the new performance director for the british equestrian federation’s (bef) world class programme said he is “greatly looking forward” to the journey to the tokyo olympics.gordon burton, who is currently a performance advisor at uk sport, “brings a wealth of experience” to the role, having worked within elite sport for 17 years.he is the first bef appointment who is not from an equestrian background, although equestrian and para-dressage were among his five “core portfolio sports” for the london and rio olympic cycles.“i have worked with the equestrian programme since 2009 and grown a deep respect for the performances achieved through extraordinary partnerships,” mr burton said.“my time working at uk sport has also afforded me the opportunity to see excellent practice in other sporting arenas and i look forward to sharing my knowledge and network with the bef. “it is a very exciting time to be leading the world class equestrian programme as the challenges and oppo...