Richard Waygood to Move to British Eventing Management After 6 Years With Dressage

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Richard Waygood with the British gold medal team at the 2011 European Championships. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Richard Waygood with the British gold medal team at the 2011 European Championships. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Nov. 29, 2016

Richard Waygood will join Christopher Bartle in a British eventing management partnership after six years working with the nation’s senior dressage team.

The British Equestrian Federation and British Eventing on Tuesday announced Richard’s appointment as World Class Eventing Performance Manager. Christopher Bartle was earlier appointed to the newly created role of Performance Coach after 16 years as the German national coach.

The new coaching program for eventing is part of an overall plan to continue to improve performance in the next Olympic cycle leading to the Games in Tokyo in 2020.

“I am very excited and feel privileged to hold the highly prestigious position of Performance Manager for the British eventing team,” Richard said. “It has been a lifelong ambition, which I have dreamt about on so many occasions, having worked within the World Class Programme for the last seven years and seen the dedication of the riders and staff alike, I just can’t wait to get going.”

A successor as dressage team manager was not announced.

Richard is a former Riding Master of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment. In his six years working with Britain’s senior dressage team, seven team and 14 individual medals have been won. He competed at Badminton and Burghley and has also trained the British European CIC2* team.