Giving young and aspiring modern pentathletes the perfect opportunity to progress to World Class level, Hartpury provides the ideal setting for talented athletes to reach their full potential whilst continuing their education. It rises perfectly to the challenge of hosting this demanding sport with its sports halls, equine centre, purpose-built pistol range and wide open spaces providing the perfect location for both training and competition.
Innovative coaching methods, delivered by Head of Modern Pentathlon, Mat Dewey, and tailored towards individual player development and progression, have helped the academy produce several youth and junior international competitors. Supporting the Pentathlon GB World Class Development Programme, many of our students have also gone onto the National Training Centre in Bath, where the Olympic Podium Programme athletes train.
As a Hartpury pentathlete you do not need to be proficient in all five disciplines. Talent, commitment and a desire to succeed will be supported by excellent coaching and our facilities for riding, running, fencing, shooting and swimming (at GL1 sports centre in Gloucester) to make sure you achieve your potential.
We’ve developed the perfect all-round package to take you to the next level. As part of an elite squad, it’s designed to support your development by offering access to professional services including nutrition, physiotherapy and strength & conditioning. Details on the benefits and costs for those enrolling in September 2017 will be confirmed in early 2017. Tailor made timetables will keep players at their best both in and out of competition and training.