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Podium Potential Pathway

The Podium Potential Pathway, formerly the Excel Talent Programme, is supported by both UK Sport and Sport England. The programme looks to identify, support and develop athletes who demonstrate the potential to progress to Podium Potential in the future, by providing education to develop the foundation skills required for future performance.
 
 
The two year programme provides selected riders with the opportunity to have access to top equestrian specialists including: international coaches, HSSM (physiotherapists, psychologists) and ESSM (farriers, saddlers, vets) practitioners, via a series of rider performance camps.
 
For those athletes within Podium Potential Pathway who achieve the top level performance standard, they may be eligible for an Athlete Performance Award from UK Sport, which would give them access to the wider programme support available (as received through Podium Potential squads).
 
 
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 2019. A rider who is 18 years old and has their 19th Birthday in 2019 should apply for the 19 – 21 year old age group. This ruling then applies to all age groups.
 
BEF Podium Potential Pathway Contact:
Georgie Wheeler
Email: Georgie Wheeler 
Telephone: 02476 698904
 
Podium Potential Pathway Riders will be announced shortly.

The riders selected for the two-year Podium Potential Pathway programme are:
 
Dressage
Lewis Carrier
Lucy Amy
Joanna Thurman-Baker
Ellie McCarthy
Angus Corrie-Deane
Lara Kuropatwa
Isobel Berrington
Jessica McConkey
 
Para-Dressage
Marcelle Ward
Jessica Phillips
Rowan Crosby
Kyrby Brown
 

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