Worshipful Company of Saddlers boost to emerging eventing talent
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Imogen Murray Worshipful Company of Saddlers 31 May 17

Worshipful Company of Saddlers boost to emerging eventing talent

Up and coming riders in the sport continue to be supported by the Worshipful Company of Saddlers through their generous prizes at 12 British Eventing fixtures throughout the season.

The Worshipful Company of Saddlers has already awarded some young riders this season with the winner of each Charles Owen Pony Trial; Bizzy Loffet (Oasby (1)), Tom Bird (Aldon International (1)), Connie Gill (Lincolnshire and Weston Park (1) section G), Saffron Cresswell (Weston Park (1) section F) and Pandora Briselden (Aston Le Walls (2)), being presented with a beautiful leather headcollar. Imogen Murray (pictured) also claimed the generous prize of a Company saddle as they highest placed rider aged under 25 on 1st January at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials.

Felicity Collins secured victory in the CCI2* Young Rider class at the Saracen Horse Feeds Houghton International at the end of May taking the National Under 21 Championship title and a Company double bridle. Looking ahead the Charles Owen British National Pony and Racesafe Junior Champions will each receive a snaffle bridle from the competition at Brand Hall in early June.

In July the top under 18 riders at Novice and BE100 level from across the country will compete for the title of Regional Team and Individual Champions at Frickley Park Horse Trials. Individual Champions from each level will take home a snaffle bridle whilst the four team riders will receive a leather headcollar for their results.

The Festival of British Eventing takes to Gatcombe Park over the first weekend of August and the best placed rider aged under 25 on 1st January in the British Open Championships will be presented with a Company jump or event saddle.

The Worshipful Company of Saddlers provide leadership in the development of saddlery training standards, saddlery trainees and apprentices via bursaries, awards and prizes. They help emerging riders across the equestrian disciplines with a range of prizes and vouchers to promote high-quality British saddlery for improved safety and comfort of both horse and rider.

More information can be found HERE on the Worshipful Company of Saddlers, and details on any of the BE fixtures can be found HERE.


Image credit: Adam Fanthorpe