Ireland’s Jonathan Gordon has been selected for the Elite Young Riders Academy 2015.
Congratulations to Jonathan on this spectacular achievement!
The young Riders Academy is a new program conceived for talented young show jumpers, under the patronage of the European Equestrian Federation (EEF), with the cooperation of the International Jumping Riders Club (IJRC) and the support of Rolex.
The riders were Chosen by Sven Holmberg (sport manager), Otto Becker, Emile Hendrix and Dirk Demeersman The selection meeting took place after a difficult evaluation of candidates profiles, attitude, motivation, competition results and riding skills, they announced the list of riders.
The bursary provides six months boarding and training with two horses at a proven professional stable – Ludger Beerbaum, Rolf Göran Bengtsson, Dietmar Gugler, Ben Wim and Gerco Schröder and Kevin Staut are amongst the host stables.
For the full program, six riders have been appointed: Boy Adrian Van Gelderen (Belgium), Jonathan Gordon (Ireland), Nicole Holmen (Sweden), Irma Karlsson (Sweden), Margeaux Rocuet (France) and George Whitaker (UK). The combination rider-trainer will be announced in the next few days.
Top riders such as Bertram Allen have gone through this academy.