Para-Equestrian Dressage Rider Selected For LEAP

Lincolnshire-based rider Bert Sheffield, has been selected onto the Lincolnshire Elite Athlete Programme (LEAP) for 2013 which provides funding for equipment and training.

The scheme is designed to co-ordinate support for talented sports people from Lincolnshire and provide a legacy supporting athletes for potential selection for future Games. The current UK sports system provides funding for top-end elite performers through Lottery funding, but the tier below that has what could be best described as ‘patchwork’ support. LEAP offers a better, more consistent level of support to that level of performer in Lincolnshire. Bert, who is sponsored by HorseHage will also be making her debut on her younger horse, Double Agent, in British Dressage and Para-Dressage competitions next year.

FEB13 Bert and Double Agent