The Podium Potential Pathway is supported by both UK Sport and Sport England and has been brought into the performance pathway. The programme 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 performance.
The two year programme provides selected riders with the opportunity to have access to top equestrian specialists including: international coaches, human sport science and medicine practitioners (physiotherapists and psychologists) and equine sport science and medicine practitioners (farriers, saddlers, vets and equine physiotherapists) via a series of squad training sessions.
For those athletes within Podium Potential Pathway who achieve the top level performance standard, may be eligible for an Athlete Performance Award from UK Sport, which would give them access to the wider programme support available (as received through Podium Potential squads).
Please note, this programme was previously referred to as the Excel Talent Programme.