Wednesday, January 12, 2011

British Equestrian Federation: Riders take up the reins for 2011-2013 World Class Development Programme

Riders selected for the 2011-2013 World Class Development Programme have been announced today by the British Equestrian Federation.

Funded by UK Sport, the Development Program works with talented riders to maximize their potential and deliver success.

The selected riders cover the three Olympic sports of Dressage, Eventing and Showjumping and the Paralympic sport of Para-equestrian Dressage. They are as follows:

Hannah Biggs (Dorset)
Nikki Crisp (London)
Michael Eilberg (Worcestershire)
Gemma Green (Wiltshire)
Bobby Hayler (Essex)
Charlie Hutton (Gloucestershire)
Olivia Oakeley (Wiltshire)
Anne-Marie Perry (County Durham)
Amy Stovold (West Sussex)
Samantha Thurman-Baker (Oxon)

Emily Baldwin (Kent)
Laura Collett (Wiltshire)
David Doel (Wiltshire)
Harry Dzenis (Surrey)
Talia Laghzoui (Oxon)
Emily Llewellyn (East Sussex)
Tom McEwen (Wiltshire)
Harry Meade (Wiltshire)
Chloe Newton (Leicestershire)
Willa Newton (Leicestershire)
Emily Parker (Lincolnshire)
Tim Rogers (Devon)
Eliza Stoddart (Leicestershire)
Gemma Tattersall (West Sussex)

Alison Barton (West Yorkshire)
Scott Brash (Scotland)
Joseph Clayton (West Yorkshire)
Simon Crippen (Buckinghamshire)
Joe Davison (Staffordshire)
Jessie Drea (West Sussex)
Samuel Hutton (Southampton)
Jemma Kirk (Scotland)
Daniel Moseley (Nottinghamshire)
Daniel Nielson (Essex)
Tim Page (Suffolk)
Gemma Paternoster (Surrey)
Matthew Sampson (Sheffield)
Louise Saywell (Nottinghamshire)
Jason Smith (Scotland)
Abbie Squires (Hertfordshire)
George Whitaker (West Yorkshire)
William Whitaker (West Yorkshire)

Para-equestrian Dressage
Rosie Andrews (Surrey)
Natasha Adkinson (South Yorkshire)
Natasha Baker (Middlesex)
Edward Chanin (Devon)
Emma Kent (Kent)
Alex McNamara (Lincolnshire)
Erin Orford (Buckinghamshire)
Natalie Povey (Wales)
Alex Sutton (Wiltshire)
Georgia Wilson (Wales)

“The selection process was slightly changed this time and carried on over a longer period of time allowing applicants to be viewed ‘in competition’. The standard of rider applying was higher than ever and the selectors had a difficult job; but, that’s excellent news for us as a nation as it reflects the wealth of talent that we are fortunate to have,” commented World Class Performance Director, Will Connell.

The World Class Development Programme underpins World Class Performance and, together with the Equine Pathway, they comprise the Equestrian World Class Programme. It incorporates the three Olympic sports of Dressage, Eventing, Showjumping and the Paralympic sport of Para-equestrian Dressage.

The Programme has been funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, through Exchequer and National Lottery funds, via UK Sport since 1998.

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