Hughes eyes Rio success in new Equestrian role

02 November 2014 / 13:32

Dan Hughes has set his sights on success in Rio 2016 after being announced as new Performance Director for the British Equestrian Federation.

Hughes is a senior serving army officer and will start his post on completion of his service in spring 2015.

He has competed at four-star level in eventing and will take responsibility for the World Class Programme.

And, ahead of taking up his new role, he admitted he is excited about the future of British equestrianism.

“I am extremely excited about the challenges that lie ahead and the prospect of working with such a talented group of athletes, coaches and support staff,” said Hughes.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in the Army but always wanted to return to the equestrian world; the opportunity to take up the role of BEF Performance Director was impossible to resist.

“I look forward to building on the outstanding success achieved by them, and my predecessor, to further develop and drive that success forward to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and beyond."

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