One award is available for each age group and take the form of a financial grant of £1000 per annum to be used for:

  • Entry fees for school organised equestrian competitions
  • Stabling costs where the recipient is representing the school and staying away at an event
  • School organised training, lectures, equestrian trips and visits
  • School organised personal fitness strengthening classes if charged
  • Private training sessions and external competition fees (in consultation with the Equestrian Manager)

Equestrian scholars must compete for the school at least six times during the academic year, they are required to liaise closely with the Equestrian Manager about competitions and training and keep a concise training and competition diary. Award holders receive individual mentoring and have access to specialist coaching opportunities and training programmes. They attend relevant workshops and lectures are given the opportunity to attend online seminars. If a scholar chooses to withdraw from participation in school teams, they will be required to resign the scholarship.

11+ Scholarships (Year 7 Entry)

Candidates at 11+ are expected to be a Pony Club or Riding Club Member or competing BD, BS or NSEA.

13+ and 16+ Scholarships (Year 9 and 12 Entry)

Candidates at 13+ and 16+ should be able to demonstrate the same with the addition of BE, if appropriate.

As part of the application candidates are required to supply an equestrian CV, including all previous awards, achievements, responsibilities and qualifications as well as a letter of reference from a current trainer, instructor, mentor or Pony Club DC. They should also submit six minutes of video or online footage showing competition or training in preferably more than one discipline.

Candidates will be invited to an interview with the Equestrian Manager and Director of Sport where they will discuss the footage provided. They should also be conversant with rules, tactics, training schedules and current topics of debate, relative to their age and standard, and prepared to answer questions. In addition, candidates will attend a short interview with the Headmaster.

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