Students are able to apply for Academy membership prior to each academic year.
Those that meet the required standard will be invited to trials that take place at the start of the academic year. Applicants for the squads are also eligible for Hartpury Equine Scholarships, which provide financial support alongside the equestrian coaching programme available.
The Elite and Elite Development Squad applications will be considered from Horse and Rider Combinations that have competed successfully at the following levels:
Eventing – CCI**/CIC** level and above with points won
Dressage – BD Medium level with points won
Showjumping – BS 1.30m with money won
Para Dressage - To be competitive within the FEI Para structure or part of the BEF World Class Development or Podium programmes.
Applications will be considered at Development level from Horse and Rider Combinations that have competed successfully at the following levels:
Eventing – BE Novice with at least 6 BE points won (not foundation points)
Dressage – BD Elementary with points won
Showjumping – BS 1.10m with money won
Para Dressage - To be part of the BEF Rider Development and Talent ID Pathway competing successfully within the RDA and BD Rider Development programmes