British World Class Athletes Selected for 2019-21 World Class Program Podium Potential Squad

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Charlotte Fry on Glamourdale at the 2018 World Young Horse Championships. File photo. © 2018 Ilse Schwarz/dressage-news.com

Jan. 11, 2019

The British Equestrian Federation has selected 25 athletes–including five dressage riders–for the United Kingdom Sport National Lottery-funded World Class Program Podium Potential squad for 2019-2021.

The dressage squad:

–Charlotte Fry, 22 years old, based in The Netherlands;
–Sonnar Murray-Brown, 29;
–Becky Moody, 38;
–Alice Oppenheimer, 29, and
–Hayley Watson-Greaves, 35.

Athletes in the program will receive tailored support in world-class coaching, human and equine sports science and medicine, nutrition and sports psychology, as part of an established training pathway.

The BEF reviewed the performance pathway in early 2017, resulting in a wider pool of athletes being eligible to apply for the new structure and performance standards for the World Class Program.

The application and selection process assessed athlete and horse combinations on their potential to compete on a senior championship team for Great Britain and add to its medal success. This process included athletes being evaluated on a range of areas which included competition record, performance attitude and the health and fitness of themselves and their horses.