Due to the coronavirus disruption to ‘A’ levels and the uncertainty of future plans for post year 13 students, the NSEA have decided to allow these riders, who will be known as “Riding Ambassadors”, to continue to compete for the school they have just left, for another academic year. This is in line with other bodies, who are also accommodating eighteen year olds for another year.

Furthermore, “Riding Ambassadors”, contrary to our general rule that the maximum age of a rider is under 19, these riders may be 19, as at 1st January 2021.

Head Teachers need to give their permission for these students to ride as a ‘Riding Ambassador’ for the school and Team Managers can then add them to their membership renewal list.