World Class Development riders selected

By: Horse Deals

World Class Development riders selected
World Class Development riders selected

The BEF has announced the riders selected for the 2013-2015 World Class Development Programme.

Funded by UK Sport, the Development Programme works with talented riders to maximise their potential and deliver success on the international stage.


Hannah Biggs, Dorset

Nikki Crisp, Buckinghamshire

Maria Eilberg, Worcestershire

Alex Hardwick, Herefordshire

Bobby Hayler, Essex

Gabrielle Lucas, Essex

Olivia Oakeley, Hampshire

Annie Perry, County Durham

Zoe Sleigh, Worcestershire

Amy Stovold, West Sussex

Samantha Thurman-Baker, Oxfordshire

Ryan Todd, West Yorkshire


Charlotte Agnew, Oxfordshire

Jodie Amos, Warwickshire

Laura Collett, Wiltshire

Georgie Davies, Hertfordshire

David Doel, Wiltshire

Millie Dumas, Somerset

Talia Laghzaoui, Oxfordshire

Emily Llewellyn, Surrey

Tom McEwen, Wiltshire

Harry Meade, Wiltshire

Willa Newton, Leicestershire

Alice Sandberg, Oxfordshire


Pippa Allen, County Durham

Chloe Aston, Hertfordshire

Joe Clayton, West Yorkshire

Simon Crippen, Buckinghamshire

Jessie Drea, West Sussex

Sam Hutton, Surrey

Jessica Mendoza, Wiltshire

Dan Neilson, Essex

Abigail Newbery, Hampshire

Spencer Roe, Lincolnshire

Jake Saywell, Nottinghamshire

Louise Saywell, Nottinghamshire

George Whitaker, West Yorkshire

William Whitaker, West Yorkshire

Tim Wilkes, Oxfordshire

Para-equestrian dressage

Natasha Adkinson, South Yorkshire

Katherine Cooksley, Berkshire

Ashleigh Jones, West Midlands

Ruth MacCarthy, West Midlands

Annastasia Neale, Staffordshire

Erin Orford, Buckinghamshire

Natalie Povey, North Wales

Alex Sutton, Wiltshire

Nicky Thompson, Surrey

Georgia Wilson, Conwy

"After such a fantastic 2012 which saw our equestrian athletes perform magnificently in London at the Olympic and Paralympic Games, it is great to start 2013 with the announcement of the Development Programme which identifies our most talented up and coming athletes," said Equestrian World Class Performance director, Will Connell.

"The strength in depth across all four disciplines made the selection process very difficult. It is therefore beholden on both those athletes that have been re-selected and those that are new to the programme to make the most of the help and expertise available to them.

"It’s an exciting time for our sport and to see such a wealth of young talent during the selection process is testament to the success of the World Class Programme, the Sport England funded Excel Programme and the member bodies’ programmes to date and should give us great confidence to build for the future."

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