Grant Schemes for Young Talented Riders
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.
The programme runs on a 2 year cycle and details of the 2011-2013 applications can be found here.
The overall aim of the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) is to assist Great Britain's most talented young athletes who wish to optimise the effectiveness of their sports and academic programmes. It enables them to take advantage of a scheme that will propel them towards Olympic medals, whilst ensuring that they can fulfil their academic potential alongside their sporting ambitions.
This system is driven through partnership working between Higher Education Institutions, Further Education Colleges National Governing Bodies of Sport and other sports organisations.
The aim for British Equestrian
The TASS programme aims to provide a seamless transition for riders filling the gaps in current provision between the World Class Programmes as well as providing a stepping stone for 'non-funded' riders into the World Class Start, Potential and Performance Programmes, while encouraging riders to pursue an academic career.
The scheme also provides effective links with regional and national development programmes such the Pony, Junior and Young Rider squads, and forms an integral component of the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model and the BEF One Stop Plans.
•Frequently asked questions about TASS
Applications for TASS 2012/2013 closed on Friday 31st August 2012 - the 2013/2014 applications will commence in July 2013.
For more information please contact: Sarah Armstrong, World Class Programme Manager. Tel: 07881 950543 or Email: email@example.com
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Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE)
The Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) helps develop talented young athletes (16 -18 year olds) who have a real chance of excelling in their sport and competing on the international stage.
From September 2013, Hartpury equine will be offering selected talented riders the chance to progress their skills whilst learning how to manage all aspects of life in a professional sport, as well as a chance to continue their education.
The scheme is aimed at those riders who have aspirations, and the talent, to compete at international level and they will be guided throughout the course to make sure their potential is fulfilled.
Those who are selected will have the chance to complete the course either at Hartpury or from their home training base. At Hartpury riders will have the added benefits of a high-quality training environment, access to modern, well-equipped facilities and the benefits of conditioning experts, physiotherapists, nutritionists and mentors.
Eventing AASE criteria for 16 – 18 year olds
The following criteria must be achieved in the 2013 Eventing Season and by the close of applications for AASE, which will be around mid-April.
- Top 25% of starters in a CCI1*
- Top 25% of starters in the National U18 Championships
- Long listed for the Junior European Team
- Top 25% of starters at the U18 Regional Team Championships
- Top 25% of starters in the Pony Club Open Championships
The qualifying (MER's) results are as follows:
FEI Qualification CCI1*
75 or less in the dressage
16 or less in the show jumping
Clear in the cross country
36 or less in the cross country time penalties
Pony Club Championships
50 or less in the dressage
16 or less in the show jumping
Clear cross country with no more than the 36 in the time
If you are interested in the AASE programme please complete the enquiry form or contact Jan Mellows at Hartpury on 01452 702245.