British Equestrian Federation Foundation Squad attend education day at
A number of equestrian prospects for Olympic and Paralympic success from within the South West and South East regions, were among the British Equestrian Federation's (BEF) Foundation Squad that recently attended a Sport Science Education Day at Hartpury College. The Foundation Squad’s aim is to identify and support talented riders, between the ages of 16-35, who show the potential to progress to international sporting success.
With some of the country’s top university athletes training and competing for the College, the session aimed to educate riders on the various support networks they may require as they develop and compete at the highest level. Riders were introduced to a physiological needs analysis of riding disciplines, fitness testing, nutrition, strength and conditioning, sport psychology and also a postural analysis session for riding.
This is the first of many sessions the squad is investing in, with the BEF planning to return to Hartpury, to get an even more thorough insight into how sport science and medicine could play a part in their life as an elite athlete.