Up and coming young riders based in England are encouraged to apply for two programmes this summer run by the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) to help reach their goals.

The new BEF Excel Talent Programme provides riders with the chance to access top coaches, physios, vets and nutritionists via a series of performance camps.

Applications open on 1 August and riders should be aged 16 -24.

The Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) is also accepting applications until 29 July thanks to a new round of funding.

The TASS programme aims to provide a transition between the BEF’s World Class programmes for riders.

Visit: www.bef.co.uk

This news story was first published in the current issue of Horse & Hound (7 Julay, 2011)