their 16th birthday in 2015. A rider who is 18 years old and has their 19th Birthday in 2015 should apply for the 19 – 21 year old age group. This ruling then applies to all age groups.

BEF Excel Talent Programme Contact:
Georgie Wheeler
Telephone: 02476 698904

Excel Squad for 2017-19:

Charlotte Dicker
Charlotte Murgatroyd
Fiona Brennan
Angus Corrie-Deane
Rebecca Bell
Emma Bond
Victoria Maw

Georgina Herrling
Saffron Cresswell
Phoebe Locke
Richard Coney
Chelsea Pearce
Lizzie Baugh
Georgia Bartlett
Heidi Coy

Lily Freeman-Attwood
James Winter
Chelsea Skelton
Bethanie Knight
Yazmin Davis
Chloe Reynolds

Diane Green
Mari Durward-Akhurst
Caitlyn Saddington
Georgia Wilson
Ilse Taylor Owen
Molly Bowen-Morris
Marcelle Ward
Hope Hayward