Funding for talented riders

By: Horse Deals

Funding for talented riders
Funding for talented riders

Applications for the 2012/2013 Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme which opened on Sunday 1 July will remain open for entries until 12 noon on Friday 31 August 2012.

Applications are invited from riders within the three equestrian Olympic disciplines of dressage, eventing and showjumping, as well as from para-equestrian dressage riders.

Part of the criteria considered when determining an athlete’s eligibility is that riders must be aged between 15 (16 by 1 June 2013) – 25 years (35 for para-equestrian dressage) and be studying at/with an organisation based in England.

The aim of the scheme is to assist Great Britain’s most talented young athletes who wish to optimise the effectiveness of their sport and their academic programmes; 2012 marks the start of the 10th year of operation of the Scheme for Equestrian Sport in England.

More information about TASS selection criteria and the selection process, is available on the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) website which can be found under the World Class Programme section at

Applications for TASS will not be accepted after the closing date (12 noon on 31 August 2012)