Posted on 17th January 2020

Riders announced for the 2020 BE Foundation Skills Academy

British Eventing is pleased to announce the combinations selected for the British Eventing Foundation Skills Academy 2020.


Funded by Sport England, the BEFSA is designed to identify, support and develop riders who are demonstrating the potential to progress in eventing and the 2020 cohort of horses and riders are (in alphabetical order):

  • Laura Bingham (Not Done)
  • Jessica Burnham (Peasedown Lord Lyon)
  • Harrison Chart (Direct Cruising)
  • Jemima Fawcett (Kilimazing Topaz)
  • Isla Gordon (Coole Lady)
  • Allegra Martin (Greenhays Great Gatsby)
  • Beatrice Montgomerie (The Texas Ranger)
  • Ella Ricci (Access Bill)
  • Rosie Ringer (Knave of Golden Hearts)
  • Stephanie Sacks (Guidaro)

The BEFSA aims to identify riders aged between 14 and 18 years that are starting their competition journey, who demonstrate the commitment, skills and potential to progress in the sport. It is also hoped that riders will move onto the British Equestrian Federation’s (BEF) World Class Programme Podium Potential Pathway or the Young Professional programme in the future, and to help further their ability and sporting success.

The 12 month training programme offers opportunities for talented riders aged 14 – 18 and will include training and expert advice across three training camps. Along with coaching, successful applicants will gain access to industry specialists from the areas of farriery, saddlery, veterinary, biomechanics, equine nutrition, sport psychology and strength and conditioning.

For 2020, selected riders will be invited to training camps in March, April and August.