As we grow the reach of the Foundation we have launched a number of new initiatives, including the Young Eventers Pathway Training and the Outreach Programme.
Young Eventers Pathway Training
The Pathway Training Days aim to expose more young athletes from our target age group to world-renowned equine performance training.
- Core offering of in-person performance coaching across the three eventing disciplines – dressage, show jumping and cross-country.
- Drop-in education and fitness sessions for media, rider conditioning, business management and nutrition.
- Supporting an increased number of young athletes, across a wider range of sporting levels.
- Offering access to the wider Foundation team, sponsors, and partners.
In March 2022 we welcomed 40 young riders to the first of the Foundation’s Pathway Training Days. The riders received group training from members of British Equestrian’s World Class Performance Team – Richard Waygood MBE, Matthew Lanni and Philip Surl.
In addition to this, several riders received one-to-one sessions with 5* dressage judge, Nikki Herbert. Alongside the ridden coaching, riders also had access to business and media coaching, Pilates training and access to the Foundation’s sponsors.
The Wesko Equestrian Foundation feels strongly about inclusivity and diversity within sport. We recognise that for many there are significant barriers to entering the sport of eventing or progressing within it.
Our Outreach Programme is dedicated to helping improve access to both the top-level of the sport, for example to riders from developing eventing nations, and to those looking to take their first steps into eventing, or equine performance sports.