Rio 2016: Ambition Programme starts for young British riders


The British Olympic Association (BOA) has launched a new youth programme ahead of the Olympic Games of Rio 2016.
It is called the Ambition Programme and it involves 39 young athletes and trainers who will be able to get an initial experience of the Olympic Games with the aim of stimulation their ambitions for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.
The athletes selected for the initiative will leave for Brazil where they will experience the preparation and training ahead of the competitions in all the various disciplines of the British athletes based in Belo Horizonte and then they will head to the Olympic village and then watch the competitions take place. Below is a list of the young athletes selected to go.
Caroline Griffith (dressage, coach)
Alice Oppenheimer (dressage)
Hayley Watson Greaves (dressage)
Sarah Jane Verney (eventing, coach)
Holly Woodhead (eventing)
Camilla Dumas (eventing)
Friederik Bergendorff (show jumping, coach)
Jake Saywell (show jumping)
Millie Allen (show jumping)

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