We have an exciting update about the Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE). Not only is it now open to athletes in British Dressage, Para Dressage, British Eventing and British Showjumping, there is now NO UPPER AGE LIMIT.

This is brilliant news for aspiring athletes who want to maximise their potential in and out of the competition arena.

The prestigious programme is open to employed riders, aged 16 or over, who are already competing successfully in their chosen discipline.

Offering an amazing amount of training both in and out of the saddle with internationally acclaimed coaches, this pathway has helped riders who have gone on to win medals for Team GB and have successful careers in and out of the equine industry.

The first training camp will be held at Vale View Equestrian Centre, in Melton Mowbray in October with specialist coaches Andrew Saywell (Showjumping), Heike Holstein (Dressage) plus the latest addition to the coaching team – Charlie Hutton (Dressage).

Further training camps will take place in January, April and July to ensure that participants get the maximum support on their horse.

As well as the specialist training camp coaches, we have a list of elite experienced and skilled trainer coaches –

Matt Lanni, Targa Hammond, Nicola McLeish, David Prior and Claire Moir, and an extensive array of visiting specialist experts from the sporting industry who currently support top performing athletes.

Riders taking part in the programme will benefit from learning a huge range of skills from the technical and tactical, to learning to manage their finances and how to present themselves well in the media.

The programme begins in October, and applications are now open.

To find out more about the course, the entry criteria and how to apply, click here.