Young dressage riders can further their careers with a new apprenticeship scheme.

British Dressage and Haddon Training have teamed up to offer formal work-based apprenticeships in dressage.

The new scheme aims to support employers in building a tailored workforce with the appropriate skills and knowledge.

It is also designed to help young people gain qualifications while getting practical experience.

The scheme will offer formal, government funded apprenticeships at Level 2 and advanced apprenticeships at Level 3 for 16-24 year olds.

“We feel that these vocational qualifications are a very valuable option for young dressage riders and grooms who want to focus on building their practical skills We are also very keen to support employers as they develop the skills they need within their workforce for the success of their own businesses,” said David Hunt, director of training at BD.

Chris Hewlett of Haddon Training added: “We are excited to be working alongside British Dressage and will be keen to work closely with employers in our mission to support the next generation and offer British Dressage members the opportunity to develop recognised skills. We are a friendly, professional team, passionate about quality and outstanding expertise to develop learners to be the best they can be.”

For further information tel: Claire Carter at British Dressage 02476 698833.