One award is available for each age group at a fixed amount of £1000 per annum.
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 have the opportunity to participate in mentoring programmes, specialist coaching opportunities and training programmes. 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.