Britain’s leading lady show jumper, Di Lampard, has been appointed BSJA consultative head of coaching, taking over from Lars Sederholm, who established the system.
There are currently nine BSJA accredited coaches – Di, Matthew Lanni, Tony Newbery, Andy Austin, Tina Fletcher, Peter Murphy, Alan Fazakerley, Tina Goosen and Susie Gibson, while Johnny Harris and Tim Stockdale are just finishing their accreditation.
The scheme runs using a “mentor” system, whereby accredited coaches supervise those joining the scheme, with the aim of standardising the training available to BSJA members at every level.
BSJA chief executive Jacky Wood said: “We’re delighted that Di has accepted this position.
“The BSJA is fully aware of the need to find and train young show jumping riders using the best practices. Di knows first-hand the skills required to make it to the top in international competition.”
Di commented: “It’s an honour to follow in Lars’s footsteps and build on the foundations he has put in place. We have evaluated the training schemes used in other countries and believe that we have taken the best of these to establish our own system.”
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