Greeba’s Yasmin Ingham has been selected for British Equestrian’s eventing world class development programme.
Yasmin has been included along with 48 other athletes - the largest since its inception - across the three Olympic displines of dressage, eventing and showjumping as well as the Paralympic sport of para-equestrian dressage.
To obtain selection, the talented teenager had to achieve a qualifying score (top 15 per cent of starters) at an international event this year, which she did by finishing fifth at the Hopetoun International in Scotland in June riding Fernhill Urco.
This then enabled her to be selected for the world class trials which were recently held in Solihull near Birmingham. There she had to ride in front of the selectors in both dressage and showjumping, as well as impress in an interview.
She is the youngest rider to be selected and is now amongst the elite names of eventing who are part of this programme. Yasmin is currently attending the induction day in Northamptonshire with the other selected riders, where she will meet all of the programme coordinators and professionals who will be mentoring her throughout the next two years.
Gordon Burton, head of performance for the British Equestrian Foundation, commented: ‘This year’s applicants raised the bar yet again and we saw some exceptional talent coming forward during our selection trials.
‘It is great to see such a depth and breadth of ability coming up through the ranks and bodes well for the future of equestrian sport in the UK.’