British Eventing are delighted to announce the continued support of Askham Bryan College to the Young Rider Programme, National Under-21 Championships and European Young Rider Championship Team.
Tasked in selecting combinations to represent Great Britain at the FEI Young Rider European Championships, the Askham Bryan Young Rider Programme seeks to identify and develop horses and riders that have the potential to compete for GB at Young Rider level and beyond.
One of the leading land-based colleges in the UK, Askham Bryan College is the largest provider of specialist land-based further education in England. Originally opened in January 1948, today the College offers courses from entry level to honours degrees in a number of centres extending through Yorkshire, Cumbria and the North East.
The 2016 National Under-21 Championships will again be hosted at Houghton International, Norfolk, May 26th-29th. Sophie How took the title in 2015 riding the nine-year-old Bojangles HRS, where she received a host of generous prizes from sponsor Askham Bryan and a cut glass bowl from British Eventing as a memento of their National Championship achievement.
With the support of Askham Bryan College, the 2015 European Young Rider team secured team gold, individual gold and individual silver in Strzegom, Poland and 2016 will see the British Young Rider team defending their title in Montellibretti, Italy between 21st and 25th September. Please visit http://ift.tt/1KFitHc for more information on the Young Rider Programme and the 2016 Championships.
David Holmes, Chief Executive of British Eventing, commented; “It is wonderful to have Askham Bryan on board again to support the fantastic Young Rider Programme, National U-21 Championships and European Championship team. After a superb 2015 Championships we very much hope that we can build on this success and maintain a talented pool of riders for selection, not only for the Young Rider squads but beyond into their senior careers.
“The Young Rider Programme sets out to find those combinations capable of producing medal winning performances but hopes that, alongside the training and guidance, riders will also have fun and enjoy the camaraderie that develops through the Programme.”
Along with the aim of producing Championship medals, the Programme also promotes the education of talent for the future and it is hoped that eligible riders will aim to compete at the National Under 21 Championships held at Houghton International (26th – 29th May 2016). More information on the National Under 21 Championships can be found on the Young Rider webpage HERE.
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