Equestrian

National governing body (NGB): British Equestrian Federation

NGB contact: Georgie Wheeler

A rider’s age will be calculated in accordance with FEI rules i.e. the age of the rider on their birthday in the calendar year is treated as their age for the entire year.

For all disciplines outlined below, the competition results must have been obtained between 1st October 2016 and 1st October 2017 (inclusive) unless specifically stated otherwise.

DRESSAGE

15 years

Achieving at Elem/Med (or above) on horses, final scores of 68%+ at a minimum of 3 competitions and one score at Elem/Medium (or above) of 66% at either Regional Championship, National Championship or in Team/Individual Junior classes at Premier League competitions. Horse/Rider combination must show potential to progress to Advanced Medium level.

Riders who have represented Great Britain on Pony European Teams in 2016 are eligible.

16 – 18 years

Top 15 placing individually in the Team or Individual Test at Junior European Championships in 2016 or a minimum of 3 final scores at 65% at Adv. Med Open (incl. FEI JR Team and Individual tests) achieved at Premier Leagues, Summer Regional Championships or BD National Championships.

19 – 21 years

Top 15 placing individually in the Team or Individual Test at Young Rider European Championships in 2016 or a minimum of 3 final scores of 65% or above at PSG/Inter 1  (incl. YR Team & Indv. tests)  achieved at either Premier Leagues, Summer Regional Championships or BD National Championships

22 – 25 years

A minimum of 3 final scores of 67% or above at PSG or above at Premier Leagues, Summer Regional Championships or BD National Championships

OR

A minimum of 2 final scores of 63% or above at a Premier League U25 Grand Prix or Premier League Inter. 2 level.

EVENTING

15 years: 

NB: Consideration will be given to riders who have only achieved the level of Pony Results listed below who also have competition results on a horse at BE 100 level or above.

Selected for GBR Pony European Team

Brandhall 1* Pony championship – top 10% of starters

Weston Park 2* Pony Championship – top 20% of starters

Top 3 placing at Pony Club Open Championships

Top 20% placing CCI* on a horse

Top 20% placing U18 Regional Team Championships

Top 20% placing in National U18 Championship 

 

16 - 18 years

Top 15% of starters at the U18 Regional Championship at Weston

Top 20% of starters at National U18 Championships

Selected for GBR Junior European Team

Top 20% of starters at a CCI*

 

19 – 21 years old

Top 20% placing in the National U21 Championships

Top 20% placing at a Senior CCI2*

Selected for GBR Young Rider European Team

Clear round XC meeting Minimum Eligibility Requirements (MER) at a CCI***/CIC***

 

 22-25 year olds

Top 15% placing in a senior CCI 2*

Top 25% starters in a CIC3*

Top 30% starters in a CCI3*

Top 40% Bramham U25 Championships

Clear round XC meeting Minimum Eligibility Requirements (MER) at a CCI****

 

SHOWJUMPING

15 years: to have jumped two double clear on a horse at 1.20 m or above

 

16 – 18 years: minimum of 2 double clear rounds in National/International 1.30m classes and above.

 

19 – 21 years: minimum of 2 double clear rounds in National/International 1.40m classes and above.

 

22 – 25 years: minimum of 2 double clears in 1.45+ or been placed in top 10 at a 2* Grand Prix

The nomination process

SportsAid only supports unfunded athletes who are nominated by their sport's national governing body. This ensures the right athletes get the right help at the right time - enhancing the sports' talent development programmes rather than duplicating them. Nominations take place every autumn. You should contact your sport about whether you meet the criteria for the next round of SportsAid awards. Meeting the nomination criteria does not necessarily guarantee a SportsAid award because the charity can only distribute what it has fundraised.

More information

Contact Georgie Wheeler at the British Equestrian Federation.