Performance Mentoring Programme (PMP)

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The Programme

The PMP is set up to provide professional event riders with a support system which enables them to access advice and subsidised training at any time. The scheme is ideal for aspiring young riders starting up in the sport and offers a refresh for the rider wishing to improve their strategy.


* To advance the training of the young professional event rider to excel in the sport of eventing.

* To develop event riders for future senior squads to represent Great Britain in the sport of eventing.

* To offer business support for sustainability in the industry.

* To create a community of riders who can support each other in the sport.

* To develop world class performance coaches who will have the technical and tactical knowledge and skills to coach performance riders and National squads.

Training from the young horses through to 5*

Training support for dressage, show jumping and cross country on all weather surfaces and grass.

Specific sessions using slow motion video and photography to improve techniques.

Specific advice on fitness, riding xc at the right speed and safety.
Preparation of horse and rider for international squads.

This part of the scheme will offer the riders training through the winter months as well as support leading up to international events. Riders will be able to gain individual subsided training with a PMP coach of their choice as well as training days at suitable venues.

One to one consultancy

  • Running the yard, livery contracts
  • Sourcing staff
  • Building up a string and sourcing horses
  • Keeping horses in the sport
  • Annual, 4 & 8 year plans
  • Syndicating
  • Season planning
  • Performance profiling and goal setting
  • Sponsorship
  • Continuous personal development and coaching qualifications

This part of of the scheme offers riders a personal service as well as zoom sessions with coaches and experts. It will focus on developing a system and can include yard visits.

Physical and mental support

  • Strength and conditioning work tailored for individuals
  • Slo-motion analysis
  • Fitness training and group testing
  • Performance psychology and mind training
  • Dynamic Performance Hub

Added rider support

  • Course walking at international events with advice on lines, ground and time.
  • Advice and support to eradicate debilitating nerves.
  • Yard visits.
  • Continuous personal development.
  • Coaching qualifications.
  • Understanding new National and International rules.

This part of the scheme is designed to offer riders ongoing support throughout the competition season.

Overall Structure of the Programme

The Performance Mentoring Programme is a Company Ltd by Guarantee overseen by directors and will support the Performance Mentoring Programme (PMP) for professional event riders and the Performance Coach Development Programme (PCDP) for performance coaches.

The Performance Mentoring Programme is overseen by Caroline Moore, Ros Canter and Nick Turner. Mentors are to be BE Master Coaches and/or have experience as a senior international squad coach.

The Performance Coach Development Programme is overseen by the directors and led by Sue Ringrose and Caroline Moore.

The Performance Mentoring Programme fund raising committee is led by Caroline Moore, Jane Peters and Lucy Jackson.

Outside advisors will be sourced in marketing and business management, as required.