Welcome to the Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE)

AASE has been hugely successful in developing and preparing talented young equestrian athletes who have a real chance of excelling in their sport.

The Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence is tailored around the equestrian Olympic disciplines ensuring that top equestrian athletes are starting on the right path to exceed and excel in their chosen career.

Apprenticeships are designed to enable learners to develop their skills and gain a recognised qualification whilst being employed in the equestrian sector in England*. They are an educational programme aimed at students aged 16 years old and above. They are fully funded by the government for 16-18-year-olds and 95% government-funded with a 5% employer contribution for those aged 19 and over. AASE is a level 3 advanced apprenticeship which is an equivalent to A-Level standard.

Applications are open to allow young talented riders to get the support they need to be the very best, by undertaking this unique programme. The Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence; Equestrian Athlete is proudly delivered by Haddon Training in direct partnership with British Eventing, British Dressage and British Showjumping 

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“It helps to broaden your understanding of your chosen discipline to help you continue to grow as a rider and to develop your business as well. It covers everything that goes into being a show jump, dressage or event rider, or whoever you want to be”

Emily Seal – former AASE student

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You will be coached by world-class trainers such as Andrew Saywell, Heike Holstein and Charlie Hutton and in addition, you will have access to a range of skills including career planning, physical health, performance psychology, communication and managing the media. Click here for more information on the programme, from building your career to developing your technical and tactical skills.

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“AASE is a springboard to riders who aspire to perform at the top level by providing access to a range of vocational experts and training from internationally acclaimed coaches.”

 Andrew Saywell, former international showjumper and coach on the AASE programme.

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The programme will begin in July 2020 and as part of the apprenticeship, applicants will attend a minimum of four training camps throughout the year and will be working towards a level 3 advanced apprenticeship.

Listen to what some of our graduates have to say about their experiences. 
  • Apply Now

    To apply for the programme please fill in the details below, a message will be displayed here when your application has been successfully submitted.

    If you have any queries regarding your application or questions on the programme please contact us. Or call our Programme Manager Corinne Bracken on 07774 244158

    AASE Application 2020-2021

    • Apply Below

      Data collected here remains confidential but it will be used to assess your eligibility for programme and will be shared with Haddon Training and the relevant discipline organisation for review.
    • Personal Details

    • Date Format: DD slash MM slash YYYY
    • Current Employment

    • If No, then one of our Business Development Team may be able to assist you in finding a suitable employer for the course.
    • Please ensure that you add the full telephone number including the dialling code if this is a landline
    • Education

    • Please select one option
    • Please provide the month and year
    • Please provide the full name or your school/college
    • Please include subject/ level/ date /grade or predicted grade.
    • (e.g. college course, apprenticeship, university course). If you are then please contact our dedicated team on 01672 519977.
    • Membership

    • Please provide the relevant membership number.
    • Experience

      Please provide full details on how you meet the selection criteria. For full details on the entry requirements, check the AASE page on our website. https://www.haddontraining.co.uk/aase2020.
    • Due to the disrupted competitive season this year, if you would like to submit a short video to support your application please send this to via wetransfer to - enquiries@haddontraining.co.uk. If you are transferring a video to us we will be in touch to let you know that we have received this.
    • Other Information

    • All successful applicants will need to bring and stable their own horse to each camp. If you have selected No, our team will be in touch to discuss this.
    • Please provide type of vehicle. Car, Horse Box
    • Career Goals

    • Maximum characters 1200

    I confirm all the information recorded in the above form is true and accurate.

    Please contact us if you DO NOT see the confirmation of your application here once you have applied or if you would like to discuss the programme.

     

  • Entry criteria for Dressage/Para-Dressage

    Dressage

    Riders should be competing consistently at Medium level and above and achieving 65% or more (applicants should have a minimum of four results at the level required in the 12 months prior to application).

    Riders will also be considered on younger horses (up to 7 years of age) who demonstrate the potential to compete successfully at international level and are already competing consistently at Elementary or above and achieving 70% or more.

    (Please note: Freestyle scores do not count towards minimum criteria).

    Para-Equestrian Dressage

    Riders must have a current classification and should be consistently and currently scoring 62% in their relevant grade at BD Para-Dressage Competitions.

    Please note freestyle scores cannot be counted.

    We also consider applications from athletes for the AASE programme from those that would not necessarily meet the sporting criteria but would greatly benefit from the programme, ideally identifying those likely to stay in the sport in other capacities or work in the wider equestrian community.  Evidence would have to be provided to justify this – supporting videos can be provided, please see the application form for details.

     

  • Entry criteria for Eventing

    We also consider applications from athletes for the AASE programme from those that would not necessarily meet the sporting criteria but would greatly benefit from the programme, ideally identifying those likely to stay in the sport in other capacities or work in the wider equestrian community.  Evidence would have to be provided to justify this – supporting videos can be provided, please see the application form for details.

     

  • Entry criteria for Showjumping/Para-Showjumping

    We also consider applications from athletes for the AASE programme from those that would not necessarily meet the sporting criteria but would greatly benefit from the programme, ideally identifying those likely to stay in the sport in other capacities or work in the wider equestrian community.  Evidence would have to be provided to justify this – supporting videos can be provided, please see the application form for details.

     

To read more about the skills you will learn take a look at the full

programme details 

 

*If you are self-employed or employed outside of England you may still be able to take part – please contact our Business Development Team on 01672 519977 for further information