World Class Programme

the wider 'support team'

The Equestrian World Class Programme focuses on three key areas for British athletes and horses; identifying talent, developing potential and maximising medal-winning performances on the world stage.

Our Vision: to be the world-leading equestrian Olympic and Paralympic sporting nation by 2024; both on and off the field of play

Our Mission: to provide optimal support to our combinations, enabling them to fulfil their potential in Tokyo 2020 and provide a legacy that builds on the solid foundations to develop depth of excellence at all stages

Our Approach: to strive for excellence in everything we do, from meeting challenging performance targets on the field of play, to conduct ourselves to the highest professional standards on and off it providing inspiring role models for future generations

Equestrian Podium and Potential are funded by UK Sport, through Exchequer and National Lottery support. The primary role of UK Sport is to strategically invest National Lottery and Exchequer income to maximise sporting performance. For more information on UK Sport, please visit 


Podium supports horse-rider combinations that are delivering senior championship medal winning performances and challenging for team positions at the next Olympic or Paralympic Games (within the next four years). It is essentially the Programme that supports the British equestrian teams within the three Olympic and one Paralympic disciplines.

More information on Podium 

Podium Potential

Podium Potential seeks to identify, support and develop athlete/horse partnerships who demonstrate the potential to deliver medal winning performances at senior championship level, and who are campaigning for senior championship team selection.

More information on Podium Potential

Podium Potential Pathway

Supported by UK Sport and Sport England, the Podium Potential Pathway looks to identify, support and develop athletes who demonstrate the potential to progress to Podium Potential in the future, by providing education to develop the foundation skills required for future.

More information on Podium Potential Pathway

Podium Potential Pathway Selection Policies



Owners play a vital role in the success of British athletes and are an instrumental part of the world class team that strives to deliver medals on the world stage. Without the right owners of the right horses we will be unable to achieve our aims so keeping our current owners and finding new ones is a key part of the World Class  Programme. 

There are many different ways to become an owner which we would be delighted to discuss with you, please contact the World Class team for more information on 02476 698871. 

If you are interested in becoming an owner, or want to find out more information please click here