Youth Performance Programme

The aim of the Youth Performance Programme is to identify talented riders, and their horses, that may have the potential for International recognition, and to provide help and encouragement to develop that talent and potential. The Youth Performance Programme will also prepare and select the combinations for the annual Youth European Championships for Juniors and Young Riders.

A programme of training with the Youth Performance Coaches during the early months of each year provides the opportunity for rider education, as well as their connections. Formal trials at selected venues, and open competitions at other venues, will give riders a chance to demonstrate their potential in competition.

While the Youth European Championships will represent the peak for the chosen Junior and Young Rider squads, every effort will be made for all who participate in the programme to gain from the education and the competition and to have fun while doing so.

If you are aiming for the Youth European Championships at Junior and Young Rider level, you will need to register for the relevant level:

Youth contact

For more information on the Youth Performance Programme, including eligibility and MERs, please contact Gemma Harriss on or 02476 010356.