Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence

The Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) has been hugely successful in developing and preparing talented young athletes who have a real chance of excelling in their sport.

Top talented riders can get the support they need to be the very best, all with this unique programme.  The Equine Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) is provided by British Dressage/Para Dressage, British Eventing and British Show jumping.

The apprenticeships in dressage, eventing and show jumping are ensuring that the top talent is starting on the right path to succeed and excel.  Not only will you be coached by world class trainers such as Andrew Saywell and Heike Holstein, but you will have access to a range of additional skills including career planning, physical health, performance psychology, communication and managing the media.

The 2019 programme will begin in October and as part of the training equine athletes will have access to a number of training camps throughout the year, alongside working towards a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence.

The programme has had great success since it launched, hear from a few of the recent graduates.

 

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  • How to apply

    To apply please complete the application below and then one of the Haddon Training Team will be in touch with you directly

    ASSE Application

    Application form for the ASSE programme
    • Personal Details

    • Date Format: DD slash MM slash YYYY
    • Parent/Guardian Details

    • Career Ideas

    • Employment

    • Education

    • Please state if this is an independent school
    • Please select one option
    • Please include subject/ level/ date /grade or predicted grade.
    • Experience

    • Please provide full details on how you meet the selection criteria? For full details on the entry requirements, check the ASSE page on our website. https://www.haddontraining.co.uk (please only fill out the discipline you are applying for)
    • Please provide full details on how you meet the selection criteria? For full details on the entry requirements, check the ASSE page on our website. https://www.haddontraining.co.uk. (please only fill out the discipline you are applying for)
    • Please provide full details on how you meet the selection criteria? For full details on the entry requirements, check the ASSE page on our website. https://www.haddontraining.co.uk (please only fill out the discipline you are applying for)
    • Support Needs

    • Please list any allergies, asthma, skin problems, diabetes, epilepsy, mental health etc
    • eg literacy, numeracy for exams, tests etc
    • eg literacy, numeracy for exams, test etc
    • Other Information

    • Please provide type of vehicle. Car, Horse Box
    • Date Format: DD dash MM dash YYYY
      Date of application submission

     

    Please contact us if you do not receive a confirmation of your application or if you would like to discuss the programme.

    The selection process is based on competitive performance record and final judgement made by the national governing board (NGB) for the chosen vocational area.

  • Are you eligible?

    To be eligible to apply to be part of the programme all areas below need to be met.

    • You will need to have been a UK resident for the last 3 years and have the right to live and work in the UK.
    • You need to be employed for 30 hours per week with a contract of employment, with the ability to be released for 20% of your employed time for learning (not necessarily away from the work place).
    • You need to be 16+ and have completed year 11 in 2018 (or before).
    • You can’t have prior sporting excellence qualification.

    If you are 19+ your employer will be required to make a contribution of 5%, this will equate to approximately £150

    • 50% upfront
    • 50% after 6 months

    All successful applicants will need to bring and stable own horse to each camp.

     

  • Programme timeframe and format

    The programme will start in October 2019 and run for 1 year.

    There will be 4 x 3 day camps throughout the programme.  These will be held at location in central England in October, February, June and October.

    Accommodation is not provided during these camps.

    All successful applicants will need to bring and stable own horse to each camp.

    Learners will work towards a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence

     

     

  • Entry criteria for Show jumping

    The below criteria must have been achieved with the rider. These results must have been achieved on horses.

    • 4 years; 90cm/ 1.00m – 4 double clears – minimum 1 double clear must be at 1.00m table A7.
    • 5 years; 1.00m / 1.10m 4 double clears – minimum 1 double clear must be at 1.10m table A7.
    • 6 years; 1.10m / 1.20m 4 double clears – minimum 1 double clear must be at 1.20m table A7.
    • 7 years; 1.20m / 1.30m 2 double clears – if no double clear at 1.30m must have 4 double clears at 1.20m table A7.
    • 8 years and above; 1.30m 4 double clears.

     

  • Entry criteria for Dressage/Para Dressage

    Riders should be competing consistently at medium level and above, also achieving 65% or more (not including freestyle or freestyle to music).

    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 compete consistently at elementary or above achieving 68% or more.

    Para Dressage

    Riders must have a current classification and should be consistently and currently scoring 62% in their relevant grade at BD (no freestyle will be accepted).

  • Entry criteria for Eventing

    The below criteria must be met:

    • Top 25% of starters in a CCI1* / – from 1st July 2018 CCI2* (from 2019) to close of application date.
    • Top 25% of starters in the 2018 National U18 Championships
    • Long listed for the 2018/19 Junior European Team
    • Long listed for the 2018/19 Pony European Team
    • Top 25% of starters at the 2018 U18 Regional Team Championships
    • Top 25% of starters in the 2018 Pony Club Open Championships
    • The qualifying (MER’s) results are as follows:

    FEI Qualification CCI1* (2018)

    • 75 or less in the dressage.
    • 16 or less in the show jumping.
    • Clear in the cross country  with no more than 36 in time penalties.
    • Pony Club Championships.
    • 50 or less in the dressage.
    • 16 or less in the show jumping.
    • Clear cross country with no more than the 36 in time penalties.