Fifty-two promising young riders have been selected for the 2011-13 British Equestrian Federation (BEF) World Class programme.
Funded by UK Sport, the development programme works with talented riders to “maximise their potential and deliver success”.
Twenty-one riders are new to the squad, including Bobby Hayler from Chelmsford in Essex, who is on the dressage potential team.
Yogi Breisner, Clare Whitaker, Stephen Clarke and other top trainers were involved in the selection process, in which competition record, trainability, fitness and horsepower are taken into account.
The Fifty-two-strong list includes two riders from Essex, dressage star Bobby Hayler and show jumper – twenty-year-old Daniel Neilson, who is based with Jason and Karina Moore. Riders will be on the squad for two years, with reviews every six-months.