The news for paradressage is brighter with an increase of almost £500,000 from £3,782,800 to £4,273,411.
The British equestrian teams hit their targets for medals in Rio (equestrian: two to four medals; paraequestrian: eight to 11 medals) collecting two individual golds, courtesy of Nick Skelton in showjumping and Charlotte Dujardin in dressage, plus dressage team silver . The paradressage squad retained their unbeaten run as a team, collecting 11 medals along the way.
Clare Salmon, chief executive of the BEF, said: “UK Sport’s confidence in the BEF’s Tokyo strategy is recognition of both the World Class programme’s success in the last cycle and the ambitious strategic change we are putting in place to build-on a winning culture across all the disciplines.
Equestrian is one of 31 sports awarded funding by UK Sport for the 2017-2021 period. The funding total across all sports is down £2million to £345million. Five sports have lost all their UK Sport funding ahead of the Tokyo Games: badminton, archery, fencing, weightlifting and wheelchair rugby.
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