Laura Collett - Equestrian Awards
 
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19 Nov 07

Laura Collett - Equestrian Awards

World Class Development rider, Laura Collett was awarded the Hubert Allfrey Trophy, which is given to the highest-placed British competitor at the 2007 Junior European Championships at the recent British Eventing Ball.

In recognition of her fantastic performance at the Junior European Three-Day Eventing Championships, where Laura regained the Junior Individual title and contributed to the team winning the gold medal, World Class Development rider Laura has been voted by the British Equestrian Writers Association as ‘The Most Outstanding Rider of the Year’ aged 18 and under and will receive her award at the London International Horse Show at Olympia in December.

Laura has also been nominated for two prestigious sporting awards; the Young Sportswoman of the Year Category at the 2007 Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards. Laura has been chosen as a finalist by the panel of distinguished judges to honour and recognise her fantastic achievements in 2007. The winner will be announced at the awards lunch to be held on 20th November at Lords cricket ground. The Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation, UK Sport, Sport England and the CCPR also support the Awards.

Laura is also one of the 3 finalists selected for the Junior Sportswoman Award at the BBC Midlands TV Sports Awards 2007. This is in recognition of her winning back-to-back European Junior Titles and being the first rider to achieve this.

The winner will be announced at the Awards Evening to be held on Sunday 2 December at the National Motorcycle Museum and shown on BBC Midlands later that week.

Laura said, “To be the recipient of the Hubert Allfrey Trophy and to be recognized by the British Equestrian Writers Association as ‘The Most Outstanding Rider of the Year’ aged 18 and under is truly an honour, and I feel very privileged to be nominated for these two prestigious sporting awards”.

Vikki Underwood, World Class Development Manager says, ““I am thrilled that Laura has been recognized for her sporting achievements through her two awards and nominations, who is a credit to the World Class Development Programme”.

The World Class Development Programme is Lottery funded through UK Sport.

For more information please contact: Victoria Underwood, World Class Development Manager Tel: 02476 698876. Email: Victoria.underwood@bef.co.uk or Debbie Lee, World Class Development Assistant. Tel: 02476 698876. Email: Debbie.lee@bef.co.uk