Equestrian sport receives funding boost from UK Sport

By: Horse Deals


Equestrian sport receives funding boost from UK Sport
Equestrian sport receives funding boost from UK Sport

UK Sport funding figures for the Rio Olympiad have been announced totalling an investment of £347 million into elite sport over the next four years.

Of 42 sports receiving investment, equestrianism secured an award of £17,929,600 for Olympic Equestrian Sport and £3,782,800 for Paralympic Equestrian sport for the four year cycle 2013-2017, a total of £21,712,400.

The award places equestrian as a priority one funded sport alongside cycling, rowing, sailing, gymnastics and athletics.

BEF chief executive Andrew Finding said: "2012 has been a very good year for equestrian sport and we are thrilled with this award. Success comes with outstanding team work and I want to pay tribute to a government that’s put so much faith in sport, to UK Sport, the National Lottery players, British Dressage, British Eventing and British Showjumping, the owners of the horses, performance director Will Connell, the support staff and coaches and, of course, the athletes who deliver the results."

For more information visit www.uksport.gov.uk and www.bef.co.uk.