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British Eventing announces Talent Academy 2024

We are pleased to announce the riders who have met the criteria and accepted their place onto the British Eventing Talent Academy 2024. The academy is dedicated to helping nurture and develop the next generation of talent in our sport.

With athlete and horse welfare at the forefront, the academy encourages riders to stay engaged with the sport and enables them to be independent, well-educated riders who take responsibility for their own performances.

The programme will support riders as they transition through the age groups, including those moving into senior levels.

There is a clear performance criterion for combinations to be eligible for each of the tiers of the pathway, full details are available here. Eligible combinations have been invited onto the Talent Academy 2024, with another intake for those who reach these criteria during the year.

“Being able to offer our young riders the support and opportunities to help them develop and progress is vital for the future of our sport,” says Rosie Williams, CEO of British Eventing.

“By giving them access to top-class trainers and the right guidance during their formative years, we can help shape these talented riders into versatile athletes while providing them with the knowledge and skills to help them fulfil their potential.”

The Talent Academy is kindly supported by The Howden Way, Sport England, British Equestrian Federation and the Worshipful Company of Saddlers, and will provide riders with pre-season training in January and February as well as training during the season ahead of key events along with on-event support at targeted events. Riders will receive coaching from top trainers including but not limited to Tina Cook, Kylie Roddy, Tracie Robinson, Andrew Fletcher, Emma Winter, Phillip Surl, Christie Wright along with a range of expert practitioners covering non-ridden aspects such as strength and conditioning, veterinary support, mental skills strategies and tack fitting to provide athletes with the skills and knowledge to aid their development and performance in the sport.

TIER 1
Emma Thomas
Alexa Palmer
Georgia Bartlett
Mollie Summerland
Felicity Collins
Alice Casburn
Tom Bird
Barnie Brotherton
Maja Hullah
Millie Juleff
Tom Woodward
Georgina Herrling
Jemima Stratton

TIER 2
P – Florence Drewitt
P -Annabel Ridgeway
P – Arabella Henderson
P – Ella Howard
J – Ruby Thompson
J – Pippa Royle
J – Annabel Finston
J – Gemma Watts
YR – Finn Healy
YR – Ellie Fredericks
YR – Anya Strilkowski
YR – Darcy Zander
YR – Jemima Howden
YR – Elizabeth Barratt
YR – Daisy Bathe

TIER 3
P – Niamh Reid
P – Tabitha Taylor
P – Lola Graham
J – Holly Law
J – Lucy Baguley
J – Flo Burnop
J – George Vergerson-Rowley
YR – Isabelle Cook
YR – Ivy Fisher
YR – Joshua Levett
YR – Tara Kay
YR – Ada Marson
YR – Morgan Evenett
YR – Anna Price
YR – Lottie Walsh
YR – Jasmine Underwood

Below is the criteria for how the riders have been selected:

  • Tier 1 21 – 28 years old, having finished in top 10% at a British 4* in 2023 season or being selected (including reserves) to represent GB at the Young Rider European Championships for 2023
  • Tier 2 ponies – Eligible pony riders who finished top 2 in a Pony 2* in 2023 season
  • Tier 2 juniors – eligible junior riders who finished top 2 in J2* in 2023 season or were selected (including reserves) to represent GB at the Junior European Championships in 2023Tier 2 young riders – eligible young riders who finished top 2 in YR 3* in 2023 season or were selected (including reserves) to represent GB at the Young Rider European Championships 2023.
  • Tier 3 ponies – eligible pony riders who finished 3rd– 5th in pony 2* in 2023 season.
  • Tier 3 juniors – eligible junior riders who finished 3rd– 5th in junior 3* in 2023 season
  • Tier 3 young riders – eligible young riders who finished 3rd– 5th in young rider 3* in 2023 season or were selected (including reserves) to represent GB at the Junior European Championships in 2023

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