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Para-Equestrian Dressage Rider Bert Sheffield Selected For LEAP

Bert and Doubleagent2013 promises to be a truly exciting year for HorseHage-sponsored international Para-Equestrian Dressage rider, Bert Sheffield.  The Lincolnshire-based rider 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 will also be making her debut on her younger horse, Double Agent, in British Dressage and Para-Dressage competitions next year.