We are very pleased to announce that due to the present circumstances, we have decided to offer our current Windrush riders a 2nd year on The Young Eventers Programme.

Offering our current scholars the chance to (hopefully) have a full season next year whilst training with their mentor, Pippa Funnell as well as benefitting from the continued support of Yogi Breisner, is a priority for us and so there will be no new intake this year, with the next round of selections scheduled for July 2021.

Thanks to the Young Riders Academy, based in Switzerland, our riders will once again have unprecedented access to high quality education centring around Sports Psychology, Team Building and Management, Business and Economics, Marketing and Promotion and the Legalities of running a business.

“We are very excited to be able to offer this opportunity to our class of 2020 and are very much looking forward to having them for another year (and actually getting to see them compete!)” Mariachiara Apruzzese – CEO The Windrush Equestrian Foundation.

On the full programme for another year are:

Connie Copestake, FR

20-year-old International event rider Connie is based in South Lincolnshire and was 2014 British National Junior Champion as well as a member of the 2015 French Young Rider European Squad.

Will Furlong, UK

Will is based at the family farm and was 2015 Individual and Team Young Rider Europeans Gold medallist and U25 British National Champion 2017. Will convincingly stepped up to CCI5* level in 2018, posting an impressive clear cross-country round at Badminton in the Spring.

Alicia Hawker, UK

Having successfully moved through the British Eventing Pony, Junior, Young Rider and CCI3*-S programmes, Alicia is now competing internationally at CCI5*. She rode for the first time at Burghley in 2019  finishing 16th with her top horse Charles RR.

Max Warburton, UK

Based at the family farm, near Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, International event rider Max has an impressive string of 12 horses. He hopes to make his Team GB debut at the 2020 CCI3* European Cup with further aims of competing for this country at Senior Team Level.

On the part-time programme for their second year are:

Yasmin Ingham, UK

Current 2019 U25 British Champion Yasmin has enjoyed a number of high-profile top results since her first National Title in 2013. Claiming Individual and Team Pony European Gold medals as well as National Junior U18 and Young Rider U21 Champion titles, Yasmin stepped up to CCI5* in 2018 in style finishing in 16th.

Lorenzo Monachesi, Italy

Based with FEI World Number One Tim Price and wife Jonelle, Lorenzo moved to the UK from Italy to pursue his Eventing career. With his sights firmly set on an Italian Senior Team place he is currently competing at Intermediate and CCI2* level.

India Wishart, UK

Oxfordshire based 21-year-old event rider, India represented Great Britain at the Young Rider European Championships in 2016 and posted an amazing top 10 finish. Alongside her Eventing career, India is also a 1st Class Honours Graduate from the University of Birmingham.


We are very much looking forward to continuing to see the progress our talented team of riders make over the next 12 months & maybe even getting to see them compete too!



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