Wesko Foundation Welcomes New Riders — And New Partner

The Wesko Equestrian Foundation has welcomed a new class of sixteen event riders onto the 2024 Young Eventers’ Pathway, with the support of Agria Equine Insurance.

The new class of Pathway riders includes those moving from grassroots to international competition, as well as those looking to progress to CCI5* level.  Following the new partnership with Agria, Pathway riders will benefit from two 2-day training camps in February and April, at Solihull Riding Club.

“The team at Agria are so proud to be supporting these aspiring young riders, who have shown such incredible promise to join the Wesko Young Eventers’ Pathway,” says Agria UK CEO Vicky Wentworth. “The opportunities provided by Wesko are truly life-changing, and so well deserved by the latest cohort of talented equestrians we see out there today.  Congratulations to each and every one of those selected; we cannot wait to cheer you on and follow the incredible journey you are about to embark upon.”

During the two early season training camps riders will benefit from expert coaching from former European Champion Nicola Wilson, British Equestrian Assistant Performance Manager Philip Surl, and dressage judge and coach Nikki Herbert.  Further advanced level cross-country training will be provided during the summer season, with riders also benefitting from education in cross-country course design and building techniques.

The goal at the heart of the Foundation continues to be to bring increased education and training to talented young event riders to support their futures, whilst putting the welfare of the horse and rider at the heart of the programme. The continued development of the Pathway Programme aims to offer these opportunities and support to riders with a 12-month education programme to accompany ridden coaching.

“We are extremely grateful to Agria Equine for their generous sponsorship of the Wesko Equestrian Pathway Programme,” says Wesko Equestrian Foundation CEO, Mariachiara Apruzzese. “Their support will play a vital role in providing training and education to young event riders, empowering them to achieve their goals and excel in the eventing world. Congratulations to the newly selected riders. We can’t wait to follow them this season.”

The Foundation has also received support from Toggi Clothing and continues its relationship with A Young Riders Academy. Members of the Eventers’ Pathway will be able to join with the Academy’s showjumping riders in Lugano and Geneva later this year.

2024 Wesko Young Eventers’ Pathway riders:

  • Alexa Palmer (GBR)
  • Alice Hallows (GBR)
  • Alicia Wilkinson (GBR)
  • Brier Dunn (GBR)
  • Danielle McCormack (IRL)
  • Ellie Healy (GBR)
  • Emily Mustow (GBR)
  • Grace Cooper (GBR)
  • Holly Horton (GBR)
  • Jack Whiteford (GBR)
  • Lizzie Schofield (IRL)
  • Oliver Woodland (GBR)
  • Richard Norfolk (GBR)
  • Saffron Cresswell (GBR)
  • Sophie Hulme (USA)
  • Tyler Smith (GBR)

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