Welcome to our Apprenticeship in Equestrian Sporting Excellence (AESE)
AESE is tailored around the equestrian Olympic disciplines, ensuring that equestrian athletes are on the right path to excel in their chosen career. We’re proud to partner with British Eventing and British Showjumping, alongside key figures within the British Dressage community. You will be coached by world-class trainers such as Corinne Bracken, Andrew Saywell, Heike Holstein and Charlie Hutton alongside developing a range of skills including career planning, physical health, performance psychology, communication and managing the media. For our full 2023 coach list please click here.
This level 3 advanced apprenticeship is for those based in England, and is equivalent to A-Level standard.
“AESE is such a unique programme and fits into an area of the industry that other qualifications don’t fulfil. It is targeted at riders working within the industry to enable them to maximise their potential. We are supporting the next generation and developing their individual skills.”
Charlie Hutton – International dressage rider and coach
Our entry criteria is outlined below. We want to ensure we are as inclusive as possible with enabling athletes to participate in AESE. If you are competing at a level below, or feel that you are close to the criteria, please continue to apply and we will assess on a case-by-case basis.
Please note, the below displays the entry criteria for 2023 – this will be updated for September 2024 applications shortly.
- 2023 Entry criteria for Dressage/Para Dressage
Please note: Freestyle scores do not count towards minimum criteria.
We are delighted to offer the opportunity for all para dressage athletes to be considered for AESE 2023. Please contact us to discuss requirements and accessibility.
- 2023 Entry criteria for Eventing
- 2023 Entry criteria for Showjumping
You can apply for our September 2024 AESE programme here, where you can also subscribe to our newsletter for all the latest updates.
If you are self-employed or employed outside of England you may still be able to take part – please contact our Business Development Team on 01672 519977 for further information.