Sunday 15th of May 2022

Applications open for 2017 British Eventing Mark Todd Bridging the Gap Scholarship

Riders taking part in this year’s British Eventing Mark Todd Bridging the Gap Training Programme can now apply for the 2017 Scholarship.

The lucky winner of the BE Mark Todd Bridging the Gap Scholarship – that runs through the 2018 season – will win training and mentoring from Sir Mark Todd, plus £3,000 worth of product sponsorship from the Mark Todd Collection and Keyflow Feeds.

The training programme provides opportunities for riders aiming to move into Advanced or 2* competition, or who are working towards a more established 3* level and was initiated by experienced BE Coach, Gill Watson MBE FBHS and Lizzel Winter FBHS. The BE Mark Todd Bridging the Gap Training Programme (which also includes free course walks and coaching support at key events) has become hugely popular since its launch in 2013 and continues to grow.

The Scholarship is the culmination of the training programme hosted throughout 2017 where participants of at least one training session are then invited to apply for the final selection day, this year taking place on Monday 25th September. The Scholarship final sees a shortlist of applicants take part in a dressage and jumping session in front of Sir Mark Todd and both Lizzel and Gill as well as an unmounted interview with representatives from The Mark Todd Collection and Keyflow feeds.

Previous winners have included National Lottery funded World Class Podium Potential Programme athlete Franky Reid-Warrilow (2013), double Burghley Young Event Horse Champion Zoe Wilkinson (2014), CCI4* event rider and Belton International 2016 CIC2* winner Tim Cheffings (2015) and CCI3* rider and 2016 Smith & Williamson Intermediate Champion Alexander Whewall (2016).

Applications for this sought after opportunity are now open and a link to the application can be found HERE.

Applicants to the Scholarship must have attended at least one ridden BE Mark Todd Bridging the Gap (MTBTG) training session in 2017.

Entries close at midnight on Sunday 3rd September, with six riders going forward to the final selection day on Monday 25th September. Riders who are planning to attend the final training session on the 20th September may also apply pending training attendance. Terms & Conditions apply.

Scholarship prize package

The generous support from Sir Mark Todd and his brands has resulted in a fabulous package for the winner, with prizes allocated as follows:

Three individual training sessions, plus mentoring, from Sir Mark Todd.
Clothing, tack and horse wear from the Mark Todd Collection to the value of £1500
One year’s worth of Mark Todd Keyflow feed for one horse to the value of £1500
Free Keyflow nutritional advice
The second placed rider will receive £250 worth of Keyflow Feed and all finalists will be presented with a rug, jacket and saddle pad from The Mark Todd Collection, along with a bag of Keyflow feed

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